20Forgetting To Pump
Breastfeeding is a supply and demand relationship. While mom may think she will just let the baby nurse to keep her supply up, a breast pump is usually required to keep supply on track. When a child goes through a phase where he isn’t nursing as much, such as when
he’s sick, mom will want to keep pumping to keep her supply strong for when regular feedings occur.
It’s also a good idea to pump so mom can store milk in the freezer for when she’s not around. Whether mom works or simply wants to take a break to spend some time alone, having pumped breastmilk on hand will make it easier.