15Monitor Your Hygiene
In these early stages of a baby’s life, breast milk is important because it is packed with all the nutrients that a baby needs. That is why when a mom is planning on pumping her breast milk full time, she needs to monitor her hygiene. Health is
wealth, and in this case, it is the baby’s too, so it is important to keep clean. And we’re not just talking about simply washing one’s hands, either.
Since a mom who pumps regularly uses her breast pump a lot, she has to make sure it is regularly cleaned. Check the bottle for residue, and clean out any fluid that might have gotten on the pump flange. The breast and nipple must be kept clean at all times, too. After pumping, clean up any stray drops with a moist towelette, and wear loose-fitting clothing in case of accidental expression.