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Does pumping your breasts hurt?

Does pumping your breasts hurt?
Submitted by American Baby Team

It shouldn't, but it can feel a little awkward while you get used to it. If it does feel uncomfortable, you can adjust the pump to draw the milk more slowly or with less power. You can also look for pumps with soft shields that fit around your breasts. Hand pumps (you move a handle to work the vacuum motion) may be more comfortable for some women than electric pumps (where a battery or electricity runs the vacuum for you). --Jessica Hartshorn

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