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World Breast Pumping Day – January 27, 2023

World Breast Pumping Day, which falls on January 27 every year, celebrates mothers and their greatest loves: babies. A mother’s milk is the first thing a baby tastes. That milk forms a great bond between mother and child. Breast pumping is a loving responsibility; it takes time and effort to learn how to do it well. Breast pumping can be difficult, so we must give our support to these mothers who prefer a different method. World Breast Pumping Day was created to recognize the time, endeavors, and responsibility that pumping breast milk requires.

History of World Breast Pumping Day

The history of breast pumping goes way back to the 19th century. Then, breast pumps were medical devices used for treating inverted nipples and to assist infants who were too small or too weak to nurse. Breast pumps were only used professionally until 1991. A Swiss manufacturer, Medela, specially introduced its first electric-powered, vacuum-operated breast pump, one that was not intended just for in-hospital use. They have since been around and available for mommies, and by 2017, World Breast Pumping Day was established by Wendy Armbruster. Armbruster is a Canadian woman who created the award-winning PumpEase™, a hands-free pumping bra, and kicked off World Breast Pumping Day to encourage our pumping moms all over the world to celebrate their joys and successes in their synergistic digital village.

Pregnant women will have the option to decide to either feed their baby formula or breast milk. Although formulas are healthy, moms prefer breast milk as it is even a healthier alternative. There are many reasons moms choose this. The first essential advantage is that breast milk is the healthier option. Another reason they choose breast milk is that breastfeeding is a beautiful way to bond with their baby. Plus, breast milk is the most inexpensive yet effective choice.

If breastmilk is a mom’s choice to feed her baby, she might occasionally have to pump her breast milk. Some women have a tough time producing breast milk, and since breast pumping increases the quantity of milk a lactating woman produces and further stimulates production, women who find it difficult to lactate might also benefit from breast pumping. Moms have found this breast pumping activity beneficial because, with breast pumps, their baby’s milk will always be conveniently ready for use. This is especially helpful for moms who wish to get a full night’s sleep, for working moms, or for moms who have many babies. Today more moms love to pump, and we encourage and celebrate them.

World Breast Pumping Day timeline

1800s
Breast Pumps Are Created

Breast pumps are created and utilized.

1991
Breast Pumps Are Simplified

Swiss manufacturer, Medela, specially introduces its first breast pump that is not intended for in-hospital use.

2017
World Breast Pumping Day

World Breast Pumping Day is established by Wendy Armbruster.

2022
Anniversary

World Breast Pumping Day celebrates its fifth anniversary.

World Breast Pumping Day FAQs

Is it okay to just pump and not breastfeed?

If a mother believes that breast milk is the best food choice for her child, but is not able to breastfeed, or doesn’t want to, that’s where pumping comes up. It’s okay to pump breast milk and give it to your baby.

Is pumping as good as nursing?

Both nursing and pumping are great ways to feed a baby breast milk. Breast milk is the best-proven food for infants, and pumping still contains the breast milk benefits. Yet providing breast milk directly from the breast creates a closer bond between mother and child. Still, pumping can be convenient.

Can you lose weight by breast pumping?

Yes, breast pumping is an option for new moms who want to lose weight. They lose some of the weight gained during pregnancy while exclusively pumping, and these pumping mothers can burn up to 500 calories per day.

How to Observe World Breast Pumping Day

  1. Share your pumping story

    If you were a pumping mom or you are new to pumping, you are encouraged to feel proud of your accomplishments. It is not an easy feat. Share your stories with others.

  2. Surprise a mom

    Do you know a Pumping mom? Give her a gift. How does a breast-pumping kit sound? She would be thankful, and you would feel happy you could help. it's a win-win.  

  3. Reach out

    Reach out to breastfeeding moms and offer words of encouragement, especially the moms who are having a hard time breast pumping or breastfeeding. Offer sympathy ad advice if you yourself have gone through a similar issue.

5 Mind-blowing Facts About Breast Milk

  1. It stays fresh for a whole year

    Breastmilk can be kept frozen for up to 12 months.

  2. Lessens the risk of diabetes

    Breast milk reduces the risk of Type One and Two diabetes in childhood or later life.

  3. Lessens the risk of obesity

    Babies who drink breast milk are less likely to have obesity in childhood and later life.

  4. It comes in different colors

    Breastmilk can be different colors and consistencies from one pump to the next.

  5. It is an immune booster

    When a baby is born, breast milk contains colostrum, which boosts the baby’s immunity.

Why World Breast Pumping Day is Important

  1. Breast milk matters

    From delivering optimal nourishment to infants worldwide to promoting both the short and long-term health of babies and mothers, this milk helps to give all children the best start in life. Breast milk is like ice cream, penicillin, and therapy inside a pretty container.

  2. It's a day to promote environmental friendliness

    Breast milk has no waste products and leaves no carbon footprint. By supporting breast milk and breast pumping, we lessen the contamination of our environment.

  3. Support for mothers

    Without mothers, we wouldn't be here. Breast Pumping Day is a day to support and celebrate our mothers. Pumping moms greatly appreciate this day marked out for them.

World Breast Pumping Day dates

YearDateDay
2023January 27Friday
2024January 27Saturday
2025January 27Monday
2026January 27Tuesday
2027January 27Wednesday

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