Why Use the Pitcher Method

Why use the Pitcher Method?⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀
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1️⃣The most attractive reason why this method is commonly used is due to the reduced amount of dirty collection bottles at the end of the day that require cleaning. The idea behind The Pitcher Method is to accumulate all collected milk throughout the day within a larger holding container; pitcher, mason jar, blender container, etc. ⠀⠀
💡Keep in mind guidelines suggest to mix breast milk at the same temperature. Some moms will allow their freshly pumped milk to chill within the collection cups that were just pumped into before adding to ‘pitcher’. Whereas others may use a ‘chilling bottle’ as a middle step between collection bottles before adding to overall chilled collection of milk. ⠀⠀
By using either of these methods your overall quantity of collection bottles will be reduced by the days end. ⠀⠀
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2️⃣ Easy prepping! ⠀⠀
When you are pouring and preparing individual bottles to feed or bags for storage, pouring from one container makes for a seamless and easy task. ⠀⠀
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3️⃣ Equally balanced milk distribution.⠀⠀
Have you ever noticed a difference in color between the beginning of your expressed milk when compared to the milk at the end of the pump session? ⠀⠀
💡This is the natural transition of foremilk to hindmilk. ⠀⠀
When using The Pitcher Method, all milk collected throughout the day is mixed resulting in equally balanced portions of foremilk and hindmilk. This ensures that baby is getting consistent feedings throughout the day. ⠀⠀
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🙋🏻‍♀️ when I pumped for my multiples this was especially important to me, I felt confident that each baby was getting the same mixture of milk at each feeding.