Rachel McAdams is on the cover of Girls. And that's not even bold in a bad way: girl is wearing head-to-toe Versace, covered in Bulgari jewelry, and the best accessory is the breast pump affixed to her chest, because motherhood stops for no one. Not even Rachel McAdams, and not even for the cover of a magazine. McAdams is notoriously private about her personal life, which is why it was a bit of a shock in November when she revealed she was the mother to a 7-month-old boy with boyfriend Jamie Linden. I am both down with her keeping the details of her child under wraps, but also with the normalization of breastfeeding. Guess what?
Everything you need to know about pumping
Rachel McAdams Wore a Breast Pump for Her New Cover Shoot
Breast pumps are used to remove and collect milk from your breasts. Once collected, the milk can be immediately fed to your baby or stored in breast milk storage bags and containers to be used at a later time. You can use a hand expression technique to remove your breast milk; however, depending on how often you need to express, you may find it easier and more convenient to use a pump. Whatever the reason may be, most breastfeeding moms find it useful to have a pump on hand. But, which one should you choose? There are so many types, styles, and brands of breast pump available that it may be difficult or overwhelming to pick one. To find the pump that's right for you, you should think about your budget and how much time you will spend.
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Andie is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Lactation Consultant, and Certified Personal Trainer who thinks of nutrition counseling as equal parts science and sensitivity. She specializes in lactation, sports nutrition, exercise fitness, and weight loss programs. Many women rely on pumping when they go back to work, on a business trip, vacation, or for any reason that may take them away from their babies for a period of time that extends over one or multiple feedings. The good news is that you can continue to provide your little one with your own milk by pumping in advance and feeding with a bottle.