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Category: Help & Advice

The Three Ps of Successful Pumping

Posted: 11th February 2019

With every new baby comes another new lesson, and expressing is a technique that is learned, not something that will necessarily come easily to all new mums. At Ardo, when it comes to successful expressing, we believe in the three Ps – Positive Emotions, Perform …

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Size Matters!

Posted: 31st January 2019

When it comes to breast shells for expressing, one size does certainly not fit all. At Ardo, we cannot stress enough how important it is to make sure you have the correct size breast shell for you, your nipples, and your breastpump, to ensure you …

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Mumsnet Best

Posted: 29th January 2019

We’re proud to be awarded a Mumsnet Best for the last seven years, and currently Breast Pump of the year,  for our Ardo Calypso Double Plus breast pump. You can read the review here. We’d like to extend our thanks to all our customers, new and …

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Ardo Supports Zambian Hospital Visit

Posted: 28th November 2018

Ardo is an international company – our pumps are quality Swiss-made – and we often hear through our counterparts abroad about how our products are being used and reviewed, generally from countries such as the USA and New Zealand. So, it’s been fantastic to hear …

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C-Section, Twins, and Exclusively Expressing – A Pumping Journey

Posted: 23rd October 2018

During a private scan at nine weeks pregnant, it was quite a shock to Ruth Williams to discover she was expecting twins – there was no history of multiples in either her or her husband’s families! Lexie and Oscar were born at 37+2 weeks by …

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Expressing and Feeding with Siblings

Posted: 14th August 2018

If you’ve decided to breastfeed and/or express your breastmilk, and baby is not your first, you wouldn’t be alone in wondering how this might work when you have other children to think about. Breastfeeding and expressing should be a positive experience, certainly between mother and …

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Nicole in a Nutshell

Posted: 19th June 2018

BREASTFEEDING – MY ONE NEGATIVE (THAT ISN’T SOOO BAD) I planned on writing this post AGES ago when I assumed Ripley would happily alternate between boob and bottle without fuss. Fast forward 4 months and this so hasn’t happened.  We are basically Siamese.   Not that I am …

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Back to reality: Returning to work as a breastfeeding mum of two

Posted: 4th June 2018

I can’t believe it’s that time already.  My maternity leave ends tomorrow.   It’s the strangest feeling, in some ways the time has flown and in others it feels like an eternity since I was last anything other than ‘just mum’. I started maternity leave 2 …

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How to store and use expressed milk when working or travelling.

Posted: 21st May 2018

Depending on your working day, you may have to keep your expressed breast milk with you for some time. Luckily, there are plenty of options to help you – and your baby to make the most of your precious breast milk. Firstly, before and after …

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Tips to help a working mum who needs to express at her workplace.

Posted: 21st May 2018

1. Talk to your employer before you return to work, as they may already have a policy in place to help you. If not – you can discuss with them any extra breaks you may need to express your milk, or even to travel home …

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