What is delayed breastfeeding and why is it an option?

Definition and Basic Concepts

Delayed breastfeeding is simply the act of expressing and storing breast milk so your baby can enjoy it even when you are not around. Sounds practical, right? Well, it is, especially for mothers who need to return to work or who, for health reasons or other commitments, cannot always be available to breastfeed.

Cases Where Delayed Breastfeeding is Recommended

Imagine you have to leave your baby with a caregiver because you need to return to work or attend a medical appointment. This is where delayed breastfeeding becomes your best ally. It is also a valuable option in cases of prematurity, where the baby is still in the hospital and needs the essential nutrients from your milk.

Benefits of Delayed Breastfeeding for Mothers and Children

Emotional and Physical Benefits for the Baby

Breast milk is like a personalized superfood made by your body exclusively for your baby. It provides all the necessary nutrients, strengthens their immune system, and supports their emotional and physical development. Breastfed babies tend to get sick less often and have better development compared to those fed with formula.

Health and Recovery Benefits for the Mother

For you, mom, the process of breastfeeding, even delayed, helps your body recover more quickly from childbirth. It reduces the risk of postpartum depression, breast and ovarian cancer, and also helps burn those extra calories accumulated during pregnancy.

How to Practice Delayed Breastfeeding Effectively

Techniques and Tips for Safe Breast Milk Storage

The key to successful delayed breastfeeding is proper storage. Make sure to use sterilized containers and store the milk in the refrigerator or freezer depending on how long you plan to keep it. Don’t forget to label each container with the date and time of expression to ensure its freshness and safety. A good breast pump will be your best ally in this process, facilitating efficient and comfortable milk expression.

Using Products to Support Delayed Breastfeeding, such as Wax Discs

To facilitate the process, there are products like beeswax discs that can help protect your nipples and prevent irritation caused by frequent use of the breast pump. Additionally, these discs help keep the milk free from contaminants and are an eco-friendly option compared to other disposable products.

Interested in Making Delayed Breastfeeding Easier and More Effective?

Visit our site to discover how our beeswax discs and breast pumps can help you in this vital process. And don’t forget to join our MamaceraM Community on Telegram for support and advice from other mothers like you!


Remember, every drop of breast milk you provide to your baby is a gift of health and love. We are here to support you every step of this beautiful journey. Taking care of yourself is taking care of others!

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