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Nurturing Maternal Health: The Science of Breastfeeding Support

Congratulations on welcoming your new bundle of joy! As you embark on this incredible journey of parenthood, you’ll likely encounter numerous questions and uncertainties, especially around feeding your little one. Breastfeeding, while widely known to be beneficial for both mother and baby, can sometimes come with its own set of challenges.

The good news is, you’re not alone! Science has shed light on the powerful impact of breastfeeding support, not only for successful feeding practices but also for nurturing maternal health.

Understanding the Science of Support:

Beyond the immediate benefits of successful latching and milk production, the true power of breastfeeding support lies in its profound impact on maternal health – encompassing physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. Technology has emerged as a powerful tool in this realm, offering various solutions to enhance the breastfeeding journey for mothers. Let’s delve deeper into the science behind these positive effects and explore how technology can contribute to a supportive environment:

Hormonal Symphony:

Breastfeeding support, facilitated by Ardo products, can lead to higher levels of oxytocin and prolactin, hormones crucial for promoting relaxation, bonding, and mood stabilization.


This “love hormone” plays a central role in promoting feelings of calm and relaxation. Studies have shown that women who receive breastfeeding support have higher levels of oxytocin compared to those without support. This hormonal boost can be particularly important for managing postpartum stress and anxiety, which are common experiences for new mothers.


This hormone is essential for milk production, but its benefits extend beyond lactation. Prolactin has been shown to have mood-stabilising effects, similar to some antidepressants. This can be particularly helpful in mitigating the risk of postpartum depression, which affects a significant number of women after childbirth.

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Physical Recovery:

Ardo’s breast pumps aid in uterine involution, reducing the risk of postpartum bleeding and facilitating smoother recovery. Additionally, breastfeeding is linked to a reduced risk of certain cancers and aids in weight management, potentially lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Metabolic Benefits:

Breastfeeding offers metabolic benefits to mothers, including aiding in weight management by burning extra calories and reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes later in life. Breastfeeding support services, alongside Ardo’s innovative breast pump technology, play crucial roles in educating and empowering mothers to embrace breastfeeding. Ardo’s products provide convenience and comfort, enabling mothers to express milk efficiently while focusing on their own well-being and providing optimal nourishment for their babies. Together, breastfeeding support and Ardo products promote maternal health and facilitate a positive breastfeeding experience.

Mental and Emotional Well-being:

The hormonal changes associated with breastfeeding, especially when proper support by Ardo products is available, coupled with the emotional connection fostered during feeding, can contribute to a reduced risk of postpartum depression. Furthermore, successfully navigating the challenges of breastfeeding can empower mothers and boost their confidence in their ability to care for their babies. This sense of accomplishment can contribute to a positive self-image and overall well-being.

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Ardo: Your Partner in Breastfeeding Success through Innovative Breast Pump Technology:

At Ardo, we believe innovative technology plays a crucial role in empowering mothers throughout their breastfeeding journey. Our commitment to research and development has led to the creation of breast pumps that not only ensure efficient milk expression but also prioritize comfort and well-being. Here’s how Ardo’s technology stands out:

Mimicking Natural Sucking Patterns:

Unlike traditional pumps that rely on constant suction, Ardo pumps incorporate biphasic technology. This technology replicates the baby’s natural sucking pattern, which consists of stimulation and expression phases. During the stimulation phase, the pump mimics the rapid, shallow sucks a baby uses to initiate milk flow. The expression phase then transitions to deeper, slower pulls, mirroring the baby’s established feeding pattern. This approach not only promotes more comfortable and efficient milk expression but also contributes to the release of oxytocin, the hormone associated with maternal bonding and relaxation.

Personalised Comfort and Efficiency:

We understand that every mother’s body is unique. That’s why Ardo pumps offer a variety of adjustable settings to cater to individual needs and preferences. These include:

  • Adjustable suction levels: Customise the suction strength to find what feels comfortable and effectively removes milk.
  • Customisable pumping cycles: Choose from a range of pre-programmed cycles or create your own to personalize your pumping experience.
  • Variety of flange sizes: Selecting the right flange size that fits your anatomy comfortably is crucial for efficient milk expression and preventing discomfort. Ardo offers a range of flange sizes to ensure a good fit for most mothers.

Closed System Hygiene:

Maintaining hygiene is paramount when expressing breast milk. Ardo‘s patented “Vacuum Seal” technology guarantees a closed system, preventing milk and bacteria from entering the tubing and pump motor. This ensures the safety and quality of expressed breast milk for your baby, giving you peace of mind.

By prioritising comfort, efficiency, and hygiene through innovative technology, Ardo empowers mothers to experience a more positive and successful breastfeeding journey.

As you embark on this extraordinary chapter of parenthood, remember, Ardo is here to support you every step of the way.

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