by Wendy Bell, CLE
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There’s nothing quite like that indescribable mini-rush you get from catching a deep whiff of baby smell. Well it turns out that unlike the stuff they spray inside of new cars, new baby smell has a serious purpose — a biological one!
Picking up on your baby’s unique smell can actually help you let down and get that mama milk flowing. It’s all part of the biological response mechanisms that have been ingrained in us to help make this whole breastfeeding thing work. But what happens when it’s time to fire up the pump but your little one isn’t close by?
Trick yourself! (Or at least trick your boobs.)
Take a deep whiff of some recently-worn baby clothing for a similar letdown response to the one you get from soaking in your baby directly. You may also notice an accompanying feeling of general peace and relaxation, which isn’t too shabby in the middle of a long day either.
Toss a gently worn onsie or other article of baby’s clothing in with your pump supplies and always have it handy. Rotate the item from time to time to keep that new baby smell nice and fresh!
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