Which Pump Do I Need?

 

Which pump do I need?

If breastfeeding is going well in the hospital

If your baby has been feeding well in the hospital, you may want to consider having a breast pump on hand for those “just in case” occasions.  For example:  when your more mature milk “comes in” the breasts can sometimes become very rounded and full.  The nipple sometimes flattens due to the added volume and stretching out of the breast to accommodate the added milk volume.  If the nipple becomes flat, the baby may have difficulty latching onto the breast correctly.  A breast pump is very valuable during this time to get some of the milk out to “soften” the breasts so the baby can latch correctly – and not on just the nipple -  pumping in this scenario will prevent nipple soreness and breast engorgement.

Pumps to choose for going home from the hospital:

    Rental Hospital grade pumps –   

Medela Symphony Pump $ 75/month plus tubing (kit purchase,one time charge $50)

Ameda Elite $40.00/month ask hospital staff for pumping kit/tubing

Manual Pump – Ameda manual pump – ask hospital staff for pumping kit/tubing

If you are having breastfeeding problems

If you are experiencing breastfeeding problems (baby not latching, nipple soreness, prematurity, excessive newborn weight loss).  We highly recommend using a hospital grade pump that is designed to get the mature milk to “come in” and “stay in” (if used correctly – pumping every 3 hours for 15 minutes- or sooner if the breasts become overly “full”)

            Pumps to choose if your are breastfeeding and pumping

Rental Hospital grade pumps –

Medela Symphony Pump $ 75/month plus tubing (kit purchase, one time charge $50)

Ameda Elite $40.00/month ask hospital staff for pumping kit/tubing

Manual Pump – Ameda manual pump – ask hospital staff for pumping kit/tubing