of pump is best to use?
A piston-driven electric pump most closely simulates the
rhythmic sucking action of a nursing baby and is the pump of
choice for sustaining the milk supply when the baby is
unable to nurse. It can be used with a kit which pumps both
breasts simultaneously. Pumping both breasts concurrently
saves time and has been shown to produce higher levels of
prolactin in the mother and a greater amount of milk than
pumping the breasts one at a time. Many insurance companies
will cover the cost of renting a hospital-quality pump. A
prescription from the doctor stating babyís need for his
motherís milk is necessary.
What is the best way to transport expressed milk to the
Refrigerated milk needs to be kept cold and frozen milk kept
frozen on the trip to the hospital. The milk can be packed
in ice in a small cooler or insulated container. Each
container needs to be clearly marked with the name of the
mother, name of the baby, date and time the milk was
collected. Mother needs to be sure that a hospital staff
member transfers the milk directly to their freezer unless
it is to be used within 24 hours.
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