How do I
choose a breast pump?
Pumping is necessary in many situations. Not all
breastfeeding mothers need to pump, but when mother and baby
are separated for more than a few hours, or breastfeeding is
not possible for some other reason, pumping is important.
• Pumping is essential if an infant is in the Special Care
Nursery and is unable to nurse at the breast. If the baby
cannot be given his mother’s milk now, the milk may be
pumped, frozen and stored for future use.
• If mother is employed outside of the home or is a student,
regular pumping helps maintain her milk supply.
• Pumping helps in relieving engorgement.
• Pumping can pull out flat or inverted nipples.
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