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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.


This educational material is provided courtesy of Ameda Egnell.  Permission to use and/or reproduce this copyrighted material has been granted by the distributor, Hollister Incorporated.