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Choosing a pump

Consider these questions when selecting a breast pump:

• Are the instructions clear? It is necessary to understand how to use the pump. See if the pump company has an 800 number for questions.

• Does the pump’s breast shield fit comfortably? Mother’s nipple should not rub against the shield tunnel.

• What about cost? Consider more than just the cost of buying or renting a pump. Take into account the cost of formula and feeding equipment vs. the price of pump purchase or rental. If pumping becomes more manageable, breastfeeding may continue longer. The breastfed baby is generally healthier and has lower health care costs.


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