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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