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Breastfeeding

Last Reviewed: August 2013

Six Weeks to Six Months

Expressing/pumping breast milk

Types of pumps

Hand operated/Manual pump

Types of pump-Manual
  • is appropriate for short-term or occasional use
  • is more effective once milk supply is established
  • may be used to soften your areola if your breasts are engorged
  • may be used temporarily if you are unable to tolerate breastfeeding due to painful, damaged and/or infected nipple(s)
Single electric pump
Types of pump-Single electric pump
  • is appropriate for short-term or occasional use
  • is more effective once milk supply is established
  • may be used to soften your areola if your breasts are engorged
  • may be used temporarily if you are unable to tolerate breastfeeding due to painful, damaged and/or infected nipple(s)
Double electric pump (for purchase)
Ttypes of pump-Double Electric Pump
  • is appropriate for long-term regular use
  • may be used to help increase milk supply if necessary
  • may be used if breastfeeding is stopped for a lengthy period for any of the following reasons:
    • if you are unable to tolerate breastfeeding due to painful, damaged and/or infected nipple(s)
    • if you need to stop breastfeeding temporarily due to surgery or illness
    • if you are a mother of a premature or ill baby who is unable to breastfeed

This is the most effective type of pump to increase or maintain milk supply.

Hospital-grade double electric pump (for rent)

  • intended for use when baby is doing little or no feeding at the breast
  • if you are a mother of a premature or ill baby who is unable to breastfeed, this is the most effective type of pump to increase or maintain milk supply



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Revised: Tuesday December 23 2014

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