First, ask yourself how long, why, where and how often you plan to pump. Each of these answers can make a big difference in whether a purchase or rental makes most sense for you, your pocketbook and baby. Where to rent: Your hospital or local lactation consultant may have rentals, or they can you refer you to the nearest rental facility.
The research-based Symphony breast pump has been developed specifically to support moms throughout their breastfeeding journey: to initiate, build and maintain an adequate milk supply. Symphony is ideal for long-term and frequent pumping. You can continue using the hospital-grade pump you used in the maternity unit and decide later which personal pump to buy.
With more than 30 years experience, Medela has the most complete line of products for you and your baby. Medela strives to meet all of your needs, while providing the highest quality, comfort and safety. To view the selection of nursing bras we carry, see our Nursing Bras page.
Personal breast pumps brands include Ameda and Medela can be purchased, and may be reimbursable by many insurance companies, including Premier Care. A note about the U-M Hospital lactation rooms: you will need an Ameda Egnell Double Pump Kit to attach to the electric pump provided, if you are not providing your own electric pump. If you own the Ameda Purely Yours, the tubing will also work on the hospital pumps.
The first few days after birth are an exciting and special time, but also an important time for you to begin your breast milk feeding journey. During the first week after your baby arrives, your milk supply is being initiated. For most moms, milk comes in between days two and five after birth.
Some moms benefit more from renting an electric breast pump than buying one. Find out if you should rent or buy yours. If you've decided that a double electric pump is the best choice for you, your next decision is whether to rent or buy.
Breast pumps are often sold at hospitals, baby supply stores and the baby supply sections of toy stores. They are also available at many online retailers. If you buy a breast pump online, make sure you are buying from a reputable source.
The most commonly known breast pumps are single user-personal double electric pumps and single user manual pumps. There is also a class of double electric pumps that are known as hospital grade. The term hospital grade is not a regulated term and can be used by different manufacturers to mean different things.