If you’re a new mother and you’re planning to breast feed, breast pumps can make your breastfeeding experience more convenient, more comfortable, and far more efficient. There are numerous pumps available on the market, so it can be difficult to decide which option is best for you and your baby.
Most pumps allow the bottle to be attached so that the milk is pumped directly into it for quick feeding or storage, and because many times your breasts fill with milk faster than your baby can eat. Even if you find it difficult to express your milk while your baby is suckling for long periods of time, the stimulation from a good quality breast pump can assist you. Here are 3 of the top breast pumps available today:
Medela Pump In Style Advanced is a portable double electric pump that is reliable and efficient. This pump features adjustable cycle speeds and suction levels, as well as a mimic baby feature. This is considered to be the best breast pump system for working moms.
Lansinoh Affinity Double Electric Breast Pump is the most affordable electric breast pump. It features adjustable cycle speeds and suction levels.
Dr. Brown’s double electric breast pump mimics baby’s suckling motion for what is considered to be the most comfortable breast feeding experience.
The Mommy & Me Boutique at Shawnee Mission Medical Center offers breast pumps for rent or purchase, including the entire line of Medela breast pumps and accessories. For further breastfeeding information and breast pump assistance, visit the Mommy & Me Boutique inside the main entrance to our Birth Center. We also offer numerous childbirth and parenting classes as well as lactation consultations.