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Breast Pumps FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about helpful ideas about expressing, storing, and feeding breastmilk for your baby, including comments on available breastpumps

This FAQ about breast pumps was compiled and written by Beth Weiss with numerous contributions by others.

Copyright 1994, Beth Weiss. Use and copying of this information are permitted as long as (1) no fees or compensation are charged for use, copies or access to this information, and (2) this copyright notice is included intact.

-I-A. Pumping Milk Logistics
I requested information about the logistics of pumping milk,...
-I-B. Storage Information
Milk will keep for 6 hours at room temperature, 48 ...
-II. How to encourage a let-down
This is a summary of suggestions for encouraging a letdown ...
-III. General pump-buying and getting started advice
Things to look for [when choosing a pump]:...
-IV-A. Advice on how to pump successfully
The two most frequently mentioned elements for successful ...
-IV-B. Survey of Pumping Successes
Paula Burch took a survey and compiled these results. I'm ...
-IV-C. Nipple confusion survey
The breastfeeding/bottles poll, given in the four questions below, ...
-V-A. Supplies--Carriers
CARRIERS: While we're on breast pumps, I'd also like to mention ...
-V-B. Breast Pump Suppliers
Medela, inc....
-VI. Which breast pump should I buy?
There are no absolute answers to a question like this. Some ...
-VI-A. Manual breast pump options: By-hand manual pumping
REALLY MANUAL: Finally, I strongly recommend that anyone ...
-VI-A. Manual breast pump options: Medela manual pump
Excerpt from Motherwear catalog: For occasional or short-term pumping,...
-VI-A. Manual breast pump options: Sears
I own a manual breast pump and use an electric pump at work (...
-VI-A. Manual breast pump options: Kaneson
I started out with a Kaneson manual pump, which I like a lot. ...
-VI-B. Battery pump options Evenflo Soft Touch
I'd like to cast my vote for the Evenflo Soft-Touch Ultra that I used....
-VI-B. Battery pump options Mag Mag
I have friends who've used the MagMag. I think it comes with ...
-VI-B. Battery pump options Gentle Expressions
Since my daughter is 6.5, I don't have any recent info for you. I ...
-VI-C. Small electric pumps Medela Mini-electric
I have been using the Medela mini electric since August and ...
-VI-D. Fish tank pumps Nurture III
Excerpt from Motherwear catalog: Pump both breasts at once, or ...
-VI-D. Fish tank pumps Gerber Precious Care
Excerpt from The Nursing Mother's Companion: This ...
-VI-D. Fish tank pumps Double Up
Summary of responses to my questions on the Double-Up Breast Pump ...
-VI-E. Rental pumps Ameda Egnell
There's some debate over which pump [Ameda Egnell or Medela Lactina]...
-VI-E. Rental pumps Medela Lactina
The Lactina is truly portable. They weigh about 6 pounds. You ...
-VI-E. Rental pumps Medela (classic)
Okay. The Classic is a hospital-grade pump. It weighs about 20 ...









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