Where can I find Ameda’s “Nipple Pain & Trauma Algorithm?”
Click here for a pdf of Ameda’s “Nipple Pain & Trauma Algorithm,” which can serve as a helpful diagnostic tool when working with a mother in pain. It includes the four stages of nipple trauma, which can be used to communicate with other health-care providers or when conducting research. It also provides basic suggestions on treatment options by stage.
Does Ameda have a Pumping Log my mothers can download and use?
Click here to download Ameda’s pumping log, which is designed for mothers who are pumping exclusively to build or maintain full milk production (defined as 25 to 35 oz. or 750-1050 mL per baby per day).
If used as an Excel spreadsheet, it can be completed electronically and saved. In this form it will automatically total the mother’s daily milk volume.
Or it can be printed, with the mother’s milk volumes written on it by hand and totaled. In this form, the mother can either staple the sheets together by week or—if she’s pumping long-term—she can store them in order in a folder or binder. Once full milk production is reached, suggest the mother complete a sheet once a week to monitor her milk production
Click here for the Ameda Q&A Series sheet, “Reaching Full Milk Production with a Breast Pump,” which provides information about how often and how long to pump to build and maintain milk production.
Click here for the Ameda Q&A Series sheet, “Making the Most of Your Breast Pump,” which provides tips on how to drain the breast more fully at each pumping.