Breast Pumping

Ameda has been the first name in breast pumps for over 70 years. 

When you can’t be there, your breast milk still can with breast pumping. Any new mom will tell you that a good breast pump is essential to keep up your milk supply when you need to be apart from your baby or if your baby is too premature or sick to breastfeed. Click on the links below to learn more. 

Why you may need to use a breast pump 

When you can’t be there, your breast milk still can. Any new mom will tell you that a good breast pump is essential to keep up your milk supply when you need to be apart from your baby or if your baby is too premature or sick to breastfeed.

Selecting the breast pump that’s right for you 

Mothers pump their milk for many reasons. Pumping provides milk for feedings when you’re away. It builds milk production if your baby does not feed well or is not yet breastfeeding. When choosing a pump, be aware that some pumps are better for certain situations than others.

Tips on starting breast pumping 

Learn how to turn on the pump, adjust the suction/vacuum and speed/cycles for comfort and milk flow, and make sure to have the right breast flange fit.

Breast Milk Storage Guidelines 

Learn how to store your breast milk and feed your baby stored breast milk. 

Breastfeeding while away from your baby

Going back to work, school or other activities outside of the home after having a baby takes planning and support. Many women continue to successfully breastfeed and pump to provide their breast milk for their baby when they are apart.

Reaching full milk production with a breast pump

When your baby cannot breastfeed, using a breast pump is the next best way to establish and maintain a good milk supply so you can provide breast milk for your baby.

Breast pumping resources

Question and answer series answering your breast pumping questions.