A multi-user, hospital-grade pump is recommended when a baby is not yet breastfeeding and a pump needs to be effective enough to establish full milk production. These pumps—most often rented, but sometimes loaned by public health departments—are used when babies are born preterm, sick, or are not breastfeeding for other reasons. Although multi-user, hospital-grade pumps can be shared, each mother attaches her own milk collection kit to the pump, which keeps her milk separate. A double kit can be used so the mother can pump both breasts at once. This type of pump may be more than a mother needs if she just wants to pump an occasional bottle.
Ameda has two multi-user, hospital-grade breast pumps. Click to learn more about their specific features and benefits.