Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, Utah
This study evaluated whether full milk production, defined as 700 mL/d, could be achieved by Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) mothers who delivered infants between 26-32 weeks gestational age, exclusively using the Ameda Platinum breast pump in the first 14 days postpartum. The study found that the average maximum daily milk volume expressed for all mothers in the study was 817mL/d. Mothers reported liking the ability to control pump suction and speed separately and considered this an important component of achieving comfortable and efficient pumping. In conclusion, the Ameda Platinum breast pump is an effective, multi-user, hospital-grade pump for exclusively pumping mothers to establish a full milk production.
Reference: Larkin T, Kiehn T, Murphy P, Uhryniak J. Examining the use and outcomes of a new hospital-grade breast pump in exclusively pumping NICU mothers. Adv Neo Care. 2013;13(1):75–82.