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What is Breast Pump?

A breast pump is a device used to express milk from a breastfeeding mother’s breasts. It is used to stimulate lactation and to extract milk from the breasts for storage and later use. A breast pump can also be used to relieve engorgement, draw out flat or inverted nipples, or maintain a mother’s milk supply if she is away from her baby for extended periods of time. The use of breast pump has become more common in recent years, as it offers convenience, comfort, and flexibility for mothers who wish to continue breastfeeding their baby.

Types of Breast Pump

Different types of breast pumps are available depending on the mother’s lifestyle, pumping frequency, and comfort level. Medicinal Supplies offer three main types of breast pumps.

  • Manual breast pump. This portable pump is operated by hand and has a lever or bulb-style suctioning action perfect for occasional pumping. A manual pump is lightweight, easy to carry, no power supply needed and is commonly less expensive than any other pump.
  • Electric Breast Pump. This pump is powered either by an AC adapter or battery and uses a suctioning action to draw milk from the breast. An electric breast pump is often stronger and faster than manual pumps, making them a great option for moms who need to pump frequently.
  • Hospital Grade Breast Pump. This pump is the most powerful type of breast pump available and is designed to mimic the natural rhythm of a baby’s suckling. A hospital-grade breast pump is often used in the hospital setting and by moms who need to pump more frequently and for longer periods of time.

What is Suction Strength?

The suction level of a breast pump is measured in mmHg (millimeters of mercury), which is used in a pump as the standard unit measurement of vacuum pressure. When choosing breast pump, consider those with adjustable suction levels so you can find the setting that is most comfortable for you. Breast pump generally has maximum suction levels of 200-350 mmHg, with hospital-grade pump having bigger and stronger pressure motors since they are designed for more rigorous use.

Closed-system Pump vs Open-system Pump

Closed-system pump is a breast pump designed with a barrier between the pump and the milk collection container. This barrier prevents the milk from coming into contact with the pump's internal mechanisms, making it a safe and hygienic choice for pumping. Open-system pump, on the other hand, do not have this barrier and can become contaminated with milk residue. While open-system pumps are often cheaper, they require more cleaning and sterilizing, making them a less hygienic option.

How Do Breast Pump Work?

A breast pump is an easy-to-use device used to allow a breastfeeding mother to express milk from their breasts and store it for later use. Breast pumps work by mimicking a baby’s natural suckling pattern, either manually (by squeezing a handle) or electronically. Once the milk has been released, it is collected in a container. Breast pumps come with flanges or breast shields that create a secure seal. This allows the user to pump effectively and efficiently. The flanges come in various sizes to ensure a comfortable fit and should be changed if the user notices any discomfort or if the flanges become worn out.

Important Note

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and most breast pump manufacturers recommend cleaning pump parts thoroughly after every use. Improper cleaning and sterilization of breast pump parts can lead to bacterial contamination and other infections.

Quality Breast Pump Brands and Products at Medicinal Supplies

Medicinal Supplies offers a wide selection of quality and affordable breast pump products to meet the needs of our customers. Different types of breast pumps such as manual, electric, and hospital-grade breast pumps are available at the store. Rest assured that our online store offers you good and high-quality products from well-known brands and manufacturers such as Ameda, Freemie, Roscoe Medical, Spectra, Lansinoh, Medela, Ardo Medical, Evenflo and more.

What makes Online Shopping from Medicinal Supplies so good?

At Medicinal Supplies we try to make your breast pump shopping experience as easy and convenient as possible by providing as much relevant product information as we can find and presenting it in a clean and easily readable and understandable format. We carry a wide variety of the most popular brands of breast pump products at some of the cheapest and highly discounted prices and the best part is you don't even need to leave your couch to place the order. Most of our breast pump products are shipped the same day the order is placed and only take a few business days to reach your doorstep.

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