The most recommended breast pump available to new moms who are breast feeding is the hospital grade breast pump. The power of these pumps help to stimulate a moms breasts, and help the body as it raises prolactin hormones and oxytocin hormone levels. This helps to to produce the most breast milk.
On big difference between a personal use breast pump and a hospital grade breast pump is that a personal pump is made for use by just one mother. A hospital pump is actually FDA approved for use by multiple mothers.
With these hospital pumps each mother gets her own collection kit. This keeps everything sterile and allows for multiple users while in the hospital .
Using the hospital pump is going to give you a better experience as they are stronger and more durable. This allows them to be more powerful, because their motors are stronger. Even a personal pump that costs the most money can not match one of these. The level of suction is very strong and this leads to great suction and successful pumping.
There is one drawback to these stronger and heavier pumps though. They are bulkier and therefore a little more difficult to take back and forth to work then a personal pump might be. However, they do have a three-year warranty versus a twelve month warranty of a personal pump. They are meant to last.
For many first time moms buying a breast pump, and pumping can be difficult. The idea of being able to rent one first, and a good one at that is something that is appealing to many new moms.
Hospital pumps are great for any type of pumping situation. They are sturdy and can be used daily and frequently. There are some special circumstances when a hospital pump is especially recommended. If you have a premature or a sick child, twin, you need to increase our milk supply, or you need to begin lactation.
A rental is always a good choice because it gives a new mom the chance to try out the pump before she buys one of her own and helps to take away the fears of pumping in general.