Breast Pumps For Sale in Michigan, United States

Breast Pump Buying Guide

Newborn babies represent lots of family lifestyle changes. Some moms can stay home with the baby for a prolonged period, and some mothers have to return to work or school while the baby is still nursing. Either way, pumping breast milk offers flexibility for keeping the baby nourished.

Here’s a little information about pumping breast milk and the equipment required to do it. We welcome your questions at Advanced Medical Solutions. Our experienced staff at our four Michigan stores, in Howell, Fowlerville, Ann Arbor, and Brighton, will be happy to help you.

Breastfeeding Challenges

It’s quite common to encounter some struggles with breastfeeding. Ask your physician for input, and get a referral to a lactation consultant or specialist who can coach you and your baby. Another excellent resource is WIC Breastfeeding Support, an organization that’s been dedicated to breastfeeding for over six decades.

Breastfeeding challenges are common, but knowing what to expect and when to get help can help you overcome them.

Breastfeeding is a journey with ups and downs.

During those first few days and weeks, it may feel like there are more downs than ups. It will get easier with time and practice! The key is to know what to expect and to get help when you need it. Your WIC breastfeeding expert is trained to help you overcome the breastfeeding challenges you face.

Common breastfeeding challenges include:

Many moms say that their nipples feel tender when they first start breastfeeding.

Moms sometimes worry about whether they are making enough milk for the baby.

In cluster feedings, your baby feeds very frequently. Growth spurts sometimes cause an increase in feeding.

Engorgement is when your breasts feel very full and may be painful.

A plugged duct feels like a tender and sore lump in the breast. It is caused by a milk duct that does not drain properly.

Infections can occur on your nipples or in your breast.

This is when your baby suddenly refuses to breastfeed, after breastfeeding well for months.

Women with all shapes and sizes of breasts and nipples can breastfeed, though some adjustments may help.

Caring for a newborn can be tiring, and breastfeeding may feel harder when you are exhausted.

Frequent feedings can leave you feeling like you don’t have any time for yourself.

These feelings may come with being a new mom.

Others may not always support your decision to breastfeed.

Every woman’s breastfeeding journey is different.

So you may experience some or none of these problems. If you do, just remember that it’s okay to ask for help. Trained WIC staff are ready to support you. Your family and friends can help, too. With a little time, patience, and support, you can overcome breastfeeding challenges and meet your goals.

Why Pump Breast Milk?

A breast pump can come in handy in many different situations, even when you can stick to a feeding schedule and your baby is nursing well. Pumping and storing breast milk allows a babysitter or partner to share in the feeding responsibilities when you’re occupied or away. Many partners appreciate this bonding opportunity.
It allows you to keep a reserve of breast milk in the freezer for unexpected situations. Some mothers make so much milk that they can donate surplus milk to moms who are deficient.
Routine pumping can help keep your flow going. If you spend extended time away from your baby, pumping milk while you are away ensured that you keep producing milk at a sufficient rate.

Best Electric Breast Pumps

You can get the best top-brand electric breast pumps like Spectra Baby, Pure Expression, and Ameda. Electric pumps are available in single or dual models. Some pumps are dual power, so you can run them on either batteries or plugged into the wall.
As you browse the Healthcare DME inventory, you’ll notice a variety of features such as reminder alarms, LCD screens, varying speeds, carrying bags, suction control, and more. Other items you’ll need include spare bottles or containers and access to a refrigerator or cooler. If you know where you expect to do most of your pumping, that might impact your equipment kit.

Your Medical Insurance Coverage for Breast Pumps

Insurance will often cover a breast pump. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), all health insurance companies should provide this coverage for nursing mothers. Check with your provider and your solution partner Healthcare DME to confirm your coverage. Click here for the insurance companies we work with Healthcare DME.