What is the benefit of a hospital grade pump? — The Bump

What is the benefit of a hospital grade pump?

Anyone know?

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RE appt June 2012: transvaginal ultrasound, prolactin and TSH bloodwork all normal. SA Normal (slightly low motility, great numbers; total motile sperm within normal range)
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Re: What is the benefit of a hospital grade pump?

  • General Rule of thumb is a hospital grade pump will help BUILD supply, whereas a less grade pump will help MAINTAIN supply.

     Also, a hospital grade pump will not let Breastmilk penetrate the motor...which means that it can be multi-user (as long as the tubing etc is replaced)...but a lesser grade pump can let breastmilk enter the motor...which makes it possible to spread infection through breastmilk 

  • In my experience, the hospital grade pumps are faster.  I could get close to the same amount of milk with a regular pump, but it took twice as long.
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