Q: Can access to breast pumps increase the number of moms that breastfeed and the length of their breastfeeding duration?
A: Yes. The provision of breast pumps at your facility will increase convenience for your patients. Greater convenience in obtaining needed medical equipment is generally associated with an increase in use of the equipment and more compliant use of the equipment. In this case, the convenience of obtaining the breast pump is likely to result in increase breastfeeding rates at your facility. Studies show that access to breast pumps has a positive effect on breastfeeding rates and duration. Copies of such studies are available for your reference upon request.
The Breast Pump Depot in concert with your lactation team, gets breast pumps into the hands of mothers that need them. In our own survey of 1,000 mothers to whom we provided breast pumps, 95% of them said they regularly used the breast pump we provided. A 95% utilization rate is unusually high for this type of medical equipment. Furthermore, the same survey revealed that 83% of mothers indicated that the breast pump we provided increased the length of time they breastfed their baby.
That's what we all want to hear!