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.