Q: Does our hospital having a Breast Pump Depot® create a conflict of interest?
A: Your hospital has no financial stake in the provision of breast pumps through Breast Pump Depot®, so there is no financial conflict of interest. If a patient chooses to obtain equipment from someone other than Breast Pump Depot®, their choice will be honored. It is a goal of Breast Pump Depot® to provide appropriate equipment in a timely fashion in the most convenient way possible for the patient. We believe this is consistent with your hospital's care goals for patients. Most hospitals already promote breastfeeding through various procedural and educational initiatives (Texas 10 Steps, Baby Friendly). The Breast Pump Depot® reinforces and is consistent with these efforts, and in this sense, is consistent with the interests of your hospital.