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- Learn the pros and cons of buying a breast pump versus renting

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  • An alternative to buying a pump is to rent one. Many hospitals, lactation consultants, and specialty medical supply stores rent breast pumps that are safe for multiple users (sometimes referred to as hospital-grade pumps). These pumps are designed to decrease the risk of contamination and each renter is required to buy a new accessories kit that includes breast-shields and tubing.

    An alternative to buying a pump is to rent one. Many hospitals, lactation consultants, and specialty medical supply stores rent breast pumps that are safe for multiple users (sometimes referred to as hospital-grade pumps). These pumps are designed to decrease the risk of contamination and each renter is required to buy a new accessories kit that includes breast-shields and tubing.

  • If a mom chooses to have hospital grade for use around her house, the best advice would be to hire one. It is important that you understand that ‘Obamacare’ or Affordable Care Act requires that insurance covers breast pumps and lactation consultant services. This includes the buying and rental breast pumps. Call your insurer and find out how you can get a breast pumps through insurance coverage.

    In the Consumer Alert referenced above, Kathryn S. Daws-Kopp, an electrical engineer at the FDA says, “Many hospitals, lactation consultants and specialty medical supply stores rent breast pumps for use by multiple users. Sometimes these pumps are labeled “hospital grade”. But that term is not one FDA recognizes, and there is no consistent definition. Consumers need to know it doesn’t mean the pump is safe or hygienic.”

    Medela rental breastpumps for moms who have a medical need or who want to use the same pump used in hospitals.

  • Rental breast pumps are also known as hospital grade pumps or multi-user pumps. They're stronger and faster than pumps you can purchase in a store or online. Altman says that she's seen rental rates range from $40 to $80 per month. "You're going to end up spending more money over time," Altman says. On average, Altman says that a rental pump takes about 10 to 15 minutes to use.

Breast-feeding: Choosing a breast pump - Mayo Clinic

Breast pump rental is a nice option for working mothers who only intend to breastfeed short-term. Powerful, hospital-grade rental breast pumps are also good for new mothers who are pumping to establish a milk supply, such as moms of NICU babies. Breast pump rentals may run $30-$60 per month, but they offer a chance to see that breastfeeding will work before committing to a large purchase, and may help those who cannot shell out $200 or more at one time to buy a breast pump.