A newly expectant lady often knows what to buy when it comes to the layette and crib, but when she sets out to buy a breast pump, she may not have the slightest idea what to look for in her purchase. Since many retailers do not offer breast pump returns, it behooves the mama-to-be to learn about the breast pump's purposes before charging her card. Here are a few things to consider:
- Does it have a stimulation phase to help the mother's milk let down?
- Is it portable? A mom on the go may prefer a light and portable pump.
- Does it have hand-free capabilities? Though it's not a necessity, some moms could benefit greatly from such amenities.
- Can you control the strength and speed of the suction to mimic your own child's?
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