Links: Milk expression tips & pump information

July 28, 2011. Posted in: Pumping issues

Manual/hand expression of milk

Hand Expression of Breastmilk – a great video from the Stanford School of Medicine Newborn Nursery at LPCH

Manual Expression of Breastmilk: Marmet Technique

The Knack of Hand Expression by Linda Smith, BSE, FACCE, IBCLC

Making It Work: Hand-Expression from the LLL website.


Pumping tips

Pumping & Bottle Feeding @

Collecting Breastmilk by Anne Smith, IBCLC

What to Expect When Pumping by Paula Yount

Avent Isis pumping tips

Working & Pumping Links @

Exclusive Pumping Links @


Choosing a breastpump

About Pumps by Diane Wiessinger, MS, IBCLC

Breastpumps 101 by Becky Flora, BS, IBCLC

Breastfeeding: Where can you get a good breast pump?
by Debbi Donovan, IBCLC

What to Look for in a Breastpump by Tim Johnson, BS, CLE

Choosing a Correctly-Fitted Breastshield by Paula P. Meier, RN, DNSc, FAAN


Used Breastpumps


What should I know about buying a used (or new) pump? @ 


Breastpump comparisons and reviews

Breastpumps Message Board pump questions and reviews at


Tip: Have you ever melted pump or bottle parts when boiling them? (I have!) Try this:

When boiling items such as pump or bottle parts, put a couple of glass marbles into the pot and stay within earshot. If the water level gets low and the pot is about to boil dry, the marbles will start bouncing and clattering in the pan and alert you in time.


Breastpump troubleshooting and repair

MY PUMP ISN’T WORKING!! . Troubleshooting for Breastpump Users by Linda J. Smith, BSE, FACCE, IBCLC.

Medela PIS Troubleshooting (not enough suction)

Medela Mini Electric maintenance – what to do when milk backs up into the motor and how to reduce the chance of this happening


Breastpump Manufacturers


Insurance reimbursement for lactation services, pumps & other supplies

Women’s Preventive Services: Required Health Plan Coverage Guidelines – In an expansion of the Affordable Care Act in the US in 2011, breastfeeding moms are entitled to “Comprehensive lactation support and counseling, by a trained provider during pregnancy and/or in the postpartum period, and costs for renting breastfeeding equipment.”

Reimbursement Information for Professionals & Parents from Medela