Some companies cover lactation support under a health care spending account and others need a doctors note.
Manual pumps are cheaper but may not be as quick as an electric one. Your midwife, health visitor or a local breastfeeding supporter can give you details of pump hire services near you.You can express milk by hand or with a breast pump.How often you express your milk, and how much you express, will depend on why you are doing it.Breast milk that's been frozen is still good for your baby and is better than formula milk.It's best to defrost frozen milk slowly in the fridge before giving it to your baby. You can feed expressed milk straight from the fridge if your baby is happy to drink it cold.Sometimes it takes a little while for your milk to start flowing. Having your baby (or a photo of them) nearby may help your milk to flow.You may find it easier to express in the morning, when your breasts can sometimes feel fuller.To make an appointment at the Newman Breastfeeding Clinic, please fill out the form below and provide your payment.Each appointment is HST (.45) to cover the fees of the International Board Certified Lactation Consultants which are not covered by OHIP.The suction strength can be altered on some electric pumps. Setting the strength to high straightaway may be painful or damage your nipple.You may also be able to get different funnel sizes to fit your nipples.