Products

NICU

Ensure a successful transition from hospital to home

Time to read: 3 min.

The first hours, days and weeks are critical to building good milk volumes. If infants are not yet breastfeeding exclusively when discharged, it is important that mothers are given the right information to effectively continue increasing their milk volumes at home.

Which mothers and infants need extra breastfeeding and lactation support?

Infants who are not yet:

  • breastfeeding effectively ( e.g. sleepy infant requiring supplementation)
  • able to breastfeed (e.g. preterm infant who is being enterally fed)

Research recommends that for the first few days/weeks a multi-user hospital grade pump, like Symphony, with it’s INITIATE and MAINTAIN programs is used.

This supports the mother to build and/or maintain adequate milk supply until her baby can breastfeed effectively and exclusively.

Breastfeeding support, from hospital to home

Download this infographic guide which helps to identify the right pump for:

  • mothers who need to pump in addition to breastfeeding at home
  • mothers who need to exclusively pump for their infant at home

Further support for mothers

Here you will find our other infographics to help support mothers going home who need to pump exclusively or in addition to breastfeeding:


Disclaimer

The information and materials provided on this website does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information available on this site are for general informational purposes only. Information on this website may not constitute the most up-to-date information. Medela reserves the right to supplement this website at any time or to change or delete any information or materials on this website.

This website contains links to other third-party websites. Such links are only for the convenience of the reader, user or browser; Medela does not recommend or endorse the contents of the third-party sites.

The information and materials on this web site is provided "as is"; no representations are made that the content is error-free. Whilst we have tried to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information and materials on this website, we do not warrant or guarantee the accurateness, completeness, adequacy or currency of the information and materials contained in or linked to this website.

All liability with respect to actions taken or not taken based on the content of this website are hereby expressly disclaimed. Your use of content contained in or linked to this website is entirely at your own risk. Medela accepts no liability for any loss or damage howsoever arising out of the use of this website or reliance on the content of this website.

Related Articles

Articles that may be of interest

Breastfeeding

What is the range of ‘normal’ when it comes to breastfeeding?

Read more
Benefits of breast milk

At-risk conditions for initiation

Read more
Breastfeeding

What is the range of ‘normal’ when it comes to breastfeeding?

Read more
Benefits of breast milk

At-risk conditions for initiation

Read more

Get the app!

The Medela Family app helps you to keep track of your baby’s needs from pregnancy to nursery.


  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Pumping