Benefits of Double Pumping vs Single Pumping

The Medela Symphony pump is the most efficient double pump available in my opinion. It is exactly the same unit as the hospitals provide. Powerful, reliable and an excellent resource to establish a good milk supply in the early days.

medela double pumping kit

That being said, it is a DOUBLE electric breastpump. The benefits of DOUBLE pumping (simultaneously pumping both breasts) can include the following:

  • up to 18% higher yield of breastmilk pumped per session
  • higher levels of prolactin the hormone responsible for milk production
  • its twice as fast as Single pumping

Unfortunately, I am seeing more and more moms leaving the hospital with a Single Pumping Kit for the Symphony. Likely a cost saving measure by the hospitals, the single kit means that more moms will struggle with using a breastpump efficiently at home. And on top of that, additional single kits are not available for retail purchase so moms who want to double Pump have to buy a Double Kit.

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Breastmilk storage guidelines

Part of the personalized service we provide with our Medela Symphony (hospital grade) breastpump rentals is talking to new moms about how to set up the pump and start using it.

A common question often comes up about how to store freshly expressed breastmilk until you are ready to feed baby. Medela has a great guide to help:

medela breast pumpsSome moms are surprised that breastmilk can be stored in the freezer for up to 12 months. Many of my clients have enough milk stored in their freezers to continue feeding breastmilk long after they have stopped breastfeeding.

The Medela Symphony breastpump is the most efficient double electric breastpump I have seen. If you decide you want to pump, you have to try a Symphony first!

Medela breastfeeding guidelines

New baby? Wondering if they are getting enough breast milk? This is a common question from our clients with brand new babies.

Medela has developed a great guide to show you what to expect in the first few days and weeks with your new baby:

medela breastfeeding resourceStill not sure if baby is getting enough? Some moms find it helpful in the early stages of breastfeeding to weigh baby pre and post feed to know exactly how much they are taking in. A baby weigh scale is a great tool to have at home to track your baby’s progress.

baby weigh scale rentalsWe rent Baby Weigh Scales and Medela Symphony (hospital grade) breastpumps at www.OneTinySuitcase.ca 

Calgary Medela Breast Pump Rentals

Did you know we offer FREE delivery and pick up on the MEDELA Symphony hospital grade breast pump rentals?

medela Breast Pump Rental

The last thing you need to be doing when you have a new baby is driving from pharmacy to pharmacy looking for an available Medela breast pump rental. We bring the pump right to your door. Our friendly staff make it easy to order and receive your Breast Pump Rental. You can ask your partner or a family member to call in the order and make the arrangements for you.

medela breast pump rent calgary

We offer competitive pricing (only $99/month) and offer more value by hand delivering the pump to your door and showing you how to set it up and get started. Payment is by credit card at the time of delivery and there is no deposit put against your card. You don’t have to commit to a specific rental time period beyond the initial first month either. Go month to month after that or use our daily rate of $4.

We also carry the Double Pumping starter kit for the Medela Symphony Pumps. The kit has everything you need to get started breastpumping. It includes bottles, breastshields, a Micro Steam Cleaning bag, pump n save bags, nursing pads and even the popular Calma feeding nipple. Kits are $79 and we can bring one out with your rental.

medela double pumping kitYour hospital grade breastpump rental may also be covered under your Employer Health Benefits. Ask us how to get coverage and be reimbursed back for the cost of your rental. Many plans are starting to cover the cost of a Breastpump, you just need to ask!

If you have a child in the NICU or with special medical need you will likely be able to get a Hospital Grade Breast Pump Rental covered under your health insurance. Medela surveyed the major insurance providers and 77 % of them provide coverage in this type of situation but you may need pre-authorization or a prescription.

Wondering which breast pump is best for you? Here is a guide to all the choices. The Symphony (hospital grade pump) is designed to help build and maintain a milk supply. This is especially important if breastfeeding does not go well right away. Protect your supply by pumping on a regular basis until you and baby have figured things out. For those moms who plan to pump exclusively, save time by using the most efficient double breast pump on the market. Double pumping with a hospital grade pump can be done in as little as 15 minutes per session.

Call our Calgary office 403-510-2005

Edmonton Medela Breast Pump Rentals

Did you know we offer FREE delivery and pick up on the MEDELA Symphony hospital grade breast pump rentals?

The last thing you need to be doing when you have a new baby is driving from pharmacy to pharmacy looking for an available Medela breast pump rental. We bring the pump right to your door.

medela breast pump rent

We offer competitive pricing (only $109/month) and offer more value by hand delivering the pump to your door and showing you how to set it up and get started.

Your hospital grade breastpump rental may also be covered under your Employer Health Benefits. Ask us how to get coverage and be reimbursed back for the cost of your rental.

www.OneTinySuitcase.ca 587-784-0212