Hands-Free Pumping

Why is Hands-Free Pumping so Impactful in the NICU?

Most NICU mothers are encouraged to begin pumping breastmilk for their newborns approximately every three hours in order to ensure their baby has the best nutrition possible. Interrupting daily activities and sleeping hours is a significant task and the stress of exclusively pumping, even for a short period of time can be exhausting.

Being hands-free when you pump for your baby offers many benefits whether you’re at the bedside, at home, or at work. Using both hands to massage your breasts can support improved milk production and reduce inflammation. Focusing your mind and hands on other tasks during long or repetitive pumping sessions can also help reduce stress in the NICU.

We’ve created a compact printed guide that has practical, easy to follow instructions to make frequent pumping more manageable for NICU moms. These convenient guides are available to all our Partner Hospitals. Any other hospital or organization can purchase copies for their use.