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Allison Tolman

Understanding Breast Pumps: The Science vs the Practical

  • Speaker: Allison Tolman , LPN, IBCLC, ICCE
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
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Abstract:

The overwhelming amount of breast pumps on the market and lack of evidence-based pumping research make it difficult for both parents and professionals to know how to choose and use breast pumps effectively. After conducting pilot testing on over 50 breast pumps with a custom designed Breast Pump Vacuum Monitoring System, we will use the graphs and data gathered to better understand the differences between pumps and which are most effective for specific pumping scenarios. We will dive into the science of breast pumps, the practical use of different types of pumps, and clinical aspects of counseling pumping parents.