Breastfeeding has been around as long as babies. Breastpumps, on the other hand, have not. The over-simplified answer to “do I need to pump?” is technically, “no,” since breasts and a baby are the only things required to breastfeed in an optimal situation.
However, a breastpump can be incredibly useful and helpful to many mothers and babies in situations that may not be optimal, or in the case of the mother who works or studies outside of the home. Pumping is something virtually every mom might want to know a few things about.
Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers who have wondered whether they will need to pump, can read more on this topic by going to www.pikecountyhealth.org and scrolling down to the Breastfeeding Newsletter. Pike County Health Department is an equal opportunity provider.
This Breastfeeding Fact was submitted by Brittany Dain, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, PCHD.