Identification of Factors Affecting Breast Pump Efficacy

Leon Mitoulas, Donna Ramsay, Jacqueline Kent, M. Larsson, Peter Hartmann

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Many studies have investigated the physical characteristics of sucking by breast- and bottle-fed infants (Woolridge 1986; Weber et al. 1986; Mathew & Bhatia 1989; Bamford et al. 1992). However, none have applied the same approach to human milk expression using an electric breast pump. In this regard there is a paucity of information regarding factors that can affect breast pump function. We have developed a method suitable for the objective determination of breast pump efficacy (Mitoulas et al. 2002a) and have used this method to compare a standard pumping pattern to an experimental pumping pattern in an effort to identify factors that may be responsible for breast pump efficacy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th International Conference of the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML)
EditorsL.K. Pickering, A.L. Morrow, G.M. Ruiz-Palacios, R.J. Schanler
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
EditionMexico City
ISBN (Print)0306485885
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventIdentification of Factors Affecting Breast Pump Efficacy - Mexico City
Duration: 1 Jan 2004 → …


ConferenceIdentification of Factors Affecting Breast Pump Efficacy
Period1/01/04 → …


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