Currently we are requesting mothers use the SickKids’ pumps and kits while in hospital. SickKids provides hospital grade pumps and breast pump kits on each unit of the hospital. The nurses on each floor provide instruction on where and how to use the pump and orientate you to the care of breast pumping equipment.
Lactation consultants are available if you have concerns with decreased breast milk volume or experience pain when you are pumping. The Specialty Food Shop on the main floor carries breastfeeding supplies as well as hospital recommended breast pumps to buy or rent for use at home.
Please see the following for more information:
See videos at:
- How to Establish and Maintain a Breast Milk Supply (including pumping and hand expression)
- Oral Immune Therapy
- Kangaroo Care
- Kangaroo Care with ventilated infant
Information cards on how to use the pumps are also attached to all breast pumps on the units