Need a breast pump? Learn the pros and cons of renting vs buying

Mar 22, 2023 | Breast Pumps

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Parents who are not breastfeeding directly often need a breast pump to express breast milk so that they can provide breast milk to their babies. Breast milk is the best way to feed a baby, and breast pumps can help ensure that breast milk feeding is possible even if direct breastfeeding isn’t always possible.

Why choose a MEDELA breast pump?

There are many different types and brands of breast pumps in the market. But MEDELA pumps are one of the top choices.

MEDELA breast pumps are easy to use, safe and reliable. They’re designed with comfort in mind, so parents can breastfeed or pump breast milk with ease and minimal effort. MEDELA pumps also feature innovative technologies that help ensure breast milk is collected and preserved optimally.

The Pros of Renting a MEDELA Breast Pump

Renting a MEDELA breast pump has several advantages over buying one.

  • Ensure fit – First, renting allows you to try out a breast pump before committing to purchase it. MEDELA pumps come in different models with different features designed for different needs—renting allows you to try out multiple models in order to determine what works best for you.
  • Cost Savings – Another advantage of renting is cost; rented breast pumps are typically cheaper than buying one outright, especially if you only need the pump for a short period of time.
  • Customer Service – Besides fit and cost savings, MEDELA’s rental program includes access to customer service and support staff who can answer questions about how best to use the product and address any issues that may arise during your rental period.
  • Convenience – Finally, all rented breast pumps come with sanitization services so that the breast pump remains hygienic and safe for use. These services are often not available when purchasing a breast pump outright.

When should you buy instead of rent?

Renting is an excellent choice for short-term use. But if you need to breastfeed or express breast milk for a longer period of time, then buying may be the better option. MEDELA breast pumps are designed with long-term use in mind and come with warranties that ensure your breast pump will last for years to come.

No matter which option you choose, MEDELA breast pumps provide exceptional quality and reliability. They’re easy to use, safe, and designed to make breastfeeding as convenient as possible. Whether you decide to rent or buy, you can rest assured knowing that MEDELA has your best interests in mind.

Have questions?

If you are looking for recommendations on the best pumps to use, talk to one of our lactation consultants.

Sarah Early - MSN, APRN-FNP-C, IBCLC

Sarah Early, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, IBCLC, is a clinically trained Integrative and Functional Health Family Nurse Practitioner who specializes in women's health and is the owner of Peony Women's Integrative Health and Lactation Room. She graduated with a Master's in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner with high distinction and is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Sarah has been a practicing International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) since 2011 and opened Lactation Room in 2014. Lactation Room specializes in supporting parent/baby dyads who are struggling with infant oral dysfunction, feeding difficulties, and tongue-and-lip ties. They earned the prestigious IBCLE Care Award from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) have recognized Lactation Room for excellence in lactation care. She is a member of ILCA, USLCA, MBC, AANP, IATP, and MBC.