When I started my Breastfeeding Practice 7 years ago, I mistakenly thought, I had to provide pumps for sales and rentals to be successful. I thought I could not have a breastfeeding practice without pumps. I loaded up with the two leading brands and rentals.
I am totally wrong. I hardly sell or rent a pump.
- When I sell my last Medela Pump (which happens to be cheaper than Targets price) I am not going to stock up on pumps anymore.
- When my contract for hospital grade rental pumps expires I am sending my rental pumps back.
I will continue to provide replacement parts for Medela. I have some parts for the Ameda style pump, but overall Ameda and other promising new pump brands don't seem to be in too much demand in my area.
The mothers who come to me who legitimately need a pump, seem to have them before coming to me. Someone in the area is doing well with pumps sales/rentals. Target? the Hospitals? the Medical Supply? They are doing so well at selling pumps, I don't need to.
No pump. NO PUMP. I can't sell a single pump. I want the baby to nurse.
Mothers of preemies, the hospital will certainly supply you with the highest quality rental pump.
Others with medical problems (sore nipples, fussy babies, under or oversupply), be leery of what you are purchasing. If you need lactation support, get the right information.