Did you know that some private insurance providers offer coverage for a hospital grade breast pump rental, or the purchase a breast pump? Ask your private insurance provider to find out if you may be covered!
Breast Pump Rentals
You can rent hospital-grade breast pumps from local businesses in Winnipeg. Some pharmacies and medical supply stores offer them. Call ahead to check prices and availability as breast pumps in Winnipeg seem to frequently run out of stock.
Meyer’s Drugs offers the Medela Symphony breast pump rental. They also stock a selection of pump parts for both Medela and Ameda brand pumps. As well as speciality items for breastfeeding / chestfeeding (e.g. Medela Brand SNS Systems – Supplementary Nursing Systems)
Sometimes we nursing mamas need a little help boosting our milk supply. Substances that aid in lactation are called galactagogues, and your public health nurse, midwife or doctor may recommend them to you.
- Herbal supplements are available locally in capsule form – Vita Health, Sunrise, Sangsters, Bulk Barn, Superstore (natural foods section), etc.
- You can also buy the dried herbs in bulk from Hollow Reed Holistic to create your own teas, etc.
- There are a number of premade teas designed to increase milk supply. For example: Earth Mama Angel Baby Milkmaid tea is popular and is available at Vita Health and other health food stores.