Breast Pump Rentals & Galactagogues

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. Call ahead to check prices and availability as breast pumps in Winnipeg seem to frequently run out of stock.

Bean Family Wellness offers the newest Hospital-Grade Breast Pump Rental on the market – the Ameda Platinum Hospital-grade Rental. Bean offers free delivery and pick-up within Winnipeg. The Ameda-brand pumps are WHO complient and are closed-system pumps. Bean Family also sells additional Ameda Accessories and some other breastfeeding products. 

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)

 

Galactagogues

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.