Medela Breast Pump Rental - Frequently Asked Questions

1. Does the Breast Pump Rental include the bottles, breast shields and tubing?

2. I received a breast pump kit at the hospital. Can I use this with the rental pump?

3. How do I decide if I should I rent or purchase a breast pump?

4. I don't live in Nevada, can I have a breast pump shipped to me?

5. What is the difference between the Medela Symphony Breast Pump and the Medela Lactina Select Breast Pump?

6. I've heard that I should not use someone else's breast pump. Why is it safe to rent a hospital grade breast pump?

7. How long will it take for my order to arrive?



Question:
1. Does the Breast Pump Rental include the bottles, breast shields and tubing?
Answer:
No, you must purchase a New Medela Personal Pump Kit (double pumping system) to attach to either the Medela Symphony breast pump or Medela Lactina Select breast pump if you do not already have it.


Question:
2. I received a breast pump kit at the hospital. Can I use this with the rental breast pump?
Answer:
Yes, if you received a Medela Symphony Double Pumping System or a Medela Lactina Double Pumping System, then you will be able to use this with your rental breast pump. Look on the package, to see which type of breast pump kit you received.


Question:
3. How do I decide if I should I rent or purchase a breast pump?
Answer:
Whether you should rent or purchase a breast pump depends on many different factors. If you are planning on pumping for a short period of time, such as 1 - 3 months, it may be more economical to rent a breast pump. Another factor to consider is how often you will be pumping. For occasional pumping, many moms will opt to purchase a breast pump. If you had a premature baby who is unable to nurse, you will be pumping 8 - 12 times per day and a hospital breast pump is recommended to establish and maintain a healthy milk supply.
Click Here for more help deciding which Medela breast pump is right for you. (Medela Product Selector questionnaire.)

Question:
4. I don't live in Nevada, can I have a breast pump shipped to me?
Answer:
Yes, If you live outside of Las Vegas or Henderson, Nevada, your rental pump will be shipped to you via FedEx Ground Home Delivery. Prepaid rentals of 2 months ship for only $10. (Continental U.S. only)
Alaska or Hawaii customers - please call for a shipping quote.
Click Here for Out-of-State Rental INFORMATION.

Question:
5. What is the difference between the Medela Symphony Breast Pump and the Medela Lactina Select Breast Pump?
Answer:
The main difference is the "2 Phase Expression" feature on the Medela Symphony Breast Pump. The first phase is the Stimulation Phase which is fast and light sucking to start milk flowing followed by the Expression Phase, which is slower and stronger to extract more milk in less time. Although still a very effective breast pump, the Lactina Select does not have 2-Phase Expression technology.


Question:
6. I've heard that I should not use someone else's breast pump. Why is it safe to rent a Medela hospital grade breast pump?
Answer:
Hospital Grade Breast Pumps are designed differently than Personal Use Breast Pumps. The Medela Symphony Breastpump and Medela Lactina Breastpump were designed and constructed as hospital-grade pumps to support multiple users in a hospital or rental setting. The first level of hygiene comes from the "tortuous" path design of the breastshield in the personal pump kit. The second level of hygiene comes from the unique membrane cap and protective membrane (Symphony model), and the Piston and cylinder assembly (Lactina model) which were designed to keep milk separate from the pump. The Medela Pump in Style Breastpump and other personal-use breast pumps were designed to support a single user's breastpump needs and thereby were not designed to include a protective membrane and cap or piston and cylinder assembly.



Question:
7. How long will it take for my order to arrive?
Answer:
Fedex Ground Shipping time is anywhere from 1 - 5 business days -- See chart below.
For FASTER shipping, USPS Priority Mail (2 days for most locations) is available for an extra charge. Call (702)862-6435 for a Priority shipping price quote.

Fedex Transit Times Map Transit Times
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