Circumstances might arise where a breast pump is necessary, such as if you need to provide milk for a sick or premature baby. Pumping also is needed in these situations:
- Removing milk when the baby breastfeeds ineffectively;
- Increasing your milk supply through added stimulation;
- Helping to pull out flat or inverted nipples;
- Relieving engorgement;
- Providing breast milk when you are at work or away from the baby.