Breast Pump Hire

Breast Pump Hitr

At Jane Palmer Midwifery, we make breast pump hire easy. We are here to provide you with the best breast pumps to help you express more efficiently, and yes – you don’t have to break the bank for this!

Breastfeeding provides babies with the best start in life and is a significant contributor to a baby’s health. Perhaps you have not been able to express enough milk for your baby. Or maybe your baby has some difficulty breastfeeding? Again, you might not have any breastfeeding problems, just a busy schedule, and you have to express some milk for your baby to cover for the time at work – the whole supermum thing. We’ve got you covered.

Hospital Grade Breast Pump Hire

Pick-up is available from North Parramatta or delivered to your home. Features include:

  • Low Cost
  • Convenient Pick-up
  • Easy to Use Machine
  • Tips for Successful Breastfeeding with the Machine Resources
Ameda Elite Electric Hospital Grade Breast Pump 1

Does Insurance Cover Breast Pump Rental?

It is true that in Australia, most health companies do not give rebates on the hiring of a breast pump. However, you can do some research and contact your health fund before renting a breast pump. You might be surprised they have it covered under ‘family extras.’

Is it Better to Rent or Buy a Breast Pump?

Renting or Buying a breast pump both have pros and cons. We will sift through them to help you make the best and most informed decision for you and your baby.

Buying a Breast pump

The price of a Breast pump depends on the type. Simple hand pumps can be bought for as little as $30, while personal electric breast pumps can go from $110 to $300 and above. Moreover, hospital-grade breast pumps range from $240.00 to thousands of dollars.


  • You have your breast pump for your baby. With no sharing of your breast pump, this eliminates the risk of cross-contamination
  • Also, since you buy your new one, you’ll get a warranty from the manufacturer.
  • It can be cost-effective in the long run


  • Some breast pumps are costly! They can be one of the most expensive newborn equipment you would have to buy.
  • You might not get one that suits you correctly the first time, and most stores would not allow you to return the pump once you have used it due to health reasons.

Breast Pump Hire

Breast pump hire can be an excellent alternative to buying for those who need it.


  • Coupled with the fact that you have to buy other newborn items, purchasing a quality electric breast pump is expensive. But with renting, you can save a lot more and receive a better quality breast pump.
  • Renting provides affordable, efficient pumping. So, if the problem is low milk supply, premature babies, twins or any condition that requires more efficient milk production, renting a hospital grade pump is your best bet. Smaller pumps are also not as efficient as the hospital-grade breast pumps that we provide.
  • If you are unsure which pump is the best for you to buy, breast pump hire allows you to try and know which works for you best, all at a lower cost. It is better to spend $25 per week and return a pump than to pay $240 for a breast pump that is not suitable.


  • There is a risk of cross-contamination if the pump design does not permit multiple people to use it. However, at JP Midwifery, all our breast pumps for hire are TGA-certified as multiple-use breast pumps, so you have nothing to fear when renting from us.
  • In the long term, purchasing might be more cost-effective than renting.

Hire a Breast Pump

When Should You Order A Breast Pump?

When to order a breast pump depends on your situation. Ask yourself, are you going to use the pump because your pregnancy is high risk? Are you going back to work? Did you experience breastfeeding problems with your last baby? Breast pumps are a handy but not an essential piece of equipment. However, research has shown that most women order their breast pumps around week 30 of pregnancy. Further, within two days of welcoming a new baby, 60% of women report having a breast pump.

Therefore, you can use other women’s experiences as a reference. Besides, being prepared for your newborn in advance may be your choice. Finally, shopping with a new baby is challenging – do your pregnancy research, so if you need to purchase a pump or opt for breast pump hire – you’ll know the best choice. It’s better to be ready before the show!

Are Hospital-Grade Breast Pumps Better?

The answer is Yes.

Compared to personal breast pumps, hospital-grade breast pumps are safer. They have barriers that serve to protect against cross-contamination. Furthermore, every mum purchases a new collecting kit. In other words, ensuring there is never any interaction between two women.

Hospital-grade breast pump design enables multiple users. Therefore, being robust, hospital-grade pumps are very suitable for short-term frequent feeding, exclusive expressing, and long-term expressing, mainly when you aim to establish or maintain a full milk supply. What’s more, being powerful makes them fast and efficient. As a result, a hospital-grade pump takes only 10 to 15 minutes to empty both breasts after a let-down. These breast pumps are time-saving; they make pumping faster and easier than personal pumps.

How Often Should You Sterilise A Breast Pump?

You don’t need to sterilise the pump itself. However, you need to wipe down the body of your breast pump at least once a day. For example, use a soft, damp cloth to wipe down the casing.

Furthermore, you don’t need to disinfect or sterilise the collection kit (attachments for the breast pump) if your baby is healthy and full-term. With this in mind, follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to clean the accessories to your breast pump. Firstly, rinse all expressing equipment with cold water to remove any breastmilk. Then, you may be able to place parts of your collection kit on the top shelf of a dishwasher. Alternatively, you can clean breast pump attachments with hot, soapy water, rinse them, and allow them to dry.

Washing Breast Pump Equipment

However, recommendations say if your baby is premature or unwell, sterilise your breast pump attachments after each use. In this case, it’s essential to keep germs and bacteria away. Furthermore, washing your premature or sick baby’s equipment is not enough. After rinsing equipment in cold water and soaking in hot, soapy water (ensuring you remove all soap), sterilising can be done by:

  • Boiling in a pot of water on a stovetop
  • Microwave steam steriliser
  • Using a sterilising solution such as Milton

Further Information

Elite Breast Pump Instructional Video

Reference List

JP Midwifery aims to keep you informed with the latest research-based information. Check out our reference list used in the creation of this article.

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This page was published on the 24th of January 2024