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Publication Date

February 1, 2011


Journal Article

Development of a WIC single-user electric breast pump protocol

By Clark A, Dellaport J



This project describes the development of a protocol that compared issuing multi-user electric breast pumps to single-userbreast pumps for Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) participants.


Forty breastfeeding mothers participating in WIC who were separated from their infants ≥30 hours a week, planned to offer breastmilk until their infants turned 1 year, and used a WIC-loaned electric breast pump for at least 1 month were enrolled in the project.


Results of this project indicate that an appropriate protocol to administer single-user electric breast pumps was developed and may provide some benefits to both WIC and WIC mothers.


Recommendations to successfully continue using the single-user breast pump protocol include strengthening policies, procedures, and future issuance criteria.

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Date Added
March 16, 2018

Clark, A, & Dellaport, J 2011., 'Development of a WIC Single-User Electric Breast Pump Protocol', Breastfeeding Medicine, 6, 1, pp. 37-40. Available online: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Development+of+a+WIC+single-user+electric+breast+pump+protocol