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pump

 [pump]
1. an apparatus for drawing or forcing liquid or gas.
2. to draw or force liquids or gases.
blood pump a machine used to propel blood through the tubing of extracorporeal circulation devices.
breast pump a pump for taking milk from the breast.
calcium pump the mechanism of active transport of calcium (Ca2+) across a membrane, as of the sarcoplasmic reticulum of muscle cells, against a concentration gradient; the mechanism is driven by hydrolysis of ATP.
enteral feeding pump an infusion pump specifically designed for administration of a solution through a feeding tube.
insulin pump see insulin pump.
intra-aortic balloon pump see intra-aortic balloon pump.
muscle pump compression of veins by the contraction of skeletal muscles, forcing blood towards the heart against the flow of gravity; seen particularly in the deep veins of the lower limbs. Called also venous pump.
proton pump a system for transporting protons across cell membranes, often exchanging them for other positively charged ions.
sodium pump (sodium-potassium pump) the mechanism of active transport driven by the energy generated by Na+,K+-ATPase, by which sodium (Na+) is extruded from a cell and potassium (K+) is brought in, so as to maintain the low concentration of sodium and the high concentration of potassium within the cell with respect to the surrounding medium. A high concentration of intracellular potassium is necessary for vital processes such as protein biosynthesis, certain enzyme activities, and maintenance of the membrane potential of excitable cells. Called also Na+-K+ pump.
stomach pump see stomach pump.
venous pump muscle pump.

breast pump

a suction instrument for withdrawing milk from the breast.

breast pump

a mechanical or electronic device for withdrawing milk from the breast.
A tubular mechanical device that provides gentle suction for milk extraction, used when breasts are engorged or when direct infant feeding is not possible for various physical—e.g., prematurity—or logistical reasons

breast pump

Pediatrics A tubular mechanical device that provides gentle suction for milk extraction, used when breasts are engorged or when direct infant feeding is not possible for various physical–eg prematurity or logistic–eg mommy has to work–reasons

breast pump

(brest pŭmp)
A suction instrument for withdrawing milk from the breast.

breast pump

A device used to relieve engorged and painful breasts of excess milk, or to remove milk for use later.
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The project used grant funding to equip county businesses with breast pumps, ottomans and refrigerators and to assist staff in creating breastfeeding and lactation policies for their employees.
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The NWLC found that some health plans are placing improper coverage limits on breastfeeding benefits, only allowing women to receive lactation services within 2 months of delivery; failing to cover breast pumps until after a baby is born; and denying claims for out-of-network lactation consultants even when in-network services are not available.
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There's a manual breast pump, as well as single and double electric breast pumps, along with many essential accessories, to support mums in breastfeeding for as long as they choose.
You can express milk by hand or with a breast pump and leave it with your caregiver to feed your baby.
The hotline will also offer referrals to the state's Women, Infants and Children Program, local community support groups and breast pump rental providers.
He told a local newspaper that adults are breastfed, or if they feel embarrassed they drink it from a breast pump.
Clients can choose to consume breast milk directly through breastfeedinga[bar] but they can always drink it from a breast pump if they feel uncomfortable," Lin Jun, the manager of Xinxinyu told the local newspaper.