Medela has combined both the Preemie+ 1.0 program and the Standard 2.0 program onto one easy-to-use Preemie+ program card. This allows mothers of premature infants to use one pump to initiate and maintain her milk supply.
Initiation – Preemie+ 1.0
The Preemie+ 1.0 program is designed to get pump dependent mothers started breastpumping. Its new unique burst/pause pattern is clinically shown to help mothers of premature infants initiate milk flow as it mimics baby’s first sucking pattern after birth.
IMPORTANT – You should only use the Preemie+ 1.0 program until you achieve 3 consecutive pumping sessions, each totaling 20 mLs. Once you have achieved this, you should switch to the Standard 2.0 program.
2-Phase Expression® - Standard 2.0
The combination of the two programs has been clinically shown to allow mothers of premature infants to provide significantly greater milk output in fewer minutes pumping.