Symphony PLUS program card for Symphony breast pump
The Symphony PLUS program card contains software with two different pumping programs for the hospital grade breast pump Symphony. The INITIATE program supports pump-dependent mothers to successfully initiate milk production while the MAINTAIN program is designed to optimise milk output after secretory activation has occurred, in order to build and maintain lactation.
Symphony PLUS program card – designed to mimic the natural sucking pattern of a term born infant
The research-based pumping programs of Symphony PLUS have been developed specifically to support mothers of preterm and term infants to initiate, build and maintain an adequate milk production.
The Symphony initiation technology mimics the irregular and more rapid sucking and pausing pattern of a term born infant in the first days of lactation and supports pump-dependent mothers to successfully initiate milk production.
The Symphony with its 2-Phase Expression technology mimics the term born infant's sucking pattern during established lactation to optimise milk output.
Benefits of the Symphony PLUS program card
- The Symphony breast pump with its research-based programs has been developed specifically to support mothers throughout their lactation journey: to initiate, build and maintain adequate milk production.
- The Symphony PLUS program card is delivered with the Symphony breast pump.
- This card is available separately, thus offering a unique upgrade functionality allowing adaptation to new research findings by simply changing the card.
- Effective for mothers of preterm and term infants
- Supporting the first few days of lactation: Medela's initiation technology
- Optimising milk output during established lactation
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