Recruitment Tip #4: Try a pumping challenge

Increase pumping to 10-12 times per day and record the milk volume. Then have the mother reduce pumping to 8 times a day for 24 hours, and record the volume of milk produced. If the milk volume has decreased by at least 30%, the mother meets the reduction criteria for the study and may be eligible for study participation!

The pump challenge will:

  • help to early identify mothers who will experience difficulty maintaining adequate breast milk production volumes.

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