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In acute care settings, such as the NICU and PICU, both syringe pumps and enteral pumps are used to pump human breast milk and formula, often in very small volumes, requiring the staff to determine which is the most appropriate for use in a specific situation. As patients transition to home care, pump options typically become more limited.

See the infographic below to learn more about the relative advantages of each technology, and some ideas on when to consider moving from one type of pump to another in order to optimize clinical processes  and meet patient needs.

Cara Larimer, RD, CNSC
Director of Clinical Development - Enteral