If you are pregnant or a new mom then I am sure you have been learning all about breastfeeding and breast pumps. You might wonder why a SAHM might need a breast pump. There are numerous reasons why a breast pump will come in handy.
1. Medical Issues with newborn– If your baby is born a preemie, has latch issues or is put into the NICU then a breast pump will come in handy with helping your milk supply come in. Yes, you may feel silly pumping when only a drop of colostrum is all you have but trust me it is well worth it.
2. Multiple Births- I personally have not had twins or multiples so I am only speaking from some ideas from other moms. You may not be able to get your newborns to nurse at a schedule that will allow you some sanity. Using a breast pump would allow another caregiver to feed your infants while you rest. This could be a very good thing or bad thing depending on the reliability of your help and your babies resistance to a bottle.