I’m posting to ask you to participate in an online survey which focuses on the experiences of mothers who currently exclusively pump (EP) breast milk or have done in the past.

I am a PhD student at the College of Information Studies, University of Maryland. I am conducting the (to my knowledge) first ever academic research on EPing. Your response is essential to help me and many other people better understand EPing. As this research aims to help to identify the information that would be useful to EPers, one of the future benefits could be that women are provided with correct information about EPing earlier when it can be of the most use to them.

Please click the link below to go to the survey (or copy and paste the link into your browser). The survey takes about 30–45 minutes to complete and, if you’re currently EPing, you will be invited to participate in follow up surveys.

Survey link: https://umdsurvey.umd.edu/SE/?SID=SV_4OfVvAxPG6XLYRT
Please note that the survey may not load if you have ad or tracker blockers installed.

Your participation in the survey is completely voluntary and all of your responses will be kept confidential. You must be 18 years old or older to participate. No personally identifiable information will be associated with your responses to any reports of these data. The University of Maryland Institutional Review Board has approved this survey. Should you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact me at fjardine@umd.edu.

Thank you very much for your time and participation.

Sincerely,
Fiona Jardine
fjardine@umd.edu, https://fionamjardine.wordpress.com