I breastfed my first child but I never got a pump does anybody know any good breastpumps?

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Andrea - posted on 10/03/2009

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Ameda Purely Yours double electric pump is awesome! I have a Medela Swing (and have rented the hospital-grade Medela from the lactation dept.) and I recently purchased the Ameda because I needed a double pump. It works just as good (if not better than) the pump I rented from the hospital and it is WAY cheaper. You can get it for as little as $150 if you do not need the carrying bag, extra bottles, cooling element, etc...Medela's are good too, but much more expensive. The Ameda also has a diaphragm that prevents milk and water from getting into the tubing, which always happened with my Medela Swing.

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Brittney - posted on 10/05/2009

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also try breastflow bottles.... they are designed to make the baby compress the nipple and suck at the same time just like breasts... there will never be any nipple confusion and it is so awesome. the only place i found them was on the learning curve website

Brittney - posted on 10/05/2009

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i had a handheld manual pump for my little girl and it was a pain in the butt... now i have an evenflo double automatic pump. it is so easy to use and take with you wherever you go. i am very happy with it

Jody - posted on 10/05/2009

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Please note, most of the personal pumps are just that - personal! You should not share these as there is possibility to transmit bacteria and germs. Somehow milk can get up into the pump parts (i have not figured out how...but that's what they say!)



However the hospital grade is setup differently and doesn't allow your milk to enter the product, so no worries there - just be sure to have your own brand new plastic gear.

Jody - posted on 10/05/2009

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If you need it only for a short time, try renting a pump from your hospital - mine rents hospital grade Medela pumps that are absolutely great.



I really like my Medela Pump in Style Advance (mine happens to be the backpack, but it probably doesn't matter what style bag you get). I got mine on Amazon brand new for about $219. Compared to formula this is nothing!

Larissa - posted on 10/03/2009

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Personally I have three an evenflo hand held, and two electric pumps one is evenflo and one is the first years. I prefer to use the electric evenflo, it is faster and it doesn't stop working in the middle of pumping. I have also been told that Medela is a great brand.

Kat - posted on 10/03/2009

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Any manual breast pump is fine i had boots own manual one for my second baby and i bought the Advent isis iq pump 3 in 1 which cost me 80 quid i used it twice and am now trying to sell it as i am now a pro at breast feeding and didnt need it,so it was a waste of money.

Amy - posted on 10/03/2009

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I had a medela pump and didnt like it. I got a 1st years one and it is GREAT! the cones for the breast is soft and silicone. The medela one I had they were hard and hurt when I pumpped. And its one of the cheaper ones. I suggested it to my cousin and she like it also :)

Nouf - posted on 10/03/2009

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Hiii..i have tried alot and MEDELA electrical breastpumpms are the best...Good luck

Kristin - posted on 10/03/2009

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I would say medela....with my son i had the avent and used a medela with my second soooooooooooo much better and faster. plus i feel like i could pump out better

Shirley - posted on 10/02/2009

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MEDELA lol. They are so expensive though. They cost like $250-$300. Well, I went on craigslist.com and found so many moms selling theirs. I got mine for $50 because she got it as a gift but never breastfed her baby. I went to Target and bought all new attch. that cost like $20. Thats a steal. When I'm done I'm gonna sell it to someone. Look into it. hope this helped

Allyson - posted on 10/02/2009

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I think Medela is definitely the best brand all their pumps work great. I have the medela symphony.. it was really expensive but definitely worth it. you can always rent some from the hospital too. Good luck looks like you have plenty of advice though haha

Conni - posted on 10/02/2009

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I have the Playtex Embrace. I had the Medela Lactina that I rented from the hospital and the Playtex works very comparable to the Lactina and VERY portable! Comes with LOTS of accesories and I do love it!

Kristen - posted on 10/02/2009

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Definately go with the medela pump in style. I am a medical student so I don't have much time and the PIS works great. I am sooooo happy I splurged and got this one and recommend it highly!

Bianca - posted on 10/02/2009

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wow you guys umm I guess medela it is wow.... Hopefully I can afford it... if anything I don't need to have an elecric although I'm in college but Ill keep it in mind. With a toddler and a newborn I might have to consider the electric... if it will make my life a lil easier than why not right?

Bryanna - posted on 10/02/2009

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Medela Pump in Style and Ameda Purely Yours are the 2 biggest names in pumps. I see the word "best" being thrown around a lot here and would like to say that one pump isnt necessarily the "best" for everyone. And some people simply cannot afford a Medela. I have the Purely Yours pump and it is an absolutely WONDERFUL pump. The Lansinoh double electric is the same model. I use mine every day and highly recommend it. :o)

Tarah - posted on 10/01/2009

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Medela is the best I had a playtex with my son, and it died after 8 months of daily use

Barb - posted on 10/01/2009

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Medela swing is an electric breast pump which is brilliant, also endorced by the australian beastfeeding association

Hannah - posted on 10/01/2009

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Sounds like you have plenty of advice -- my 2 cents is to just remember NOT to buy a used pump. It is unsanitary and can put your baby at risk.

Geneva - posted on 10/01/2009

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An electric double Medella pump is the best but expensive. Check with your insurance to see if they will cover some if not all of it. Insurance companies are starting to cover this more than they used to. Good luck

Jessica - posted on 10/01/2009

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I rented one from the hospital and ended up buying one just like it. Its a Bailey's double electric pump. It works just as well as Medela but less than 1/2 the price! If you go to thier website they even have a low income program that takes off $50! So I got a $130 pump for $80! www.baileymed.com

Stacy - posted on 10/01/2009

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I use the Medela Freestyle and it is great, but pricey. It is worth it to get a good pump though, especially if you are going to be pumping a lot. The Pump in Style is also great.

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I love my Medela PIS and as previously mentioned it is a bit pricey but well worth it. With my first daughter I was given another brand as a gift but it really hurt to use - it felt like a one setting vacuum. With Medela I've been able to get more of a 'custom' fit and I credit it with helping me to have a wonderful breastfeeding experience this time around. I really appreciate being able to adjust the suction on days when I feel a bit tender.

Julie - posted on 10/01/2009

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How often are you planning to pump? If it's going to be a regular thing, I would recommend your investing in a good electric one. I started with an Avent but with the amount I was pumping I quickly was developing hand cramps and RSI! Once I switched to an electric (Medela), things got a whole lot easier - you can let the pump do its thing while you surf the net and have a cup of tea to relax.

Carla - posted on 10/01/2009

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I use avent isis with great results, I have the manual but it comes in electric too

Tracy - posted on 09/30/2009

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I too love the Medela PIS, but the Ameda PurelyYours (same as the Lansinoh) is also a wonderful pump, lighter, cheaper, and FDA approved for multiple users (just have to get a new collection kit). Either way you go shop around. There are good deals on Ebay on new pumps.

Good Luck!

Samantha - posted on 09/30/2009

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I haven't had a chance to use mine just yet, but I've heard sooo many great things about Madela... Idk why you'd go with anything else with the overwhelming responses for Madela haha.

Rebecca - posted on 09/30/2009

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I love Medella pumps and swear by them, even though they are a bit pricy they are well worth the money. They are easy to use, great suction and settings, love the let down phase as well. I have the "Swing" and the "Harmony" but if I was pumping more I would have gotten either the "Pump N Style" or the "Freestyle". I did also rented the "Symphony" which is the hospital grade double pump, which is pretty much the same as the last 2 I mentioned.

Jasmine - posted on 09/30/2009

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I have a Lansinoh double electric pump. Price is reasonalble and you can purchase accessories (i.e. bag with mini cooler, pump parts, etc.) from the Lansinoh website. I use it primarily at work 2-3 times daily and on the weekends when I need to. I love it. The price fit my budget and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Amber - posted on 09/30/2009

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I know the medela is best but if you cant afford one, I had a safety 1st and it worked just fine. I didnt have to pump all that much, about 3 days a week when I went back to work part-time and it did the job!

Nyssa - posted on 09/30/2009

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I really like my Avent Isis. It's not electric, but it's my second one, and it's alot easier to get started then my old one was. I would go for an electric one if I worked outside the home, though. THe electric ones are supposed to be faster, but I find I can adequately pump both sides in 10 to 15 min. each.

Winona - posted on 09/30/2009

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It's unanimous! Medela Pump in Style is great; there are 2 sets that are the same with the only difference being the bag/purse that the pump is carried in; I went with the less expensive one. It works very well!

Heather - posted on 09/30/2009

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Medela pump in style is probably the best you can buy, but I rented the Medela Lactina with both children from the hospital and it cost me less than buying a good pump. And you can buy interchangeable parts at Target, because all the medelas use the same size bottles.

Heather - posted on 09/30/2009

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Medela is the best choice. A little pricey but worth every penny in my opinion. I got the Medela Pump in Style model. It costs about $250 at Target but some wonderful co-workers collected enough to almost cover the whole amount.

Heather - posted on 09/30/2009

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Medela is the best choice. A little pricey but worth every penny in my opinion. I got the Medela Pump in Style model. It costs about $250 at Target but some wonderful co-workers collected enough to almost cover the whole amount.

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