What type of breast pump?

Laci - posted on 05/05/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I'm an expecting Mom and I have been looking around for a breast pump, but it seems that each pump has half positive reviews and half negative reviews...I'm very confused on which is the best ones so if someone could help me that would be great!

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I also had an Avent manual pump. It was fantastic and it really didn't take much effort to get the milk to come out. It was comfortable too.

Chelsea Cleo - posted on 05/06/2010

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Hey there Laci.

I got an "avent manual breast pump' and it worked really well.
It had a protective let down cushion so that it was a bit more gentle on the nipples and the breast. It massaged the breast to help milk flow.
Also you attach a bottle to the end of the pump and it pumps milk straight into the bottle ready for feeding.

I find Avent products are the best products I have used. I have Avent bottles, Avent breast pump, Avent dummys etc.

Kristin - posted on 05/06/2010

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What's the plan for after baby comes? Are you working and planning to go back? Are you hoping baby will take a bottle from someone else? Are you looking to pump enough to mix with cereals? Figure that out first and then go from there. I would also suggest talking with a lactation consultant or La Leche League leader too.



If you are working and planning to go back, I would recommend renting to check them out and then purchasing if you will do it for a long time. If you decide to not go back to work, then you won't need to pump as much.



If you will be home with baby, a manual is most likely enough. But, there is something about the expediency of an electric.



That being said, I used an Avent Isis manual and pumped enough for cereals and the occasional sippy. Any extra was frozen for another time.

Christina - posted on 05/06/2010

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I rented a breast pump at first - It was an electric Medela the same one that the hospital used. It was inexpensive and once I stopped using it often I returned it and now have a small hand held manual pump. I really like it - It has two different pumping speeds and a swivle handle. It is supposed to be the closest to the way baby naturally feeds. It is also Medela brand the Harmony manual breastpump. From what I have read it is preferred by 9 of 10 moms. Good luck - you are in for a wonderful experience.

Cynthia - posted on 05/06/2010

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I used the Medela Pump In Style (double electric). It is pretty spendy, but in my opinion worth it, because it's amazing!

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I used the Medela electric single pump.....it was a gift and although I've never used any other brands and have nothing to compare it to, I LOVED IT! Good luck!

C. - posted on 05/06/2010

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I had two. My MIL bought an Avent manual pump for me and then I was given a Medela electric pump. I actually preferred the Avent pump b/c it has a silicone insert that helps massage your breast. (TMI ALERT) The Medela pump felt like it was sucking off my nipple so I had to quit using it.

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I had the Lansinoh double electric breast pump. It did the job! I don't have anything to compare it to, but I liked it fine.

Nikki - posted on 05/05/2010

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I love my Ameda double electric breast pump, I used a manual one for a few months which was horrible. I have also use medela (I think that's what it's called) but I like the Ameda the best, pricey but so worth it, saves so much time. I atually got mine on ebay then I just purchased the parts that attach to your boob from the chemist. Didn't like the idea of second hand ones!

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