Good breastpump for working mom??

ABRIANNA - posted on 05/14/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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This is my third pregnancy and with my first two I was fortunate enough to not need a heavy duty pump. I've read every review out there and I'm getting such mixed reviews on what to use. I need something that will maintain or even increase milk production, I don't want to have to pump multiple times a day from both breasts to produce only one bottle I would like to get one bottle maybe two(pumping both breasts) out of each pumping session. Thoughts,experiences?

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Katherine - posted on 05/14/2012

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I loved my Medela, two in one. It had a back up charger in case there were no plugs, tons of bottles and freezer bags, I always put it on high and pumped in about 2 min anywhere from 6-10 ounces. It was craziness, because I had freezer bags full too! So yeah, I loved that pump, in fact I still have it.

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Laura - posted on 05/17/2012

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From my experience, Medela Symphony is the best!!! You can rent it for aprox. $60 per month, but it's totally worth it! It's very efficient!

Amy - posted on 05/14/2012

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I had the medela pump in style and loved it. The only time milk would get into the tubing on mine is if the bottle I was pumping into was too full and there was no place else for the milk to go. I have to say though I think your expectations of a pump are somewhat unrealistic. A pump is no where near as efficient as the baby so you have to pump for longer periods of time to get the same amount of milk as a nursing session would take. The average out put for pumping is 1/2 to two ounces total for both breasts, so you're probably not going to get "bottles" every time you pump, although I averaged between 3-4 ounces per session depending on how much time had passed in between..

I will also say that when I returned to work my milk production increased, the reason being was because I was pumping both breasts rather then just feeding my daughter off of one breast per feeding. Good luck.

ABRIANNA - posted on 05/14/2012

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Thanks! I've read that medela has a problem with milk getting into the tubing, did you have that problem at all?

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