Has anyone used a manual and electric breast pump? I don't know weather its worth spending the extra money on a electric one or just buy a manual one!!

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Chrystal - posted on 01/31/2012

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It just means if the opening on the bottles are to large or small for the pump you'll have to transfer the milk after pumping but that's not that big of a deal. I didn't want traditional nipple bottles but rather the ones that mimicked real breasts to lower nipple confusion so I had to transfer because they wouldn't fit my pump it meant a bit more washing but you said you weren't using them often so it's not a big deal.

Kaitlin - posted on 01/25/2012

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yes. Manual was a joke- i often opted to just hand express instead. I also tried a first years electric v. a madela. Go for a good one- the medela- it's so worth it, especially if you plan to pump a lot, which I did. You can get one used and buy new hoses for half the price.

Chrystal - posted on 01/25/2012

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I didn't have good results with either a store electric or manual the only pump that really worked for me was the hospital grade one that I rented from a medical supply store but it was expensive like 30 a month but that's still less than formula every month so if you can't be there to feed the baby it's still more cost effect than formula.

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Rachel - posted on 01/31/2012

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Thanks for your input, i decided to get a manual one in the end as i am only planning on using it occasionally if i am away from baby so didn't want to overspend where not needed. I have bought a Tommee Tippee steriliser and botter set but bought a medela breast pump. After doing so i realised maybe i had made a mistake and should of bought a Tommee Tippee pump to go with the bottles so they are all the same, does this matter? I really don't know!!!

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