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!!


Chrystal - posted on 01/31/2012




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




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




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




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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