Pumps

Amanda - posted on 11/09/2008 ( 29 moms have responded )

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Just wondering what kind of pumps you are using/have used before. I have a Medela PIS Advanced which I have been using at work for 8 months.

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Wendy - posted on 07/24/2009

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I used my Medela PIS for over a year. But, the Avent ISIS Duo looks like a really nice pump also. It is about the same price as the PIS but has some better features.

Reema - posted on 07/22/2009

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ameda purely yours and Avent manual. I love the Avent more even though its manual.

Nichole - posted on 06/19/2009

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I used my PIS for 11 months and it worked great, I started with a first years double pump and it was crappy. After maybe a month it started to lose suction.

Lori - posted on 06/15/2009

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I also have an Ameda Purely Yours - it works great. I've been using it 8 months now, with no problems.

Robin - posted on 03/12/2009

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Quoting Amy:

I use the Medela PIS but would like to know if anyone has used the handsfree or has purchased one of those bras which allows you to pump hands free.



I have the Medela hands-free pump.  I've been using it for about 5 months and have only used it "hands-free" a couple times.  I can't get the straps to hold the breast-shields flat against me.  I'm a bit bigger in the bust and find I have to support myself with my hands, anyway.  So the hands-free part isn't all it's cracked up to be...but the pump itself works well, is compact, and pretty quiet.

Danielle - posted on 02/17/2009

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Quoting Jennifer:



Looks like I'm the only one, but I have an Ameda Purely Yours, which has lasted m a total of 24 months, between my two kids...I will be happy to retire it soon, though...not my favorite thing to do, but so worth it!






You're not the only one!!  i have an ameda purley yours as well.  so, far it's only been 4 1/2 months, but it's working great.

Julie - posted on 01/27/2009

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I used the Playtex Embrace double electric pump for two years total with my two girls. I LOVE this pump. I bought it because it is so easy to clean the parts, and it has both suction and massage motions. Also, it fits PERFECTLY with the Playtex drop in bottling system. I could either thrown them straight into the freezer, or right into the bottle shell. SO EASY.

Rachel - posted on 01/14/2009

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With my first baby, I used the Avent Isis manual pump which worked, but my hand got tired and sore after a while. This time around, I got the Avent Isis Uno electric pump. So far it's working well for me.

Shelly - posted on 01/10/2009

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I bought mine at a store in town, but here's what it is: http://www.affordable-breastfeeding-supp... This is the one that the Woman's Hospital here sells. I'm not advocating that website or anything, they just had the item. While I was searching for it, I also saw this other thing that's a similar concept but adds a sort of halter strap: http://www.diapers.com/Product/ProductDe... I would think that could be nice, especially for those with large breasts.

Shelly - posted on 01/10/2009

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I have the Medela PIS and use the cotton sort of "tube" that zips in front and has holes for the breast shields. I can't imagine pumping without it.

Laura - posted on 01/09/2009

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I love my Medela PIS. I tried a Gerber manual pump and it didn't work at all. The Medela is totally worth the cost. I was a little self-conscious because of the noise of the pump at first. Even though people at work knew what I was doing when my door was closed, I didn't want them to hear the pump. I zip up the front where the tubing comes out and it makes a big difference.

Claudine - posted on 01/07/2009

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Just a tip: For those who have a hard time with the noise on your PIS, I have used a rolled up towel and tucked it in the top of the shoulder bag which comes with the pump and this helps to dramatically reduce noise, I also put a throw blanket over the top of the whole bag when I am pumping at home, to reduce the noise even more. This does not hurt the machine, don't worry.

Jennifer - posted on 01/07/2009

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Looks like I'm the only one, but I have an Ameda Purely Yours, which has lasted m a total of 24 months, between my two kids...I will be happy to retire it soon, though...not my favorite thing to do, but so worth it!

Amy - posted on 01/05/2009

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I use the Medela PIS but would like to know if anyone has used the handsfree or has purchased one of those bras which allows you to pump hands free.

Kristina - posted on 01/02/2009

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I used the Medela PIS and the Harmony(manual pump) I also had the Ameda Purely yours.....LOVED them ALL!!!!!!

Laura - posted on 12/30/2008

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I use a Medela PIS. I used it with my daughter, and I've been using it with my son for the past 8 months. It's been great!

Omega - posted on 12/23/2008

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I have the Medela PIS Advanced also. It's a great pump. My only complaint is that it's noisy. I tried the rental Medela Lactina pump. It was much more quieter and offered more privacy when you're pumping in your office.

Claudine - posted on 11/25/2008

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I currently use a Medela Free Style, which is a million times better than the Playtex Embrace which I started out with, the Playtex died about six weeks after I bought it.
I pump exclusively about 5-6 times a day, ever since my daughter was born, the Medala has really made a difference because it only takes 10 minutes instead of half and hour (with the Playtex).

Alison - posted on 11/23/2008

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I too use the Medela PIS for 6 months now. Works good but don't have anything to compare it to.

Aubree - posted on 11/18/2008

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I have the PIS and it worked great. It's actually my sisters and it's 8 years old and still does a great job.

Amy - posted on 11/14/2008

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I use the Lansinoh double electric pump. I also use the hand held/manual Medela pump

Frances - posted on 11/13/2008

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I have a Medela Lactina Plus... I have been using it for 4 months and it seems to be working great.

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