Breast pumps

Cera - posted on 05/08/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I've registered for everything else and now I know I need to find a breast pump. I have heard some advice and not sure what route to take. I'm leaning toward Ameda's Purely Yours. Do any of you have suggestions?

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Laurie - posted on 05/22/2009

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I just researched this very topic. Though I don't have first-hand experience, I got the same advice from all of my friends- spend the money on the Medela Pump in Style Advanced. I will be going back to work after 12 weeks, and want to breastfeed until baby is at least 6 months, so I'll be getting a lot of use out of it, and renting for 6 months or more would pay for the pump. Friends say that it's the most comfortable and fastest. One friend went with a cheaper one first, and said her nipples were bleeding! Yikes! Another friend reminded me that with a good pump, you can pump milk in advance and freeze it, feeding it to your baby even after you've stopped pumping, saving you $$ on formula. I will be looking for a used one on Craig's List, and then replacing all of the tubing, which only costs $20 or so. HTH!

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Sheryl - posted on 08/17/2009

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I got the medlad free style. It just came out this year. it's hands free and portable. I love it. I used the medla pump in style with my 1st one and my wrist hurt so bad from holding it. It's also got silicone shields unstead of the hard plastic ones. It's wroth the money exspeacialy if ur going to have another one.

Alet - posted on 08/07/2009

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I bought a Medela one and struggled so much. Later bought an Avent one and just had joy.

Bessie - posted on 07/28/2009

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the medela brand i already love it and he has not got here yet my mom, sister, and mother-in-law used it and loved it to

Kelly - posted on 07/27/2009

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Yeah, that's one thing I'm uncertain about... a breast pump. Heard manual really hurts and to get an eleectronic one, but I don't know. I'd prefer to breastfeed most of the time, but think it would be useful have a pump anyway. I've decided to wait until after bubs is born, though I did hear that BEFORE BUYING IT IS GOOD TO BORROW OR HIRE ONE UNTIL YOU FIND ONE YOU LIKE.

Jen - posted on 06/08/2009

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I would also recommend the medela pump, I used it for my first two kiddos, It got rained on and didn't work, but after a day in the sun it was as good as new! You can buy any replacments parts you need. Be sure to get a double pump, it saves so much time

Carrie - posted on 06/01/2009

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An OB Nurse with my insurance company and a pediatrician we interviewed both said to go with the Medela Pump. The pediatrician said she used the same one for all four of her kiddos! WOW!

Khristina - posted on 05/28/2009

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I also have the medela pump in style (the one that looks like a backpack) and I love it! This will be the third time for me to use it. 3rd baby in 6 years and still works like new. My sister in law has the Ameda and really likes it, but told me the other day she was having trouble finding replacement parts and tubing from any stores. She had to order them. Not even our Babies R Us carried that brand. I agree with the other replies--just depends what is best for you, but this was worth the investment for me. Good Luck!

User - posted on 05/15/2009

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I have the Medela Pump in Style and I love it! It's on the high end of the price range and you definately get incredible quality for the price. It just depends on how much you want to spend. Also take into consideration how often you are going to use it for this baby, and if you are going to use it on many future babies. You want to get a high quality one to last if that's the case. If not, I'd say don't spend as much if it's just for one and like the last reply you can rent it. Good luck!!

Jennifer - posted on 05/08/2009

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My recommendation is to rent one! We bought a Playtex dual pump (which worked great by the way) but I personally don't think it was worth the investment. For us, would have been cheaper to rent one but that also depends on how long you can breastfeed for. I was lucky w/just a few minor complications, but I've heard some mom's try and try but it never works out. Good luck!

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