breast pumps?

Christine - posted on 08/03/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I was wondering if there is a difference between breast pumps or are they practically all the same?

If not which one is the better brand?

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Danielle - posted on 08/04/2010

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I have a medela double electric pump and i love it!! I also have a manual advent pump and I hate it!!! I guess it depends on the person. I like the Medela b/c it has a fast pump to let down your milk and then gets slower on it's own to get the maximum amount of milk out in one session. The handheld is a pain. It takes a really hard pump to work and the containers that hold the milk were small.

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Lindsey - posted on 08/05/2010

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With my first two children I had a cheap (cant remember how much) pump from Wal-Mart that worked great, but I didn't need to pump that often with either of them. My daughter, however, was over 10 weeks premature and I had no choice but to exclusively pump for 12 weeks (I got to nurse her a little the last 6 weeks, anyway) and I bought the Medela pump-n-style. My daughter is 8 1/2 mos now, I still use it everyday, and it still works like new! Love it!

Briana - posted on 08/04/2010

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I have the Medela Swing pump. If you are a SAHM I think that's the best one. If you work, I would suggest a Medela double pump (I think there's like two different kinds). I like my swing pump because I can put batteries in it if need be :) I've been using it for almost 5 months now and it works just as good as the day I got it. Don't know what I'd do without it!

Angelina - posted on 08/04/2010

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I use the medela pump n style! It's great because I work full time and am exclusively breastfeeding. It's worth spending a couple hundred dollars to give your child the best thing you can give them and not have to buy formula. I have avent manual pump too which was okay for occasional pumping before I went to work. You can buy a good used pump too and just purchase new tubing and breast shields (all the parts that touch the milk) which would be much cheaper.

Brittney - posted on 08/04/2010

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I highly recommend the medela, it is so annoyingly expensive so check out Ebay, thats where i bought mine... and it rocks... you may pay $100 for it but you will save that time and time again by not using formula. Also a lot of the medela pumps on ebay will be certified.

Amy - posted on 08/04/2010

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I had a medela hand held electric which served it's purpose when I only pumped on occasion, once I started back to work I decided to spend the $$ on the medela pump n style. I honestly can say it's so worth the money and wished I had spent it on my first child when I went back to work instead of stopping bf'ing.

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