Breast Pumps

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I'm looking into getting a breast pump and was hoping for some feedback on which brands work the best - seeing as how they are expensive, I'd rather buy one that is a little bit more knowing it got great reviews.

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Nichole - posted on 07/06/2009

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Medela Pump In Style..cost close to 300 bucks but it's definitely worth every penny. It has a wall adaptor or you can use on the go via battery operated. It pumped great. I have two other friends who use the same one! Worth the money and a great product.

Joyce - posted on 07/06/2009

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I use a Medela Pump in Style. It's great, easy to use and comes in a "stylish" bag. It's a bit pricey but TOTALLY worth it!

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Heather - posted on 01/21/2013

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Medela pump in style for sure!! I pumped while working for my first and then exclusively pumped with my second (definitely not something I would recommend, but you do what you gotta do!) I thought the best manual pump was the Advent Isis, but really preferred the pump in style. Only used the Isis on occasion -- once during a movie!

Tamara - posted on 07/07/2009

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I have been pumping for 6 months now and I rent a hopital grade pump from the health department...it's an AMEDA...it works great!

Nicole - posted on 07/07/2009

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I too had a crappy experience with a first years pump. I now use the Medela Pump-in-Style and I love it. It is so efficient and you can buy different sized breast shields( the things that go on the breast to extract the milk). A lot of brands only have one size and if the fit isn't right, it can affect the amount of milk you express and cause discomfort.

Maria - posted on 07/07/2009

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I first tried a pump by First Years Manual it stopped working so I bought an electric one First Years again it only worked for a short time. So don't buy that brand. I tried a Playtex manual pump it worked great for me and then I got an electric Playtex Double Pump. I pumped exclusively for about 5 months and now am getting ready to put the pump away for next time. If we decide to have more.

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Well I purchased an Ameda Purely Yours Pump because it was cheaper and i had an issue with it and had to return it. The Medela Advanced Pump in Style is the one........LOVE IT Nice look also

Jessica - posted on 07/07/2009

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I use a Playtex Double Pump, electric... can plug into car.. came in a carry case along with tons of handy accessories. It was very comfortable! I loved it!

Chas - posted on 07/07/2009

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Oh my I have three kids and are all a ear apart. The oldest is now 5 and I have tried almost every breast pump there is. The ones I find to work and last long are the manual Avent and Medela Electric pump. Overall I have tried at least 5 and those are the best ones.

Meredith - posted on 07/06/2009

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i also have a medela pump, mine was "disguised" in a bookbag! i think that is one of the pump in style pumps. it was a great pump, i exclusively pumped for 8 months (just stopped 2 days ago) and i have heard from many people that if you are planning on using it often, you should go with a medela because it is the most durable... hospitals tend to use medela pumps. i would pump up to 5x a day and this pump just makes it really convenient. also, yes it is quite expensive, but it is much cheaper than buying formula in the long run!

Brenda - posted on 07/06/2009

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Modela for sure.... 3 hospitals that I was in provided them for me. They were great. You may be able to google renting them and it'll send you to a website (if you find they are a little to expensive. ) I heard that thats a lot cheaper or something. I'm not sure. But thats an AWESOME brand!

Jen - posted on 07/06/2009

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I used a Lansinoh with my daughter and I'm not too sure it was able to get all the milk out. I had an awesome supply and by the time I was pumping daily my supply started to diminish and my daughter gave up at 6 months. I'm planning on getting a different pump the next time around. I'm thinking a Medela b/c I've heard such great things about them.

Samantha - posted on 07/06/2009

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I as well used the AVENT (for everyone who is spelling it wrong) manual pump as well. It worked well for me. the one that I bought came with a really nice storage/travel bag 2 cooling packs, 2 bottles and the sealing discs for traveling and all the parts of course that you would need for it with a few replacement ones. I got it on sale at kmart for 36 but i think its usually around 45 or something like that.

Nicola - posted on 07/06/2009

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i used the advent manual breast pump in both of my pregnancys, its comfortable and not very expensive.

Carly - posted on 07/05/2009

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The only pump that I could get milk from was the advent isis. I try several others and never got a let down even when my milk supply was at its peek.

Tiffany - posted on 07/05/2009

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I have the medela pump and loved it. Its pretty expensive but its worth it and if your planning on having more kids its worth it even more.

Trich - posted on 07/05/2009

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i have a avent manual pump.. it took a bit of getting used to but i dont know what i would have done with out it..

Nicole - posted on 07/05/2009

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Medela is a really good brand. If you want more info, you can always go to a website of a retailer that sells them, like babies r us or target and read user reviews there. When I'm shopping for baby products, especially expensive ones, I check there to see what other people had to say about it. You can rent breastpumps, too, from the hospital or La Leche League I think.

Tammy - posted on 07/05/2009

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i tried 2 or 3 other kinds of pumps, and hated them and ended up getting the medela pump n style, and love it. its expensive, but totally worth it.

Stephanie - posted on 07/05/2009

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I had Medela brand pump recommended to me and it was the one I bought and I really liked it! It was a 3 in 1, meaning it was battery operated or electric or manual. It comes with really great storage bags that you can pump right into because they attach right to the pump. And I used Johnson and Johnson nursing pads for leakage. With the medela, you can also get different size shiels to fit the exact size of your nipples, so it is quite comfortable. Good luck!

Samantha - posted on 07/05/2009

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Hi i use a Tommee Tippee breast pump been using it 4 6 months now an i use the breast pads 2 the best out of all the ones ive tryed hope this is a help.

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