Hospital grade pump

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Registered: 12-31-1969
Hospital grade pump
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Tue, 10-09-2012 - 8:17am
Hi all, Just a question..how long did you all use/ rent a hospital grade pump? I rented an amanda elite from the hospital and and was not sure how long I will need it..did you all keep renting for a year or switch to your own. My other pump is an ameda purely yours. I am just afraid to lose supply if I return the pump. Thanks so much, Jen
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Registered: 06-22-2008
Tue, 10-09-2012 - 9:35pm
I'm using a Medela symphony right now and will eventually switch to a PIS. A few ladies have told me they never noticed a supply drop
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Wed, 10-10-2012 - 2:49am
She will be just shy of 6 months
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Registered: 11-19-2011
Wed, 10-10-2012 - 7:05am

I started out renting a medela symphony.  Once my girls came home from the nicu I would use the medela pump in style when I was out.  I always noticed a huge difference when I used the non hospital grade pump.  I ended up buying a symphony on ebay.  It was more cost effective then renting.

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Registered: 06-22-2008
Wed, 10-10-2012 - 11:59pm
What were you getting with the symphony and what were you getting with the PIS?
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Registered: 11-19-2011
Thu, 10-11-2012 - 6:16am

I honestly dont remember,  It was close to a year ago.  Having premie twins has made that time period VERY fuzzy.  I just know there was a difference and I was barely keeping up with the symphony so any decrease was not OK.

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Registered: 06-22-2008
Thu, 10-11-2012 - 2:24pm
Thanks. I'm the same way as I decided to relactate when dd was a month old. Any drop is big to me even though I can usually freeze 8ozs a day
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