I'm sure this has been asked before but I need help with breastpumps

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Registered: 04-10-2009
I'm sure this has been asked before but I need help with breastpumps
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Wed, 11-02-2011 - 4:06pm

Which one will you be using?

Anyone had any luck with an inexpensive one?

I'm somewhat torn on what to buy. I really want the medela but I'm not sure I want to spend the money on one considering I don't plan on pumping all that much. I won't be working for awhile so it seems kind of silly to me. But then again I don't want to put money into something that won't be worth it and I'll just have to get the medela in the long run. Any input?

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Registered: 04-10-2009

Thanks for all the input ladies! I'm going to give my hospital a call and see if they rent any pumps out! The medela seems amazing though I've heard such good things about it, so if they don't rent them out I might invest in one :)

Lilypie First Birthday tickers
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Registered: 12-09-1999
I say rent a pump from the hospital for a month and give it a shot. I got my tubing at the hosptial but I had a c/s and it's standard procedure to put a pump in a c/s room. I've heard good stuff about both Medela PIS & Ameda Purely Yours.
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Registered: 03-27-2003

I think it all depends on how much you plan to pump. Since I'm going back to work at 6 weeks and plan to pump daily, multiple times a day for an extended period of time I registered for the Ameda Purely Yours. However, if you only plan to pump every once in a while on an as needed basis I would think a less expensive one would meet your needs. I'm guessing your doctor and/or delivering hospital has a lactation specialist that you can call to get their recommendations, too. When I was deciding I found this site helpful:

http://www.leron-line.com/updates/Pumps.pdf

Good luck!

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Registered: 11-05-2004

Medela all the way!! :) I have a pump in style this time. I tried a few of the cheap ones with Makenzie and honestly they were so crappy and not worth it at all. I wound up getting frustrated and gave up pumping shortly after she refused to nurse. With JJ and Nate we went with Medela. They are AMAZIING!! How about the Medela Swing, I think that one is fairly cheap. :)

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Registered: 07-29-2006
With my 1st, I had a manual Avent pump. I hardly ever used it because it hurt my hand so much, so I ended up just giving up.

With my 3rd, I borrowed my SIL's Medela Swing. It was a good pump, but I am pretty sure I didn't have the right size breast shields and that posed a problem for me..

With this one, I bought the Medela Pump In Style. It was used from someone I know, but I just bought the actual "pump" off her and then bought all my own accessories (tubing, bottles, valves, membranes, attachments, etc.). I am going to take it with me to the hospital and have the lactation people "fit" me for breast shields there this time. :)

Heidi
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Registered: 07-06-2011
The hospital I'm delivering at allows you to rent breast pumps so if your not planning on pumping alot renting a pump would be a cheaper option. I think the break even cost is if you plan on renting a pump for more than 3 months it just makes sense to buy a new one.

I know they make 2 different types of breast pumps... manual and automatic. My instuctor said if your planning on staying at home to just get a manual pump. Because you'll constantly have the baby to the breast when your feeding.

Also, you might try to find a used one. My sister-in-law did this... you just need to make sure you clean and santize it.
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Registered: 09-20-2002
I had the Medela Pump in Style with my first and liked it very much. I was back to work after 6 weeks and continued to pump until he was 12 months old, so I was using my pump 2-3 times a day away from home and it definitely was worth the money for me. I was also able to sell on Ebay for about $20 less than what I bought it for!
This time a friend has a hospital grade pump that I'll use when I return to work but I don't know the brand or anything yet.
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Registered: 02-22-2009

I have the Madela Pump in Style from DS and will be using that again.

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