Breast pumps

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-14-2008
Breast pumps
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Sat, 03-05-2011 - 7:33pm

I have no idea which one to get (manual, electric, double etc). I was going to get Medella double electric for $279.99...but wanted to know if its worth the money. I am a newbie and have no breast feeding experience. I will probably be working by the child's 1st birthday. Any helpful advice is appreciated from all of you experienced breast feeding mommas!

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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-02-2005
In reply to: jenjoy74
Sat, 03-05-2011 - 8:08pm

I have breast fed both my children and plan on breast feeding this one too.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 12-14-2008
In reply to: jenjoy74
Sat, 03-05-2011 - 9:02pm

Thank you April!!! so you're saying the one i have in mind is a good idea. Right now babies r us is having a 15% off sale on all breast pumps and i have a 20% off coupon for regular priced items. I am thinking of just buying it myself next wkd since I don't think anyone will get me that for my shower. lol

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-14-2008
In reply to: jenjoy74
Sat, 03-05-2011 - 9:38pm

April, do you also need special bottles with pumps? i like playtex drop ins. Can i use these as i would with formula or no?

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-05-2008
In reply to: jenjoy74
Sat, 03-05-2011 - 11:04pm

I agree with the pp.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 08-28-2004
In reply to: jenjoy74
Sun, 03-06-2011 - 10:33am
i *LOVE* my medella double electric...totally worth the $280.
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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-06-2003
In reply to: jenjoy74
Sun, 03-06-2011 - 12:53pm

I think i am going to go for the Medela double electric this time around..I had a used pump in style with DS and it worked great..:) I wish i had kept it..but after 7 years of not being used..it probably would have stopped working..so i might have to spend the money on a new one.:(

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iVillage Member
Registered: 02-12-2009
In reply to: jenjoy74
Sun, 03-06-2011 - 4:02pm

With DS I exclusively pumped for 5 months because he never latched on properly. I used Medela Pump In Style and I loved it! While I was pregnant I had bought a cheaper Playtex brand pump and it didn't even draw milk out for me. With the PIS I was pumping 50+ ounces a day! I was not about to spend $300 on a breast pump, but I'm so glad I did! Plus the PIS (not sure about the other medela's now) comes in a back pack with a cooler that also fits into the backpack and holds about 4-6 bottles of milk. I loved it when I had to pump at work because no one knew what my backpack actually was unless I told them.


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iVillage Member
Registered: 12-14-2008
In reply to: jenjoy74
Sun, 03-06-2011 - 6:36pm

Ladies, do you use special bottles for the specific pump (i.e. Medala bottles with a medala pump)? i see certain bottles are sold for breast feeding and some like playtex bottles you need a converter or something?

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-06-2003
In reply to: jenjoy74
Sun, 03-06-2011 - 7:08pm

For me, i made sure to buy Medela bottles that would go with my breast pump..just because it was just so much easier to pump and add the nipple, or pump and freeze without changing..but it's up to you. You can pump in one bottle and then switch to a different bottle.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 12-14-2008
In reply to: jenjoy74
Mon, 03-07-2011 - 11:22am

Thank you Ruby!! I will probably get compatible bottles to go with the pump too.

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