Which pump?

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-30-2011
Which pump?
Wed, 03-12-2014 - 1:42pm

Hello everyone!

I am so glad I found this group! My son is 9 days old. I have been EPing for the past week or so because he refuses to latch. They started me pumping in the hospital because he wouldn't stay on my breast and I really think that helped to establish a good milk supply when my milk came in. So far I have been able to keep up and even get a little bit ahead of him (I already have 12 ounces in the freezer). I am so excited as with my other 2 children I had an extrememly low milk supply and ended up giving them formula by the time we left the hospital. No one ever offered me a pump or told me pumping was an option. So far Miles has been breastfed for 9 whole days! We bought a Lansinoh double electric breast pump from walmart and so far it has kept my supply up, but I just found out my insurance offers breastpumps as well. I have a choice of three breast pumps and I was hoping someone on this form would be knowledgeable enough to tell me which one was better and if they would be better than the pump I have now. My options are 

Ameda Purely Yours Breast Pump 

Hygeia Q Breast Pump 

Medela Personal Double Pump 

Does anyone have an opinions or be able to give any advice?


iVillage Member
Registered: 02-23-2014
Wed, 03-12-2014 - 9:41pm

I EP'd for twelve months.  I purchased the Medela Pump In Style Double Electric (On the Go Tote i believe) before my daughter was born and used that the first 6 months exclusively.  Then I found out then that my insurance provided me an Ameda Purely Yours Double Electric so I got that one too six months into EPing.  I then used the Medela at home/travel and left the Ameda at work so I didn't have to transport it anymore.  Having experience with both I definitely like the Medela better but both were fine.  I felt like I had slightly better production with the Medela and I thought the parts were easier to clean, put together, and use.  The hospital also used Medela and when we were discharged they sent home with me the pump parts, bottles, and tubing I had used while which provided me an extra set (very helpful having extras).  I felt like I had better control over the sunction and speed with the Medela than the Ameda.  Not too much negative for me to report on either though.  

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-08-2014
Thu, 03-13-2014 - 11:46am
I have the Medela and I think it works well. The LC let me borrow the Medela Lactina from the hospital and I used that for 2 weeks. I was worried my Pump In Style wouldn't be as powerful but had no problems, in fact might have had stronger suction.
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-18-2013
Fri, 03-14-2014 - 6:06am

I am a Medela fan, too. While I rent the Symphony, I also have the Personal Double Pump for traveling. Medela makes good accessories, too. Using their bottles and nipples makes life as an EPer easier and their micro steam bags are invaluable. I also use their wipes for cleaning on-the-go.