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Thread: All pumps are NOT created equal

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    Default All pumps are NOT created equal

    About a week ago, I went to a consignment sale and purchased a Lansinoh double electric pump that I planned on using at work and in the car so I could keep my larger pump (Medela Pump in Style) at home. I purchased all the replacement parts and I tried using that pump yesterday to make sure I knew how it worked...OMG! Not only did it have too many pieces to put together, but it was SO uncomfortable! I'm glad I only paid $35 for it, but it looks like I'm going to have to tote my large Madela tote bag around. but I'm sure I'll get used to it!
    Born Free, Breastfed & Cloth Diapered
    Miss Melanie Elyse
    5/29/11 @ 5:47pm
    7lbs-4oz & 19 inches


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    Default Re: All pumps are NOT created equal

    bummer!
    Sara
    Momma to JACKSON 12-17-09 and JACOB 06-14-11

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    Default Re: All pumps are NOT created equal

    Are you EPing?
    Little SW, Aug '09
    Miss MW, Jan '11
    Sir RW, Oct '12
    3 kids in 38 mos

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    Default Re: All pumps are NOT created equal

    no, i'm not EPing, just preparing to go back to work. I'd like a separate pump for work, but I don't know which to choose.

    Any suggestions on which pump I could purchase that's small, easy to use, easy on my boobs and an effective remover of milk?
    Born Free, Breastfed & Cloth Diapered
    Miss Melanie Elyse
    5/29/11 @ 5:47pm
    7lbs-4oz & 19 inches


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    Default Re: All pumps are NOT created equal

    You could consider a freestyle, but it's an expensive pump. I got one on the cheap @ www.bestbuybaby.com (either that or www.nursingmothersupplies.com, can't remember which - just google "discount breast pump" and start shopping prices).
    Little SW, Aug '09
    Miss MW, Jan '11
    Sir RW, Oct '12
    3 kids in 38 mos

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    Default Re: All pumps are NOT created equal

    I use a Medela Pump in Style Advanced (the backpack one) at work, and I love it. It doesn't feel/look too big and it works really well.
    ~ Megan

    Mommy to Alex (born 2/27/11) and Katie (born 3/31/14)

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    Default Re: All pumps are NOT created equal

    I bet that one is worn out. I have a Lansinoh, and I love it way more than any other pump, except my Symphony. I'd use it more if the horns actually fit -- they don't come in 36.

    You could look at a Freestyle. It does also have a lot of parts though. And it's noisy But tiny. It is the only reason PIP is possible for me. If I had to carry a PISA bag around, plus my diaper bag, I'd never go anywhere.
    Susan
    Mama to my all-natural boys: Ian, 9-4-04, 11.5 lbs; Colton, 11-7-06, 9 lbs, in the water; Logan, 12-8-08, 9 lbs; Gavin, 1-18-11, 9 lbs; and an angel 1-15-06
    18+ months and for Gavin, born with an incomplete cleft lip and incomplete posterior cleft palate
    Sealed for time and eternity, 7-7-93
    Always babywearing, cosleeping and cloth diapering. Living with oppositional defiant disorder and ADHD. Ask me about cloth diapering and sewing your own diapers!

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    Default Re: All pumps are NOT created equal

    I replaced all the parts on a wornout pump, does that make it "like new"??

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*aprilsmagic View Post
    If I had to carry a PISA bag around, plus my diaper bag, I'd never go anywhere.
    I love the PISA that I have, but I have a LOT of stuff that I carry around for work and it seems like it's gonna bog me down. I'll look into the symphony.

    @jeno - thanks for the sites, I'll be sure to check them out
    Born Free, Breastfed & Cloth Diapered
    Miss Melanie Elyse
    5/29/11 @ 5:47pm
    7lbs-4oz & 19 inches


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    Default Re: All pumps are NOT created equal

    Replacing the parts does NOT make it like new! The MOTOR wears out. Most pumps, other than hospital grade pumps, are meant for about a year, or 400 hours, of use. Then they wear out.
    Susan
    Mama to my all-natural boys: Ian, 9-4-04, 11.5 lbs; Colton, 11-7-06, 9 lbs, in the water; Logan, 12-8-08, 9 lbs; Gavin, 1-18-11, 9 lbs; and an angel 1-15-06
    18+ months and for Gavin, born with an incomplete cleft lip and incomplete posterior cleft palate
    Sealed for time and eternity, 7-7-93
    Always babywearing, cosleeping and cloth diapering. Living with oppositional defiant disorder and ADHD. Ask me about cloth diapering and sewing your own diapers!

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    Default Re: All pumps are NOT created equal

    Woah, that Symphony is really expensive. How is that cost justified?
    Born Free, Breastfed & Cloth Diapered
    Miss Melanie Elyse
    5/29/11 @ 5:47pm
    7lbs-4oz & 19 inches


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