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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2012

    Default Pump recommendation?

    I have been renting a hospital-grade Medela, but I'm actually winding up with more than I need so I'm going down to pumping only the days I go to the office. I'd rather buy, but am not that interested in paying $300. Has anyone used and liked one of the more inexpensive pumps, like the Ameda Purely Yours?

    I have a great supply and fast letdown, so I want something fairly quick and fairly strong but it doesn't need to be a powerhouse like I have now. I do use the medium-size flange with the Medela so I do need something that comes with a bigger size than the usual small ones (or has it as an optional extra part).

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2011

    Default Re: Pump recommendation?

    I'm using the Ameda Purely Yours, and I like it. I actually like it better than the Medela Lactina I used for a while, though that was at the very beginning when I needed to supplement and was just learning how to pump. Now I just pump at work, and the Ameda Purely Yours is fine for that. I had the 27 mm flanges with the Medela, and they actually fit into the 25 mm Ameda flanges that came with the pump. I don't know if the flanges you have are different than the ones I have, but they may work.

    As for strength, I think most of the double electric pumps that are meant to be used by working moms are all about the same strength. I know people can respond differently to different pumps, though, so there's no guarantee. But I am quite happy with my Ameda PY.
    Mom to a spirited DS1, born 2/21/2011, and DS2, born 7/3/2014.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    In Peace

    Default Re: Pump recommendation?

    I had the APY and it was sufficient for pumping at work.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2012

    Default Re: Pump recommendation?

    I have the Hygeia and like it, but I was thinking about the ameda purely yours, and many many people like it!
    Can't stop smiling because my lil Miguel is just so amazing! Since 1/29/12 my heart is no longer my own!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2006

    Default Re: Pump recommendation?

    I had an old Lansinoh, which was exactly like a PY and found it to be a nice pump.
    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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