Re: Medela vs Lansinoh vs Ameda
I have used both the Medela PIS and the Ameda Purely Yours (they Lansolin one is the same pump) and I prefer my Ameda over the PIS very much. The settings are much more distinct on the PY and it is a closed circut pump where the PIS is an open circut pump, meaning BM mist gets into the tubes and into the motor when pumping and cannot be cleaned out (it can also go from the motor to tubes and into fresh BM). With the closed circut no BM gets into the motor or back into the fresh milk. Most people consider this about buying a used pump, but for me it kind of grossed me out that milk I pumped however many days, weeks, months was sitting in the motor and getting into my fresh milk. Also, the Ameda & Lansolin are much more cost effective, lighter weight and I just overall prefer the bag it comes in, infact for the longest time it doubled as my diaper bag too.
Amanda Mom to James (2/25/04) and nursling Alice (8/24/05)