Hi there! I'm expecting my first baby in December, and I've got some questions about pumps.
I'm thinking of buying this--
--the Medela Mini Electric Plus pump, if you're familiar with it. Anyway, I think the set I saw in the store included only what you see in the picture there.
I've seen more expensive sets that include things like storage bags, gel packs, etc..
I plan on feeding straight from the breast most of the time for at least the first 6 months, as I'll be a SAHM. My question is, as long as I'm not having any real problems with using the pump, do you think what you see in the picture is enough (of course I will be sure to get nipple cream and disposable pads) or should I go ahead and get the whole package with the storage bags and all that jazz?
Is there anything not shown in the package that you'd say is a must-have for part-time pumping moms? For example, is there a particular kind of nipple cream that works wonders for you? And finally, if I'm just going out occasionally for short periods of time, let's say for dinner or to spend time alone with the hubby, how many additional bottles would you say I'd need (this set includes 2)?
Thank so much for reading! Sorry I had so many questions!