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  1. #1
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    Default Which pump?

    How do you ever decide which pump to buy???
    I will eventually have to return to work part time, 3 days a week. I can not for the life of me figure out which pump is going to work best for me. I assume I will also need to start pumping soon to get a stock of milk ready and also introduce a bottle at least a few weeks prior to returning to work?
    Anyone have any links or advice?
    Christine
    lots of for the cloth dipes!
    Sara Elizabeth 5.25.04 and Holden Joseph 10.18.07

    Wife to Eddie. <3


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    Default Re: Which pump?

    Try this link. It seems to give a good comparison of different types of pumps. Good luck.

    http://babylovesyourmilk.com/best-pe...east-pumps.htm

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    Default Re: Which pump?

    what ever brand you decide, get a double pump. I am back to work and I purchased a single one. While the pump is great, I spend a lot more time pumping.... Also do a search, sometimes different sites have specials, (10% off or free shipping)
    Married mama with 4 kiddos...2 girls (11 & 6) and 2 boys (21mo & 3mo)

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    Default Re: Which pump?

    Many mothers like the Ameda Purely Yours and Medela Pump in Style. Both are full size, double electric pumps. Both are made for use with regular separations (such as a working mother). And both tend to hold up well even with frequent use.

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    Default Re: Which pump?

    I love my purely yours double electric 10 months no problem....no matter what brand get a double electric
    Danielle

    Mom to Gage 12/28/06

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    for more than a year now!

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    Default Re: Which pump?

    I have the Medela Pump In Style. On thing I like about it is that the pump supplies as well as the bottles used for feeding your LO are made from bisphenol-free plastic. I've read a lot about how bisphenol, a polycarbonate, can leech into milk if in heated bottles. I don't have any links but if you google "bisphenol" or "bisphenol-a" and "bottles" you should find some info.

    The pump itself is quite good...

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    Default Re: Which pump?

    I agree with the PP, make sure you get a double pump. I started off with a single & it took forever. Plus, my supply went down because I just didn't have enough time to fully empty. KWIM? I bought the Medela PISA. It works well for me.

    Loving my Beautiful High Needs Baby Girl born 12/28/06

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    Default Re: Which pump?

    Definitely a double electric pump. It cuts down pumping time & when both breasts are stimulated at the same time, it can hel to produce more letdowns. I have the Medela Pump In Style & I love it.

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    Default Re: Which pump?

    I have the Ameda Purely Yours. I got it off e-bay. The Ameda pumps are safe for multiple users because they have a special valve, while medela is designed for a single user. I use the medela bottles because of the biphenol-A in most other bottles including the ones that come with the ameda pumps. (DD isn't taking bottles right now anyway but I won't hijack this thread for that issue!)

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    Default Re: Which pump?

    Thank you for all of your replies!!! I ended up getting a single Medela battery or electric before I received any responses. It kinda became an urgent need because I had/have mastitis in my right breast and my son is refusing the breast so I needed to get pumping.
    I think that I will invest however in a double pump once I am back to work.
    I am only pumping the 1 side for right now and its working as well as it could be I guess, I never used another pump before so I really dont know for sure. I am getting about 3 oz each time after pumping for about 15 mins.
    Christine
    lots of for the cloth dipes!
    Sara Elizabeth 5.25.04 and Holden Joseph 10.18.07

    Wife to Eddie. <3


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