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  1. #1
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    Default Manual pump?

    I keep reading/hearing that sometimes manual pumps produce better output. Can anyone recommend a specific pump?


    Wife to Brian, Mother to James 11/28/2005 and Kevin 02/24/2008.

    03/06/2008 8 pounds 3 ounces
    03/11/2008 8 pounds 12 ounces
    03/21/2008 9 pounds 12 ounces
    04/08/2008 11 pounds exactly
    05/01/2008 13 pounds 6 ounces
    05/08/2008 14 pounds exactly


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    Default Re: Manual pump?

    Advent Isis worked great for me.

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    Default Re: Manual pump?

    I just got a Medela Harmony for DS2 and I like it a lot.
    “Only with trust, faith, and support can the woman allow the birth experience to enlighten and empower her.” - Annie Kennedy & Penny Simkin

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    Default Re: Manual pump?

    I also had a Medela Harmony, and I loved it...until it quit working and I couldn't figure out the problem. I had to have a pump, so I upgraded to the Medel Swing, an electric pump, it's easier on the hand, but seems to take longer to pump. I definitaly liked my manual pump better.

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    Avent Isis. I find it great! I posted here just the other day that I got 5.5oz from one breast in one morning session I like it because it doesn't hurt (I bought a "the first years" manual pump and nearly ripped the nipple off myself before I found the Avent) and it's quite fast.
    ~Jenn~


    mother of 2 boys!
    08/14/98~~03/20/08

    Birth: 7lbs 12oz, 1 year: 22lbs 11oz
    until he self-weaned 4 days before his third birthday ... still on occasion ... and happily

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    People need to understand that when they're deciding between breastmilk and formula, they're not deciding between Coke and Pepsi.... They're choosing between a live, pure substance and a dead substance made with the cheapest oils available. ~Chele Marmet

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    Default Re: Manual pump?

    Medela Harmony is great. It doesn't hurt and i am able to get 3 - 5 oz every time from one breast. Only $35 too!

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    Default Re: Manual pump?

    I my Avent Isis. I pump 3x's/day and manage an average of 4oz/session. 10 min. sessions.
    Sarah- Mommy to Ally (4/16/06) , Katlyn (11/13/07) & Rebekah (10/21/09)
    All three, all natural!

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