Re: Which Pump Do you Use?
I use the Pump in Style by Medela (PIS).
The reason yours isn't for everyday use is because it's a PITA to use a manual. I used a manual when I was still on maternity leave because I had all the time in the world to pump. I switched to electric when I went back to work because of time constraints. I can do twice the work in half the time.
Check with your hospital or LC and you can rent hospital grade double pumps for around $30 per month (at least that's how it is in my area).
Are you returning to work? If so, save money now to purchase an electric so you have something more efficient. It's totally worth it if you are planning to BF long term.
As far as making a stash, start ASAP. I waited too long to start mine and when I went back to work while my body was adjusting to the PIS, my stash depleted.
Lyric 12.26.08 (Holy sheep! Nursing at 30 months and counting!)
Breastmilk is better than any udder milk! ~Author Unknown