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    Default Pump recommendation?

    For "light" pumping really. I don't work but I'd like to build a small stash for DH and my mom/gma to do some feedings and possibly to help my best friend out after her LO is born. Really can't afford a super spendy pump either but I have NO CLUE what is good on the lower price range and what isn't. I have one from the milk bank last time around but I think it's dying.


    ~Meg~
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    Xander (01/19/07) nursed for 30 months
    Liam (12/12/09) still nursing through the night and in the mornings!
    Sebastian (7/29/12) my newest little nursling who graciously shares his milk with big brother!


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    Default Re: Pump recommendation?

    I used a Medela PIS and loved it. But it was pricey...sometimes Target has them discounted.

    For light pumping, maybe a handpump? The one I got at the hospital worked nicely.

    Jessica
    Fancy Momma to the Divine Miss M, 2/15/07 BF'ed for 17 months!
    Currently TTC Baby #2


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    Default Re: Pump recommendation?

    go with the medela hand pump i mine! it works great and only about $30
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    I my Medela handpump. I think it's called "harmony".
    Lynn
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    Default Re: Pump recommendation?

    I would check with your insurance...my insurance reimbursed $50 when I purchased a breastpump. I used Medela swing...local hospitals also rent.
    Mommy to Jackson Cale
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    Default Re: Pump recommendation?

    I can't use a hand pump I had an avent one and I do have a medela one as well for emergency pumping, but I have tendinitis and degenerative joint disease in both my hands. Gotta love genetics


    ~Meg~
    Wife to Ray (09/07/07)and Mama to:
    Xander (01/19/07) nursed for 30 months
    Liam (12/12/09) still nursing through the night and in the mornings!
    Sebastian (7/29/12) my newest little nursling who graciously shares his milk with big brother!


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    Default Re: Pump recommendation?

    How about an Ameda pump? I've heard that they're great and much less spendy than the Medelas.
    Jess

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    Default Re: Pump recommendation?

    have you checked to see how much it would cost to rent one? it is my understanding that they aren't much and they are hospital grade pumps. i used one while i was pumping for dd while she was in the nicu and it was pretty awesome.
    Lisa
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    Default Re: Pump recommendation?

    Lansinoh. Mine was $150. Double electric. For the price and since you won't be toting it an d pumped milk around, who cares if it doesn't come with a totebag. I like mine very much.
    Susan
    Mama to my all-natural boys: Ian, 9-4-04, 11.5 lbs; Colton, 11-7-06, 9 lbs, in the water; Logan, 12-8-08, 9 lbs; Gavin, 1-18-11, 9 lbs; and an angel 1-15-06
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    Default Re: Pump recommendation?

    I have used both the medela pump in style and the ameda purely yours breast pumps. Like both, the ameda runs about $199( a lot less than the medela) and to me has a more gentle but equally effective suction on the breast. I also like that the unit on the ameda comes out of the bag and is very small if you want to set up a "station" like i have. I get equal amounts out of both pumps. I like that the tubing for the ameda is located on top instead the back of the unit...my medela seams to get moisture inside the tubing sometimes and i dont have that problem with the ameda. The ameda also seams to have less parts to wash and comes with a cooler bag that is seperate from the pump that holds 6-4oz bottles that fit a standard nipple, and has three hardsided freezer cooling elements. Hope this is helpful..also I've tried a manuel..not nearly as effective!
    Last edited by @llli*okiemom; December 8th, 2009 at 10:00 PM. Reason: spelling

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