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    Default Air tight necessary?

    I found this product and was very interested in it. Although I do not know if it is necessary to vacuum seal BM. I am 13 weeks and planning on EBF when my little one is born. I will have to go back to work full time so I will have to pump during the day. I am wondering what the opinion of mom's out there is on a product like this.

    Thanks Ladies


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    Default Re: Air tight necessary?

    It is not necessary to vaccuum seal breastmilk. This just seems like an expensive gimmick to me, but perhaps someone who has used it will stop by. I worked and pumped full time for a year. I stored my milk in bags in the freezer or more commonly, simply in a bottle in the fridge. We never had any problems - it doesn't go bad very quickly in any event.

    What you do need is a good pump. Double sided electric, like the Medela Pump in Style or similar.


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    Default Re: Air tight necessary?

    yup I vote spend the $$$ on a beter pump.

    Do you have a deep freeze? OR just a freezer over your fridge?

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    We have a stand up deep freeze in the basement. I have been reading on the forums a little so far and have figured a few things out that I am not sure that I would have know. I am glad that I stumbled on these forums so early in my pregnancy.

    I have looked at the Medela PIS and have done a little research on the Baily Medical one, it is a lot cheaper and it is a multi-user pump. I have no idea what is the most important things to look for in a pump.

    http://www.baileymed.com/cgi-bin/sto...?F=s&ID=000002

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    I don't' know anythingn about the Bailey model, but this part makes me wonder:
    Many women prefer manual cycling because it gives them more control over the pumping process. You can change the cycle time as you are pumping to mimic the way your baby nurses and maximize your pumping efficiency. To create suction and cycle the Nurture III, you cover and uncover a vent on one of the collection bottles with your finger or thumb. It's a very small, easy motion and you only do it on one side, even when you're double pumping. The Nurture III reaches 220 mm Hg (the natural suction level of babies) in 2-3 seconds, allowing you to cycle it 20-30+ times per minute and enabling you to express both breasts in 10-20 minutes.
    Honestly, I don't quite understand this, and I'm not sure how it works. The PIS has a "letdown" feature that is very easy to use.

    I'm pretty cheap, and I don't think you need a lot of gadgets to feed your baby, but I think when it comes to pumps, you get what you pay for. As a friend of mine said, "If you're going to be spending all that time with the device TOUCHING YOUR BREASTS, it should be the one you want!"

    That said, I got the PIS, but used, from a friend. It's a single-user pump but I knew the other mom was healthy, etc. So that worked well for me.


    You can call me JoMo!

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    I would love if I had a friend that was selling one. I would happily buy a used one if I knew the person. I am not sure if I would be comfortable if I did not know the seller at all. The money is the biggest thing that I am worried about with it. We are on a serious budget, I am trying to talk DH into letting me open a daycare when the baby comes. If we do that I will get the swing or something like that just for when I will be away from the baby.

    There is just so much to consider when you are PG. I dont know what women did before the internet and forums to talk to other mom's on. I think I would be so lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mamaDuMonte View Post
    I would love if I had a friend that was selling one. I would happily buy a used one if I knew the person. I am not sure if I would be comfortable if I did not know the seller at all. The money is the biggest thing that I am worried about with it. We are on a serious budget, I am trying to talk DH into letting me open a daycare when the baby comes. If we do that I will get the swing or something like that just for when I will be away from the baby.
    Are you having a shower? Seriously, a pump is the best thing that you could get as a gift. A crib, high chair, chanting table, clothes, and other "necessary" items can all be got on Craigslist for cheap or as hand-me-downs. If your friends want to help you, they could all give you $30 towards a nice pump.

    There is almost nothing else that you really need, and there is nothing else that is as good an investment - for $350, you are saving a huge amount of money on FORMULA!


    You can call me JoMo!

    Mom to baby boy Joe, born 5/4/09 and breastfed for more than two and a half years, and baby girl Maggie, born 7/9/12.

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    Default Re: Air tight necessary?

    and check with your health ins co. often they are covered as "durable medical goods" I know there is a pump that is cheaper than the PISA that some of the moms on here swear by.

    ETA looks like the Ameda Purely Yours
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