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Best Breast Pump for Frequent Use? MammaBear86 2 kids; California 725 posts
26th Aug '11

Ok last pregnancy I I wasn't able to nurse my son, the hospital was not helpful until it was too late. I tried literally everything to get my son to nurse but I lost the battle. So this time I am going to try all over again but if I can't nurse because I feel there I am inadequate with breast & nipple. So I am looking into purchasing a pump, but I have been researching & it seems like pumping is a hard are on any pump because I get that things give out because of constant use. So I am trying to narrow down what I am looking at spending. I am sure it will be up to $300 which isn't going to be easy, but I am determine to feed my baby breast milk this time around. So any onhands experience with a pump would be greatly appreciated

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
26th Aug '11

The Medela pumps are fantastic. Also see if your hospital rents out the hospital grade ones.

Mandi 18 kids; New Mexico 16517 posts
26th Aug '11

Invest the money. $300 is a lot, yes, but if you're going to be using it often, it'll make ALL the difference in your supply!! Medela dual electrics are the way to go. I have the pump in style, and I LOVED it while I was working and pumping for my first.

MammaBear86 2 kids; California 725 posts
26th Aug '11
Quoting Jennybananna:" The Medela pumps are fantastic. Also see if your hospital rents out the hospital grade ones."


Well I was looking at that one on Amazon, & was reading the bad reviews first about the suction & stuff, & that seems to be a big problem is suction slows down & if I can't nurse I am going to pump exclusively

CAPT VANITY 33 kids; Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany 497 posts
26th Aug '11

There are different types of Medela breast pumps....the ladies I work with all chipped in and bought me the freestyle one and they all swear by it...I had researched it myself and I wouldn't let negative reviews steer you away, everyone's body and use of the product is different.

MammaBear86 2 kids; California 725 posts
26th Aug '11

I am definitely demanding a pump at the hospital, last time I never knew they could offer me a pump, I mean I obviously had problems before I left nursing & I was separated too from my son so he had to be bottle fed because I was on a heart floor. But if we do get separated because of my heart again I am demanding they make sure I nurse as much as I can & pump too. Because it was soo devastating to me with my first child

KD E & K's mommy 18 kids; Texas 528 posts
26th Aug '11

I would love to know what all you find out. With my last I instructed them not to give the sugar water bottle and they did and she did not want to latch it took almost 2 weeks to get her to latch and then found out she has a Whey allergy to all mammal milk including mine which was causing her colic. My pumped sucked I could get less than 1/2 an oz out of both breasts combined. I trashed it.

MammaBear86 2 kids; California 725 posts
26th Aug '11
Quoting KD Evey mommy:" I would love to know what all you find out. With my last I instructed them not to give the sugar water ... [snip!] ... mine which was causing her colic. My pumped sucked I could get less than 1/2 an oz out of both breasts combined. I trashed it."


Yeah I tried everything Wic offered me to get my son to latch on & then he became colicy & I was like uughh so I gave up after a month. But now I am more confident this pregnancy & am going to voice my wants for my baby & I will be heard this time. I know its hard to work with us hormonal woman but when we ask for our child to be breastfed & nursed they should make it available to the mom. So I am really going to fight harder this time to nurse

MammaBear86 2 kids; California 725 posts
26th Aug '11

I am going to start now & telling people that I really really want a Breast Bump, because if I have a girl then I'll have a baby shower, but if I have another boy, I don't want to have another baby shower although I know others will throw one, I just want to have a diaper & wipe rally because I have a boy already & he is only 2 so I have alot of things already. But a breast bump is a big major thing I'd really be blessed to have. Now how do I put that on a baby registry I usually only signed up for Target, I wonder if Babyrus carries a good pump.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
26th Aug '11
Quoting MammaBear86:" I am going to start now & telling people that I really really want a Breast Bump, because if I have ... [snip!] ... to have. Now how do I put that on a baby registry I usually only signed up for Target, I wonder if Babyrus carries a good pump."

Both target and BRU carry an array of pumps. Including the Medela ones. Medlea is the brand used in hospitals usually.

Chelsea + Jude 1 child; Texas 643 posts
26th Aug '11
Quoting KD Evey mommy:" I would love to know what all you find out. With my last I instructed them not to give the sugar water ... [snip!] ... mine which was causing her colic. My pumped sucked I could get less than 1/2 an oz out of both breasts combined. I trashed it."


Im just curious, because my niece had the same whey allergy which she finally outgrew at 8 yrs. Did you try cutting out anything with whey from YOUR diet? My sister breastfed her with no formula at all until she weaned at 2 1/2.

MammaBear86 2 kids; California 725 posts
26th Aug '11

Is that the one your talking about?




http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3214492

Mandi 18 kids; New Mexico 16517 posts
26th Aug '11
Quoting MammaBear86:" I am going to start now & telling people that I really really want a Breast Bump, because if I have ... [snip!] ... to have. Now how do I put that on a baby registry I usually only signed up for Target, I wonder if Babyrus carries a good pump."


I got mine from BRU! I hope you get a good one, and it works for you! I wouldn't go off of just a couple of reviews, though. Just like any other product, there will be people that don't like it.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
26th Aug '11

Pretty much.
http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=10812796
Thats my recommendation. It comes in a tote or backpack. The only difference between the two is the freestyle has the ability to be a hands free pump. IMO not worth the $80.

Mandi 18 kids; New Mexico 16517 posts
26th Aug '11
Quoting Jennybananna:" Pretty much. http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=10812796 Thats my recommendation. It ... [snip!] ... backpack. The only difference between the two is the freestyle has the ability to be a hands free pump. IMO not worth the $80."


I had the backpack! :D And in retrospect, I probably would have paid the extra $80 to go hands free, since I enjoyed reading while I pumped. It's hard to turn a page while trying to hold a pump! LOL