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Breast Pumps & Bottles Blair Nealey 2 kids; Darlington, South Carolina 312 posts
27th Jan '13

I am really really considering breast feeding this time to save money but I will also have to pump because I go to school. My question is what is a good breast pump that isn't gonna to cost me an arm and a leg and what type of bottles did those of you who breastfeed used who also used a bottle.

----&& 2 kids; Scituate, Rhode Island 3903 posts
27th Jan '13

The thing with pumps, especially if you'll be pumping a lot is you get what you pay for....

MWifey 3 kids; Longview, Texas 3459 posts
27th Jan '13

buy a used medela pump, their expensive new, but if you find a GOOD used one, you wont pay that much. i bought a first years from walmart for $60 bucks and just like the reviews said.. it lasted 3 months and then stopped working.

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7818 posts
27th Jan '13

I bought a The First Years MiPump Dual Electric and it was amazing. They're cheaper than Medela.



Also, Dr. Browns bottles.

Skitti 17 kids; Grand Haven Charter Township, Michigan 1508 posts
27th Jan '13

Medela is BADDASS. I would highly recommend one. You can find the pumps used in good condition on craigslist. You can boil the actual pump parts if you want to save money and if you are cool with it. Otherwise, but the pump cheap and buy new parts for it!

Blair Nealey 2 kids; Darlington, South Carolina 312 posts
27th Jan '13

Has anyone used a Lansionoh breast pump? Im getting good reviews for them offline

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5; 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
27th Jan '13

Do you have health insurance? I got mine almost completely covered through my health insurance. It cost me like 94 dollars after all was said and done! I would highly reccomend the medela freestyle!

Blair Nealey 2 kids; Darlington, South Carolina 312 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Rebekah Garden x3:" Do you have health insurance? I got mine almost completely covered through my health insurance. It cost me like 94 dollars after all was said and done! I would highly reccomend the medela freestyle!"


My health insurance only covers breast pumps if and while the baby is in the NICU and under special circumstance when they come home. (I have TRICARE)

joanie2 Due July 7; Washington 20 posts
27th Jan '13

Everyone should google breast pumps and specailst...insurance companies now cover them so you can get super nice expensive ones with no cost to you! Talk to the specialist get your pump before u leave the hospital after delivery.....sweettttttt!!!!!

Skitti 17 kids; Grand Haven Charter Township, Michigan 1508 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Blair Nealey:" Has anyone used a Lansionoh breast pump? Im getting good reviews for them offline"


Yessss. I loved my Lansinoh! I used that for the most part. (It wasn't as good as Medela, but it does it's job!) I would get that one. If you go to Target now, you can buy some diapers and wipes and get a $5 giftcard for each box of wipes, you can use that towards the pump since you will need wipes anyway.

Blair Nealey 2 kids; Darlington, South Carolina 312 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Missie93:" Yessss. I loved my Lansinoh! I used that for the most part. (It wasn't as good as Medela, but it does ... [snip!] ... and wipes and get a $5 giftcard for each box of wipes, you can use that towards the pump since you will need wipes anyway."


The only negative thing I've read about the Lansionoh pumps is that they are noisy. Is this true? I mean I wouldn't care if it was loud because it'll just be me home when I'm pumping most of the time, I'm just wondering.