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Which Medela pump? Thunderchunk 2 kids; Mobile, Alabama 11066 posts
30th Jan '13

I'm looking into renting a breast pump so I can start storing some extra milk. The place I would be renting from offered two different pumps- the Medela Symphony or the Lactina. Anyone have any experience with either of these? Not sure which one to get. Any feedback is appreciated, thanks!

LoveMyBubbaBoy 2 kids; Michigan 3187 posts
30th Jan '13

I used the symphony while I was in the hospital after I delivered. It worked very well. Usually the hospital grade ones you can rent work really well. :)

Thunderchunk 2 kids; Mobile, Alabama 11066 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting LoveMyBubbaBoy:" I used the symphony while I was in the hospital after I delivered. It worked very well. Usually the hospital grade ones you can rent work really well. :)"


I've been reading the reviews on the Symphony and all of them are good. I had no idea pumps cost that much! Good thing I'm renting lol. It's only $40 a month!

LoveMyBubbaBoy 2 kids; Michigan 3187 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting Thunderchunk:" I've been reading the reviews on the Symphony and all of them are good. I had no idea pumps cost that much! Good thing I'm renting lol. It's only $40 a month!"


Lol. I know! Luckily I called to check and found out insurance covered mine. I only had to pay $50 for a Madela Swing (Normally 150ish around here.) So lucky. lol.

Thunderchunk 2 kids; Mobile, Alabama 11066 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting LoveMyBubbaBoy:" Lol. I know! Luckily I called to check and found out insurance covered mine. I only had to pay $50 for a Madela Swing (Normally 150ish around here.) So lucky. lol."


That's awesome!

LoveMyBubbaBoy 2 kids; Michigan 3187 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting Thunderchunk:" That's awesome!"


Have you checked? You might be covered if your ob or LC writes a script. :)

Thunderchunk 2 kids; Mobile, Alabama 11066 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting LoveMyBubbaBoy:" Have you checked? You might be covered if your ob or LC writes a script. :)"


I haven't checked but I will now! Thanks for that. I didn't know insurance would cover them. My doctor RX'd me one when I was in the hospital but they didn't have any available at the time.

LoveMyBubbaBoy 2 kids; Michigan 3187 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting Thunderchunk:" I haven't checked but I will now! Thanks for that. I didn't know insurance would cover them. My doctor RX'd me one when I was in the hospital but they didn't have any available at the time."


I've heard with all of the insurance changes that pumps are covered a LOT this year. :) I hope it works out for you!

CLC 36 Weeks Due October 23 (twins); TTC since Jul 2009; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Nebraska 1729 posts
30th Jan '13

I rented the symphony bc I got twice as much milk as I did with my playtex pump.