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Ameda Purely Yours Pump Ben. 3 kids; Minnesota 7942 posts
1st Apr '13

Either I am a gigantic idiot or this pump sucks! (and not in a good way).

It hardly sucks at all. I have 2 Medelas but both are from my first baby so I took advantage of Obamacare and ordered a new pump and that is what they gave me.

Please advise if I am maybe not using it right? Or is that pump shit?

Emily Dickinson 18 kids; Indiana 57844 posts
1st Apr '13

*watching*



:)



This is one of the choices my insurance co gave me.

Ben. 3 kids; Minnesota 7942 posts
1st Apr '13
Quoting Emily Dickinson:" *watching* :) This is one of the choices my insurance co gave me."



NO.
OMG. I don't know who in the hell they are kidding with this shit product. Get a Medela Pump In Style if you can.

Emily Dickinson 18 kids; Indiana 57844 posts
1st Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting CrapBag.:</b>" NO. OMG. I don't know who in the hell they are kidding with this shit product. Get a Medela Pump In Style if you can."</blockquote>



It is an option but they said they are backlogged almost 2 months for those right now. :(

Ben. 3 kids; Minnesota 7942 posts
1st Apr '13
Quoting Emily Dickinson:" <blockquote><b>Quoting CrapBag.:</b>" NO. OMG. I don't know who in the hell they ... [snip!] ... if you can."</blockquote> It is an option but they said they are backlogged almost 2 months for those right now. :("


I wonder if that is why mine sent me this one. I'm sorry :(
Hopefully someone has good news and knows how to use it. I can't imagine them continuing to make and sell pumps that dont work. But for reall, my b**bs were basically just sitting there, enjoying their time, not stressing about getting milk out.

Emily Dickinson 18 kids; Indiana 57844 posts
1st Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting CrapBag.:</b>" I wonder if that is why mine sent me this one. I'm sorry :( Hopefully someone has good news and knows ... [snip!] ... work. But for reall, my b**bs were basically just sitting there, enjoying their time, not stressing about getting milk out."</blockquote>




Lame.
I need something that will get all the milk out quickly.

CerealMakerWife♥ TTC since Apr 2013; 5 kids; Ukraine 36287 posts
1st Apr '13

I EPed with the Ameda for both kids. Worked fine for me. The hospital pump was nicer of course. Ha.

Kristen Parris 2 kids; Virginia 1946 posts
status 1st Apr '13

That what I used for my son and it worked for me. It worked good but I have nothing to compare it to. I would get about 2-4 oz from each side when I pumped every few hours. I would get more if I hadn't fed him or pumped in awhile though.

Ben. 3 kids; Minnesota 7942 posts
1st Apr '13
Quoting CerealMakerWife♥:" I EPed with the Ameda for both kids. Worked fine for me. The hospital pump was nicer of course. Ha."


any tips on what I can do to make it work better? like with the Medela, there are parts I can tweek if something isn't working right.

CerealMakerWife♥ TTC since Apr 2013; 5 kids; Ukraine 36287 posts
1st Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting CrapBag.:</b>" any tips on what I can do to make it work better? like with the Medela, there are parts I can tweek if something isn't working right."</blockquote>




I did have to get bigger flanges for it but other then that I only needed the suction about half way. You could just be used to the other pump. I know I had a hard time when I had to go between the hospitals and mine.

Ben. 3 kids; Minnesota 7942 posts
1st Apr '13
Quoting CerealMakerWife♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting CrapBag.:</b>" any tips on what I can do to make it work better? ... [snip!] ... half way. You could just be used to the other pump. I know I had a hard time when I had to go between the hospitals and mine."


thanks!
I think I need mega suction or something. boo.

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11978 posts
2nd Apr '13

hmm,, I've heard good things about it. sorry it's not working well for you.

Vicki@Ameda Illinois 2 posts
2nd Apr '13

Hi! My name is Vicki and I work for Ameda! I am so sorry you are struggling with your pump! We have great troubleshooting representatives that may be able to help! Parentlink is open Monday through Friday from 8-5 EST, their number is 1-800-233-5921. Please keep me in the loop, we want to help you meet your breastfeeding goals!