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Breast Pumps Chynee Due February 8; TTC since Jan 2013; 1 child; 2 angel babies; New York 757 posts
24th Aug

My SO and I decided against a shower so we are getting some things out of the way.



I never had a breast pump with my son and I regretted that. So this time around I want one but I have no clue what to look for. Any input is appreciated

user banned 21 kids; North Dakota 3800 posts
24th Aug

Medela, definitely. As far as which one, it's really going to depend on how long/often you plan on using it. Are you a SAHM or will you be returning to work?

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
24th Aug

Check with your health insurance. They may provide a breast pump for you! I have Aetna and just got mine for free last week.

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5; 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
24th Aug

Medela is the best one you can get!!! I love my Medela freestyle. Does your insurance cover one or a portion of one?

Iyahna :^P Temecula, California 11383 posts
status 24th Aug

What ever you get do not get the Ameda purely yours.That junk broke within the first two weeks.I am shopping online as we speak for one and so far Medela has the best reviews.

*021013* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; xxx, OH, United States 3799 posts
24th Aug

<blockquote><b>Quoting Iyahna :^P:</b>" What ever you get do not get the Ameda purely yours.That junk broke within the first two weeks.I am shopping online as we speak for one and so far Medela has the best reviews."</blockquote>




I had an ameda purely yours with ds and it worked just fine! I actually loaned it to my SIL and she's been pumping with it exclusively for the past 4 months with her dd :)

Iyahna :^P Temecula, California 11383 posts
status 24th Aug
Quoting Koltons*Momma*33wks!*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Iyahna :^P:</b>" What ever you get do not get the Ameda purely ... [snip!] ... just fine! I actually loaned it to my SIL and she's been pumping with it exclusively for the past 4 months with her dd :)"

Glad someone had a good experience with it lol.I loved it at a point too because it was so easy to clean and would not hurt my nipples.Once it broke it crushed my heart.The first two weeks it was amazing.

*021013* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; xxx, OH, United States 3799 posts
24th Aug

<blockquote><b>Quoting Iyahna :^P:</b>" Glad someone had a good experience with it lol.I loved it at a point too because it was so easy to clean ... [snip!] ... it was so easy to clean and would not hurt my nipples.Once it broke it crushed my heart.The first two weeks it was amazing."</blockquote>




Yep :) it was pretty easy to use and Clean. :) I had gotten it free with my insurance I had at the time!

user banned 21 kids; North Dakota 3800 posts
24th Aug

I had an Ameda...can't remember which one but I lost my milk supply. Switched to Medela with the second and have been using it to exclusively pump with the next four kids.

Chynee Due February 8; TTC since Jan 2013; 1 child; 2 angel babies; New York 757 posts
24th Aug

I'll have to check with my insurance to see. As far as work. I omly get 6wks paid leave. We are still deciding if I'm going to return to work or not

Chynee Due February 8; TTC since Jan 2013; 1 child; 2 angel babies; New York 757 posts
24th Aug

I've been looking online an medela seems to be the best brand

user banned 21 kids; North Dakota 3800 posts
24th Aug

If you're going to use it a lot I recommend the Freestyle, although the pump in style advanced is great, too!

Iyahna :^P Temecula, California 11383 posts
status 24th Aug
Quoting *Mayhem*:" If you're going to use it a lot I recommend the Freestyle, although the pump in style advanced is great, too!"

Whats the difference? I was really wondering.I was looking at the pump in style.

Chynee Due February 8; TTC since Jan 2013; 1 child; 2 angel babies; New York 757 posts
24th Aug

<blockquote><b>Quoting Iyahna :^P:</b>" Whats the difference? I was really wondering.I was looking at the pump in style."</blockquote>




I was jus gnna ask this

user banned 21 kids; North Dakota 3800 posts
24th Aug

<blockquote><b>Quoting Iyahna :^P:</b>" Whats the difference? I was really wondering.I was looking at the pump in style."</blockquote>




I've had both. The freestyle is rechargeable and doesn't need to be plugged in all the time so when you're going someplace there's no need to find a cigarette lighter or use those battery packs. Also, the freestyle is separate from the bag it comes in so if you want to you can just throw it in your diaper bag and take off. Most of the pump in styles are attached to the bag they're in...meaning you have to take 2 diff bags. The freestyle is also digital (if you're a tech/gadget junkie like me) and has a memory button so you can use the same settings each tine. The pump in style is a dial that you turn on and off each time. I like either. Basically it boils down to convenience and cost.



Oh! The freestyle also comes with a hands free setup.