Hi ladies, I was just wondering what is the best breast pump Yall have come across? I am 36 weeks and looking to find a good pump, at hopefully a good price, I was gonna use the tommee tippie pump but as I was looking at it a couple came up to me an didn't recommend it, I know you cannot return a pump once its used so any advice would be great!!
How often are you going to be pumping? Are you returning to work or just occasional pumping? If you are returning to work, I would recommend a hospital-grade double electric like the Medela Pump in Style or the Ameda Purely Yours. If you are not planning on returning to work or needing to pump daily, you may be able to get away with something cheaper or a good manual. For a manual, I loved the Medela Harmony.
You can always wait and see if you will even need a pump. My hospital gave me a Harmony when I asked to see an LC.
I will be at home for a couple months which I plan in feeding from.breast only and my aunt recommended I not get a pump until I'm ready to return to work just to make sure I will produce enough milk to breathing feed but my concern is when we are on the road or even in public places where it will be hard for me to feed from the breast I looked at the medella double pump, its a little pricey and I see they have the single for about half the price, would pumping with a single be too difficult? I will be returning to college in the fall and working so I also need something that isn't too time consuming.
I have the Medela pump inn style and love it. I know it is expensive but i also know it will help enable me to BF much longer (after i return to work) than i would be able to without it. Plus, compard to the cost of formula, it comes out ahead. I like the Medela Harmony for a manual pump, too.
So the tommee tippee pump works great? Does it have good suction that was my original approach but a lady told me ir didn't have good suction.. I know the medella is good but I would prefer to use tommee tippee since those are the bottles I'm using!(: how good are the manual pumps??
I would definitely be worried about suction... without that, you wouldn't have prolactin boost. There needs to be a good balance. Do you think you could call Tommee Tippee and ask about suction/motor compared to Medela brands? Let us know. (and does Tommee Tippee guarantee their product?)
Medela is great too, you could get a similar effect if you practiced nipple stimulation or hand expression before you pump.
I highly recommend the Medela pump in style advanced double electric pump. It's pricey but way cheaper than formula. And to what your aunt said, true milk supply issues as in not enough milk are rare. I'm glad I had my pump prior to birth, my daughter was born premature and so I ended up having to exclusively pump at first :)
Everyones going to have different experiences and opinions on pumping. For me, a pump doest work well- at all! I manually pump when I need to. Granted Im a stay at home mom, when I need to express milk, I just do it manually. For me, I get more out using my hand in 5 minutes then I do using a pump for 20 minutes. I wasted $100 on a pump Ive used maybe 3 times? Good luck and hope you find one that fits!
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