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Breast Pumps

What kind did you use? Manual or electric? I had a friend tell me that she liked the manual more because she felt like she had more control. I won't be pumping too often, because the baby will be with me almost all the time. I'll just have to pump for her to stay at grandmas and stuff.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:16 PM on Feb. 24, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • I have heard great things from manual pumps. I had a medela single manual and it worked really well.

    I am getting an ameda or an avent isis manual with this baby. I am a SAHM so don't need to pump at work, so I will stick with a manual. It's also cheaper lol.
    celticreverie

    Answer by celticreverie at 12:18 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • I had a medela pump in style. It is a double electric and I swore by it. But I used mine many times a day. My baby didn't latch and I wanted her to have Breast milk.
    coala

    Answer by coala at 12:23 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • I had a manual pump and wished that I had an electric. I was with my son all the time but didnt have a lot of time to pump because it was just me and him and no help. I think the best way to do it is to pump while he/she is suckling one side and then when they switch to the other side, pump the opposite. I had a terrible time with leaking all over myself and my son while he was eating so I wish that I had had the electric one. As for that tho they have different settings I believe so it can easily coincide with your comfort level.
    PhotographyM0m

    Answer by PhotographyM0m at 12:26 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • I use lansinoh double electric pump. It suits my needs. It was given to me so I didn't really shop around. Aside from grandma babysitting, you might have to pump in the middle of the night. When my DD started sleeping the night I would wake up around 3 and need to pump. Worked out good though, I have stock.
    Farrahann

    Answer by Farrahann at 12:28 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • I have the playtex double electric. ive had it almost 2 years and it still works great im a SAHM so i dont use it excessively, but it is a great investment. i think they run about 70-80 new now?
    xburtonchickx

    Answer by xburtonchickx at 12:37 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • I bought an Evenflo double electric because it was cheap and I work from home, so I don't have to pump very often. It works fine and I'm glad I didn't waste my money on something that cost over 200$!
    CaylaLU

    Answer by CaylaLU at 1:20 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

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