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i want to breastfeed for the first time, and as u all probalby know i have been having second thoughts about it. well i figure i go ahead and buy a pump that way if i do breastfeed i wont have to make any stops on my way home leaving the hospital. what type of pump shall i purchase and from what brand?

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Asked by Tanisha709 at 3:03 PM on Aug. 30, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • I loved my Medela Pump In style Advance! LOVED it.

    Answer by Courtney610 at 3:05 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • I have the Medela Pump n Style. It's a dual pump electric. It's pricey but I got mine on ebay for 1/4 of the cost and it was sealed new.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 3:05 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • What do you need the pump for... are you going back to work, or just for an occasional night out?

    Answer by LeanneC at 3:07 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • I have this pump.

    It's The First Years by Learning Curve. It's a double breast electric pump. Very comfortable. Very convenient. Additionally, it's a very reasonable price - especially in comparison to the expensive Medela brand.

    Answer by arouthier at 3:10 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • You don't have to have a pump to breastfeed. Pumping sucks! It is much easier to breastfeed and not worry about pumps.

    To breastfeed without problems is easy for virtually all women. Breastfeed within the first hour of birth. Don't let anyone give your baby bottles, pacifiers, or formula for any reason. Breastfeed frequently in the early weeks and on demand. During the first 6 weeks your breasts will grow more milk glands and ducts and will become better at breastfeeding. You may notice them feeling softer & smaller. That's normal, your milk hasn't dried up. Your breasts have gotten good at breastfeeding. Believe in your superpower to make milk to feed your baby.


    Answer by Gailll at 3:11 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • i had an evenflo double eletric one i got from walmart i worked great no complaints

    Answer by britme1027 at 3:11 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • Gailll, not everyone has the luxury of staying home 24/7 with their baby, so just shut up.

    OP, I've only ever heard good things about the Medela Pump in Style, but you should also talk to the hospital/birthing center about possibly renting one.

    Answer by kittyhasclaws at 3:15 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • You will be engorged around day 3. It feels full and uncomfortable but shouldn't hurt. You can take pain meds. Your nipples may be a little sensitive at first but shouldn't hurt. Breastfeeding is supposed to feel good. The vast majority of women can and do breastfeed with no significant problems. The women living in tent cities in Haiti with little food and water are breastfeeding their babies and they are turning away offers of donor milk and formula. Women in Afganastan are breastfeeding their babies with war going on around them. Women in Africa with AIDS are breastfeeding their babies. Breastfeeding is something that virtually all women around the world can do and it's something all women share. There is no reason to believe a well fed woman in the US with access to all the clean water she wants can't breastfeed.


    Answer by Gailll at 3:17 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • i had the evenflo double was easy to clean and put together and use. and the sound wasnt really loud and the humm of it actually put my son to sleep. i would pump one side while he nursed the other and i had a very healthy diet and healthy milk flowso we had alternated bottles with nursing when he got close to being a year old and we used the soothie bottlecuz it was close shape to breasts. and it switched him from breast to bottle easily i used my breast pump to gentle wean away the milk supply...less pain in the end. but he was on breast milk untill he was 13 months then added whole milk to it and now hes on regular milk

    Answer by KatieBug92 at 3:20 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • Even if you can't be with your baby 24/7 you don't need a $300 pump. If you are rich and you are going to work full time a Pump-in-Style is a great choice. However it is possible to get just as much milk by hand expressing.


    Answer by Gailll at 3:22 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

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