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Which is better mannul ,electric or battery breast pump ?

My daughter is going to breastfeed and i would like to know which is best..She is due Dec. 25th this is our first grandchild.


Asked by MTM at 12:51 PM on Sep. 14, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • I think it depend on how often you're going to pump. If you are going to be working outside the home after maternity leave, then I would probably go for the best electric pump I could find. I, however, am a stay at home mom and I have a manual pump that I've used a handful of times and has worked great for me the few times I've used it.

    Answer by Christina807 at 12:56 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • Baby. MOST people can maybe only get an ounce out if they try to pump. Baby gets out way more.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 12:52 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • I used a manual and it was fine. I only used it a few times.

    Answer by mompam at 12:53 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • I loved the big chunky dunky electric pumps! They are huge, but amazing! I've not used a battery pump before, and I simply hated the manual.

    Answer by Amelia512 at 12:53 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • I had an electric. At first I got out maybe 5oz a boobie. Then it got down to maybe an oz or two a boobie. It was a good pump though! I say Electric

    Answer by firethearson at 12:54 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • Upon reading your answers ladies anyone would be best.. Thanks a bunch..

    Comment by MTM (original poster) at 1:03 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • It definitely depends on how often the pump will be used. If it's only once a day, I'd say go with the manual or battery powered one. If it's going to be more often, go with the double electric pump, hospital grade, if possible. I disagree with the first mama, you can get a lot more out of pumping than just 1 ounce. My son would not breastfeed and I had to pump for every little bit of breast milk he got, and it was a good thing that I got out more than 1 ounce at a time. Breastfeeding is definitely the most efficient way to get out the breast milk, but it's certainly not the only way to get a good supply.

    Answer by kathria at 1:03 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • If you have to use a pump the Medela Pump in Style is Awesome! I love mine! I only used it when I absolutely had to because your body needs the baby to keep the milk flowing. It was definitely worth the $ though!

    Answer by mbeckner777 at 1:04 PM on Sep. 14, 2010