I'm attempting to put together my gift registry for our baby girl's shower. This is my first child and I am unsure which model of breast pump to get. Theres everything from a $70 model, clear up to a $370 model! My family isn't wealthy by any means, and I'm trying to choose the most affordable of everything but I hear with pumps especially, that you pay for what you get. On that note, I don't want to get the most affordable one and be unhappy with it.
Anyone have one model in particular they really liked (or disliked, for that matter?) I like the idea of a double pump to save time.
While I'm at it, what is your favorite (or least) favorite brand and style of bottles? I don't know what to choose!!
Any advice you can offer is truly appreciated! Thanks ladies!
Answer by jorjiegirl at 12:04 PM on Jun. 12, 2011
Answer by Amy2079 at 12:20 PM on Jun. 12, 2011
A pump should be picked by how you plan to use it. There are double pumps that will increase supply - those are the hospital grade rentals. And there are ones for back to work - the Medela PIS as well as the Ameda Purely Yours and Lanolish Affinity. In my experience as a peer breastfeeding councilor, the ones made by companies that make just pumps are better than the ones that made by companies that make lots of other baby stuff.
I'll also suggest that you ask for a compatible kit in the hospital as your insurance will pick up the tab and a 2nd kit is great to have. Also check with your insurance. Some will pay for a pump if it's medically necessary. If you qualify for WIC, they can loan you a pump instead of giving you formula.
Answer by JSD24 at 12:23 PM on Jun. 12, 2011
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