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Breast Pump Advice

Posted by on Aug. 13, 2014 at 11:41 PM
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Hello,

Now that I have given birth my insurance will finally cover a breast pump and I just talked to my insurance company and found out my options and was wondering if I could get you lovely ladies' inputs or experiences with any of these options... 

My current issue is I am having supply problems.  I currently have a hospital grade pump on loan (which I know is superior just not sure how long it will last) and I am pumping to try to increase my supply so that that would be my goal with this pump once I lose the one I have on loan.  

My options are:

1) Medela Pump In Style Advanced Breastpump Starter Set (MY57081)

  • Personal-use pump
  • 2-Phase Expression' technology with one-touch let-down button
  • Adjustable vacuum settings
  • Compact motor unit in a soft bag
  • Compatible with Medela Battery Pack
  • Double pumping kit with: Medium (24mm) breast shields, 2- 5oz/150 ML breast milk bottles and power adaptor.

2) Ameda Purely Yours Breast Pump No Tote (AD17070P)

  • Personal-use pump
  • Single and double pumping
  • Adjustable independent speed and vacuum control
  • Can be powered by AC Adapter (included), 6AA batteries, or car adapter. Batteries and car adapter not included.

3)

Freemie Freedom Standard Set with HANDS FREE and Concealable Freemie Collection Cups (DAFG017)

  • Includes standard 25mm funnel, extra pump protection filter, and tubing connection kit
  • Pump connection kit allows you to interrupt and resume pumping at your convenience
  • Includes setup for single and double pumping
  • Pump vacuum is adjustable
  • Cups are made without latex rubber, BPA or DEHP
  • Each cup with integrated breast funnel holds 8 ounces of milk, and can be supported by a variety of ordinary or nursing bras
  • Breast Pump with 64-inch integrated power cord (120-volt AC)
  • Pump weight 3 pounds, 2 ounces
4) Hygeia Q Breast Pump (HG100056)
  • Independently Adjustable Speed & Suction Controls
  • Hospital Grade performance in a personal use pump
  • Allows For Double & Single Pumping
  • Closed system with a bacteriostatic filter to prevent contaminants.

Any thoughts/experiences/opinions greatly appreciated!!!  TIA!

by on Aug. 13, 2014 at 11:41 PM
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MixedCooke
by Gold Member on Aug. 13, 2014 at 11:56 PM

I personally like the Medela

Halensmommy
by Member on Aug. 14, 2014 at 12:36 AM

I got the Hygeia q and it works great! I've had the medela before too. But I like that the Hygeia is a closed system. 

mostlymaydays
by Stacy on Aug. 14, 2014 at 1:34 AM
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I got the Hygeia Q, also for the reason mentioned above, it's closed system. Ameda is as well but I hear they've had a quality decline in the past couple years.
Jaybay223
by Jess on Aug. 14, 2014 at 3:28 AM
I love my Medela :)
Proud-mama-05
by Stacy on Aug. 14, 2014 at 3:58 AM
I also got the Hygeia Q
kajira
by Emma on Aug. 14, 2014 at 7:35 AM

I've heard good things about the Hygeia.

kajira
by Emma on Aug. 14, 2014 at 7:36 AM

For what it's worth, I prefer the medela because I know how to use it.

Next time, i'd go for the Hygeia.

Then the Amedela then the Freemie.

ninjanessa
by Bronze Member on Aug. 14, 2014 at 9:10 AM

I have never pumped..so I dont know how well it works, but I went ahead and got the Ameda, just because it's a closed system pump..and if I don't like it or I dont use it I can give it to someone who can without worrying about the pump having mold or anything else growing inside it! =)

Briyawna
by on Aug. 14, 2014 at 10:12 AM
I got a medela though my insurance..
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