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Which pump is your favorite?

Posted by on Nov. 24, 2012 at 2:46 PM
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Question: Which pump do you prefer?

Options:

Medela Pump in Style

Ameda Purely Yours

Hygeia Enjoye

Other


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Total Votes: 24

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For those who pump, which pump do you like the best?



by on Nov. 24, 2012 at 2:46 PM
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newbabystarr09
by on Nov. 24, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Medela

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melindabelcher
by mel on Nov. 24, 2012 at 2:54 PM
Depends on the frequency of the pumping. I pump twice a day and I love the medela hand pump. When I worked full time I liked the medela pump in style advanced
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MMerrill
by on Nov. 24, 2012 at 2:59 PM
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I use a Medela Symphony, I love it.

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gdiamante
by Group Mod - Gina on Nov. 24, 2012 at 4:02 PM

I used a medela Lactina. All three of your candidates are EXCELLENT and you cannot go wrong with any of them.

IrishIz
by Silver Member on Nov. 24, 2012 at 4:25 PM
I personally am anti-Medela because of their business practices. The others are are fine and pretty much equal.
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levansbx
by Bronze Member on Nov. 24, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Can't really say which I prefer, as I've only used the Ameda Purely Yours.  But I've had great luck with it, so I do like it a lot! :)

MisfitInTN
by on Nov. 24, 2012 at 5:05 PM
I love my medela pump in style
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maggiemom2000
by Ruby Member on Nov. 24, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Here's why I prefer Hygeia (my first choice) and Ameda (my second choice) over the Medela:

In our opinion, the top three single user pumps on the market today are:
Pump Brand/Model
Cost range
Warranty
Mechanics
WHO-CODE
Hygeia Enjoye*
$180-300
3 year
Closed system
Compliant
Ameda Purely Yours
$150-180
1 year
Closed system
Compliant
Medela Pump in Style
$250-350
1 year
Open system
Non-compliant
*Sold in the category commonly referred to as single-user pumps; Hygeia is the only pump company that has sought and received FDA approval for their pump to be used by more than one person.

What is the difference between an open and closed system pump? 

With an open system, if milk or condensation makes its way into the tubing, it is possible for mold to begin to grow in the motor. There is no way to clean the pump motor, and any mold spores present could come through the tubing and possibly into contact with the expressed milk. Furthermore, if the pump is second-hand or was used by another mother, germs from one mother or her milk could contaminate the milk in the same way. An open system is built to be a single-user system only.

Closed system pumps are just what they seem: there is no way for the milk to come into contact with the motor. Theoretically, any closed system pump could be safely used by more than one person (each with her own tubing and other external pump parts). 

What is the WHO CODE, and why is it important to consider when buying a breast pump?


The “WHO CODE” is short for the World Health Organization’s International Code of the Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes. Part of the purpose of the WHO CODE is to protect breastfeeding by preventing aggressive marketing of breastmilk substitutes and artificial nipples. Many people prefer to purchase a breast pump from a company that is supportive of and compliant with the WHO CODE.

More information on both the breast pumps, the WHO CODE, and open and closed systems can be found at: The Problems with Medela
newbabystarr09
by on Nov. 24, 2012 at 8:32 PM

I hate to hijack OP's post..But I wanted to ask you about being anti-maedela because of their business practices..Do you mind explaining this or give links please?

Quoting IrishIz:

I personally am anti-Medela because of their business practices. The others are are fine and pretty much equal.


maggiemom2000
by Ruby Member on Nov. 24, 2012 at 8:41 PM
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Quoting newbabystarr09:

I hate to hijack OP's post..But I wanted to ask you about being anti-maedela because of their business practices..Do you mind explaining this or give links please?

Quoting IrishIz:

I personally am anti-Medela because of their business practices. The others are are fine and pretty much equal.


Their marketing violates the WHO code. Check out the inks here (particularly the Problems with Medela)

What is the WHO CODE, and why is it important to consider when buying a breast pump?

The “WHO CODE” is short for the World Health Organization’s International Code of the Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes. Part of the purpose of the WHO CODE is to protect breastfeeding by preventing aggressive marketing of breastmilk substitutes and artificial nipples. Many people prefer to purchase a breast pump from a company that is supportive of and compliant with the WHO CODE.

More information on both the breast pumps, the WHO CODE, and open and closed systems can be found at: The Problems with Medela

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