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breast pumps

Posted by on Jan. 19, 2013 at 9:54 PM
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I have a medela double electric breast pump for home and want to get one to keep in my vehicle for when I go to my moms or wherever so I don't need to pack anything. I was looking on amazon and first years breastflow or ameda double electric seem pretty decent price. does anyone know anything about them? Some reviews said the ameda made a beeping noise while pumping? lashion (spelling?) had a fairly inexpensive one too.. Any advice?
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aehanrahan
by Group Mod - Amy on Jan. 19, 2013 at 10:13 PM
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Ameda and Lansinoh are basically the same thing and are good. I wouldn't go near anything other than Hygeia or ameda when it comes to electric pumps.
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SewingMamaLele
by Leanne on Jan. 19, 2013 at 10:23 PM

are you eping, and why do you need a spare??  sorry, just totally curious.  I agree with Amy.

maggiemom2000
by Ruby Member on Jan. 19, 2013 at 10:35 PM
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The first years gets a definite NO. Bad reputation, not a good quality pump.

The Ameda Purely Yours and the Lansinoh one are the same pump with different labels/packaging. That is a good quality pump with an excellent reputation.

thedathree
by on Jan. 19, 2013 at 11:02 PM
Quoting SewingMamaLele:

are you eping, and why do you need a spare??  sorry, just totally curious.  I agree with Amy.


I had really bad thrush and my baby did too. about 3 weeks old she couldn't nurse at all her mouth was so sore. dr said to pump then when she healed up to nurse again. she is still healing (had a blister type sore on tongue) but just started nursing maybe 5 times a day about 2 weeks ago. She will be 2 months on the 29th. I am trying to still pump every 2 hours during the day. She still seems hungry after nursing crys and screams so I give her expressed milk and she is fine. Do you think if I stop pumping she would be more satisfied when she nurses? She likes nursing but doesn't seem satisfied after. I honestly dont know how to get her back to ebf. So now I give mostly breast milk.maybe 4 oz formula in a 24 hour period. I am afraid if I go to my moms for a few hours and don't pump when I get back ill be dried up. Also my son is handicapped and with him and a newborn and 9yo I dont want to have to remember anything extra to pack. Sorry for such a lengthy answer. I have bad pp depression and want to start getting out. my baby also was tongue tied and got clipped. I am with baby all day so she can nurse but I dont know how to make her fully satisfied so will pump till I figure it out if I ever do
aehanrahan
by Group Mod - Amy on Jan. 19, 2013 at 11:26 PM
She acts like that after nursing because she's used to the faster, easier bottles and being over fed from them.
I would slowly decrease the amount that you give and try other feeding methods rather than bottles. So she doesn't get the fast flow that she's looking for.
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SewingMamaLele
by Leanne on Jan. 19, 2013 at 11:56 PM

How big are the bottles she's getting?   I agree it's a flow preference.

thedathree
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 6:08 AM
Quoting SewingMamaLele:

How big are the bottles she's getting?   I agree it's a flow preference.


2-4 oz depending on how long she went without eating. she was losing weight and dr wanted her to gain.
Baby_Avas_Momma
by Elizabeth on Jan. 20, 2013 at 6:12 AM
Stay far away from the First Years pump! Ameda, Hygeia, and Lansinoh are the only one's I'd consider.
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stargaze281
by Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 6:23 AM



Quoting Baby_Avas_Momma:

Stay far away from the First Years pump! Ameda, Hygeia, and Lansinoh are the only one's I'd consider.


Just curious, what's bad about the first years breast pump?

Baby_Avas_Momma
by Elizabeth on Jan. 20, 2013 at 6:32 AM
They tend to break after only a short period if time and the motor burns out quickly. And they also are known the cause damage to the breast. I got one as a baby shower gift (I registered for it, knowing nothing about breast pumps lol). I only used it a handful of times and by the time my dd was 6 months old, it was trashed.
If you want something not too expensive, Avent manual pumps work great too. :)


Quoting stargaze281:




Quoting Baby_Avas_Momma:

Stay far away from the First Years pump! Ameda, Hygeia, and Lansinoh are the only one's I'd consider.



Just curious, what's bad about the first years breast pump?

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