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Posted by on Dec. 18, 2013 at 1:13 PM
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okay I'm in a bit of a situation my daughter is having a sensitivity to lactose and I have an ameda pump but the suction is horrible and I'm not getting great results and I still feel like I have a ton to release I can't get it to come out by Manuel hand compressions the doctor said that I could continue to pump and freeze with the hopes of reintroducing it around 7 month old however I know that if I continue with the pump I have I'm just going to either dry up be so engorged I get mastitis so my question is what is a better pump to buy that is hands free so I can use it when I go back to workor what is the best pump is there a better option
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Holland04
by Member on Dec. 18, 2013 at 1:19 PM

I have the Almeda Purely Yours. It works well for me and you are able to turn up or down the suction. Check with your insurance because you may be able to get a pump for free through your insurance. I had to contact a durible medical provider but my pump was covered 100% and it was delivered pretty quick. 

MommyO2-6631
by Leslie on Dec. 18, 2013 at 1:24 PM
Are you sure you're daughter is having an actual reaction to lactose or could it be a reaction to cows milk protein? A lot of people, including doctors, get those confused. What is her age and her symptoms?
nicole2884
by on Dec. 18, 2013 at 1:24 PM
Quoting Holland04:

I have the Almeda Purely Yours. It works well for me and you are able to turn up or down the suction. Check with your insurance because you may be able to get a pump for free through your insurance. I had to contact a durible medical provider but my pump was covered 100% and it was delivered pretty quick. 

jff yeah I have the same pump and mine is horrible I'm on my second one already and I got it through my insurance and they sent me the second one the second one is horrible just like the first one bed so I don't know what to do
angelchewning
by on Dec. 18, 2013 at 1:28 PM

a great option would be to rent a hospital grade pump from your local lactation consultants.  I know in my area the cost is $37 for two weeks, or $75/ month if renting month to month, or $55/month if renting for at least 3 months.  personally I use the Medela Pump In Style double electric and I love it. I got it at no cost through my insurance company (Many now offer this for moms). For hands free just use a pumping bra (Or make your own out of an old sports bra).

Cleo07
by Bronze Member on Dec. 18, 2013 at 1:32 PM
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What are your daughters symptoms? Most doctors will incorrectly say that a baby has lactose intolerance when something else is going on like overactive letdown/oversupply or formilk/hindmilk imbalance is really the culprit.
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aehanrahan
by Group Mod - Amy on Dec. 18, 2013 at 1:45 PM
I agree!

Quoting Cleo07: What are your daughters symptoms? Most doctors will incorrectly say that a baby has lactose intolerance when something else is going on like overactive letdown/oversupply or formilk/hindmilk imbalance is really the culprit.

nicole2884
by on Dec. 18, 2013 at 1:59 PM
Quoting Cleo07: What are your daughters symptoms? Most doctors will incorrectly say that a baby has lactose intolerance when something else is going on like overactive letdown/oversupply or formilk/hindmilk imbalance is really the culprit.
she's having blood in her stool she also has acid reflux and she's on soy formula we went to a GI specialist today and her suggestion was to give strictly soy formula and her acid reflux medication and come back in 3 weeks but right now I'm so engorged but I need some relief and my pump is horrible and I'm not getting it
nicole2884
by on Dec. 18, 2013 at 2:04 PM
Quoting angelchewning:

a great option would be to rent a hospital grade pump from your local lactation consultants.  I know in my area the cost is $37 for two weeks, or $75/ month if renting month to month, or $55/month if renting for at least 3 months.  personally I use the Medela Pump In Style double electric and I love it. I got it at no cost through my insurance company (Many now offer this for moms). For hands free just use a pumping bra (Or make your own out of an old sports bra).

my insurance company pay for a pump but they wouldn't pay for Medela so I had to get a different one and the one I have is horrible so I'm thinking about buying a Medela but I just don't know
MommyO2-6631
by Leslie on Dec. 18, 2013 at 2:06 PM
My son had blood in his stool because of milk protein sesntivity. I stopped drinking milk and eating foods with milk or milk protein in it and continued to breastfeed. It took about a week to see a bit of improvement.

Also could you have over supply or over active letdown? Sometimes if a baby gets too much of the watery foremilk it can irritate the lining of the intestines and cause a bit of bleeding. And acid reflux is sometimes just overactive letdown. My suggestion would be to find an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant and see what their take is. We have a few in here, one is IrishIz. Cleo07 is a peditrician if I remember correctly.

Quoting nicole2884:
Quoting Cleo07: What are your daughters symptoms? Most doctors will incorrectly say that a baby has lactose intolerance when something else is going on like overactive letdown/oversupply or formilk/hindmilk imbalance is really the culprit.



she's having blood in her stool she also has acid reflux and she's on soy formula

we went to a GI specialist today and her suggestion was to give strictly soy formula and her acid reflux medication and come back in 3 weeks but right now I'm so engorged but I need some relief and my pump is horrible and I'm not getting it
angelchewning
by on Dec. 18, 2013 at 2:09 PM

 is renting not a viable option for you? The hospital pumps are SUPER efficient (those things make my medela pump look wimpy) and pretty affordable, especially if it is only for short term. I know regular pumps are made for single users but many moms sell their used ones on ebay and similar sites for relatively cheap (the good ones like you want are WAY $$$$ bought new)

Quoting nicole2884:
Quoting angelchewning:

a great option would be to rent a hospital grade pump from your local lactation consultants.  I know in my area the cost is $37 for two weeks, or $75/ month if renting month to month, or $55/month if renting for at least 3 months.  personally I use the Medela Pump In Style double electric and I love it. I got it at no cost through my insurance company (Many now offer this for moms). For hands free just use a pumping bra (Or make your own out of an old sports bra).

my insurance company pay for a pump but they wouldn't pay for Medela so I had to get a different one and the one I have is horrible so I'm thinking about buying a Medela but I just don't know

 

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