(Closed) Breast pumps

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
7347 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

In my experience- yes.  Is it possible for her to rent a hospital grade breast pump from where she delivered at just to see if there is a difference and to see if she likes that model?  Mine cost $30/month to rent from the hospital I delivered at.

Post # 4
3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

It is a possibility that it is the pump. I agree with the PP that renting a hospital grade pump would be a great idea until her supply is stable. If she is opposed to renting I had the Medela Pump in Style and I used it once I went to back to work. It is a great pump, a little more expensive though.

It it turns out to not be the pump, it could be her supply, and there a lot of things she can do to up her supply.


Post # 6
5154 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree renting a hospital grade pump would be a great idea until her supply is up!! I love my Pump In Style Advanced…it works very well and is easy to travel with. A lot of times insurance will help cover them too 🙂

Post # 7
722 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Also, check out buying a used one…I work at a baby resale shop, and we sell used medela’s only. They rage from $75-175 depending on the style. A lot of mom’s don’t like the idea of a used pump, but you can buy an accessory kit for like $35 from babies r us (less with a coupon!) that way the only “used” part is the mechanics of the pump, not the tubing/bottles/etc. Check craigslist/ebay.

Post # 8
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

One bit of info I was told, is that a closed-system pump is the way to go. With an open-system pump mold can get stuck in the motor and tubes over the course of time which can cause contamination.

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