Post # 1
I will be breastfeeding, but we still want Darling Husband to be able to feed our LO – he will be in charge of the morning feeding before he gets to work so I can get a little more sleep..
So I will be using a breastpump daily, and we’re ready to invest in one that will be quick and efficient. I will not be going back to work while breastfeeding though, since my mat leave is about 10 months, so I will only be pumping at home.
I did a bit of research, and narrowed it down to two pumps that I am interested in, would like to know if anyone has tried both; or if anyone has any advice on which to choose, pros and cons, etc…
First is the Ameda Purely Yours, and second is the Medela Pump in Style. With the
I was also interested in the Medela FreeStyle since it seems to be the only one that lets me move around while pumping, but it really depends how long it takes to pump…
I would really appreciate any input you can provide!
Post # 3
You may find this thread of use. I used a Medela PISA but had to switch to a Symphony because I have trouble producing milk when pumping so I wouldn’t be of much help with my opinion.
Post # 4
Thanks! It was actually this thread that got me to look into the Medela…
But I was wondering if anyone had tried the Ameda?
Any tips on getting good deals on these items?
Post # 5
I use the Ameda Purely Yours. It’s fine, but if I could do it over again, I’d get the Medela (esp if you plan on having more kids!) I think that pump is more efficient. I am a stay-at-home-mom, so I didn’t think it would matter…but it would be nice to have the pumping done more quickly. More free time = more chances to sleep!! 🙂 But that’s just my experience….
Post # 6
Medela’s double pumps are more efficient. You save ALOT of time! If you decide toto breastfeed/pump once you go back to work
1)your milk supply WILL decrease significantly or deplete completely if you don’t pump throughout the day
2)you may leak a lot, and need to express your milk anyway
Post # 7
I plan on renting the Symphony from the hospital for three months to see how that goes. I don’t want to buy a pump without knowing how it’s going to work, because I understand they’re very difficult to return.
Post # 8
Thanks for you input ladies!
I just found a great, great deal on the Medela Freestyle on Kijiji and bought it! The lady bought it but it turns out she can’t produce milk; but since they opened the box to look into it, they can’t return it. Everything in the box is still sealed.
So I’m the proud owner of a brand Medela Freestyle with extended warranty and extra bags, purchased for a fraction of the cost!
Sad for the other lady though…