(Closed) pumping question

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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1543 posts
Bumble bee

I pumped with the bottles that came with the pump, and bought a few more that were just like it for backup. That would be easiest, and less hassle IMO. The last thing you need with a newborn (esp if you’re going back to work) is to have to worry about crap like switching bottles, and having more to wash and keep up with.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

My aunt just pumped straight into the bags, I know a few girls at work do that too. I will probably do the same because they are easier to store in the freezer.

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

At home I pump into the bottles that came with the pump and then transferred the milk into the Lansinoh storage bags for freezing.  At work I am pumping into the Medela storage bags that you can pump directly into so I am carrying as little as possible around.  I’m not sure if the hygeia pump has anything like that.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Our home and the two acres it sits on

@Wonderwoman217:And then what? Do you freeze the bottles, or just use them quickly?

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Our home and the two acres it sits on

@mrstilly: I think I’m going with the Hygeia pump too. Have you found any good deals? Their regular price isn’t bad.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We will be using Playtex drop-ins. I think they are way easier to use and less hassle to clean. I know Playtex makes storage bags that fit right into the drop-ins. That’s probably what I’ll buy.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I use a medela and I pump directly into the bottles and then transfer into storage bags to freeze. I have enough bottles that I can store just one or two bottles in the fridge if I am going to use them that week otherwise I freeze everything in 5 oz increments. 

I tried using the type that you pump directly into but, honestly I am just clumsy or something, and I found that I frequently spilled milk this way. If you store the milk in the fridge in bottles then they have to be used in 8 days. So when I’m working, I put the next days milk in bottles in the fridge then freeze any extra. 

Also I hate Medela bags, they don’t freeze flat, they take up more room, and they don’t seem to have accurate measurement lines on them. Lansinoh are good but Gerber is the best if you can find them. I never had one of those leak. 

Post # 11
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263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2008 - Oceanfront lawn and tent

I’m using the hygeia enjoye, and I pump into bottles and then transfer to the lanisoh bags, which freeze flat nicely. The hygeia comes with adaptor rings which fit a bunch of different bottles- really convenient. Also- I have the one with the internal battery pack and love the portability of it.

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’ve used several pumps.

I have a Pump N Style at home.  Pros:  You pump into 6 oz bottles which is great for when your milk is really established.  You then pour the milk into bags and freeze the bags flat so that they stack well in the freezer.  Cons:  Not as strong as hospital grade and hard to clean the diaphragm and tubing (which you only have to do once in a while)

I had a Symphony rental for a while.  Loved everything about it, but it’s so expensive that you couldn’t really afford to buy one.  Pump into the same bottles as above and freeze the same way.

Hospital grade Medela pump at work.  Hospital grade says it all… but I hate, hate the Medela set up.  You pump into 4 oz bottles (hello, it sucks to have to stop and dump and then pump some more) and the tubing set up sucks, but you don’t ever have to clean the tubing or the pump since there’s a built in filter system.

You only need to spill a bag full of milk while pumping once to know that you definitely want to pump into bottles and then pour into the bags.  Breast milk stains clothes a little!

Oh and I like the Lanisoh bags the best.  They lay the flattest and have good measurements.  We tried some really sucky bags (who’s names I can’t remember right now!)

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I pumped into bottles and transferred it to bags for ease of storing and marking.  It’s also easier to freeze that way.  The more you can pump before you go back to work, the more you can freeze for the just in case scenarios.  It also seemed easier for daycare that way.   

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