(Closed) Recommmend a Breast Pump

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I haven’t used one yet, but everyone recommends Medela. I have asked my doctors, family, and friends and they all have the same recommendation. People who have said they bought another brand ended up going and buying a Medela.

Post # 4
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531 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I dont have kids but the girl that sits next to me at work had a baby a year ago and she told me not to waste my money on a breast pump, that you can “rent” one from the drug store or hospital I forgot where exactly, but she said it works waaaayyy better than anyone you can buy and is cheaper than buying something you wont use for very long.

Post # 5
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3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

@Aicyla22:  Renting is about $30 a month or more and you also need to buy supplies to go with it (tubing, breast shields) that cost another $30. It usually costs more to rent if you Boyfriend or Best Friend for a year.

I rented for the first month just to help with my supply and make to make sure I had something to use if we hit a bump with BFing. The hospital grade pumps are more effiecient, but they are not practical for something to take with you when you return towork (unless you plan on leaving it there).

I am another Pump in Style fan. It works really well and is easy to take with. Also the customer supprt for Medela is great, if you need replacement pieces they usually just mail them to you for free.

 

Post # 8
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667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

FYI=My sister got her health insurance to pay for it. I would look into it, and they have the best ones at the hospital.

Post # 9
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5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I, too, would check with your insurance. Mine (Aetna) covers breast pumps! I’m having trouble finding a local provider that has them, though, so I’ll have to expand my search area a bit, but it’s worth it to get a $300 pump entirely paid for.

Post # 10
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3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

@Jenn23:  Did you have to get a prescription to cover it? I know some require a medical condition to cover the cost (inverted nipples, etc).Maybe this has changed since I had Dirty Delete #2 though?

Post # 11
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552 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I had a Medela double electric…can’t remember the style name, but it all was packed up in a messenger style bag. I LOVED it! It worked really well, and was the same one I used in the hospital (I had a preemie) I used it every 3-4 hours everyday for 3 months. And it still works like new. I highly recommend it. 

Post # 14
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738 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Hey! Without reading what everyone else wrote, we bought a $200 (ish?) Medela pump and it was amazing. We tried other brands but Medela blew them all out of the water by far!

Post # 16
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981 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I read that the new Obama Healthcare laws that went into effect on August 1st will benefit a lot of women with buying/renting a pump. It might be worth it to call back and see if that will have any effect on their coverage (I think plans have to cover when the renewal goes into effect – for my company that’s October).

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