(Closed) Renting breast pump?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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940 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I delivered our baby on Thursday and I rented the Medela Symphony.  I’m not going back to work for a while so I don’t have to pump, but we wanted to incorporate a bottle of breastmilk at night that my husband could give our daugher, and we also thought pumping would stimulate my milk supply.

However, in retrospect, I might not have needed it right away.  In retrospect, I probably would have waited.

Post # 5
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5823 posts
Bee Keeper

Long term rentals cost as much as purchasing.  The good thing about renting is you can see if you like the pump.  I rented the Medela Symphony for $3 per day and it was WAY better than my home pump.  You also may choose not to Boyfriend or Best Friend at all, so renting may be a better option because you can’t return a pump.  Or you can buy one of the less expensive home models, but it’s still a steep up front cost compared to renting, which you can pay after you’re done.

Post # 6
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1763 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

The pumps you rent are usually better pumps, they are called hospital grade. They typically empty the breast more efficiently then personal use pumps.I rented the Symphony in the begeining because I didn’t want to buy a pump until I knew if breastfeeding was going to go ok. It is a great pump, but very bulky and not very easy to take with you places.

Post # 7
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681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

i got an inexpensive manual pump (medela harmony, $30) for occasional pumping to relieve engorgment when my son was born. i waited until he was 2 months old before buying a more expensive one (medela pump in style advanced) that i’ll be using when i go back to work. i wanted to be sure it was what i would actually need, plus i caught a good sale at target!

renting wouldnt have been a good option for me.bfing is going really well, so i plan to bf for at least the first year and have more children, so moneywise it wouldnt make sense to rent. if you’re looking for long term use, buying one makes more sense.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I was very surprised to find out that our local WIC office loans them for free. They are hospital grade pumps. I found out because a friend has gone this route. If you qualify it might be an option.

Post # 9
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681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

p.s, i’m sure every place is different, but my lactation consultant charges $55 a week, $145 for 3 months, and $225 for 6 months. i bought my medela PIS for about $225. so if after the baby comes you’re pretty sure youll pump for at least 6 months, you might as well buy one 🙂

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

my sister just had her baby last week, and the insurace actually covered the cost of her pump.

Post # 11
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6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I planned on not pumping so I didn’t do research before giving birth. Than I had breastfeeding issues and the lactation consultant told me to rent. I spent $95 to rent for a week, b/c you have to buy all of the attachments. I feel like I should have just made more of an investment and bought one since we already spent that much just in case I need to pump for the next.

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