Post # 1
Just out of curiosity. It’s definitely something I’m including on our “needed” baby gear list (working on budgeting at this point, keeps me from driving Darling Husband bonkers talking about how I just took my last pill and we’re officially TTC!).
Part of me thinks that’d be really weird to register for a breast pump but at the same time, breastfeeding/pumping is part of having a baby, especially when you’re a working mom or want to share feeding responsibilities with daddy.
Post # 3
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Every woman I know registered for a pump. The good ones are really expensive and it would be a blessing to get one as a gift. I don’t really think it’s too personal, but then again, I think women should be able to breastfeed in public without getting the evil eye.
Post # 4
I would have had mine not been given to me by my SIL (used, sterilized, new tubing and such), because even if no one purchased it, I could still take advantage of the registry completion coupon and get a discount on it.
Post # 5
I wouldn’t think it was inappropriate–like you said, pumping is part of having a baby, especially if you’re a working mom. It seems like a gift only someone like a mom or close friends would get, but that’s fine!
Post # 6
Everyone I know has registered for one, no problem at all.
Post # 7
I registered and got mine 🙂 Not inappropriate at all. Iactually had people asking me if I needed a breastpump before I set up my registry!
Breastfeeding and pumping shouldn’t be something to be viewed as inappropriate!
Post # 8
I personally wouldn’t, but there isn’t really anything wrong with it. To me nursing and all the accessories that go along with it are kind of personal, so I’d rather just get that stuff myself.
Post # 9
Sooo very APPROPRIATE!! 🙂 If someone is uncomfortable buying it, they can just choose a different gift.
Post # 10
Every baby registry I’ve seen for friends included a brest pump and supplies, but I never knew them to receive it.
Post # 11
I don’t care if other’s put it on their registry (one of my friends just did), but I wouldn’t. it just seems a bit personal and expensive.
Post # 12
I will be renting mine through the hospital since I have insurance coverage. BUT if I didn’t have any coverage, I wouldn’t hesitate putting it on my registry. I wouldn’t expect to receive it from anyone other than a close family member, or at all, really, but the registry completion discount would really make a difference on such an expensive and necessary item.
Post # 13
I definitely don’t think it is inappropriate, and like others have said, if someone is uncomfortable buying it, they don’t have to! I am thinking about putting one on my registry when I put it together, but I have also had 2 different people offer a used one to me, which makes me slightly nervous about putting one on.
Post # 14
I used to be a manager at a baby store. Women registered for breast pumps all the time. I don’t think it’s weird at all.
Post # 15
I’m super curious as to the reasons people think breast pumps are inappropriate. I get that for some, it’s too personal of an item, but how is it inappropriate? Breastfeeding kind of comes with the territory when you have a baby, after all. I would just be interested to know what is so taboo about a breast pump.
Post # 16
Every woman I knew having a baby in the past 10 years who had registered for a breast pump wound up NOT being able to Boyfriend or Best Friend for various reasons. Only a couple had actually received one for their baby shower. I heard it was nearly impossible to return it since it was outside of the 3 month return policy.
NOW everyone I know who plans on pumping just rents them from the hospital. I personally do not see a problem registering for one but most people I know register for a gazillion other items so it’s less likely they’ll receive one.