(Closed) Would you register for a breast pump?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Would you register for a breast pump?
    Yes, it's something that will be useful for baby. : (81 votes)
    76 %
    No, it's inappropriate. : (16 votes)
    15 %
    No, I'd be afraid they'd buy the wrong one. : (4 votes)
    4 %
    No, it's too expensive. : (5 votes)
    5 %
    Other : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    7901 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    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
    4038 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    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
    378 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
    2863 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Everyone I know has registered for one, no problem at all.

    Post # 7
    2815 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    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
    1623 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Sooo very APPROPRIATE!! 🙂  If someone is uncomfortable buying it, they can just choose a different gift.

    Post # 10
    1423 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Every baby registry I’ve seen for friends included a brest pump and supplies, but I never knew them to receive it.

    Post # 11
    1668 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
    1116 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    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
    126 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    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
    3451 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
    1482 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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
    1406 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    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. 

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