I'm thinking about getting one. But I've never used one and have some questions for those of you who have.
Firstly, when do you express/pump? I'm totally clueless as I didn't BF DS for long but really want to with this one on the way.
If you breastfeed the baby until you are "empty" and then they feed again in the next 2-4 hours, when do you get the chance to express/pump? And how much should I expect to get from the pump each day if I'm breast feeding as well as using the pump to store my milk? Can I even do both, or is the breast pump best used alone in the case of attachment issues or inability to physically do it?
Also, I was looking at hiring a breast pump from my local chemist, the costs are:
$70 per month rental (for electric single breast pump).
plus I have to buy the attachment, which is $60 for a single, $70 for double.
The lady at the chemist told DH we are better off hiring as the motors are notoriously bad for breaking down and I'd be wasting my money buying one. But I can buy one for $190, brand new!
Also, should I bother with a single pump? How much can i buy a double one for? This is looking so expensive