Congrats on your baby!
Hire a hospital grade 1 from the hospital or from the ABA. It will be worth it to have a good quality pump now. You can then get a not so powerful one when bub is a bit stronger and able to have all suck feeds and your supply is established.
The ABA really can be a great resource at this time. Great info on breastfeeding the prem baby, half price on pump hire for members, lots of local support.
Congrats on the arrival of bub, hope all is going well. Was in exact same position as you back in June when DS2 when he was born at 34 weeks. I hired a pump from the ABA and once DS professes to more oral feeds brought an Avet pump. Not as great as the Ameda from the ABA but were on almost all oral feeds.
There are some uninmom pumps available on eBay. There was one in particular that was from a chemist in Sydney. You could "buy it now". I'm sceptical of eBay but thought the chances of getting something genuine was increased because it was a chemist(maybe skewed logic).
Thanks for the suggestion on unimom unfortunately they have a two week delay too!
I had a look on eBay and there aren't any listed...
That's ok. I think I will end up going with the spectra dew then I can also buy the pumping bra cos its a little bit cheaper anyway.
They have a meldena symphony here in the hospital and its ok but not great. Not that I have much experience with pumps and that's why I am finding this so hard!
congrats on the arrival of bubs!!!
I have had the following
-spectra dew 350
by far i like the freestyle best!!
spectra I hated and got stuff all milk out off. Swing is an open system and I did get back flush when I had a quick let down - they have you tube directions of how to clean it but it was annoying (and slow).
never had any back flash issues with the freestyle and could express over 200mk in 15min max. best thing ever!
Thanks for the recommendations. Had a quick look and the freestyle is quite expensive. I have been using the hosp pumps today they have the symphony and a lactina. The lactina was less fancy but seemed to suit me better...
Might have to think a little more about this...
I brought it second hand for $250
Just wanted to update for anyone reading this thread and looking for a pump...
I ended up going with the spectra dew 350 and I couldn't be happier. Im still in hospital so had the 'security' of knowing the medela lactina is right here if the spectra turned out to be crap.
I just pumped an excellent amount of milk using the double pump. It was amazing. I am now just waiting for a pumpease bra to arrive in the post so I can do it all handsfree! It's mighty tricky to hold two pumps and try to adjust dials /turn off!
Medulla Swing is great! And great value
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