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    Hey all,

    We're new to parenting stuff and we are quite clueless how to proceed. My question for now is: do you have any suggestions for breast pumps? I'm planning to do/use that once in a while when I'm away and cannot breastfeed. I've looked online but there's so much to see! Here are some samples: http://www.getprice.com.au/buy-best-breast-pump.htm

    Do you have any recommendations? Manual or electric breast pump? Anyone?

    Thank you so much in advance!

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    I got the medela swing, its an electric breast pump. I have used it with both my babies so have got good value from it. Its on the dearer side ( I paid $260 though I have seen them cheaper on sale). This and the hospital pump are the only ones ive used so dont have anything to compare with but ive been very happy with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkers View Post
    I got the medela swing, its an electric breast pump. I have used it with both my babies so have got good value from it. Its on the dearer side ( I paid $260 though I have seen them cheaper on sale). This and the hospital pump are the only ones ive used so dont have anything to compare with but ive been very happy with it.

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    I use the swing too. It's really gentle and efficient. I recently lent it to a friend who had been finding her avente pump was causing her pain. She said the swing was 1000 times better!

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    I have used a few different types I never liked manual pumps they didn't seem to get as much milk out and my hand got sore by the end of it.

    I now use a medela swing and I love it! takes less than 10 minutes for me to pump 200-300ml each pump.

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    I used Medela swing with my first, it was ok, using S2 from spectra this time around, it's far better, much quieter & I get far more milk in a shorter time :-) I would recommend it over the swing.

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    If you can afford it, I recommend an electric double one. I have a Unimom forte and it's brilliant. I have expressed quicker and more than I did with my manual advent pump or my medela.

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    I have a spectra s2 double electric.
    It's great and fits Avent bottles.
    Hospital grade but cheaper than medela from memory and a closed unit. It's not a portable though but they do a portable pump too.

    I also have a pigeon (???) manual and it's ok too. My supply was established when I started using the manual.

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    I've found the medela swing great. There are heaps on sale on gumtree and eBay

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    I just bought a spectra s2 and I'm very happy with it. It was delivered within 24 hours of buying it from their website. Before that I was using a Medela Symphony that I'd hired. They cost about $3500 to buy and the Spectra seems just as good to me.

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    I have a Spectra S2 also. Very happy with it. You can pick them up online for less than $200. Has served me well as I pump at work.
    The Spectra pumps are a closed system so no chance of mould & similar price to Medela which are not a closed system.
    Google medela mould & you'll see what I mean!


 

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