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    Default Breast pump - how much difference does it make?

    I returning to work soon after having my second Bub. Breastfeeding is going really well and I am desperate to continue. With my first Bub I went back full time and expressing didn't work out that well due to probably a number of factors. This time around I have a different pump - a medela swing. It seems good but on top of all of my bubs normal feeds I can probably express about 150ml a day. I haven't been away from my bub much yet so haven't expressed any full feeds.

    I'm going back to work 3 days a week soon. I'm worried about pumping again and wondering if the pump makes much difference? I've heard that the medela freestyle is amazing, and I was wondering if anyone has used both the swing and freestyle and can give me any feedback? I'm not loaded but will get a better pump if it will really make the difference. Figure it's cheaper than buying formula in the long run anyway!!

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    I found my new spectra 9 much better than my medela swing.

    More efficient and it's a double.

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    I wish I had a better pump (I had the Avant single electric one). Would have saved me heaps of time and stress.

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    Default Breast pump - how much difference does it make?

    I had a spectra as well (need to look up exact model) that was amazing, if I pumped in the morning I could regularly get 1-2 full bottles. Spectra is closed system which I heard is better than medala which are open, something to do with milk being more likely to get contaminated but I'm fuzzy on my details as its been a couple of years since I researched it all! I found a great site that compared pumps based on your needs, I'll try and find it.

    Eta: I have a 'spectra dew 300'
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    Default Breast pump - how much difference does it make?

    I've just upgraded from a Medela Swing to a Spectra S1 (or maybe the S2 - I'll check when I get the chance).

    I really only express at work and found that using a double pump is much more time efficient. I love that the spectra has a rechargeable battery as I often sit in my car or the work verandah to pump (I work on a horse property so not many people around). It's super easy to use and I've found it easier to clean the parts than my Medela.

    I liked the Swing but I love the Spectra. If you sign up to their newsletters/website you get a promo code.

    ETA: I pump on average180-200mls in 15 mins when at work (more in the morning, less in the arvo). My DD (7 months) only drinks about 150mls whilst at daycare so ample for my needs.
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    Thanks so much for everyone's feedback! I think I will wait until I go back to work and at first sign of it not working I'll get a better pump. Thanks for your feedback on the spectra pumps, I did some more research last night and I think I'll go with the S2, it seems like it's really good! The double pumping would be so good at work.

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    Default pump it!

    I would also recommend the Mendela pump. It worked well for me and I pumped for all 3 kids , apart from nursing.
    You can even get one on hire now . have a look here- http://www.ilsbabycare.com.au/breast-pump/



 

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