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    Hi

    Has any one found a good place to rent a hospital style breast pump? the ones that do the suction by themselves? I am in the country so they have to deliver.

    Im thinking ahead, im not due till august, but i would like to be prepared.

    I expressed with my DD in hospital and when i was discharged i struggled with the little batery ones. I cant breast feed, im a red head and my nipples bled all over the place and i had other issues too.

    I dont wan tto use formula, i realy want this baby to have EBM for as long as possible, at least 6 months exclusively.

    Thanks

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    Try the Medula Swing. Good luck.

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    I think most chemists rent them, but if you want to try for 6 months, have a look on eBay. I got mine from there second hand, and when I resold it (again on eBay), I got more than I paid for it!

    It was a lot cheaper to buy one than rent it for 3 months and you can also buy new ones cheaper than in stores if you don't like the idea of second hand.

    Good luck!

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    You can hire them from the ABA (you get a discount if you are a member) or most chemists.

    If you plan on using it long term, I'd just buy one. I expressed exclusively for 13 months with my Medela Freestyle. It cost me $660 and I sold it for $270 when I was finished with it. They are only about $500 now brand new.

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    Thanks will check the ABA.

    I was looking for the hospital style ones, the big ones with the swaying tubes that controll suction. They run over $1000 second hand on ebay.

    The medela swing and freestyle are not what im after, i tried them last time and had trouble.

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    My LC recommended breastexpress.com.au they deliver hospital grade pumps (as rentals). Good luck!

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    Thank you Windupbird, that is exactly what i was after. I got a bit teary i was that happy to find the Ameda for rent.


 

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