Hi everyone. For many reasons I have decided to exclusively breast pump for as long as I can for this baby. I did it for DS so I know the work involved but I used the advent electric and I think that may be why my milk dried up overnight at 6 weeks
So for any of you guys that exclusively pumped for a long period - do you have any recommendation for the best pump? I really way a double this time. I was sold on the Madela freestyle but have seen another thread that they go mouldy so now I'm not sure.
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28-03-2013 07:26 #1
Breast pump for exclusively pumping
28-03-2013 08:24 #2Senior Member
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My sil used the ameda more expensive one. It's a closed system and works well for full time pumping.
i have the unimom single one, love it, much better then the tommee tippee one I had (got rid of it because it was an open system) but I only use it once or twice a week at the moment. I did express 150ml in 15 mins the other day though!
28-03-2013 08:56 #3
You need a hospital grade one. I used the unimom double forte. It's hospital grade and a closed system so no chance of milk flowing back. It's also a very good price. I also used the medela symphony double hospital grade. It's a closed system unlike some of their other pumps. But it's VERY expensive. Like almost $700. Well at least that's what I found. Good luck.
28-03-2013 08:56 #4
I hired a Medela Symphony (hospital grade double pump) and exclusively pumped for 9 months.
I know there is another thread about Medela and open v closed systems, but have a read of my comments there.
28-03-2013 11:28 #5
Hi Missie Mack - thank you for you advice. I saw your posts about the Madela mould issues. I don't mind paying the money but I obviously don't want to make my baby sick.
I have had a look at the ameda,union and spectra. They all look good do you have a reccomedation out of the 3. I saw the ameda at $210 which was the double purely yours which is an ok price, so all 3 I can afford.
Honestly I am a bit sceptical that the unimom and spectra are so cheap but can be hospital grade. Is there any flaws I should know about? Sounds to good to be true IYKWIM
28-03-2013 19:57 #6
Just my type of thread..I am also exclusively pumping for feeds and am currently using the good old basic Avent manual pump (3 weeks now) and I am finding that it is working heaps better than the electric Medela twin pump that I used for the first 6 weeks. I found the Medela wasn't fast enough to get my let down but with the manual one I can control it. I don't have an issue spending 20 minutes on the pump and I find the manual one gives me more freedom to walk around the house (with the twin one I was stuck at the dining room table for almost half an hour!). Currently I get about 900-1000ml from the manual pump and I am pumping 3 hourly. I have posted another thread asking if any other mums have had luck transitioning to 4 and even 6 hourly pumping as this is something I would like to do and still maintain milk. Good luck with your exclusive pumping, it takes a lot of dedication, a lot of people don't realise how much of a committment we are making to ensure our bubs gets the best..
28-03-2013 20:03 #7Junior Member
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28-03-2013 21:41 #8
Really wow you guys are awesome!!! I had the advent electric/manual pump. Did the manual out and about but found it boring TBH. Will try manual more for this one - maybe I will prefer it more as well?
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