I'm looking at getting an electric breast pump but have no idea what to look for. Can the double pumps be used just on one breast while bub is feeding from the other side? What brands/models do you recommend?
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03-07-2013 08:12 #1Senior Member
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Breast pump recommendations
03-07-2013 08:16 #2
I have the Medela Swing and highly recommend it
03-07-2013 08:21 #3-
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I have the avent single electrical. It was Ok. However it would taken 40-50 minutes to express. And I used to express a couple of times per day. If I had my time again I would fork out big money for a pump that did both boobs in 10 minutes. I am not sure what that pump would be, some type of hospital grade one I assume.
Sorry I couldn't be more help!
03-07-2013 09:03 #4
Unimom Allegro Love it! Also do some googling of open and closed systems, you want to get a closed system - much more hygienic (this rules out the medela).
There's no reason you couldn't pump one side while your bub is on the other depending on whether they'd tolerate it and whether you need 2 hands to hold bub. I only ever feed from one side at a time (oversupply) but know a lot of friends switch sides during a feed so that's something else to consider too.
03-07-2013 09:52 #5
I've got the umimom double allegro which can be used as a single or double, however if I had my time again I'd just rent a medela symphony - it's so much better.
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03-07-2013 11:02 #6Senior Member
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I use the medela symphony. It is a double pump but I only bought the attachments for one.
You can hire them from alot of pharmacies. I also saw that bubs baby shop hire them. Not sure if all do or just the one near me.
I would love to get a second set of attachments so I can pump both sides at once as I am pumping twice at work per day and it would be much quicker than doing one at a time but at this point I don't know how much longer I will need to use it for at work. If I had my time again I would have got attachments for double right from the start.
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