I'm returning to work 3 days a week shortly and in need of a double breast pump. I will be commuting by train so I'm in need of some help as to which of these pumps would be best? I know the forte is hospital grade but it was brought to my attention in another thread that the forte is not really commuter friendly due to the size, but I am concerned the pumping power of the allegro won't be strong enough. I am currently using the avent electric pump.
Dd is 5 months old and feeds fairly frequently so I need as much milk as I can get.
Anyone with any experience with either of these pumps if you could give me some tips it would be most appreciated
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27-10-2013 06:58 #1
Breast pumps - unimom forte v double allegro
27-10-2013 10:29 #2
Bump - does anyone have either of these pumps who can help with some info?
27-10-2013 11:12 #3
Hmm, are you pumping on the train or taking the pump to work to pump?? (yes, smarty question... )
I had a forte and it was great. Has a handle on top so you can carry it, though it is relatively heavy. I think it was better than my swing but had electrical issues with mine.
Sorry I can't help with the other!
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27-10-2013 12:08 #4
I'd pump on the train if it was acceptable LOL
I think I'll leave it at work and keep my avent electric to use at home. Is it bulky or just heavy?
27-10-2013 12:20 #5
I've got the allegro and the box itself is small and light, it's the pump and bottle part that is more cumbersome, but that said it will all fit in a bag easily, especially if pulled apart (really easy to put together)
I've only ever used it as a single but found the level of suction great, have never gone to the highest levels
27-10-2013 12:38 #6
Thanks pixie so hard to choose lol
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24-01-2014 09:19 #8
If it helps, I bought both the Allegro and the Forte (the older model, it may have changed sin. I used the Forte at home and the Allegro at work. The Allegro is great with portability. You've got to be careful not to drop it, though! I broke one by dropping it accidentally as it's not as sturdy as the Forte. It's very small and light, though, so I bought another one as it really was the best choice for work.
I found the biggest difference was the sucking action. The Forte has a constant suck-suck-suck rhythm. The Allegro rests between each sucking set (suck-suck-suck - rest - suck-suck-suck - rest). It took a while for my boobs to get used to the different actions! Once they did I found they both worked equally well for pumping good amounts of milk.
Hope this helps.
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