What Do I Need

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ashleyb0827 - February 5

a friend of mine who had a baby a few months ago is going to let me have her br___t pump. i believe it's a medela ... what are the things i need besides the pump? and do i have to use the bottles for the pump or can i use other bottles? I don't want to use the medela ones ...

 

Jennifer123 - February 5

I'm a__suming you will be pumping and storing the milk so you will need the storage bags. I would also pick up b___st pads and lanolin. I use Avent bottles so I transfer the milk from the Medela pump bottles into the Avent ones. I'm sure there is an easier way but I don't pump but once a day so no big deal for me.

 

candaceann1 - February 5

I too plan to transfer my milk into avent bottles. Make sure your friend gives you the maual so you can make sure all the parts are there.

 

EricaLynn - February 6

I have a medela pump too. I store the milk in Medela bottles and then feed out of platex drop ins bottles. But I heard that gerber brand bottles fit right on to the medela pump. I also recomend nursing pads and bras too (even if your pumping, easier access) Mother hood maternity .com has some good ones. Take out the spaces.

 

Emmie - February 6

The lansinoh storage bags are the best for freezing your milk. After you pump if you lay them flat in the freezer it makes it really easy to store without using a lot of space.

 

spamanda - February 7

I have a medela but we use the cheapie gerber bottles. They fit on my pump. I like the nipples a lot better and they seem to work better for ds. They were also WAY cheaper, lol. Get some storage bags so you can freeze some milk. Pads are vital at the beginning! Also, I pump at work and I love the medela cleaning wipes. I pump twice a day and I use them inbetween pumping sessions. It means I can take the pump parts home and wash them, instead of trying to do it at work. Good luck!

 

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