Need Help Breast Pump Question

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Jen - October 8

I am sure I am going to try br___tfeeding for at least 3 months maybe longer and I would like to get a br___t pump. Should I get one now? or wait till after I have the baby?

 

Brandy - October 8

Jen, I have actually the same question. Everyone I talk to tells me something different. I really want to get the Medela electric pump; however, it costs like $319.99 at Baby's R Us ($250 on Ebay brand new). I just want to make sure I am going to be able to b___stfeed before I spend that much money. Although others tell me to have a pump ready to go as soon as the milk comes in so that the baby can get used to the b___st and bottle. A friend of mine advised me to get a manual pump for while I am at home and then get an electric pump about 1 month before returning to work. Not really sure what I am going to do. What have you been told? I would appreciate any advice also.

 

Jen - October 8

I think I'm going to buy the avent isis to start with just so that my husband can help me with the feedings and so I can have the occasional drink (i miss my wine) ;o) When do you plan on starting pumping Brandy?

 

Brandy - October 8

Hey Jen, I will probably start pumping right away. That way if me and the hubby want to go out to dinner or he wants to feed the baby. I think this way too mom can get a break. A good friend of mine had a baby last October and got very worn out from trying to brestfeed all the time and gave up. Also, another friend of mine is having a very difficult time getting her baby girl to take a bottle because she b___stfed her the whole maternity leave. Plus you may need to pump in the beginning to relieve engorgement. I have heard great things about the Avent Isis for a manual pump.

 

Lynn - October 8

My lactation consultant said to get one now if you know you will be returning for work & to start practicing, put it together, get used to how it works & all. When you are sleep deprived and needing to pump & get ready to go back to work, you don;t want to have to mess with all of that. I got the medela pump in style advanced backpack style from a place called hackley medical supplies for $220 including shipping & handling. 866/299/0071 or hackleyhme.com. You cant order online though, you have to call, they don't even have the prices listed online for the medela, but once you call there is a recording that lists all of the prices.

 

Lynn - October 8

Plus she said it helps to have one especially if you have some latching on problems at first, need to keep your supply up or rebuild supply for some reason. you can feed & pump in between to increase supply. And if for some reason you have to be separated from baby at first (like severe jaundice) you will need to pump.

 

Brandy - October 9

Thanks Lynn, actually my husband works with a woman who's husband is a pediatrician and that is exactly what he said. I hadn't really thought about that. A good friend of mine said that she really liked having the pump because it gave her a break and by the time she returned to work, she was comfortable using it and efficient. As a first time mommy, I really appreciate your advice.

 

Tara - October 9

I got the Avent Isis on the go b___st pump.It comes with two 9oz. bottles and two 4 oz. bottles also with nursing pads and is very discreet.

 

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