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blueone 08-10-2012 09:44 PM

Hand Pumps
 
The hand pump I got from WIC is a medala, and it does not work. DD was barely nursing today because of teething and so I was uncomfortable. All it did was bring milk up to the front and barely extracted any. I need some recomendations for affordable pumps. I can't afford a battery or electric one. Is the Avent good? How about Lansinoh? I should add, I pumped while in the shower, I could get more out by hand.

jenndoxx 08-10-2012 10:08 PM

Re: Hand Pumps
 
I have a Lansinoh hand pump and I was happy with it. I preferred to pump with the hand pump over the electric pump and I felt like I got more milk when I pumped by hand.

MN Mama to 3 08-10-2012 11:43 PM

I use the avent Isis and prefer it over my Madela pump in style. It's more comfortable and just as efficient. I could never get used to the sound of the machine.

smilewithme 08-11-2012 02:20 AM

Re: Hand Pumps
 
I used an Avent hand pump after feedings, and middle of night sometimes with great results. I want to say it was around $35- at Meijer.

lilmomma83 08-11-2012 03:23 AM

Re: Hand Pumps
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MN Mama to 3 (Post 15529209)
I use the avent Isis and prefer it over my Madela pump in style. It's more comfortable and just as efficient. I could never get used to the sound of the machine.

This. Love my Avent hand pump!

Truckerswife 08-11-2012 08:16 AM

I also really like my avent hand pump

blueone 08-11-2012 11:01 AM

Re: Hand Pumps
 
Sounds like the Avent is a win then!

Computermama 08-11-2012 12:08 PM

Yep, the avent one I had worked great. The only reason I sold it was because my wrists won't tolerate hand pumping.

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ksburgess 08-11-2012 12:11 PM

Re: Hand Pumps
 
I was also really pleased with the Avant Isis pump, especially for my last baby, who was tongue-tied and not good at nursing/clearing the breast her first few weeks. It made life so much less painful, and was easy to use one-handed.

Callmedra 08-15-2012 09:01 AM

Re: Hand Pumps
 
I have the Medela one (harmony maybe) and it worked fine. Are you sure all of the parts are on tight? sometimes the little oval piece would get turned and it wouldnt suck as much. Call medela and maybe they can troubleshoot for you.


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