Re: Buying a pump
I second what previous poster said, I am a SAHM and I only pump to leave some milk for dh when I can't be there to nurse. I have the medela swing and would recommend it, I prefer it to a manual pump. To make it easier this time around I would recommend contacting your local LL Group or to read a good breast feeding book like "The womanly art of breastfeeding". Good luck to you, breastfeedig can be wonderful!
And yes, I would buy a breast pump used and then replace the parts like tubing, valves and breast shield.
A, married to P and SAHM to ds 12/ 2007 and brand new dd 06/ 2011