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Old 05-14-2008, 10:08 AM   #1
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My 6 month old is starting solids this week and I've never pumped. I want to mix breast milk with her food. I don't want to hand express every time. I'd rather pump a few ounces every couple of days. Can anyone reccomend a good pump? TIA
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Old 05-14-2008, 10:18 AM   #2
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I have the medela advanced breast pump and I LOVE IT!! The only problem is that it is a little pricey. Some people buy them used and replace the parts which can cost less than buying it brand new. Good Luck!
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Old 05-14-2008, 10:21 AM   #3
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i've used the avent manual for "a little here and there" and when i returned to work part time with great success! it's comfortable, affordable and very easy to wash and assemble.
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Old 05-14-2008, 10:27 AM   #4
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Re: Need a pump for "a little here and there"

I've been renting a hospital-grade Medela Symphony but, at $45 a month, I realized that I could've bought a PISA with the amount I spent in the past 7 months. D'oh!

I'm also a "here and there" occasional pumper. I don't really need the ability to pump both sides at once. And I'm not really concerned about doing it as fast as possible or anything. I didn't want a manual pump, though. I'm too lazy to sit there and squeeze the trigger over and over. So, I just ordered a Medela Swing...which is a battery-powered single pump that supposedly has the same power as Medela's expensive double pumps. Drugstore.com has it on sale for $129.99. Haven't gotten it yet, though, so I can't say whether it works as well as the fancy one I've been renting. But it seems to get pretty good reviews from other moms.
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I definitely recommend the Medela Harmony. It works great. It is easy to disassemble and wash, only a few parts. It is cheap ($40 or less.) And it is readily available, places like Target.
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Try the Medela Harmony. I have one that I haven't used yet, but I've got it on good word from others that it's wonderful - and it's only $40.
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I love my Medela Swing! I got it at Target
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