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Old 10-11-2013, 06:31 AM   #1
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im so bummed... I called my insurance company to see what they covered for double electric pumps and they only cover one kind and its a crappy pump from all the reviews Ive seen

I desperately want a Medela and I know of tons of people who get them from their insurance.. im so jealous.


Ive been putting ISO's up to see if maybe someone got one from their insurance company in addition to already having one or getting one for a gift, so maybe its an extra.

I had such horrible luck Bf'ing DS so im hoping with this one combined with a good pump we will have better luck.

If anyone knows of a new in box one please let me know

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Old 10-11-2013, 06:42 AM   #2
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What kind of pump do they offer?

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Old 10-11-2013, 06:44 AM   #3
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Ameda Purely Yours...there are some ok reviews but the majority hate it and say the motor has a loud grinding noise and the suction isn't so great.
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:13 AM   #4
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Ameda Purely Yours...there are some ok reviews but the majority hate it and say the motor has a loud grinding noise and the suction isn't so great.
Just posted on your other thread lol but just an FYI I never had those issues, I had this and a medela (I was paranoid I wouldn't like one or the other lol) and the ameda was better for me, more suction and you can change both the suction amount and speed separately which you can't do with medela, the medelas claim to fame is the let down function, but the ameda lets you choose speed/strength on your own and you can find the perfect combo, it might be just a hair louder than the medela but not enough to notice. :-)

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Ameda Purely Yours...there are some ok reviews but the majority hate it and say the motor has a loud grinding noise and the suction isn't so great.
It works for me. I got it for the same reason, only one insurance would cover, and I'm happy with it.
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im glad to hear its been good for you guys,,, that's reassuring. Is it really loud? some reviewers said it was almost a grindy noise... I will also be pumping at work. I have my own office when I can close the door but still don't want it to be super obvious im pumping. Some people also said over time the suction deminished
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im glad to hear its been good for you guys,,, that's reassuring. Is it really loud? some reviewers said it was almost a grindy noise... I will also be pumping at work. I have my own office when I can close the door but still don't want it to be super obvious im pumping. Some people also said over time the suction deminished
I think the suction issues people have are mostly due to nt replacing flanges every once in a while, or just not having them together right... A few times I thought I was losing suction but really the flange just wasn't in right (only like 2 or 3 times in 6 months of pumping 4-5x a day

The noise factor didn't bother me, it wasn't much louder than the medela, it's just a different kind of noise... Is it possible to send a video in a pm? I could try to record it for you lol I used to pump with lo sleeping in my lap and he never woke up, and I pumped in an office with door shut and nobody heard it

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Honestly, if you're pumping, you're going to hear it. While some are louder than others, I wouldn't allow the sound of pumping to be the deciding factor. It is more important that the pump works well for you.

I've heard a LOT of good things about the new Amedas and wouldn't skip out on a free pump. My insurance only offers a hand pump!
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Re: Insurance Company pumps

I pumped for a year to donate with the Ameda purely yours. I preferred it to the Medela PIS and Hygeia EnJoy. I liked how tiny it was, the adjustable speed and strength, and the parts were easy to wash. In my opinion, Medelas are not the best--just the most expensive.
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:39 AM   #10
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After I had DS1, the LC at the hospital recommended either medela or ameda. If they offer it for free, get it and try it out. You may like it and you may not have to pay for a medela. Oh, and they will probably be able to hear the medela anyway. When I pumped at work you could hear it, but at least it stopped people from bothering me. Lol.

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