View Poll Results: Which breast pump is the best?
Avent ISIS iQ DUO 3 10.00%
Medela PIS original 27 90.00%
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Old 06-20-2006, 04:56 PM   #11
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I have the PIS and it is great, but I have not tried the Avent IQduo. I love the Avent Isis for pumping in places without access to electricity (ski slopes and white water rafting lunch spots :O )

I found the best price on medela and ameda pumps at www.hackleyhme.com. My PIS advanced was $220 with no tax or shipping.

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Old 06-20-2006, 07:06 PM   #12
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Thanks Ladies. i think I will keep the Medela PIS my mother in law gave me. I do have a manuel avent pump that I can take with me on small trips if needed.
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Old 06-20-2006, 08:01 PM   #13
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Re: Breast pumps

Another thing to consider is that many places don't sell the Avent Duo. I've heard that it's only available at BRU, but not sure if that's true

I'm getting a PISA, because I can get it through a medical supply store (covered by insurance).
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I have the lansinoh which is the same thing as the Ameda and I love it!
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I used to work in a breastfeeding store and we rented out pumps to moms and sold them. If you have a local store I would recommend going in because each woman responds diferently to each pump, what works great for me, may not work at all for you and vice versa. Where I worked they would let you do a pump trial to see which one worked best for you.....on the PIS and NON hospital grade tests you have to dump the milk for sanitary reasons but it is a great way to see if a pump will work for you before deopping the cash HTH

I personally have the PIS and the Avent hand pump and I love them BOTH!!! They do the job, one for home and one for away

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Old 06-21-2006, 01:40 AM   #16
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ALSO Check with your insurance........some now will cover some of the cost of a hospital grade if not all!!! Definatly check!!!
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Thanks for the advice ladies.
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Old 06-21-2006, 09:27 AM   #18
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[QUOTE=bfoster2000]I used an Ameda pump in the hospital (and used the manual part of it at home for the first few weeks until I got something better) and I was very happy with it as well. I don't know why Ameda doesn't have the same market share as Medela because everyone I know who has used the Ameda pumps loves them. QUOTE]

Ameda doesn't spent a ton of money on marketing, which is why they are so much more affordable. Ameda also donates/sells their pumps at a reduced price to WIC and other non-profit agencies to help low income families continue to breastfeed. I got my Purely Yours from WIC and love it so much more than the PIS a co-worker let me borrow. It was much lighter, easier to clean, the carry bag was less bulky, I liked that the cooler came out and that it came with 8 breastmilk storage bottles. I have also used Medela Lactina and the Ameda Elite (both hospital grades) and still preferred the Ameda. I also have tried a Whisper Wear and hated the dang thing, it has a great concept but needs much work. As far as hamp pumps go, I love Advent. I would like to try the advent iq duo though.
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I'm a big fan of medela. I have the double pump in style and carry the manual BP in my diaperbag.
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I had a hollister ameda purely yours and love love love it.. awesome adjustments on it, etc. you can get one nib on ebay for dirt
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