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Old 07-31-2008, 08:09 AM   #1
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Best Breast Pump?

I wanted to upgrade to a new breast pump for my 2nd child. I thought if I got one I liked a lot, I would be more inclined to pump (with my first, I only pumped once or twice a day). I've tried both an electric and manual pump in the past and wasn't too crazy about the manual. Is there anything wrong with getting a used breast pump?

Any personal feedback would be much recommended! Thank you!! :-)

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Old 08-01-2008, 05:04 AM   #2
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Re: Best Breast Pump?

I wouldn't buy a used breastpump just because they can't guarantee that milk doesn't get in the pump. That being said, I have had 2 Medelas and know that milk never backed up into the pump.

I love my Medelas. I had a PIS advanced and got rid of it because I was done pumping and we were done having kids. Well, #3 came along anyways and I bought a Medela Freehand. I love it. I got it from hackley medical supplies...they have great deals!
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:28 AM   #3
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Re: Best Breast Pump?

I have an Ameda Purely Yours, and its made so that the milk can't get into the tubes and the motor. It is a lot cheaper than the Medela, and the reviews online are always comparable for those two brands. I wanted a Medela, but couldn't afford one at the time. My Ameda has worked great for me and I am happy spending less on it than I would have another pump.

My problem with a used pump is that you don't know how long/much the pump was used. I would hate to buy a pump with an over used motor that was about to go out or something.
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Old 08-01-2008, 02:49 PM   #4
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Try a Medela Harmony. They are only ~$35, and they work great. I use two of them to double-pump on the days that I work.
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Old 08-01-2008, 03:09 PM   #5
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I love my PISA
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Old 08-01-2008, 05:52 PM   #6
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I also have the Medela PIS and love it - definitely worth the money.
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Old 08-01-2008, 06:42 PM   #7
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I wanted a PIS, just not the price tag. My lactation consultant recommended the Avent Isis Duo. I ended up getting the Uno, because I didn't need a dual pump. The Uno was much better priced and it works great, it even has a battery pack for portable pumping. Good luck finding a good one!
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Old 08-01-2008, 11:56 PM   #8
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Re: Best Breast Pump?

I'd be hesitant about buying a used pump. I considered using a Medela from my sister (before I learned she had also lent it to her SIL).

The price tag was tough to swallow ($220ish) but I really like my Medela PISA. I pump 3x day, 3 days a week (at work) and 1x day the other days. I really need the double pump action at work. I like that I can find "parts" for it (horns, membranes, etc) just about anywhere (ie BRU, Target). Like a pp, I went through Hackley Medical Supplies' website and found that they really did have the best pricing.

I would also really recommend a hands free bra. I bought mine online (best $30 I've spent) through Ebay (it's an Easy Expressions) or kellymom.com has instructions on how to make your own. It helps the pumping time go faster if I have both hands free (say to post here and pump at the same time)!
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Old 08-02-2008, 06:27 PM   #9
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I second the PISA, I use it 4 hours a day and it's still rollin' strong
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Old 08-02-2008, 09:18 PM   #10
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I went back to work ~ 2 weeks after little one was born n I absolutely love the medela freestyle. takes me about 15mins to set-up, pump & clean everything. I love having my hands free when pumping -- could use the PC or other desk-work! Paid $280 for it -- btw, insurance paid up to 400 for pump AND 'supplies', so remember to ask!

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