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If you are going to pump full time or going back to work and pumping on a daily basis, make sure you do not skimp on your pump. I vote for Medela. They have hospital grade gears in each one so you are less liekly to blow a motor before its up.
If you use it occasionally, you may be able to get away with something else. The two lesser expensive ones is the Ameda/Lansinoh or the Avent. I've heard good things about them both....but only by those who use them infrequently!
I am very disappointed that you didn't include Hygeia on your list. Unlike Medela, they are WHO-Code compliant!
I used the Medela Pump N Style, and cannot recommend it enough. I was an EP mom, so it was my lifesaver for a baby that wouldn't latch. I do have a beware though, which is The First Years/Breastflow pump. It is HORRID. It is painful. I tried it twice, when the dog chewed all my Medela accessories and it was New Years' Eve and I oh so desperately needed to pump, so I bought this one as a for the moment, until I can get to a store that sells Medela sort of thing. Within twenty minutes, I was bleeding. It tore my nipples to shreds, and I produced almost NOTHING. It pinched, and chafed, and scraped, until I was nothing but a bloody mess. Unfortunately, it was the cause of the beginning of the end for me. Within six weeks, I had developed a massive infection in one breast from a tear that would not heal, and had to stop pumping. So that pump was the reason I had to stop breastfeeding.
If you need a small hand pump, I definitel recommend the Lansinoh. With my twins, I didn't think I'd have time to pump very often, so I started with a cheap Playtex pump a friend gave me. It worked, but it fell apart after a month. Being cheap, I then bought an Evenflo single hand pump. That may have lasted 6 weeks. Finally I upgraded a bit to the Lansinoh. I love it! I used it for another 11 months for the twins, then put it away for 6 months until my yongest dd was born. For various reasons, I had to pump a lot more with her and used the Medela PIS (of course!), but I have still used the Lansinoh pump occasionally over the last 11 months. It still works, and has not fallen apart.
I looked into renting the Medela Symphony, which is the gold standard in hospital grade pumping (I EP, so I need a GOOD one), and it was like $80 a month, but insurance covered it. Turned out I didn't need it though, I use an old school Medela Lactina system. Works for me, although it's heavy and not super comfortable to transport. But it was better than spending money, as it was a lender. It's been through three moms so far and still rocking.
I used a Medela pump.
i used an Ameda purely yours...it was ok
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