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    Default breast pump reviews/opinions

    I have a double electric hospital grade pump which is now due back to the health unit Since I've had so many problems with thrush and supply over the past 4 months I do not have the freezer stash I would like to have. Plus I'm about to go on meds to increase my supply and don't want to be left engoged during the first few days like last time. So I'm thinking of purchasing an electric pump.

    I want:
    something that works well but doesn't cost a fortune (under $200)
    something that is quick and easy to use and doesn't take a long time to assemble or clean
    I *think* I want to be able to control the suction level and pump speed
    I want one that pumps - not one of these cheaper models that has a constant suck and no pump cycle


    I don't think I want to rent a hospital grade because I have in the past and the daily fee added up quickly plus I find the effort to set them up sometimes discourages me from pumping.

    I've been looking at these:
    Medela Swing
    Medela - Swing
    Medela Freestyle
    Medela - Freestyle? Breastpump
    Ameda Purely Yours
    Ameda - Products: Personal Electric Breast Pumps

    But am open to other suggestions.

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    I love my purely yous!

    Contact Tess from milkdiva.com

    She'll hook you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leigh View Post
    I love my purely yous!

    Contact Tess from milkdiva.com

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    How much did it cost?

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    if you are used to teh hospital grade, and have all your hygiene kit from it, why not rent?

    The shoppers in East London (clarke & trafalgar) is the least expensive in london, but call around!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melissa1977 View Post
    How much did it cost?
    I repped you with cost

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    I pumped exclusively and used the Ameda Purely Yours as well.
    It was expensive at 350 but I sold it for 250, so not bad in the end!
    It was a very good pump, and I used it around the clock for 5 months.

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    Ameda Purely Yours I also have this pump, love it. It probably saved me in being able to Bf and get end keep my supply up

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    I would also recommend the Ameda Purely Yours. They're often on Kijiji, and I think I saw one on the classifieds on LM's. I used a Medela double electric pump for a year, and while it worked well, it was bulky and loud. The Ameda one is light weight, quiet, and works just as well. It has the adjustable speeds too, which helps with let down. I think it's worth it to spend a bit more, which will hopefully make it less frustrating so you can do it longer.

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    I have the Medela Swing and I like it. I'm not someone who is ever able to get much via pumping, but I was able to get an ounce at a time with this one - which is huge for me. You can control the suction with the touch of a button and it is two -stage as well, which you can switch between. Very, very easy to clean and assemble. They also have disposable storage bags that you can use - you take them out of the box, hook them over the pump, pump, and store. So easy! I paid $169 for mine - they've been on sale at TRU several times lately.

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    I'm really torn on what to do.

    Time is an issue for me - I have 4 kids and my DH is away all week long. I was thinking maybe of trying to pump one side while he feeds on the other. But, then again, it will have to be a pump that is handy, easy and quick to set up.

    I'm afraid to buy a used pump as I know it is not recommended and can't put out the money for a new Ameda. I'm leaning towards the Swing. But I've never used anything but a hospital grade. Am I kidding myself that I can go from a hospital grade to the Medula Swing? We're a one income family so I can't afford to throw money away, KWIM?

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    I have just bought the swing and love it!! It is quiet, and you can control suction on both the let down and the pumping phase.
    If you buy from toys r us, there is $20 off coupon you can print off line from the web site and use!

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    If you find a used one, you don't need to worry. All you have to do is have new tubing. When I sold my pump, I had not used the tubing that came with it because I already had purchased the tubing set from the hospital which I tossed when I sold the pump. The tubing set is only about $20 if I remember correctly

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    I absolutely love my pump in style...it was pricy but so worth it





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    I'm really happy with my Ameda purely yours. It's worked great for me. I bought it on the recommendation of two girlfriends who also loved it. I bought it at Cheeky Monkey and used a 10% off coupon that came with one of those coupon clipper flyers.

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    I'm using my friend's Purely Yours and I LOVE it!! It's a double, and very quick. I have no idea what it costs though.





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