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#1 Wacky Wobbler

Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:12 PM

Im a full time expresser for my 7wk old and currently using the above machine which I have borrowed from my local maternity unit. When I went to pick it up I was told I could have it for as long as I need it.

I just had a phone call to say that they have a lady who needs it so can I give it back. I have told them that I can't as I'm still using it and hope to use it for a little while longer. They then asked me if I could buy my own but at a couple of thousand I don't see the point when I plan to stop expressing when I go back to work (in July).

Does anyone know where I can hire one?

Thanks

ETA - I have tried a couple of other electric breast pumps thy don't seem to work as well.

Edited by puffsgirl11, 27 December 2012 - 07:14 PM.


#2 ~Mintie~

Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:21 PM

Have you tried calling ABA? I know they have pumps for hire but I'm unsure what brands. Also I believe some chemists have them for hire too.

Good luck, I hope you find one original.gif

ETA: Maybe somewhere like this can help: http://www.nursingangel.com.au/categories/...-a-Breast-Pump/

#3 Wacky Wobbler

Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:25 PM

QUOTE (~Mintie~ @ 27/12/2012, 08:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Have you tried calling ABA? I know they have pumps for hire but I'm unsure what brands. Also I believe some chemists have them for hire too.

Good luck, I hope you find one original.gif

ETA: Maybe somewhere like this can help: http://www.nursingangel.com.au/categories/...-a-Breast-Pump/


Thanks. I live in a small country town and our chemist only sells a manual one. Our local ABA LC has one but it has been hired out already.

#4 ~Mintie~

Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:36 PM

Ah that sucks sad.gif What state are you in, perhaps someone might be able to suggest somewhere that posts?

#5 lucky 2

Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:37 PM

http://www.medela.com/AU/en/breastfeeding/...ion-finder.html
You could try the link below and see if another town has one for hire.
Most people wouldn't be buying a Lactina Select, too expensive but I know that some people buy them off ebay, who knows what you will be getting, it may not work well.
Alternatively you could purchase a Medela personal double pump ie Pump in Style or Freestyle pump, they are around the $500-800 mark or cheaper.
Most women who long term express will move to a personal pump once supply is established.
I used a different brand pump for 15 months, it worked well, it was an Ameda pump (Purely Yours).
Good luck!

#6 NinjaMum

Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:06 AM

The Medela Pump In Style is no longer made/stocked anymore. I've got a Medela Freestyle which I bought from Nursing Angel (linked by PP) and so far, so good!

I personally wouldn't buy a Medela pump off ebay as they're not a closed system. I have heard good things about the Ameda Purely Yours pumps too though, and as they're closed they would be okay to buy second-hand.

#7 Mum2TwoDSs

Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:31 PM

Puff, you can just get a medela freestyle (latest) or Unimom double pump and they are equally good. Don't need the ex medela hosp pumps. I use the medela pump in style I love it but its discontinued now. Unimom has a double pump which is hosp grade. And very affordable.

#8 Natttmumm

Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:36 PM

I just bought a Medela freestyle for about 500 online if you want one to buy. My lactation consultation said its one of the best.
I know nursing angels website hires them too online so probably doesn't matter where you are.



#9 lucky 2

Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:41 PM

QUOTE
Unimom has a double pump which is hosp grade. And very affordable.

This is a tricky one, the advertising says that this Korean manufactured pump is a hospital grade, but is it really?
Hosp grade usually means a stronger and more durable motor, a better ability to remove milk and that they can be used by multiple users.
It isn't used in Hosps in Aus, only the Medela Symphony or Lactina and the Ameda Elite are at present, they have the track record as they have been used for many years.
I've heard mixed reports of it being great but also that it has harmed nipples.
Sorry for the diversion OP.


Edited by lucky 2, 28 December 2012 - 01:49 PM.


#10 Giggleosaurus

Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:48 PM

If you don't need a double pump...you could get the Medea swing ( if still made) I purchased mine 4 years ago....it's now gone through myself and 5 of my closest girlfriends for all our children......still going strong.......

#11 *lightning

Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:50 PM

I hire long term through the ABA.

#12 indigo~

Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:05 PM

Puffs, I hired the Medela symphony for 2 months and it was very good, is a hospital grade double pump. I then bought a Medela swing which is good but only a single. If I was still expressing full time, I would ring around for a symphony to hire.

#13 Wacky Wobbler

Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:53 PM

Thanks for your replies.

I went to the maternity unit today to plead my case and if I cannot hire one elsewhere they won't take it off me. I'm going to ring around and see if I can hire one, if not maybe they have a waiting list I can be put on. I'm not overly fussed if it isn't a double pump, although that has made things a lot easier.

#14 Mum2TwoDSs

Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:02 PM

QUOTE (lucky 2 @ 28/12/2012, 02:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is a tricky one, the advertising says that this Korean manufactured pump is a hospital grade, but is it really?
Hosp grade usually means a stronger and more durable motor, a better ability to remove milk and that they can be used by multiple users.
It isn't used in Hosps in Aus, only the Medela Symphony or Lactina and the Ameda Elite are at present, they have the track record as they have been used for many years.
I've heard mixed reports of it being great but also that it has harmed nipples.
Sorry for the diversion OP.


Oh...

Hmmm...this is what the company (Oz distributor) told me when I called them. Apparently the reviews are quite good. But I went with a Medela in the end. The unimom is also a closed system according to the company. And Unimom just came into Oz. I havent used one but this is the info I got off the company and from reviews.

#15 lucky 2

Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:19 PM

I suppose we'll just have to see how they go, I'm a bit of a skeptic and not inclined to believe much of the marketing hype that is written about some bfing related equipment.
It's a competitive market and new players are keen to get a share of it iykwim.




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