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22/07/2005, 01:21 PM
I'm a new mother-to-be and currently wanting to purchase an electric breast pump in preperation for my baby (due Nov)... just trying to buy items over a period of time rather than all at once!
As any new mother-to-be I would like to research the different brands of breast pumps available on the market and their efficiencies. Also, as most of us are these days, I'm concious of price, so a moderately priced electric BP would be preferrable over top-of-the-range pricy one!
Any recommendations are welcome.
22/07/2005, 03:45 PM
Thanks so much for that! You've been really helpful and I'm just checking out the ABA website which I'm sure will have lots of handy information and tips.
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22/07/2005, 04:23 PM
As Luchre has said, it really depends on what you are using the breastpump for. It seems that in the last few years, it has become a 'must have' when it isn't necessary.
That being said, I love my Avent Isis. It is a manual breastpump (which I found to be an advantage if noise is an issue), and I could easily pump 100 - 125ml from each breast using this pump.
YOu are certainly on the right track with the ABA - they also have a comprehensive booklet about breastfeeding and returning to paid work, and a helpline, where you can speak to a counselor about strategies to make it easier.
22/07/2005, 05:25 PM
i have the medela manual pump and the mini electric one.....the manual one i found too hard doing all the time....tiring as i have back and shoulder problems.....so the electric one is awesome....just sit there in front of the tv and hold it....much easier i found and an excellent purchase...i love it
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23/07/2005, 02:42 PM
I love my Medela electronic breast pump
But have you considered waiting and renting one for a couple of weeks to see if you like it prior to laying out for it? Mine was about $180 but has now done 4 babies
so i think money well spent.
DH Simon 32
DS Toby 5
DD Charlotte Isabel 22/3/5 (IUI#1 after TTC since May 2000)
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