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Saturday, October 15, 2005

LADIES:

Let's talk breast pumps....

please give me your input, ideas and anything else....

9 Comments:

  • At 10/17/2005 10:13 AM, Blogger kristen said…

    What do you plan to use it for?

    For an occasional bottle every once in a while, the Avent Isis works great. I planned on pumping a few bottles a week after the first 4 weeks (letting everything get established.) That lasted for about a month. Honestly, I found that things worked out better if I *didn't* pump at all, since I was rarely gone for more than 2 hours and my daughter never really got hungry when I was gone, anyway. (Out of sight, out of mind?) In church and places like that, she was quieter and happier if I just fed her instead of attempting with the bottle. So, there's my experience.

     
  • At 10/17/2005 12:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I've had 2 very different breast feeding / pumping experiences. With Leah I had no extra milk and rarely pumped. A friend had loaned me a single electric and it was fine. Actually a manual would have been fine. With Amaris I made so much extra milk that I now have a freezer full (which I'll use to make cereal and bottles and such). That being said I have a Medela double electric (which I bought used for $60) and I love it. While it is a used pump I did get my own hardware new to use (the tubing and anything in contact with the milk). Unfortunately you do not know how much milk you will make until your milk comes in. I would probably suggest a single electric. They can be expensive so if you find a used one like I did then go for it and get your other hardware new. Have you done any research on them to see what you might like? - Sarah Nash

     
  • At 10/18/2005 6:58 AM, Anonymous Kat said…

    I also have a medela double-I love it and it worked well for me but like Sarah said, you don't really know how much milk you are going to have so the single might work out better. However, just to be safe you could get the double and just use one and put your finger over the other tube thingy if that makes sense. lol Then in case you need both you have them. Those pumps are amazing, I'd get 6 ounces in five minutes. SO EASY.

     
  • At 10/18/2005 11:43 AM, Blogger Erin said…

    I am so screwed.

     
  • At 10/18/2005 5:00 PM, Blogger Niki Frew said…

    Pumping! Fun topic Erin!

     
  • At 10/18/2005 5:18 PM, Blogger Niki Frew said…

    Grrrrr... I just lost the post I just laboured on! Maybe I wasn't meant to publish it! It was a bit discouraging. I just wanted to say that I do hate pumping! Talk about feeling like a milk machine! I won't say anymore! Hopefully you will find a great pump and have a wonderful experience!

    I do love breastfeeding though! It is a lot of work but it a great experience and worth sticking at it when it isn't easy!

    Love you! Not long now! Hope all is well!

     
  • At 10/18/2005 7:39 PM, Blogger kristen said…

    Erin,
    Check out my favorite breastfeeding site for all of your questions: kellymom.com It really has information about just about everything related to breastfeeding!

     
  • At 10/19/2005 6:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Don't get discouraged. Breastfeeding is a wonderful experience even though it may be hard at first. You'll soon be an old pro. I found pumping to be very helpful (and easy). - Sarah Nash

     
  • At 10/19/2005 11:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    CAN'T HELP YOU WITH THIS ONE :) :) -G

     

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