We plan on exclusively breastfeeding. I've also got an Avent manual pump, and a Medela Mini-electric... plus a passing offer from my SIL to have her PIS after she's done with it. Breastfeeding is very important to us. I just want to stress that.
That said, I don't plan on having any formula in the house "just in case", but I would like to have a brand/type in mind for the worst case scenario in which we do need to run out and pick some up. I'm not the type to run out and just grab the first thing I see (how many of us MDC moms are, really?) and I don't want to be stuck at 3am one night, frantically researching what brand to buy.
So... I just want to know if anyone else has done extensive research on what could be considered the "best" brand overall? I know it will depend on each baby, but as a starting point. There's so many options to go through!