Best Electric Pump for Occasional Pumping - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 4 Old 01-26-2014, 08:42 PM - Thread Starter
MamaMakingMemories's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 165
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)

I am considering conceiving a 4th child, and I am trying to plan ahead. After horrible engorgement and mastitis issues (with all of my babies, but especially with my 3rd), I swore that if I ever had another child, I would make sure to get an electric breast pump, as I just couldn't get enough milk out with my manual Lansinoh pump to make any difference. Mostly I just want to use an electric pump for the first couple of months after birth in order to relieve engorgement and establish a modest supply of pumped milk in the freezer "just in case" anything happened to me. 


Does anyone have any recommendations for a good pump to use for these purposes? I want something that works and is reliable, but I don't necessarily need the top-of-the-line, since it will probably be only for short-term use, and because I am a stay-at-home mom, so I will usually be with my baby.

Happily married for 9 years. 8 year old son, 6 year old daughter, 4 year old daughter, and Baby Girl coming July/August 2015!

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MamaMakingMemories is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 4 Old 01-26-2014, 08:44 PM
Viola P's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,090
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 68 Post(s)
I bought a used medela pump in style for $200 and it worked amazing. I didn't use it a lot so I'm glad I didn't buy new but when I did need it I was very happy to have such a great pump.
Viola P is offline  
#3 of 4 Old 01-27-2014, 05:56 AM
Sphinxy's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: New England
Posts: 636
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Check with your health insurance carrier. My medela pump in style was fully covered.
verdant likes this.

My wife (31) and I (33) were married in 2006. We are proud queer mamas to W, born Oct 2013, conceived at home IVI via frozen WTBK donor sperm. Planning on TTC #2 starting in Sept 2015 through the same method. I am/will be the gestational mom.
Sphinxy is offline  
#4 of 4 Old 01-27-2014, 11:43 AM
verdant's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: South Florida
Posts: 79
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

I'm sorry you had so much trouble with your Lansinoh manual pump. I can't speak to the manual version but I am currently using the electric version and Iove it! It has multiple settings with various suctions and speeds to help an engorged mama out. I found the factory settings to be satisfactory. The only down side to this is, while it does have a battery operated mode it doesn't seem to be as powerful as the adapter mode. Good luck on your search and happy conceiving!

verdant is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 16,283

104 members and 16,179 guests
AlaskAnne , alicenwonderlan , allirue , AMG , apeydef , azohri , bananabee , beedub , bluefaery , boater , Brittee , Carolyn_mtl , chickabiddy , contactmaya , Crimson8 , Daffodil , Dakotacakes , Danielleyc203 , Deborah , emmy526 , esg , Evelynflower , farmermomma , floss&ferd , frugalmama , goldenwillow , greenemami , healthy momma , heatheresc , htovjm , Incubator , japonica , Jenn27 , K703 , kathymuggle , Kelleybug , larali , lauren , lc81002 , lilgreen , LiLStar , Linda on the move , loba , lolo77 , mama24-7 , mamabear0314 , Mansell , Mathemom , MCatLvrMom2A&X , mckittre , MDoc , MeepyCat , Milk8shake , Mirzam , moominmamma , MotherNurture4 , MountainMamaGC , MulberryMom , Mummoth , Mylie , MylittleTiger , mymuzicalpath , Nadezda Shnuchkina , newmamalizzy , Nightwish , oaksie68 , polkafizz , Purple*Lotus , Ratchet , RollerCoasterMama , rubelin , samaxtics , SandiMae , sarafl , shantimama , Shmootzi , shoeg8rl , sidrajedi , sillysapling , Soseraphina , splath , Springshowers , sren , stardogs , StarJune , Teles , terraka , Tigerle , zebra15
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 01:21 PM.