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Old 09-21-2006, 01:54 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I've been doing a lot of research about pums and since I'll be going back to work I'm inclined to get the Avent ISIS IQ Duo. Do any of you have any recomendations?

Also we are kind of in a tight budget, and I heard that some insurances may cover the pump through the "medical equipment" clause, is that right?
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Old 09-21-2006, 03:55 PM
 
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Most people I know swear by the Medela Pump-In-Style, so I don't know much about the Isis pumps at ALL! I'm planning to rent a pump from the hospital for a couple of months before I purchase one since I don't know what my needs will be until the time comes, although I DO know I'll need to eventually buy a pump. At least by having some experience with regard to which features I like, etc. I feel I'll be able to make a more informed decision and not get stuck with a pump that won't suit my needs.

I'd check with your insurance company to see if they'll cover all or part of the cost of the pump. There's really no way to know unless you ask. If nothing else, if you have a medical reimbursement account, you should be able to get the reimbursed for the purchase of the pump.
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I have medela pump in style. I used it for my son 9 years ago and planning to use it again. It is excellent pump - you are done in 15 min including set up and clean up. I think it is around 250-300. I never asked my ins for reimbursment; just got it.
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I have a medela pump in style from when I was working--I used it with number one, and number two, and going to use it with this one too... It is about 5 years old and still works great (and I used it A LOT).

It is also very comfortable!

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I also use the medela pump in style.
Just wanted to mention that if you qualify for WIC that since you are going back to work that you can qualify for a pump for free. The income guidelines for WIC are much higher then any other program. Worth checking out.

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I use a pump in style too and have been very happy with it.

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You cannot go wrong with a pump-in-style... you can adjust everything... suction, speed, and they have breast shields in a ton of styles so you're sure to find some that work for your milkers.

It is well worth the price! Think of all the $$$ you will save not buying formula.
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I have the Ameda Purely Yours, which seems to be considered the second best option if you don't want to shell out for the PIS. I pumped with it for 9 months with DS1, and was quite happy with it. I got mine for about $150 new online, so it is quite a bit cheaper than the PIS. Not sure how that compares to the Ameda's price...
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Oh, and you know - you might be able to charge your breast pump to a healthcare savings account, if you have one and insurance won't cover it. Worth looking into!
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Wow, I needed this info too.
I wanted to add a pump to our registry, just in case someone is feeling super generous. I might just put them both on there and let them go from there.
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Most people I know swear by the Medela Pump-In-Style
I used the Medela Pump in Style for a whole year of pumping 2 times, 5 days a week...sometimes three times a day.
I highly recommend going with a good pump even if it costs more...you are definitely going to need/want a pump that is dependable and works well if you'll be pumping a lot.
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