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What is the best breastpump for under $150? I have the Avent manual Isis and I can't get anything from it. I tried a friend's Evenflo double electric pump and it worked better but it has terrible reviews so I'm nervous about buying it. I'm a a really limited budget and want to buy used if I can, but if not, it still needs to be under $150, under $100 is much better.

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If you qualify for WIC you may be able to get a breastpump for free, check wth your local health department.

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Also: This pump has good reviews: http://www.amazon.com/Lansinoh-Doubl...2816704&sr=8-2

("This is the same pump as the Ameda, just purple and marketed under the Lansinoh name, so all the parts are interchangeable." Quoted from positive reviews on Amazon)

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One note about buying used .... the motor may be wore out or on it's way to being wore out. I know mine probably isn't as good as it used to be.

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i second trying wic.

I'm renting a hospital pump and it costs $25/m. totally worth it. I had a used Medela Pump in Style with my son, and even though it was 5 years old at the time, it worked great. I passed it on to my sister, and she passed it onto a friend. that thing was like a rock.

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I would love the Lanisoh one; it did get good reviews..

I am on WIC; I should look into this!

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I got a used (for probably 2 years) Purly Yours off ebay on baby #1. I am now on baby #2, working full time (so pumping 2x a day) and it is still going strong. Best $70 I have EVER spent. Definite workhorse and small enough to fit in a purse. I also like that I can adjust the suction as well as cycle speed, unlike on the PIS.

Also, my kids (both in DC since 8 weks old) have never had anything but BM in a bottle.

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I have and love the Lansinoh pump, got it for $100 and free shipping from drugstore.com.

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Definitely check Ebay and Amazon.com for some decent deals.
I got my sealed Brand New "Medela Pump in Style" for less than $200 including shipping and it has been a Great pump for me! I can easily get 5-6oz out of one side in 15 mins or less!
I also have a Lansinoh Manual Pump that I got for like $20, that we keep in the car for situations when needed and it is a goo dlittl epump too, but my hand gets cramped up after a bit!

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I have the Avent Manual as well....I really like it.

When I read what you said about not getting anything from it.....I put mine together wrong the other day and it would work. I have no idea why, but the little white nubby thing that goes underneath the handle has to be a certain way. I flipped mine around and it worked!

I don't know if thats the problem you're having but thought I'd share just in case

http://www.mybirthcare.com/2_before_use.asp#re-assemble

Under 'How to Reassemble Pump Before Use' picture #2 is the piece I was talking about.

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I have the medela swing pump and I think its under $100(I got it 3 years ago for that I think). I also just bought the avent manual one at target on clearance for $18.00 a few days ago.

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Thanks for all the advice!

I am getting to rent a breastpump from my WIC office. If it doesn't work well or if we ever get off WIC I'll look at this thread again.

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Ok, so I thought WIC rented Breastpumps. They don't. They GIVE them to you.!!

I now have an Ameda Purely Yours brand new breastpump for free to keep. What a blessing!

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Ok, so I thought WIC rented Breastpumps. They don't. They GIVE them to you.!!

I now have an Ameda Purely Yours brand new breastpump for free to keep. What a blessing!
Woo hoo!

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