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I just found out that I'm pg again and of course, I got rid of all my baby stuff months ago including my handheld breast pump. So, what kind of breast pump do you use? Do you love it/hate it/like it but wish it...? I'll be returning to work part-time pretty immediately after birth (after vaca/sick time runs out which won't be much as I just started this job) and I'll need to have bottles on hand for the baby. I don't want to do any formula this time, I supplemented with my two boys when I never got the hang of my pump. Bfing was horrible too with cracked/bleeding nipples the entire time. I don't think I was doing it right, this time I'm joining LLL. Anyway, your recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
 

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I have a manual pump that works wonders - I can always get at least 1 oz and sometimes up to 4+oz out of each breast... but then I also have a double-electric by playtex that I rarely get anything out of... So, personally I'd go with a good manual - they are'nt that hard and for me at least, work WAY better!!<br><br>
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Thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I'm leaning towards the Avent one again. I tried an electric when my youngest was in the hospital and I hated it.
 

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Hi,<br><br>
I have the ameda purely yours pump that i am exclusively pumpung on for 5 months now and i get out about 30 ounces a day. It is comfortable and very easy to clean. I really like it it takes me 30 minutes to pump and empty both breasts. good luck!<br><br>
Michelle
 

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I have a Medela double (electric) breast pump, which also came with a regular hand pump. I really like it, and have let a friend borrow it when I my son weaned. She seemed to like it as well.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I had the Medela pump in style that I used with my first three boys. I loved it. I sold it when we thought we were done having babies. Now we have a newborn so I'll need to buy another for when I return to work in a few weeks.
 

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I rented a hospital grade pump, and had great results. (averaged 75 oz a day until I had mastitis) It was a Medela Lactina Select. However, it was pretty rough on the nipples.
 

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I would definitely recommend a quality double electric pump if you'll be pumping on a regular basis at work, because this type of pump will usually help you maintain your milk supply better than a manual pump or an inexpensive electric pump. You can also usually pump in less time with a good double electric pump than with other types of pumps.<br><br>
I've had very good results with the Medela Pump In Style. The Avent Isis Duo someone else mentioned looks promising as well, but I have no personal experience with it.
 

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If you are going to be gone that much, I too would think you would be better off with the electric pump. I have the Medela pump in style advance. I think it works great. I work full time and use it at work and at home.
 

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ameda purely yours worked great for me, i worked 30 hrs/week and pumped when DS was 3-7 months. i would use the electric at home 1-2 a day to stock the freezer, and i would use a medela handpump (harmony?) at work to pump at lunch.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">I have the ameda purely yours pump that i am exclusively pumpung on for 5 months now and i get out about 30 ounces a day. It is comfortable and very easy to clean. I really like it it takes me 30 minutes to pump and empty both breasts. good luck!<br><br>
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that was my experience too, easy to clean, reasonably comfortable, efficient
 

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If that playtex is the one I'm thinking of, it's not only useless, but it's also not safe! I THINK it may be one of the pumps that LLL has listed as an unsafe pump b/c of the cycles/strength of suction.<br><br>
I love my avent, and until recently have NEVER been able to let down to an electric pump. Then, when investigating relactating for adoptive breastfeeding, it was suggested to me by a professional that I try a pump called the Limerick PJ Comfort Jr. It ROCKS. You know how the "rage" right now is for the flanges on a pump to be plastic, but to have a silicone cover that goes over it? Well the Comfort Jr.'s flanges are ONLY silicone, and much softer, more supple silicone than you find on the other pumps as well. Get a tingly feeling when you're getting ready to let down? That starts pretty much right away with this pump. And I not only let down, but get M-I-L-K when I pump. It really is the best pump I've ever used. If you find their site on-line, you have to call them to get a price for the pump. asklenore.com suggested the pump to me and I got a really good price because I mentioned them. It's also my understanding that it's a "closed" system, so would be safe to buy on ebay or on asklenore's trading post (which lists them frequently and has no min. number of posts to access). I have a friend who got hers off of ebay for $80, but they're also listed for actually quite a bit more than I paid on ebay, so you have to watch for a good deal. Hope that helps, I know it's not one that is commonly mentioned, but it really, really works, works well, quickly, and efficiently.
 

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I really love the Medela Pump In Style. It works so well for me that I can empty both breasts in about 12 minutes and I get 5 - 6 oz, well, at least until my bout of mastitis last week. Now I'm working to get back up to that, but this pump actually helps me increase my supply. Also, I just can't disappear from my desk for 30 minutes 2 or 3 times during the workday, but I can disappear for 15 minutes. For me, this is the difference between continuing to bf and giving it up. For that reason, it's totally worth the $$.
 

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Ah... I was hoping I'd ask and you'd all chime in with the one breast pump that works wonders for everyone! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Thanks for all the responses. I'm now going to try and compare all of these kinds <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I'm going to have to work after the baby is born pt, but two days are eight hour days so I'll need something I can pump quickly with on those days. Your answers really helped, thank you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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