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flowerpower10 Mon 28-Mar-16 17:07:45

Electric breast pumps worth the investment ?

How do they feel to use?

Which one do you use?

Any advice welcome

HairyBoob Mon 28-Mar-16 19:53:00

Medela Swing. Amazing. Easy to use and clean. Extremely effective. Definitely worth the investment.

winchester1 Mon 28-Mar-16 19:59:24

I'd wait and see if you need it. Do you like breast feeding, can you hand express and see if the baby takes a bottle, do you have any time to express, do you want to leave the baby etc etc.
I brought one and never used it as baby was kept in nicu for jaundice so I used their neonatal pump and nothing really came out after a week of pumping. Biggest waste of money for me personally.

shellycooper Mon 28-Mar-16 20:01:08

I also recommend the medela swing- have used it most days since DD was 6 weeks- really efficient, not very noisy and really easy to use- would definitely say it was worth the money.

HeffalumpHistory Mon 28-Mar-16 20:43:43

Also recommend Medela Swing.
I really struggled expressing although was feeding OK by myself. This was the only one I could get a decent amount using (& didn't take hours)

Dixiechick17 Mon 28-Mar-16 20:51:29

I had the medela mini electic pump and it was great. You can always hire one initially for a month and then decide if you want to buy.

Junosmum Mon 28-Mar-16 22:41:52

I have an ardo calypso. It's fantastic. I've been told it's quieter than the medela swing.

I didn't buy it - I'm a milk donor so it was provided for me by the hospital, it's hospital grade and a closed system, unlike the medela swing.

AugustinaDuBois Wed 30-Mar-16 23:30:19

I hired the medela symphony (hospital grade) because I got to a point where I was exclusively expressing and this was the one I found worked best (and fastest)

familysizepack Mon 04-Apr-16 08:11:11

I only bought one because I knew I'd be expressing at work for several months because DH is a SAHD for us. I think I'd have stuck with a manual for only occasional expressing.

I've also used the Medela Swing, it's fine and is still going well (touch wood!) on baby 3.

Expressing is such a faff I'd avoid where possible grin

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