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a bit of a panic - which breastpump

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Priya2013 Fri 17-May-13 01:38:28


our DD arrived four weeks early and still in hospital. Shes having some problem with feeding so we need a breastpump to use at home once we are discharged.

At the moment i am using hospital grade ameda pump which is working well. However it costs £1500 so buying is out of question. We looked at hiring but it costs £45 for a month and we plan to breastfeed for 6-7 months. so it will cost us a lot of money.

can someone recommend any electric breastpumps? i looked at Medela Swing or Ameda Lactaline, both around £100 mark. can someone advise on one or the other or a third option.


coffeeandcream Fri 17-May-13 01:48:04

Hi, congratulations on your DD, hope she is home soon.

I use a spectra3 pump which I bought on amazon for £60. It's not as fancy looking as all the other pumps but I've found it's been great. Would really recommend.

lotsofcheese Fri 17-May-13 02:19:12

Congratulations! I'm expressing for my 4-week early DD. I've used the Ameda lactaline for 2 prems now.

Advantages: double-pump facility

Disadvantage: not very portable.

Perhaps have a think about buying one 2nd hand on Ebay - there's always a few on there - check out the completed listings to see how much they sell for?

Good luck. I hope your wee one is home with you soon.

MummyCoolski Fri 17-May-13 03:44:09

I used the Medela Swing to exclusively express for about 8 weeks until my DS's tongue tie was diagnosed & treated. It was great. I never fancied double pumping!

larlemucker Fri 17-May-13 03:48:32

I have an ameda lactiline, I'm not great at expressing but this works well. It's the only one on the market that prevents suck back of milk into the tubes

DoodleAlley Fri 17-May-13 03:51:09

Medela swing.

Used for DS and now using for DD

HeadingHome Fri 17-May-13 03:51:37

I just purchased the Medela Swing, and I'm kicking myself for not buying it sooner. Highly recommended!

mrsbugsywugsy Fri 17-May-13 05:03:39

I use the ameda lactaline and it is great.

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