I have a 2 week old baby who I have been trying to breastfeed but due to a tongue tie I have been feeding by breastfeeding when he will latch, expressing my milk and topping up with formula when needed.
I have an Ardo Calypso pump on hire, but any recommendations would be appreciated as they are so expensive and I need to keep expressing for now to build up my milk supply until the breastfeeding is established.
Definitely recommend medela, I’ve been lent one by SIL and it’s brill. You can probably pick one up fairly reasonably on eBay or similar and you can get a pack that had new breast shields and bottles etc for about £20 I think.
Are you getting the tongue tie divided? My DS had tongue tie and division made all the difference.
I have an Ardo Calypso double pump and it's great. Definitely worth the money IMO. It has two advantages over the Medela Swing: it's closed system which means it's more hygienic and can be properly cleaned/sterilised and reused (the Swing is open system), it is also a very quiet pump and apparently much quieter than the Swing.
John Lewis sell the Ardo Calypso so if you know anyone who works at Waitrose or John Lewis, you could ask them to buy it for you with their discount.
I have a spectra. It has the double pump, it can be used without being plugged in, just ran off the batteries and looks nice and neat. It has different cycle speeds and does an additional cycle of fluttering like baby would to help stimulate and has a little night light ..