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breast feeding and electric pumps

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Annafluffy80 Tue 26-Jan-16 17:31:34

I'm looking to get an electric breast pump but I have no idea which one is good, have you got any suggestions?

Impatientwino Tue 26-Jan-16 18:05:15

I loved my medala swing

TheCatsMeow Tue 26-Jan-16 18:07:11

I have a Phillips avent and it really hurts, but bf hurt me so might not be the pump. Worth thinking of though

tiggy2610 Tue 26-Jan-16 18:09:17

Second the Medela swing, loved mine. I believe you can rent them rather than buying if you don't want to fork out the £100+ (I got my second hand for £40, it was barely used as the first mum went for FF in the end. A quick sterilise and it was good to go!)

WombOfOnesOwn Tue 26-Jan-16 18:49:46

I've heard the only pumps that beat out Medela are the Spectra pumps.

Annafluffy80 Tue 26-Jan-16 21:21:11

Wonderful thank you smile

rageagainsttheBIL Wed 27-Jan-16 13:13:26

I'd go for a closed system hospital grade double pump personally. Something like this (below). Pumping from both sides at the same time always worked best for me, and the closed system means milk can't get into the machine for best hygiene etc so you can sell it/ buy 2nd hand without risk of contamination.,default,pd.html

Sairelou Wed 27-Jan-16 13:25:33

It depends what you are going to need it for. A double pump is best if you are exclusively pumping or need to increase supply. An electric is best if you need to pump for the occasional bottle away from baby or to build a freezer supply. A manual is best to relieve engorgement.

I have tried the Philips Avent manual which is brilliant. There is a thread full of reviews on it. I have also tried the Nuby electric which wasn't brilliant, and very noisy! The Medela Swing is the best for my needs.

wonkylegs Wed 27-Jan-16 13:36:59

I loved my medela swing, I pumped so that DH could feed and I could take a break.

Dixiechick17 Wed 27-Jan-16 13:54:48

I had the medela mini, brilliant pump

CalmerBirth Thu 28-Jan-16 13:07:31

You can hire hospital grade electric pumps from NCT - cheaper from going to the company direct

BatMobile Thu 28-Jan-16 19:06:16

Medela Swing.

Annafluffy80 Sun 31-Jan-16 00:46:13

Thank you everyone! It looks to be a unanimous result grin

Tatie3 Sun 31-Jan-16 23:04:12

I loved my Spectra 3 (think you can get them for £50 from Amazon), it's electric and can be used as a double pump.

Needtoprotect16 Sun 31-Jan-16 23:06:13

Medela Mini - fabulous,

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