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Breast pumps.. Elvie or Medela?

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MissMarpleBum · 24/03/2023 16:50

Sorry if this is not posted in the right place.. I just wondered if anyone had an opinion on the above? Elvie is obviously one you can take with you but I've heard it leaks. Opinions welcome!

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MissMarpleBum · 24/03/2023 19:04

Anyone....

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Thisismyusername1 · 24/03/2023 19:12

I had both as got a second hand medela from an NCT sale for just £5. Unfortunately I didn't really produce much milk but I found the medela got more milk out than the elvie. However I did find the elvie very useful when out and about and no leaks. There are some Facebook groups that have good tips about the elvie. Also, if you are happy to you can probably get good deals second hand, I sold my elvie for less than half I paid for it. Hope this helps a little bit Smile

MissMarpleBum · 24/03/2023 19:25

@Thisismyusername1 Very, thank you so much. Also £5 what a barg!!

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Phoebo · 24/03/2023 19:29

I had a medela, I never really used it much, but it was a great pump. The only thing that annoyed me was it didn't come with its own bottles. I have recently seen some that you can just stick on your boob which might be good search "wearable breast pump"

fairgame84 · 24/03/2023 19:40

I have Elvies and they don't leak. I find that they don't get as much milk out as the hand held pumps, however they were a lifesaver for me as I didn't have time to sit with handheld pumps.

PretzelBite · 24/03/2023 20:31

I didn’t get much milk from the Elvie vs hand held pumps

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debbiesdrama · 31/03/2023 13:15

Just use a hand and bucket. Does the trick for me

bracketbrace · 31/03/2023 16:34

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