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I wasn’t able to breastfeed my eldest 2 and didn’t bother with my third but thinking will try with my 4th boy so my question is what sort of pump are you using and recommend I’m a bit clueless atm. Thanks.

Posted by mom142172, 25th May 2015

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  • I loved my advent electric breast pump so easy to use and clean

  • I bought a Medela Swing. My sister recommended it and the reviews I read online were all pretty good. I bought it through the Australian Breastfeeding Association which ended up being the only benefit I got from that membership!

  • Anything double and electric. Half the time spent pumping means more time to sleep!

  • Medela swing here too. It’s quick and easy. I always ramp up the settings after a minute or two so it’s quicker again.
    I don’t know about others, but I have needed both hands (one to hold bottle, one to attach), so I can’t imagine how difficult a double would be.

  • Anything that is electric. The manual ones are really hard work and your hands will thank you for it. The electric ones are much quicker at getting the milk out.

  • depends

    manual pumps are way cheaper but depending on your use, could be a lot of sore handed pumping

    electric are better if you need to pump often

  • I used the medela swing pump.

    It was a bit pricey but I would recommend it!

    It’s electric so it saves time and is really compact and has a carry bag, easy if you are on the go and forgot to pump.

    Super easy to use and clean.

    It has adjustable settings and can be plugged into a wall or use batteries.

    Hope this helps.

  • I used a Philips Avent, and had no problems with it.

  • Medela swing. It’s expensive but worth every penny. I had one before the medela and it stopped working within two weeks. I had no problems with the swing and it so simple and easy to use. It also fit in my handbag if I needed to take it out with me! I pumped at wedding

  • I have used a medela, avent and pigeon all great. I would recommend an electric pump but I never needed a dual pump. I think you need to consider what you are using it for- you might need a double if expressing for your baby while at work

  • Electric is less time consuming, Medela Symphony and Lactina or Ameda Elite and Platinum are what the hospitals use.

  • I have the medela, it imitates the baby suckling and I think its the one most hospitals recommend. A friend said go electric, the manual ones can hurt. This one was easy to use and not uncomfortable or painful. I think it is worth the money (it was a bit pricey). There’s a Phillips one on this site that you could try to win (if you are in the red on the leaderboard). A friend wasn’t anle to bf her first but got a lot of support with her second and was able to bf her. Good luck, there seems to be a lot of support now available through lactation consultants, midwives, baby clinics, hospital and aust breastfeeding assoc. The baby clinic I went to had a breastfeeding group too

  • I have tried both an electric and manual pump, and I prefer the Avent manual pump. it is easy to carry around and you can pump easily..

  • I just used a manual Avent one and no issues with it.

  • If possible get a double pump, it saves on time but they are more expensive.

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