K.G. asks from Chicago, IL on February 12, 2007
Need Opinions on a Good Breastpump for Going Back to Work.
Hi... I will be going back to work on April 1 and would like to start pumping now so I can have a small supply and then I will continue pumping probably three times while I am at work. I have been trying to decide between the Medela Pump In Style or the Ameda Purely Yours. Both sound good, but I need to make up my mind soon. Any opinions will be greatly, GREATLY appreciated. Thank you so very much!
I.N. answers from Chicago on February 13, 2007
I have used the Medela Pump in Style and I'm my second year of using it (first year for my first born and my second born is 5 months old). Also, my sister had one that withstood the test of time of 3 pregrancies.
A.S. answers from Chicago on February 12, 2007
I also used the PIS and it is wonderful. I know that the Ameda is cheaper but I don't have any experience with it to know if it is as good or not.
A.K. answers from Chicago on February 12, 2007
I have the Medela PIS Advanced, and love it. I also got it for a geatly reduced price online in January - $228.00. www.lactationcare.com. It arrived 3-days after I placed the order and it was free shipping and no tax. You will have to call or email them for current pricing, as they cannot print their prices for Medela pumps. I went with the Medela as the Lactation Nurse at the hospital recommended it and several friends.
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L.S. answers from Chicago on February 12, 2007
I have used both in the past and like them both, however, I think the Ameda is much easier to us, it's less complicated when putting it together and taking it apart :) I ended up purchasing the Ameda and am VERY happy with it ;)
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L.G. answers from Chicago on February 12, 2007
I have the Medela Pump in Style and it worked great!
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B. answers from Chicago on February 12, 2007
I have the Ameda Purely Yours and loved it. It is a lot less expensive than the Medela, which is good because you never know how long you'll use it despite your best intentions. In addition, the bag is half the size and comes with a little cooler (holds 6-4oz bottles) with ice packs that stay frozen all day long at room temperature. The Ameda only has two pieces that come in contact with the milk so cleaning is very easy too, not sure how that compares to the Medela.
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A.R. answers from Chicago on February 13, 2007
I love my Ameda Purely Yours! I have the one with the backpack, and it's perfect for work. The backpack is very discreet and plenty big enough for everything you need. I've used it with regular power, the car adapter and batteries and they all work wonderfully. I chose it over the Medela because I read that there were fewer parts to wash. Best of luck as you transition back to work. It's hard at first, but I have found a nice balance between the two. :) A.
L.G. answers from Chicago on February 13, 2007
I was just going to add that the Avent Isis is WONDERFUL!! It's a manual pump so it's way cheaper than the other two, but just as effective. Honestly I have a better experience than with the electric pumps I've tried. I get on average 8 oz in 15 minutes. I actually purchased it after the initial electric pump I was using burned the motor out or something after a couple weeks. So I sent in for a replacement and needed something in the meantime. Hence picking up a manual pump as back-up. Needless to say I haven't touched the electric one since. Though if you have your heart set on an electric the avent isis uno is supposed to be great too and has the back up option to use it as a manual.
J.D. answers from Chicago on February 14, 2007
Hi K....I have the Ameda Purely Yours, although mine is 7 years old, so it may have changed since then. I liked it a lot - it's easy to clean and simple to use. I breastfed three kids with the pump (worked full-time with the 1st, and part-time with #2 and #3), and I breastfed each one for a year, so the pump saw a LOT of use. The only downside to the pump is that after a few years (when I was pumping for baby #3), sometimes the motor would act funny - the suction would go extremely high when it first started - yikes! - but it would correct itself once I turned it off and on again. Very uncomfortable, but only for a few seconds. I am guessing that the motor issue was due to wear and tear, and I never called the company to try and fix it. Otherwise, the pump worked great for many years. I have no regrets about using it! Good luck pump shopping, and congrats on your baby girl! :-)
S.B. answers from Chicago on February 12, 2007
I used the Medela pump in style and it was great. I got so much out in such a short time. About 8 oz in 10 minutes. You are going to get the double pump right?
S. Bailey CLD