L.S. asks from Berwyn, IL on August 23, 2008
Seeking Breast Pump
Would like to borrow, rent or buy an electric breast pump ASAP! My cousin is going to have a c-section at the end of this week and needs a breast pump. If she chooses to nurse long-term, she is prepared to buy one. We didn't want to make the purchase before we know if it will work out for her and the baby. Therefore, if anyone is able to loan, rent or sell theirs to us-- we are interested!
So What Happened?™
Someone was kind enough to give thiers to us! My cousin and I are very grateful-- thank you for your generosity and support. We hope to return the favor to another mother someday. Also, thanks to all of the mothers for their offers and advice. I didn't realize how many options I had!
Thanks again to all ; )
L. and my cousin
A. answers from Chicago on August 25, 2008
When I delivered the hospital gave me a Medela kit that was to attach to a rental, but also included a manual pump. I rented a Medela, was given an Evenflo electric and bought my own Avent manual. The Avent manual was the most effective for me, and was about $30, which is less than the price of renting the "hospital grade" for a month. I would highly recommend the manual Avent. You are so sweet for taking care of this for her. Hope all goes well with her delivery.
A.M. answers from Chicago on August 24, 2008
I have two extra medela pumps and am happy to give away one of them.
S.W. answers from Chicago on August 24, 2008
I have a 2008 Medela Pump In style Metro Bag that I'm hoping to sell. We bought it in anticipation of the birth of our child, but then was given one by a friend. It's new and in the original box (never opened) and retails for $380.00 when we bought it. I'm selling it for $265.00. We were told by our friends (and from online research) that with breast pumps, you should go with the best (which unfortunately isn't cheap) - many had purchased cheaper pumps and still ended up having to buy a Medela one in the end. I didn't even give the other ones a try and having been using mine(an older version of this same style) everyday for almost four months without any issues.
I don't have a car, but live in the West Loop area and am flexible with pick up times. Please email me at ____@____.com if you are interested.
C.D. answers from Chicago on August 24, 2008
I would check craigslist for one. www.chicago.craigslist.org
There are usually a plethora of pumps for sale, and at bargain prices!
(I got mine off of craigslist, too.)
M.W. answers from Chicago on August 25, 2008
Most indedpendent pharmacy's rent them for 50.00 a month. Good luck.
A.J. answers from Chicago on August 24, 2008
I have Medela breast pumps to rent and purchase. Call ###-###-#### Home Care of Newborns & Families, Inc. in Skokie if you are still in need of a pump and if we are near your area. Thanks,
A. J., MN, APN/CNS, IBCLC, FILCA
PS Most purchased breast pumps are SINGLE USER ITEMS, like a bathing suit or a toothbrush. Buying new attachments doesn't prevent contamination from in the motor. Only Hospital breast pump can be used by lots of Moms because they have built in bacterial barriers.
C.S. answers from Chicago on August 23, 2008
Congrats to yor cousin. You can try calling the hospital she is delivering at and ask if they rent pumps. Mine does (Christ Hospital)
J.L. answers from Chicago on August 24, 2008
I have a Medela electric pump in style with the bag that was used maybe only 30 or so times (not because it didn't work, but because I had low milk supply and could pump for an hour and be lucky to get 3-4 oz.). I would sell it for $75; I paid over $200 for it originally. All the parts are there, but you may want to buy new tubes.
B.W. answers from Chicago on August 24, 2008
You can rent breast pumps from the hospital or babys r us. Good luck!