Best Breast Pump?? - Fort Worth,TX

Updated on March 31, 2010
A.S. asks from Fort Worth, TX
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Hi there. I'm a first time mom; my little man is 9 weeks old. Despite my efforts, he never latched on and I was instructed to rent the Medela "Symphony" from the hospital since it was "hopsital grade" and would help my milk come in. I have decided to buy a pump and return the Symphony to the hospital. There are so many different types, I'm not sure what is best. I'm able to use the hand-pump when I go out for long periods without any difficutly. However, I wouldn't want to use every 3-4 hours. I'm a stay-at-home right now. I will be travelling for a week in May and would like something somewhat portable. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, A.

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answers from Kansas City on

Medela pump n style, bougt it off Craig's list for $45.00, works like a charm! Pumpin right now!! :-)

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answers from Florence on

I have a medela that came built in a little backpack, it was awesome. That sucker put in some hard labor because I used it 5 or 6 times a day. It was a double breast pump by the way. Also a lactation consultant is usually available ate the hospital that you had the baby. They can tell you right away whether your son is tongue tied or not. I would definitely find that out because my niece went hungry because no one discovered she needed her tongue clipped untill she was almost malnourished. Good luck.

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answers from Dallas on

I work in the hospital setting, I recommend that you do not waste your money on a cheap pump. The medela is a good one BUT the one i want to suggest to you is Ameda. These are wonderful. We now sell these at the hospital. I am pregnant and the Ameda pump is what i have purchased for myself. Its light weight, and a wonderful pump!!! I hope this helps you out.



answers from Atlanta on

I like the Avent double electric pump - it comes in a bag for travel and it's super comfortable.



answers from Fayetteville on

i have the first years mipump its not to spendy but it works fast im a 3 time mom and have had several pumps and this one is the best for your money they run from 75$ (on amazon)- to about 150$ in other stores i did my research before i bought this one cause i been through quite a few and ive gotta say dont go buy the most expensive one out there read consumer reports see what that tells you they will tell you what your best bet is hope this helps you hun!!!! good luck with your new bebe



answers from Los Angeles on

I think Medela makes the best ones, but if you can't afford that, Lansinoh makes a really good double electric. It's available at Wal Mart, Babies R Us, and Amazon. Runs about $175



answers from Washington DC on

Medela pumps rock! Why are you returning the one to the hospital? If you have your dr write a letter that your LO can't latch, your health insurance should cover all or part of the cost of a pump!


answers from Barnstable on

Medela tends to make the best of the best. Nothing is quite as good as the hospital grade ones though.

Did your pediatrician check your son for tongue tie? Easily fixed and often missed. It is a major culprit when a child "cannot" latch properly.

Literally 3 minutes in the doctor's office!



answers from Honolulu on

Try going to a Lactation Consultant to help you with his latch.
He is only 9 weeks old.. .they can help you a lot.
Direct nursing, is the most efficient at keeping up milk production.

For me, I used the Advent hand pump and it worked for me.
I hated other pumps.

If he is not latching on, what is he drinking? Formula & breastmilk? How is your milk production? Did they Symphony help?
But I would really see a Lactation consultant, if you want to continue breastmilk.

All the best,



answers from Philadelphia on

Do you want a single or double breast pump? I went with the Platex Comfort Select Double Breast Pump when I had my second baby. I thought it was great because I coud either plug it in with the adapter or use the battery operated option. It came with bottles and ice packs for storage. The carrying case it came with was great because it looked like a diaper bag.



answers from Gainesville on

I had a Medela Pump in Style that I used round the clock for 12 solid weeks till I taught my little preemie man to breastfeed. It was a workhorse. I can't recommend it enough.

I would also say keep working with him. My son had no idea how to breastfeed when he came home from the NICU at 6 weeks old and it took us 6 weeks but he got it and successfully breastfed for 16 months. If I can offer you any advice as to how we did it please don't hesitate to send me a message!

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