Breast Pumps - Oklahoma City,OK

Updated on July 17, 2008
J.D. asks from Oklahoma City, OK
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I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with the avent isis IQ duo breast pump. Everyone in my office at work has used the medela and been happy with it. The avent is supposed to be comparible. Any input would be appreciated. I will return to work after 3 months with my baby and will be pumping frequently.

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answers from Oklahoma City on

I don't have experience with the IQ duo, but I use the Avent Isis hand pump and am very pleased with it. I haven't had any problems and I plan to use it with my next baby. I'd recommend anything by Avent.

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answers from New Orleans on

Congratulations about your upcoming bundle of joy! Everyone that I know including myself used the Medela pump in style. Don't know much about the Avent but maybe that everyone used Medela means something



answers from New Orleans on

Hi J.! I used the big old medela rental (symphony?) with my twins and now use the IQ Duo. I LOVE this pump!!! Love it. I went back to work when my baby was 3 months old and I have been pumping ever since - 3 times a day at work. I have been able to pump enough that he only got his first taste of formula 5 days ago. It's comfortable, it works great (as good as the hospital grade medela I had and MUCH more comfortable!), and it has a manual hand pump option that comes in handy on occasion. Again, I love it. I don't know what else to say about it. I will be selling mine soon (my son is nearly 9 months old and pumping is starting to be a losing proposition for me) if you are interested. You would need to get some new accessories for it, but the pump itself is completely sealed - the only non hospital-grade pump that is really safe for more than one person to use (others risk sucking vaporized milk into the inner portions of the machine where they can't be cleaned). I will certainly be done with it by November if you are interested!



answers from Baton Rouge on

I don't have experience with the Isis but I can tell you about what I used and how well it worked. I used the Ameda brand pump (I believe it's called "Purely Yours") because a friend of mine who counsels nursing mothers recommended it. Let me tell you, I went back to work when my son was 2 months old and I used that pump every work day until he was almost a year old and it worked PERFECTLY!! The suction was wonderful and I was able to produce plenty of milk while at work - in fact, I rarely had to supplement with formula. If I have a second baby, I will be able to use the pump again b/c of the quality construction. So, I highly recommend the Ameda pump (and I've heard the Medela is great also - both are about the same price). I had to order the Ameda online but found a great deal. Just remember, it's much better to spend a little extra money on a good pump b/c you'll be stressed out enough already just from having a newborn - you don't need to stress over your pump not working well! Hope this helps and good luck breast feeding - it's a beautiful experience :)



answers from Tulsa on

I would contact a lactation consultant. My neighbor is one for St Francis. They might be able to address your specific needs.


answers from Little Rock on

I have not used that one, but I did use the Medela double pump and it worked great. You can probably find a cheaper one on ebay. It has storage for ice packs and bottles and you can get an adapter for the car and a battery pack in case you need to pump were this is not any electric.



answers from Oklahoma City on

I had a first generation isis with my first baby (6 years ago), and I LOVED it. Avent really seems to know what they're doing. I read up on the Isis IQ just before my last baby was born (14 months ago), and it looks like it should do exactly what it says. Since you set the pumping action by hand, it should just be able to mechanically replicate what the original Isis did entirely by hand. They were wonderful when I broke a piece of my pump (entirely my fault; I dropped it and then accidentally stepped on it. Yikes!). They sent a replacement part, along with a couple of other bits that apparently sometimes need replacing. No shipping. No charge.

The long and short of it: based one what I know about the Avent company, I'd be willing to trust any of their products.



answers from Jackson on

I do not have any experience with the Duo, but I considered it before my two year old was born. Most of the reviews I found were horrible so I went with the Medela Pump In Style Advanced and loved it. You should be able to find reviews for the Duo on Amazon.



answers from Jonesboro on

J., I researched breastpumps extensively prior to the birth of my youngest & found that Medela is the way to go. I rented a hospital grade pump from a local pharmacy for $45/month. I pumped 3 times a day at work. It worked out wonderfully & best of all if you have any problems with the pump you just trade it for a different one. Hope this helps. AS



answers from Fayetteville on

If you will be pumping frequently, I would recommend that you go with something like the Medela Pump in Style. I've found that the Avent works well (for some moms) and not so great for others. If all you needed was to pump milk to have on hand to go out once in a while, it might be worth a try; but, since it seems you need it to go back to work, I think you might be disappointed.

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