Life & Relationships: Myself, Medela

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Cleaning Wipes for Breast/nipple and for Medela Pump Parts and Storage Bags

Hi, I'm stocking up for breastfeeding supplies and wanted to know... Do I have to use the cleansing pads specifically sold to clean your breast before breastfeeding or can I use baby wipes or other natural wipes instead? What about cleaning the Medela breast pump parts? They sell a specific wipe just for that too. Can I use something else? Does anyone have a recommendation for something I can use for all of these purposes? Lastly, I'm looking for recommendations on breast storage bags. I heard about Gerber, Lansinoh and Medela...

Maternity Leave

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Medela Pump in Style Doesn't Seem to Work! HELP, Losing My Milk Supply!

When I first started pumping, I used a hospital grade pump that I rented from a place near Prentice. Then I went on a trip to visit family and asked them to pick me up a pump there so I wouldn't have to deal with the HUGE hospital one on the plane. They got me a Medela Pump in Style and I loved the look of it. I was SO EXCITED to be able to have something so discreet at work (I left maternity leave a few weeks early to start a new job). Unfortunately, I hooked it up and pumped for 15 mins at full power and barely filled the bottom of the...


Pumping at Work

My second baby is due in February. I will be on maternity leave for 2 months...


Working while Pregnant

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Medela Freestyle or PIS

First time Mom looking for recommendation on whether to purchase a Medela Freestyle pump or a Pump in Style? I like that the Freestyle allows you to walk around etc. but wondering if that really works?? I am using a rented Symphony hospital grade now and it works great. Want to make sure whatever I purchase will work just as well. I do hate having to be locked down to one spot to pump so many times a day. I also travel for work so that is important too in my decision. Looking for recommendations (good & bad) on these. Thanks!


Pumping at Work

My second baby is due in February. I will be on maternity leave for 2 months...


Breastpumping at Work

I'm going back to work next week, my little girl will be 8 weeks old. When I...