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Old Jul 16th, 2017, 08:19 AM   1
nicem815
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Breast pump advice (brand)


So, with my last pregnancy I got a Hygeia pump....I wasn't a fan. It didn't seem to effectively get much milk from me. Maybe I was doing it wrong, who knows. However, it ended up breaking, too. After that, I decided I was done with that brand! So, my insurance covers the following brands....do you guys have any suggestions as to which one is the best??? I've heard a lot of good things about Medela....




Evenflo: includes double electric breast pump, 4 bottles, 2 advanced fit flanges (includes 3 size flanges), tubing, pump shoulder bag, cooler bag, 3 ice packs, wet parts bag. (covered by insurance)
PerfectlyPure™ closed system designed to prevent milk backup and cleans easily(will not need to replace tubing due to mold or bacteria)
AdvancedControl™ for personalized pumping; 32 settings for ultimate flexibility
AdvancedFit™ flange system includes 3 different sizes for ideal comfort (silicone flange for comfort)
PerfectPosition™ designed for slouch free pumping
Integrated bottle holders make your whole experience more simple by giving you and extra "hand" when you need it.
Power Options: AC adapter, 6 AA batteries
Suction strength: 100-250mmHg

Ameda: #17070PMW, includes basic dual electric breast pump, 2 bottles, 2 breast flanges, tubing. (covered by insurance)
100% BPA and DEHP Free
Closed System Milk Collection Kit - Safer For Your Baby (easy cleaning) (will not need to replace tubing due to mold or bacteria)
FDA Approved to Protect Against Cross Contamination
Individually Adjustable Speed & Suction Controls with Built-in Bottle Holders
Power Options: AC adapter, 6 AA batteries
Suction strength: 100-220 mmHg


Medela: #57081, double electric breast pump, includes carry case, 2 bottles, 2 shields, tubing.(covered by insurance)
100 percent BPA-Free.
2-Phase Expression® technology
1. Stimulation Phase - when babies first go to breast, they suck fast and light to stimulate milk flow.
2. Expression Phase - after milk flow or "let-down" starts, babies breastfeed with a slower, deeper suck, bringing out more milk faster.
If breastmilk backup occurs you must clean tubing, faceplace and diaphragm before your next
pumping session.
If tubing becomes moldy, discontinue use and replace tubing.
Suction strength: 100-225 mmHg


Medela Freestyle Deluxe Set, upgrade available for $170.00, includes Freestyle double electric breast pump, carry bag, flanges, tubing, 4 bottles, cooler & cold pack. (This pump is special order at this time. Shipping time is about 1 week)
2-phase technology & 1 touch let-down button
Digital display features memory button for easy tracking & recording pump sessions
Rechargeable battery, compact, lightweight motor (lithium battery)
2 sizes of personal-fit breastshields
Suction strength: 50-250 mmHg

Spectra S2: double electric breast pump, 2 bottles, 4 flanges (2 sizes), tubing (covered by insurance)
Closed system/backflow protection
2 Phase Cycling with let-down button
Hospital strength breast pump motor unit
Powered by AC adaptor
Digital controls
Nightlight & timer
Suction strength 0-250mmHg



Hygeia: dual electric breast pump, 2 bottles, 2 breast flanges, tubing. (covered by insurance)
A hospital grade performing, personal-use, double electric breast pump.
Mimics your baby's unique suckling patterns with customizable speed and pressure controls.
All pump parts that come into contact with breast milk are BPA/DEHP free
Designed to be safe for use by multiple users when each user has their own Personal Accessory Set.
If tubing becomes moldy, discontinue use and replace tubing.
Suction strength: 100-240 mmHg



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Old Jul 17th, 2017, 01:06 AM   2
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I love my medella, but I haven't used anything ells. I get letdown after about a minute. I have never had backup problems and never had to clean my tubes.



 
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Old Jul 17th, 2017, 07:27 AM   3
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Originally Posted by kajastarlight View Post
I love my medella, but I haven't used anything ells. I get letdown after about a minute. I have never had backup problems and never had to clean my tubes.
Which Medela do you have?



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Old Jul 19th, 2017, 13:06 PM   4
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I haven't used it (I ended up with a Lansinoh - also crap, except for the manual pump, which is great), but I plan to get the Spectra next time around! I've heard nothing but great things about it. I have a friend that received another Medela from her insurance company, but she hasn't even opened it yet and her baby is a few days older than mine. She offered to give it to me since she doesn't use hers often and doesn't plan to have more children, so I'll actually get to try it out soon! It has to be better than the Lansinoh. I only get drips with that one, so I've had to resort to manual pumping at work.



 
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Old Jul 21st, 2017, 02:07 AM   5
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I have the Medela Pump in Style. Two actually, one stays at work and the other stays at home.



 
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Old Jul 21st, 2017, 18:51 PM   6
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I had an ameda which I loved! Was always very quick to express and no problems



 
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Old Jul 21st, 2017, 19:22 PM   7
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I recommend the Spectra S2, that is what I got this time.

I will not use an open system pump. All retail Medela pumps are open system.

The Hygenia, Ameda, and Spectra I know to be closed systems. I've used the Ameda, it isn't hospital grade. The Spectra is supposed to be hospital grade.



 
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Old Jul 22nd, 2017, 08:26 AM   8
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Spectra S1 or S2, all the way! The only difference between these two models, is that the S1 comes with a rechargeable battery pack, which frees you up a bit more while pumping. I have the S2, and it is awesome!



 
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Old Aug 17th, 2017, 11:12 AM   9
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Love my medela. I had a freestyle with my first 3 and just got the sonata. Haven't used it yet, but I am excited to try it out!!



 
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