breast pump

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by soup, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. soup

    soup Well-Known Member

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    hi all, my boss has very kindly lent me her breast pump, it is a top of the range, electric, double jobby. (DH says it looks like something off a farm!!!:rofl:) just searched it and it costs over £200 and is the sort the hospitals have so should be pretty good!

    she has used it a lot for the twins when they were in hosp, and her sil used it for her baby too and although i know i can clean and sterilise all the bits (tubes and the breast sheild bit) but i would prefer to have new ones and can buy them for about £20. i am happy to spend that if i am going to use it, but im not sure how much i will express and if i will get on with the (scary looking) machine.

    anyway i will get to the point :blush: what would you do? would you buy them now, or wait, have a go with the machine when baby gets here then order the new bits?

    thanks
     
  2. Jkelmum

    Jkelmum Well-Known Member

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    Its up to you ...do u intend on expressing to let oh feed or just incase i have to ? I know i am gunna just express :hugs:
     
  3. starah

    starah Well-Known Member

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    Hmm...I'm a germ freak myself...but I'm also a cheapo and would wait to make sure everything works and you like it before you go and spend money on some new parts for the machine :)
     
  4. codex

    codex Well-Known Member

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    I have a big issue with anything used like that even if it can be cleaned. I went and bought a top of the line one for myself to use because I will express once I am back at work and once in awhile for DH to get feeding time with DD.

    I would buy the new one IMO.
     
  5. spicysugar

    spicysugar Well-Known Member

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    have usedelectric ones and manual ones and i got to say its great to have them right away as you need sleep and its great for oh to get involved.

    hope this helps
     
  6. Dukechick

    Dukechick Wife & proud Mom of 2

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    I would wait until you give birth, just incase you can't breastfeed ;)
     
  7. 2nd time mum

    2nd time mum Well-Known Member

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    I think I would be organised with the new bits so you have them if and when you want to express
     
  8. dizzy duck

    dizzy duck Mummy to Oliver

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    I would wait and see if you can breastfeed and if you find express comfortable before paying out, take care :hugs: XX
     
  9. dizzyspells

    dizzyspells Mia & Finnlays Mummy.xxx

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    I would wait untill after you have had the baby too. I breastfed but for some strange reason could never express,it just didnt happen for me so best to wait and see how things go before spending the money on it.x
     

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