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03/03/2014 at 08:56
I'm a bit stumped if I'm honest about all the merchandise you can buy. I was wondering if anyone could enlighten me on your experience with manual or electric breast pumps, the pros and cons and if the cost of the electric vs manual is worth it?
Thank you :)
03/03/2014 at 09:32
My manual one (Tommee Tippee) was useless. I went and bought the Medela swing electric one. Expensive, but I couldn't have done without it. It gave me a bit of freedom back, so I loved it.
03/03/2014 at 09:46
I have an avent manual. Got it from tk maxx reduced to. £6 and is one of my best bargains. It's brilliant. I tend to express once a day, can get plenty out with it, I never felt the need to get an electric as it's worked great for me.
03/03/2014 at 10:01
I had a manual like queencrunchy and it was no good for me, but I brought the Medela Swing and it was the best purchase I brought, I expressed for 6 months as Molly would only feed from the left boob (strange child!) so had quite a store and it lasted very well, will be using it again this time.
03/03/2014 at 12:12
I used the tommee tippee electric, which barely pumped much milk & leaked whilst pumping. I was then recommended avent manual, which I purchased, it is good but I find hardwork to use probably my laziness! I use this when at family members/friends as I pump after every feed (well most) to increase my milk supply. I was also recommended the medela swing, which I get more milk than the others & its so easy to use especially when i'm in a rush.
03/03/2014 at 12:18
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03/03/2014 at 12:23
I got the tomee tipee manual pump and only lasted a day with it- I was having to express every 2 hrs as T was jaundice and it took far too long and was physically hard going. Got the medala electric swing pump the next day which was a godsend, really gave me some freedom back. I'm back to BF now but plan to use it for expressing when he reaches 6 weeks and of all the paraphernalia we've bought this one is definitely worth the expense!
03/03/2014 at 21:16
I was given a tommee tippee manual & I found it great to use. I started to express when my daughter was 2 months as I was a bridesmaid. The manual pump is much quieter than an electric so I used to pump when I fed her in the middle of the night. Feeding her on 1 side & pumping on the other side meant she'd stimulate my let down which meant I could pump quite a bit & if I did it at roughly the same time each night (or 1st thing in the morning once she started sleeping through) it meant my body continued to produce it. I could often get 6-9oz in 1 feed. When I went back to work I had to pump at work & found that the manual wasn't so good at starting the let down so had to buy an electric. I also had problems with the tt electric 1 but got a medula mini which was slightly more uncomfortable than a manual & more noisy but did the job until I stopped expressing at a year. Although I could never pump as much with the electric but I guess that was more to do with the difference between expressing at 2 or 3 months & expressing at 7 or 8 months!
03/03/2014 at 22:17
we came home friday and i had a tommee tippe manual one, and it was rubbish! so i went to order a medela one for rental but luckily enough a friend of mine had a medela swing and im using that, its great and so easy to use
04/03/2014 at 19:13
Thank you all for your input and feedback, it appears that those that have used the electric pumps swear by them and the one that has been mentioned the most is the Medela :) I'll add this to the list as a possible and do more research on them.
Thanks again, much appreciated.
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