I heard medela is good~
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For my first child, I used avent manual breast pump. Kinda tiring... intend to invest in a electric pump. Any mummies got good ones to reccomend?
I heard medela is good~
I am currently on exclusive pumping, using Medela PIS advance, works very well.
i have tried:
- avent manual
- avent uno
- avent duo
- medela PIS (latest model)
currently am working n TBF my boi (6mth 2wk), survive on my AVENT DUO...exp, but i tink it is best...
a quick comparision of e different brands i used...
Uno is more like those grass cutter motors...noisy n no strength...lousy....
Manual is good, but TIRING!! i use it onli at e end of each pumping session cos it really very effective in squeezing every last drop out comes FREE when you buy uno or duo...what i do is pump both side at e same time with DUO...then at e end when i see no more milk come out, just switch e top part (funnel n bottle still e same) to manual parts n continue...usualli still manage to get extra 10-30ml per boob doing this...so boobs totalli empty, signal to brain to make more milk!!!
Ameda is not bad cos portable (use batts also can)...i ever use this to pump in e car when we couldnt reach home on time n i was BURSTING.....but e funnel not to my liking...n i had very bad blocked ducts after using this for 1mth+++....lactation consultant say cos this machine is not meant for pple who pump out 100%...more for stay at home mum that can latch one, onli pump when feel full....
PIS was not to my liking...cos they boast about this 2 min stimulation thingy, actualli, it is just for first 2 min of pumping, they pump in very fast rhythm....then after that is slow slow...e rhythm cannot control...can onli control e strength of suction....
cos for me i onli get letdown after 5 min of quick rhythm, which cannot be achieved with PIS unless i purposely off n on e set every 2 min!!!
Finally got DUO as full month prezzie, really love it...i thank duo for my abundant supply....y i like my duo...n my personal pref is to use quick rhythm for 10 min, then slow rhythm for another 5-10 min n i'm done pumping....very fast n easy with DUO
1. easy to set up n wash
3. you can adjust e strength of suction very easily
4. rhythm is determined by you!!! you r totalli in control!
5. accesories easily available
6. got alot of gadgets you can easily buy to make your life easier...example you can buy milk liners n e nurser bottle, directly pump into milk bag (that's what i like to do, save time n dunnid to wash )
Empty vessels make the most noise
Avent , medela electric pump .
Medela electric is great. but a bit noisy. I also used pigeon manual.. quite ok but as you all said, manual is tiring. So what I did was one breast manual, one breast electric. hehe.. save time and energy!!
i like ameda. the price it's reasonable for a dual electric pump. can be battery operated too. & best of all it's not too noisy. but if you use both pump at the same time the suction not as strong as when you r using just one. everything else is good.
mayb avent dual electric one might b better but never try it before as the price was too costly.
For my first child, I used Avent Manual and Medela Electric Mini. I worked the mini for 14.5 months until it died! hahah...
For my baby now, I'm using Medela PIS at the office twice a day. I hand-express in the morning and at night when I'm at home. The PIS works fine for me, except I still have to hand express the 'balance' milk that the electric pump can't remove. I think all electric pumps can't remove all the milk stored at the areola area. I guess manul pumps could work, but I prefer to hand-express. It's quite tiring, but I've gotten used to it. It's really effective to hand-express and it's so much easier to achieve another 1 or 2 more letdowns when I hand-express. And, I find it's less tiring than using a manul pump! :|
Did you try hot towel massaging before you start pumping? I use hot towel massage every time before I pump and I can usually achieve let-down within the two minutes of 'quick' pump by the PIS.
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I bought the Medela PIS Original from 'THe First Few Years' retial shop from Kandang Kerbau Hospital. Hving promotion during the GSS, got it at $499. Speed adjustable. working ok for me, it's quite heavy. Had to hand express for the last few drops.
I use avent manual after birth as it is more comfortable for sore nipples. once my nipples are well seasoned, i started using ameda dual .... it is cheaper than medela.
Avent also gt electric ... Heard its good... give it a try?? I used e manual one n find it ok... =)
if at hm i normally take warm shower before pumping
but how fast you get let down is personal....i got friends that get letdown fast, so PIS is ok with them....but some of them like me, let down very slow, so need Avent Duo to stimulate longer ....
Avent for me!!
Easy to transport cos small,
Easy to wash cos litle parts.
Love the petal massager which is good for letdown.
I use the hospital one before but then instead of milk in the bottle, I pumped out a lot of blood. Scary.
Electric ones - Tried Ameda lactaline and Medela PIS. Sold off my Ameda and stuck on PIS eversince during my 13mths of exclusive bfg.
Manual Pump - Avent is good! At times, I use the Avent manual pump while latching baby to increase milk ss.
i usin medela mini electric.. noisy... but wrked well enough for me ..
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anyone know how much is Avent electric breast pump? feel like to get one..any comment?
Thanks for the detail comment.
I was using Avent manual only during my first kid. It work well for me and I have been breastfeeding for > 2 years.
Now pregnant with my 2nd, thinking of getting a electric pump to save time. 2 kids will be more busy i think.
Some mummy comment that medela 2 pump motor become weaker if use both pump together. How about Avent Duo? Will the motor become weaker?
You mentioned Avent Uno motor noisy n no strength. Do you mean Avent Duo motor is quieter and stronger compare to Avent Uno?
Hi i tried Ameda Dual electric,, wells good for me better than medala PIS,....
its quieter and suction better,,,
I'm thinking of buying a breastpump too and I heard Medela has come up with a new pump and there hasn't been much reviews about that yet. Named "freestyle". Has anyone tried it before? Any comments would be helpful!
Read on the internet that electric pump will shrink your breast. A mum who used to be C cup became A- after she used electric pumps. =)