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We are looking into pumps.

In fact, we have pretty much settled on a pump -- the Medela Symphony. At this point it looks as though we are going to rent it for three months since buying it would be about $1300.

We found a site called Yummy Mummy which rents them in the NY area for $250 for three months.

Pro-tip : don't search for Yummy Mummy without the accompanying "pump rental" unless you want some seriously disturbing returns.

We saw our beautiful baby again today and he is looking better every day. I hope we can bring him home soon.

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stainsteelrat From: stainsteelrat Date: le 20 décembre 2010 09:20 (UTC) (Lien)
Wow! That's expensive! Electric? We bought one here (which we never used) for US$60.
gordond From: gordond Date: le 20 décembre 2010 19:39 (UTC) (Lien)
It's essentially the same one that they have in hospitals for hundreds of women to use and is really good because she needs to stimulate lactation and while cheaper electric pumps are good they don't have all the speeds and rhythms that are essential to get her going, so to speak, on the road to proper pumping. I reckon in a month or two we can go for a $60 pump. (Too bad we can't use yours!)
raynbow From: raynbow Date: le 20 décembre 2010 13:33 (UTC) (Lien)
I got the Medela pump in style, which is a regular grade, not a pro grade, but it worked great for me. If I was doing it again, I might get the Freestyle though with the hands free attachment. I ended up buying some hands free stuff later on. I didn't think I'd need it, but then I realized I couldn't even hit the power button on the darn thing if I was trying to do both sides at once.
gordond From: gordond Date: le 20 décembre 2010 19:40 (UTC) (Lien)
Word. We ordered a double pump so we can do two sides at once. Our doula says this is the way to go.
raynbow From: raynbow Date: le 21 décembre 2010 00:39 (UTC) (Lien)
Does it come with handsfree? If not I can look up the place I got my handsfree stuff from for you, I think it'll work with pretty much any kind of pump!
gordond From: gordond Date: le 21 décembre 2010 14:01 (UTC) (Lien)
It isn't hands free but that doesn't seem to bother Mrs. D -- but more information is always good in this regard so thanks in advance!
cactaur From: cactaur Date: le 20 décembre 2010 15:05 (UTC) (Lien)
Congrats on your son! My wife and I were quite pleased with our Medela pump. Just make sure the place does a _thorough_ cleaning of the pump, because you can get some nasty junk growing in the pump if it's not properly maintained.
gordond From: gordond Date: le 20 décembre 2010 19:37 (UTC) (Lien)
The one we are renting doesn't even let any milk into the pump -- that's why it retails for as much as it does -- plus the awesome different modes, speeds, etc.
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