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Suggestions for Breast Pump

Hi All,
My wife needs a good twin breast pumps for feeding a 10~12 days old child. The mid wife suggested either of Avent, Medela or Ardo. Any feedback or suggestions for any of the 3 breast pumps are most welcome.

I read somewhere that Philips Avent causes problems sometimes after a few weeks.
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Old 23.05.2015, 20:40
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Re: Suggestions for Breast Pump

They are all good. But you might be able to hire an electric one from the pharmacy. Or from the hospital.

Personally, I would suggest the Medela as that is the company that I think supplies the hospitals with very expensive electric pumps.

How long is she likely to need to be pumping for, and how many times a day...

There are lots of hints and tricks to know if she is going to pump 100% for the baby.... I would suggest asking whether there is a specialised 'independent' lactation consultant or the breastfeeding support 'la leche league'...they should be well organised to offer assistance with expressing milk and how to do it efficiently.

For really excellent info in English I recommend the Australian Breastfeeding Association. They have a slightly different 'ethos' to La Leche League . ABA has a philosophy of non-judgemental support and empowering counselling which means a trained breastfeeing counsellor (you can do it via email) who is doing their job well should always ask lots of questions and offer alternatives rather than just saying 'do it this way'.
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Old 23.05.2015, 23:07
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Re: Suggestions for Breast Pump

I use a Medela Symphony (hospital-grade) at home, and a smaller, portable Ardo at work and on day-trips. I definitely prefer the Medela - I find it more comfortable and efficient, but it's probably because the motor is much stronger!

Do note that you can rent them from the hospital or pharmacy, so your wife could also "test" one before purchasing one.
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Re: Suggestions for Breast Pump

I've been using the Medela Symphony for a week now and it works like a charm.

I have hired the electric 'machine part' from the pharmacy (CHF 3 per day) and then bought the double pump set that attaches.
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Re: Suggestions for Breast Pump

i used the philips avent twin electric pump and i was very happy with it. of course i bought it in the US for 210$ and the same model here costs 499 CHF, so i don't know if it is worth that much money. but it was comfortable and worked well.
i also used the avent hand pump when traveling in the car, and later used it more often when i started producing less milk.
i also think it makes sense to get the same pump as the rest of your bottle series, so they match up and you can pump straight into the bottle. we had the whole philips avent line (bottle warmer, steralizer, bottles, food processor/blender...the works!)
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Re: Suggestions for Breast Pump

Hi,

I used the Medela Symphony at home and it cost about three dollars a day to hire. I also used the Medela Swing (only one pump) when traveling. I pumped 100 percent from 2.5 months to 7 months. I was very happy and would not choose any other brand again.

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Re: Suggestions for Breast Pump

Thanks All for your wonderful experience. Swisspea, my wife will be using it regularly as the child is strong enough to suck. The mid wife suggested us with the pump. I am insured with Helsana Avanex Insurance and anyone any idea how much the Insurance companies pay for the breast pump.
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Re: Suggestions for Breast Pump

Although I am not the main user (so no direct experience), my wife has been using Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump for 4 months now and has been quite happy with it. It has endured many cleanings and seems to be gentle on the nipples.
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Re: Suggestions for Breast Pump

Hi All, well my wife is using ARDO CALYPSO for the past 4-5 days and quite happy. Infact its absolutely soundless, the motor is so quite that sometimes i wonder if there is anybody else in the room. Lets see how it works after 1-2 months. All here in the forum , thanks for your suggestion and inputs. I would like to know another question for all parents. My child is hardly 25 days old and the mid-wife suggested an Almond oil. Now my question is almond oil good or the olive oil better ?
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Re: Suggestions for Breast Pump

I have the Medela (SWING) and I am happy with it.
It was the only one I ever used, so I can't really say it is the best.
I was using it mostly to treat Mastitis, so I also can't say how confortable it is, but is makes some sound.


Mine used almond oil since the maternity. We tried the "Liniment Oléo-calcaire Stabilisé" with olive oil but it seems that it was a bit 2 strong for the baby skin (at that time the baby was 2 weeks), so we went back to almond oil, but our sage-femme also suggested normal olive oil (cold extraction) to replace the almond one.
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Re: Suggestions for Breast Pump

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I have the Medela (SWING) and I am happy with it.
It was the only one I ever used, so I can't really say it is the best.
I was using it mostly to treat Mastitis, so I also can't say how confortable it is, but is makes some sound.


Mine used almond oil since the maternity. We tried the "Liniment Oléo-calcaire Stabilisé" with olive oil but it seems that it was a bit 2 strong for the baby skin (at that time the baby was 2 weeks), so we went back to almond oil, but our sage-femme also suggested normal olive oil (cold extraction) to replace the almond one.
We use beeswax Baby Bee ointment from Evergreen in Ireland. It is really good and hypoallergenic. I also am looking for a breast pump for my wifey. I saw that Chicco had one as well. Are they any good? The inlet of the pump seems different shape than the rest of the pumps on the market and it uses silicon insert for good seal. Any experience with Chicco? What about Ardo? I've heard they are swiss made and Galaxus sells them.
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Re: Suggestions for Breast Pump

I had good experience with Medela Symphony (rented from the pharmacy, insurance covers a part of the cost if you have a prescription from the doctor for it).

Make sure to use the correct size of the breast shield (see link here for instructions: https://www.medela.com/breastfeeding...st-shield-size)
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Re: Suggestions for Breast Pump

I don't know if they are available here, but Tommee Tippee have a good pump (electric as opposed to manual). It won't break the bank, either. Have you tried online or BabysRUs?


I hope you are successful in finding one that your wife is comfortable with.
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