How to find the right breast pump

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Avatar f tn Do I need to bring my breast pump to the hospital with me or will I use one of the hospital's during my stay?
Avatar f tn Do you need it in case you somewhere where you cant breastfeed, so you'd feed breast milk to the baby the bottle then? Will the baby even take the bottle?? Thanks for your help!!!
Avatar f tn Baby moves or unlaches then pump gets loose, just didn' also depending on how long ur shift is in order to mainatain your milk supply you need to pump 2 times in a 8 he work day. I do 3 times same time everyday. Even after all this my supply decreased, I think because I am nor around baby as much since I work full time.
624083 tn?1369317863 If you’re working in America, you have the right to pump as MANY times as needed up to the first year. You are protected by our federal law. (supersedes state law) If you need to pump every two hours, then you certainly may keep doing that.
189192 tn?1261345228 I've really been struggling with all the stuff there is to get and stuff I don't really need to get. Since the breast pump is one of the higher $$ end items, I really want to make the choice. What brand and series did you use and would you recommend it? Is there any that I should stay away from? The major brands I see are Avent, Playtex, Medela, Evenflo and The First Years Natural. Any and all suggestions are appreciated.
8720413 tn?1408309612 ALL insurances are required to cover breast pumps because of the affordable care act. How amazing is that?! You are right if you want a specific brand they may not cover it but you still should get a discount!
408901 tn?1274690798 Hey Girls, Happy new year to all of you! Didnt know the Forum is still on, its such a blessed feeling to have all of you here. I was wondering where to post & GLAD to find you all back :-) my daughter is nw 18wks. Iv resumed work since Mon,im expressing milk at work, but i find that the flow has reduced :-( She is demanding more and my flow has reduced lesser than normal.
492921 tn?1321293496 She is now eating just fine from a bottle but not so good from my breast. I use a nipple shield or she can't latch properly. I would like to get her to take just the breast but I feel she doesn't get instant gratification and has to work harder she just gets angry and screams so she gets the bottle which is easy to suck on and get milk. Any advice?
Avatar f tn breast only and my aunt recommended I not get a pump until I'm ready to return to work just to make sure I will produce enough milk to breathing feed but my concern is when we are on the road or even in public places where it will be hard for me to feed from the breast I looked at the medella double pump, its a little pricey and I see they have the single for about half the price, would pumping with a single be too difficult?
Avatar f tn However the more you do it the easier it is for your body to respond. The best time to pump is right after a morning feeding because your body has already had a let down.
128449 tn?1192829269 I don't know if this is your first or not, but the way I get a stockpile of milk in the freezer is to pump at least once a day, more if you feel like it right after she eats. When your milk first comes in there isn't too much left to pump out, but the more you pump, the more you make which means the more you store.
Avatar n tn I find that my supply is much higher in the morning, so I have to pump around 4AM and 7AM just to have enough to keep her full in the evening. I pump for ten minutes even if there's nothing coming out because the suction will increase the supply. I tell you, I'm glad no one can see me standing up, pumping both breasts while swinging the baby swing with one foot to keep her happy! Our baby uses a pacifier, but like yours spits it out after a few minutes.
492921 tn?1321293496 I found the suction to be painful and didnt like the having to pump both breast at the same time. My son wouldnt take a bottle at all,so there wasnt need to pump much so I bought a manual pump which worked just fine for me. I got mastitis a few times and really needed to make sure I was empty after feeding.
146191 tn?1236881412 see, i don't really WANT to breast feed, particularly, because it will be stressful to have to pump when i go back to work. i do want the baby to get some of the essential nutrients from breast milk though. i am accpeting of the fact that not everyone feels this is the way to go, and everyone is entitled to their own opinion on the subject, however, i have already pretty much made up my mind that i don't want to do it for months and months.
492921 tn?1321293496 I am going to be breastfeeding and I want to know which pump is the best. I really like the Medela Pump in Style. It's pretty pricey though. I want to know if there is one that is just as good with all the functions that isn't so expensive. Would you recommend purchasing a second hand one on ebay? I can find them pretty reasonably priced on there. However I would buy all new tubing and parts for sanitary reasons. What are you thoughts? Which ones have you used and would recommend?
349463 tn?1333575176 I've heard that it''s much easier than bottle feeding. I would love to not have to pump in the middle of the night and just be able to grab the baby and put her into bed to nurse. The problem is that she falls back asleep after only 15 minutes and then is starving again in an hour. Oh the other night feeding issue is that she is so hungry. I think during the day I see her start to move around and make noises so I feed her before the screaming starts.
Avatar f tn I was actually wondering about the breast pump to and what exactly is a good brand to buy....I wasnt planning on breast feeding but I wanted to get a breast pump because I heard it helps you get back to pre pregnancy weight faster but I dont want to do it if its going to keep milk in there longer with my daughter I didnt breast feed and I had milk in there for a month...
Avatar f tn I don't think I can really use the pump to find out since I only have colostrum. I tried looking it up but didn't really get an answer.
Avatar f tn I have no idea what breast pump.
1785035 tn?1314886418 I pump 3 to 4 times a day. From my right breast i can pump about 5-6 ounces almost every time I pump. I around 6-7pm I am having to use my milk from my storage supply because my daughter starts to get frustrated and fussy like there is no milk in my breasts. Is there anything I can do to help myself produce more milk? It just seems like I am nursing my daughter all day long and pumping all day long! I am going back to work in a month and i just don't want to give my daughter formula.
Avatar f tn Find a bottle type that is most like a nipple. I found that the nuk brand is actually the closest. It doesn't leak very well like some brands and your baby actually has to suck to get the milk/ formula out. My baby is 3 weeks and I do a bottle of breastfeeding supplement every other day or so if I can't feed her right then and there. I have an advent bottle but the nuk one works better imo. The advent one just leaked into her mouth.
310236 tn?1271297041 If you find pumping to be painful, than either you have the suction on the wrong setting, or maybe the part that goes over your nipple is not the right size. Also, I find breastfeeding to be painful during the first couple of weeks. Newborns have a really strong suck, and I ended up with scabs and bleeding with both of my babies. I just use lanolin and those soothie inserts, and it gets better really quick.
792540 tn?1285190597 You may find it easier to bring in bottles by using breastmilk in the bottle before switching to formula straight away, and doing a combination can work too - of breast and bottle feeding, that is (I have heard many babies will happily take to both direct breastfeeding and bottles at the same time) With all new situations, it may take some getting used to, but I would certainly get her used to one bottle a day (of expressed milk) around 4-6 weeks before going back to work, and before she is too
Avatar f tn I heard that it can be confusing to the baby if you give them bottle right away. Make sure you have correct and good latch and are doing well breastfeeding first. They say the milk comes out easier from a bottle so if you try breast then give baby bottle.. They will get lazy and refuse the breast if you try again. They will want the bottle bc it is easier to get from.
208686 tn?1293034103 I had planned to buy one but the lactation consultant recommend I start pumping right away to bring my milk in sooner.
733930 tn?1286575009 should i continue to try to pump 8times a day including the night pump? or should i just relax and pump the way i did when i first got home, getting the same amount of milk?
Avatar f tn Though its early to think about it but things come to mind all the time, How will I bath , feed, take care of baby. SO far I thought of going with breast feeding but sounds very difficult with pumps ,pumps and work(hard to find privacy) in future....
551885 tn?1300387422 I just finally stopped completly, but it took me about a month, first you need to make sure he takes the bottle well, and what you shoul ddo is pump and give him the breast millk in the bottle also alternate breastmilk and formul aso he starts getting use to the formula flavor, one he is ready for the bottle and formula then the pumping should start weaning off, I startd pumping every 3 hours for couple days bc he was eating every 3 then then every 5 and then every 8 then once a day, then ever
964234 tn?1331952807 I plan on breast feeding, and I am taking a class in June to learn the basics. My sisters who both have children tried and gave up at breast feeding. So, I will attempt and do my best but will not beat myself up if I cannot, and realize that it is just not the right thing for some. My question is should I add feeding supplies to my registry? What are you ladies doing? I don't want to buy all of these supplies for breast feeding then it turns out I decide it's not right for me.
477642 tn?1207942950 also if I am only pumping and feeding with a bottle do I need to pump in the middle of the night or can I just pump before I go to bed and as son as I get up in the morning?