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Old 01-20-07, 10:30 PM
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Yeah that was what I was thinking. I really don't plan to do it often, just enough to let dh do a night feeding from time to time and for us to get out of the house once in a while, I guess. I don't know.
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Old 01-20-07, 11:10 PM
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Ami - I was given a Medela hand pump before I left the hospital. It never worked for me. We rented a hospital grade Medela that was well worth it but that was in the beginning when we were having issues. I do have to say that once nursing was established I could pump with the hand held to relieve engorgement but it killed my hand! I have a Pump in Style that worked great for what I needed. Good luck in your decision!
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Old 01-20-07, 11:22 PM
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I can't get the links to work for me, but I can say that I have a Medela Double Ease and really like it. In fact, a friend has been borrowing it since she went back to teaching in the fall after having her second child in June. It's just like the Pump In Style except it has a different carrying case. I bought it brand new, sealed on eBay for $100.

It was an electric pump that came with a hand pump. Often times, I had better results with the hand pump. But I was glad to have both options. The hand pump WAS especially useful at night.

I hope you find something that fits your need!
 
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Old 01-23-07, 10:33 PM
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I used the medela hand pump that I was given at the hospital and honestly it worked well, but took FOREVER to get 1-2 oz. I bought an evenflo electric single pump and it was horrible. I borrowed a friends medela pump in style and I loved it. It might be a bit more than what you need, but it is worth the money.
 
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Old 01-29-07, 05:07 PM
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I wasn't able to 'pump' because my let down only responded to nursing - so it was a waste of money for me -- instead I manually expressed into mommy's milk storage bags... sounds gross, but worked like a charm when I had to leave him with someone.

If you don't find one that works - you might want to try it as a last resort...

Just remember to check with your insurance company - many will pay for certain pumps (knowing the benifits of mother;s milk)!
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