We have recently had our first baby and trying to decide on the best Breast Pump to buy. I have been told definitely go the electric route, but looking at the options there is Medela Swing Pump and the Avent Isis electric. Both are around the same price of £80. Does anyone have any feedback that could help me?
I will also need to get bottles and steriliser. Someone mention compatibility and most people talk about the Avent Steam Steriliser and bottles, so should we not keep it all the same and go for Avent Isis Electric Pump?
Maybe you were looking the medela mini. Look here at the options on Amazon, probably the cheapest around http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss_w_h__1_6?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=medela+breastpump&sprefix=medela
Medella all the way!! I bought the Philips one which just was rubbish and then got thje Medella one which was fab. I breastfed my daughter for 9 months. Now she is 1 year old and I am 2 months pregnant with my second child.
I agree with Karen, do not express until a regular breastfeeding pattern is established. But good for you for breastfeeding; i loved breastfeeding and am hoping to do so again when new baby is born.
Hope you make a decision.
Jo, Beth + Bump
I bought the Phillips Avent Isis IQ and it was fab!! It cost me around £80 last year and i used it up to 8 times a day for about 8 months and it is still working fine and all ready for when baby number 2 arrives. It is really comfortable, quiet and comes with a battery pack which is really handy for when you are out for the day. I bf from day 1 but we did have a lot of problems initially and the pump saved my life. I managed to combine expressing and bf right up to Theo turning 1, and without a doubt i think id have given up without my pump!
I did try the medela one in hospital which was fine, but i got the avent for the fact that id need bottles and steriliser aswell, and the pump actually came with bottles and teats. Everyone ios different, and what suits one person wont suit the next, but i can honestly say I had no problems whatsoever with my avent and am so happy with it. After about 5 months of constant use the motor did start making a funny noise (which i put down to overuse!) but i just took it back and they replaced the whole thing for new no questions asked. I got mine from mothercare and would defo recommend it!!!
Hope this helps some x
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