So I will try to keep this short. I decided for the LO that I would use Tommee Tippee products (understanding that the LO might not want it...which would mean I would have to return everything..but thats ok). I initially wanted to purchase the Medela pump because I heard good things about it. The only problem was the price tag. At that time I didn't think my insurance would cover breast pumps. I read through my benefits and I saw that they wouldn't cover it.
So on a trip to Burlington, we actually found the Tommee Tippee electric double breast pump on sale. We ended up purchasing it because it was what we could afford plus I didn't want to purchase a manual pump. The problem was that the box seal was open upon purchase and the cashier did write a note on the receipt. But she wasn't sure if I would be able to return it. I haven't used it...since I haven't had the LO yet...and everything is still in the box.
Well come to find out that my insurance DOES cover breast pumps. I just have to fill out some form or have my doctor fill it out and send it back with a receipt. So now I don't know if I should stick with the Tommee Tippee pump (which I may not be able to return, but I can try) or if I should go with the Medela pump (which I would have to find a way to pay for it upfront and wait for reimbursement). I obviously can't have both...because that would be a waste of money.
I looked up the reviews for Tommee Tippee...some were good, some not so much (which is why I hate reading reviews)...and obviously the Medela has its faults as well. Does anyone have the Tommee Tippee electric breast pump or the Medela pump that could offer some advice?