And the list goes on. I need a starting point ladies and hoping you can help. I plan on breastfeeding when this baby is born. I just realized that I will have to pump bc I am going back to work after my 12 week leave just to put in my two weeks to quite and will have to feed the baby somehow. I also heard there are other benefits to pumping so I decided "OK, I'll get a pump". Well I've been looking all day and just... just nothing. I just dont know what to pick and dont really know where to start bc there are SO many options. Bc I am going to hopefully primary breastfeed and only need the pump for the time I go to work and to help my supply I dont want to spend $200 plus on a pump. But at the same time I dont want to buy a $50 junk pump that I have to replace within a few months. I am looking for something middle of the range that is decent.
So here are a few questions I have...
What brand do you use and why? How much did it cost? Where did you get it from? For those who use the manual pump does it take a lot longer to use? Does your hand get tired, can you not pump as long? How hard are the pumps to clean? Is it ok not to clean your pump every day or after every pumping? How often do you pump? Is your pump comfortable? And is there anything about your pump that makes you think man I wish I didnt get this or I wouldnt ever get this one again if mine broke or man wish I didnt spend this much and never would again bc it doesnt work like I thought? Just anything you can think of basically is what I could use advice on
I am hoping to get an idea from you ladies on what is good and not good so I can cut the "fat" out of my research and just look at products that people actually use. So I can narrow down what would work best for me.
Thanks in advance!