I'm trying to decide between the two pumps that I've researched. I've read great reviews for both but would REALLY appreciate input from the bump.
Thanks in advance for any advice you can spare.
1st time mommy to be
I own both. Used the Lansinoh (same pump as Ameda, just different name) for the first 2 months until I bought the Freestyle, which I have used for... already 4 months! I can't believe it! I did not think I would breastfeed for that long, turns out my baby is not taking/keeping formula down... so no choice.
I would not have lasted that long on the Lansinoh.
The Freestyle is more comfortable over time (less soreness), quicker to clean, and handsfree which is a top requirement (I pump 4 times a days, incl at work!). Love the timer and the memory setting.
I haven't used either, but I've heard better things about the Ameda Purely Yours. It has an advantage that its a closed system and is OK to buy/sell used - and is WAY cheaper brand new.
Personally I think the bra clips on the Freestyle are stupid. I didn't like Medela nursing bras and their connector are different than other bras. I was able to pump hands-free with the PISA by just tucking the flanges (boob shields) into my nursing bra flaps.
SORRY, I meant PISA not Freestyle.
Most of the bad things I heard about the Medela were related to cleaning the dang thing every friggin time/day. I will be going back to work and I want to sustain my supply at least through 6 months...hopefully longer.
Thanks again to anybody who wants to share their advice.
Ameda (or Lansinoh) - cheaper, it's a closed system so no worries about milk in the tubes and they have fabulous customer service. I broke my pump and they sent me a new one via next day shipping, no questions asked.
Ameda is cheaper not because it's an inferior product but because they don't advertise like Medela does.