: Which brand of breastpump do you use?

  • Avent

    75 60.48%
  • Medela

    32 25.81%
  • Lindam

    0 0%
  • Tommee Tippee

    1 0.81%
  • Kaneson

    1 0.81%
  • Nurture

    1 0.81%
  • Other

    14 11.29%

thread: What brand of breastpump do you use?

  1. #1
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    Feb 2003
    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Australia

    What brand of breastpump do you use?

    If you are returning to work, looking for a night out without baby or are seeking relief from engorged breasts, a breast pump can be so handy. There are many brands available for mums, this poll is to see which brands we buy and which brands we recommend!

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  2. #2
    shell68 Guest

    I bought the Avent one, it is excellent.

  3. #3

    I seriously cannot remember LOL. When I need to drag it out again with the next baby i will let you know


  4. #4
    HipBubbyMama Guest

    I used the Nurture 3 electric pump I bought from the ABA shop. It was excellent-especially because you can express from both sides at once

  5. #5
    Add Rouge on Facebook

    Jun 2003

    The Avent pump was fantastic and I will definitely use it again. We used the Medela for the electric pump which was pretty good also.

    I found the Avent pump to be so easy and portable!


  6. #6
    NatCat Guest

    I have and use a breast pump that Noah took on the ark for his wife. LOL
    My grandmother gave it to me. (hence the age)

    It is called a Kaneson Expressing and feeding bottle. All in one.

    It consists of two long cylinders. One fits inside the other.

    It is the best thing. I Love it.

    But my arms do get sore from pumping!!!!

  7. #7
    Susan Guest

    Iused the avent too, loved it!

    My first aughter wouldnt attach after birht so I used the avent to feed her entirely for 10 weeks before finaly getting her on the breast!

  8. #8
    BellyBelly Life Member

    Jul 2004
    House of the crazy cat ladies...

    Aidyn wasnt attaching to me as well, so I had to pump about 8 times a day... I ended up going through 2 different types of manual Pigeon pumps (the first one broke, and the second one just didnt work very well), then I brought the manual Medela pump, which was v.good, but by that time I was just sick of expressing as it took so much time, and my supply was drying up. Next time I know how worth it, it is to spend the money upfront on an electric pump!

  9. #9
    Life Member

    May 2003
    Beautiful Adelaide!

    I've got a Medela Mini-Electric. I absolutely HATE expressing (especially with an electric one......I feel like I am in a porn-movie.......all that vibrating and slurping!) However, this one does work really well for me.......I tried the Avent hand pump and it gave me a sore hand.

  10. #10
    Registered User

    May 2004

    I have a pigeon brand one which is electric (can use batteries as well) this was all that was available to me at the time, but it served it's purpose really well!

  11. #11
    Registered User

    Sep 2004

    i used the advent hand pump when i went back to work, it was excellent. i just had to pump it a few times until i got a let down and then just kept it open so the milk would flow. it took hardly any time to express it was fantazzo. i guess i will use that again this time if i need to although i will have to buy a new one - buggar!


  12. #12
    Registered User

    Apr 2004
    Outer East, Melbourne

    I used an manual avent one and HATED it. Oversupply was never a problem with me and all that work for a small return.

    I'm actually selling mine at my garage sale tomorrow, and I'm going electric next time !


  13. #13
    Senior Moderator

    Nov 2004

    I knew I was going to go back to work before I wanted to finish breastfeeding, so I spoke to my ex-bosses' wife (she's a lactation consultant) who recommended the Medela "double dairy!"

    It's an electric pump with two attachments, one for each breast, which means you only express for half the time as you can do both breasts at once. Very handy for work.

    It was quite expensive (about $250) and I had to order it in from Melbourne (I was living in Shepparton) and it took two weeks.

    But it was DEFINITELY worth every cent.

    I've now lent it to a friend who loves it too.

    Hopefully when we decide to TTC again, I'll get it back!


  14. #14
    Registered User

    Nov 2003

    i dont know the brand name of mine.. i got it in the Uk, its a battery operated one.. when I get it back off my sister in law I'll see what the brand is and if its here in australia, coz its quite a nice little pump

    take care

  15. #15
    Registered User

    Feb 2005
    out and about

    with the twins being premmie I had to express 4 ages b4 they could feed so I used a hired electric medela, then I went to an avent hand pump, which I loved. You could hardly feel it, the electric pump hurt after a while!!

  16. #16
    Registered User

    Jan 2005
    Down by the ocean

    I got an Avent one as it looked easier than the other pump on the shelf. I didn't want to worry about batteries and stuff. It was really good once the let down came I didn't have to pump at all.

  17. #17
    Registered User

    May 2005

    I found the worste breastpump I have ever used is the pigeon electric. It was like sticking my boob in a vacuum cleaner. The suction was constant so it was very traumatic to the breast tissue. The best I found to be the Medela, however, I am really a hand expresser from way back.

  18. #18
    Registered User

    Oct 2004
    Outer Eastern Subs - Melb

    I love my Avent Isis pump. I had a Caneson one with DD and it was dreadful. I found I could never get a let down with it and it was sooo slow and so painful.

    With all the feeding problems I had with DS I decided I needed a new pump and a better one to boot. I bought the Avent and I haven't looked back.