BTDT Moms - Breastfeeding/Breast pumps
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June 28th, 2013, 05:51 PM
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Washington State
"The womanly art of breastfeeding" is great, as is Dr. Newman's "Guide to breastfeeding". I would recommend either or both of those.
Pumping is pretty individual. One may work great for some moms and not at all for others. A lot of it is technique. I suggest reading up on pumping at
for a lot of really good tips for making pumping work. In general, you get what you pay for with breastpumps. That doesn't necessarily mean you have to get the most expensive one, but do keep in mind that some of the cheaper ones may not last very long.
I just bought an Avent double electric and got a killer deal with doubling some coupons and discounts, (paid $85 instead of $150-200). I really like that brand personally. Also, contact your insurance provider, they all now offer some kind of benefit for pumps and it may or may not meet your needs. Some only offer the minimum, some offer more than you need, and some even allow you to buy whatever pump you want and be reimbursed.
Also, I highly recommend the videos on Dr Newman's website
Breastfeeding Inc. The World's Breastfeeding Resource
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