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February 5th, 2011, 03:52 PM
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Hi ladies! This is my first post on your forum, and I'm just seeking some information and advice.

I'm due in June, and plan on breastfeeding my little one almost exclusively, minus the odd bottle so that DH can feed (as well as grandparents, et cetera).

I've been reading all kinds of reviews on all kinds of pumps, and the only thing I know is that I'm going manual, since I don't need anything crazy high-tech. Are there any pumps that you have had great experiences with, and would recommend? Any brands that I should avoid?

Also, in terms of bottles and nipples, what should I look for? Size and type, that sort of thing! And brands to avoid!

Thanks for taking the time to read this! Your help is extremely appreciated.
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February 5th, 2011, 04:40 PM
mgm78's Avatar Zoe's mom Meredith
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Hi & Welcome to our board Please never hesitate to come here with any questions before or after baby is here. There is also a pumping mommies board. I have a Medela hand pump and never really did well with it, I could barely get any milk from it. I really prefer electric. But I am sure some other mommas will have some advice. I know some women on the pumping mommies forum preferred manual! LOL

We used most avent bottles with a slow flow nipple. I liked them, they were recommended by our midwives and as they get older, interchange with all their sippy cup pieces for easy transition. Every baby is different, so it is really trial and error.
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February 5th, 2011, 05:36 PM
QueenCrafty's Avatar Courtney
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I can't help you with the manual breast pump since I also prefer electric. But I would agree with a slow flow nipple. I used Avent bottles with dd1 but used the Medela bottles that came with my pump for dd2.
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February 5th, 2011, 08:37 PM
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i have never used manual but i have a Medela electric double pump ("pump in style") and i love it. We use the Breastflow bottles by The First Years for the times that i pump and DH feeds or if we are going to be gone where i dont feel comfortable nursing. Ana has never had the slightest trouble trasitioning from breast to bottle and back. The Breastflow bottles are kinda pricy (12.00 for a 3 pack) and they have four different parts so they arent as quick to wash but overall im still pleased with them.
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February 5th, 2011, 08:49 PM
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I have an Evenflo manual pump and it does the job pretty well, at least I can't complain! I don't need to pump very often. But now that DD is sleeping better I often get engorged at night and pump so I can sleep better. We haven't gotten her to take a bottle since last May so I'm no help there. But I do put pumped BM in sippy cups for her to drink. It's also been helpful to have BM on hand since I woke up with pink eye for the first time in like 20 years!
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