Breast Pump Recommendation
I have tried several different breast pumps – on an occasionally use basis and then when my son was born prematurely I used 2 different medical grade pumps until he could nurse on his own. I also have a several friends who for various reason have pumped milk exclusively. I even know of one woman you pumped for a year- and her one- year old still has enough breast milk pumped to last another year when she will switch to soy milk!
I have used Medela electric, Medela pump-in-style and manual breast pump. I used Avent Isis pump ( this is a manual breast pump) and the ameda and Medela hospital grade breast pumps.
The most comfortable by far was the Avent Isis breast pump. I have this to be invaluable when my babies were tiny newborns I became engorged. This helped soften the nipple and they were able to get a better latch. If in the first few days of your milk coming in your baby-who previously had no problem- suddenly is screaming and unable to latch on- try expressing a bit of milk- you may be so engorged that baby can’t get a proper latch. Even with a lot of experience this happened to me a couple of times.