I've been eping since LO was born 4 weeks ago. Honestly, I love it. But I've had a hospital grade pump that we rented. It's due back today, and I'll be using my Hygeia from now on
It works the same and is just as efficient, but it's much louder. Such a shame! I need to work on dampening the sound.
Anyone else have to switch? Did you love pumping?
cantaloupe / 6885 posts
I also love pumping!! (I think we are definitely in the minority, haha).
My supply dropped last week after I got the flu and now I'm only outputting 1/2 of what I used to. I've EPed since the beginning and am just shy of my 6 month goal (LO is 5 months). Last night I looked at my pump and got really sad...like I know I'm going to be saying goodbye to a good friend soon, haha. DH thinks I'm crazy bc all I did in the first couple of weeks was complain about the pump!
Hope your new pump is just as good as your old
pineapple / 12053 posts
i loved my hygeia (although i hated pumping!). good luck with the switch!
wonderful pomelo / 30692 posts
Awww, sorry you have to return your rental!
I don't love or hate pumping. Sometimes I get sore and so I hate that, but I like the break in my day and how it's a set time where I can relax to pump!
I have two pumps. My original is the Avent Double Electric Breast Pump and my second is a Medela PISA. I originally didn't like the Avent and finally went through my insurance to get a PISA, thinking it was going to be so much better. Now that I have both, I realize how awesome my Avent one really is! It's sooooooo much more comfortable with pump with (the petal cushion inserts are AMAZING). I use the PISA at work and the Avent at home, so I use both daily, but I definitely like the Avent better (though they seem equally as efficient).
olive / 71 posts
I've always had a PISA and no, I haven't had to switch. I got a Medela personal double electric from my insurance (equivalent to a regular Pump In Style, not advanced) and used it a couple of times but I like the PISA more. The insurance version only has three suction settings and no letdown button.
OMG NO I do not love pumping. But I do what I can to provide my baby her meals!