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    Breast Pump Electric or Manual wanted !

    Hi all not sure if im doing this right i only usually comment on deals i like,

    I am pregnant and have been looking for a Breast pump on offer the only one i have found up to now is tommee tippee half price in babies r us but its never in stock

    i would try manual or elec as long as its a good deal i am not due till june so have lots of time to shop around thanks for any advice
    Sarah

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    fancy some bitty?????

    my partner bought a manual one. absolute waste of time and money. she used it for about half an hour and got fed up with it. it was a tomme teppie one or whatever the name is. its just left on the side. i think the electric ones were even more expensive. aviod at all costs.

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    my partner bought a manual one. absolute waste of time and money. she … my partner bought a manual one. absolute waste of time and money. she used it for about half an hour and got fed up with it. it was a tomme teppie one or whatever the name is. its just left on the side. i think the electric ones were even more expensive. aviod at all costs.




    thanks for that so might be better waiting to see how i go woth breast feeding then if needed try elec one ive read a few reviews people dont find them usfull but also reviews people love them thats why i thought if it was a good deal not such a waste of money :?

    My parter uses manual ones and she has been breast feeding for over 2 years (2 children, our eldest and now our newest baby 8 months old)

    we have used both electric and manual, manual we have found to be best.

    hi there i remember seeing one in my local home and bargain store today but not sure what one it was you should try your nearest one as I picked up the tommee tippee closer to nature bottles there and they were only £1.49 each! hope this helps

    I use the tommee tippee breast pump and find it works quite well. How much are you looking to spend as i paid £25 for it. You may be able to get it cheaper in boots but the site seems to be down. Asda had it quite cheap a while back. Have you tried babies r us instore? The one i use is manual but if you are planning to express quite often it might be worth investing in an electric one although they are quite expensive and tommee tippee don't sell them.

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    thanks for all your advice and tips
    im hoping to get one half price or somthing with me having 5mths if not ill buy full price closer to the time is the tommee tippee one very good its half price in toys r us at mo but they never have stock and its a 20min drive so i only go when i need something in that area thanks again everyone rep added

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    thanks for that so might be better waiting to see how i go woth breast … thanks for that so might be better waiting to see how i go woth breast feeding then if needed try elec one ive read a few reviews people dont find them usfull but also reviews people love them thats why i thought if it was a good deal not such a waste of money :?



    i think it boils down to what works for you. my partner got one so i could do some night feeding. it didnt work out like that. hes now on the bottle....

    Check your local suyrgery dont hire them out as the only decent breasts pumps are like £200 + called medela but have to be the hospital spec i paid about £100 for one last year and was carp took it straight back to mothercare and said wasnt fit for purpose and got refund.

    But anyway apparently some surgery let you hire stuff like this

    iv been BF for 2.5 years & have used both.. i found the boots own electric one a total waste of space.. i now use the avent manual one and its fab ! i highly recommend it & congratz on your pregnancy

    It may be worth checking with your local Health Vistor/Midwife/Surestart Childrens Centre - as many loan out electric Ameda pumps or may have a free sample of a hand pump to give out.
    I've used the manual Avent pump myself and it worked well for me!

    hi i used electric pump bout £60 from ebay worth every penny as family could feed too i got it from an ebay shop called anawiz hope this helps found manual ones pap but each to their own am due my second any day now and will be using my electric pump again

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    hi i used electric pump bout £60 from ebay worth every penny as family … hi i used electric pump bout £60 from ebay worth every penny as family could feed too i got it from an ebay shop called anawiz hope this helps found manual ones pap but each to their own am due my second any day now and will be using my electric pump again




    hello there was it brandnew i was a little scared of using ebay cos alot of the stuff isnt new and id pref a new one

    thanks for advice i have added rep to all who has offered advice :thumbsup:

    Hi Sarah, I seen the Tommee Tippee manual breast pumps in my local Asda store (Stockton-On-Tees) last week for half price. we got one as my wife is pregnant, not sure if its a nation wide deal but worth checking.

    Nigel

    I used both electric (Medela Swing - about £100 from mothercare) and also a manual pump at the same time. I think that there's no way of knowing which'll suit you best without trying both .... but ....

    electrics are quite noisy, and this at 2am may mean you wake up the rest of the house if you need to express ...
    electrics don't give the same strength of suction as you can achieve with a manual .... so you may not get as good a yield
    but - you develop really strong arm muscles using a manual as you need to keep on pumping by hand - so it can be a bit of a pain. with an electric you just attach on, and away you go.
    also, if you are using an electric, you can 'do something' with your hands - whereas with a manual you are kind of busy !!

    Sorry to not give a definitive answer - but everyone's different. I'd suggest not buying an electric unless you really need one, as the cost is quite high. Some cheap and cheerful manuals can do the job perfectly well.

    Hope that you find one that suits :-)
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