This pump or that pump?

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This pump or that pump?

I have a Medela Pump In Style on my registry. BUT I have received an early gift from an out of state aunt of an Ameda Purely Yours pump (no gift receipt included so IDK where she bought it).

SO. Should I remove the PIS from my registry? Leave it and use it as a back up incase the PY doesn't work? Forget the PY and go ahead with the PIS anyway? Or if I do get the PIS as a gift, return it for store credit (~280.00!).

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I had an ameda purely yours with Evan and it worked great. This time however I'm going with the Freestyle Medela:

http://www.albeebaby.com/medela-freestyle-hands-free-breast-pump-registry.html

because it's really easy to use on the go - in the car etc - smaller etc. A friend had it and loved those aspects of it. The Ameda definitely wasn't suited for that.

I think holding on to the Ameda and leaving the other on the registry is cool then you can hold on to the Medela or get store credit.....why not? Unless you'd rather folks didn't spend money on that and went with something else then take it off....haha I'm helpful Wink

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I have a hospital grade medela pump. I love it and didnt find any other pump that worked as well for me.I dont know much about the PY so I dont know how good it is.I say compare the 2 and see what reviews say.

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I've heard good things about both pumps. The PY is a lower cost alternative to the PIS. I dunno what I will do. I guess I still have some time to think about it.

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I had the Medela PISA. LOved it, worked, well. I pumped 4 times a day at work for like 9 months! I plan to use it this time again as well. The hospital I went to recommends them (and they have a huge lactation department).

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i dont know anything about the ameda pump... but i LOVED my pump n style!!! i pumped 2-3x a shift at work for 5 months. it was great! i never had a problem with it, and its fast.

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I have the Medela PIS and I absolutely love it. I used it with Joshua and then my cousin used it and then my sister in law and then I used it for Kay and I certainly am going to use it for the new baby. I have the double one but I only ever use one side. I'm glad I have it from Joshua because we certainly couldn't afford a $400 dollar pump now.

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My sister mentioned keeping one pump at home and one at work. I have a used Pump in Style from a friend and each of my sisters have a pump that I could use, so I have my pick of several but I have no idea what's best or necessary or if it really would be easiest to have one at work and one at home. I'm a teacher with a huge commute, so I can see it being nice not to have to carry the big pump backpack out to my car along with my computer and piles of student work.

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"triplespiral" wrote:

My sister mentioned keeping one pump at home and one at work. I have a used Pump in Style from a friend and each of my sisters have a pump that I could use, so I have my pick of several but I have no idea what's best or necessary or if it really would be easiest to have one at work and one at home. I'm a teacher with a huge commute, so I can see it being nice not to have to carry the big pump backpack out to my car along with my computer and piles of student work.

I kept a Medela harmony manual pump at the office as a back up in case I forgot the double electric one. Some kind of back up is a good idea and the double electric pumps are kinda heavy!

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"RobinBG" wrote:

I kept a Medela harmony manual pump at the office as a back up in case I forgot the double electric one. Some kind of back up is a good idea and the double electric pumps are kinda heavy!

Oh good call. I didn't even think about what would happen if I forgot my pump!

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"triplespiral" wrote:

Oh good call. I didn't even think about what would happen if I forgot my pump!

A co worker told me she forgot her double electric and had to make a run to the drug store to get a manual one!!! I would not have thought of it either!

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I would say hold onto it for now. If you get the one you registered for, return the other one for store credit. If not, at least you have one!!