I am trying to be over prepared with this LO because of my PPD with DD. I went through 3 breast pumps with DD, all single both manual and electric.
I spurged yesterday and bought a Medela Freestyle. After reading the reviews, I figured it was worth the money for a bit of peice of mind (especially if I need to get out of the house for a breather - I was never away from DD for the first 6 months)
Anyone have any experience with this model?
I have a medela also and I love it, I actually got it when I was pumping for my oldest almost 7 years ago and it's still going strong!
DD1- July 2004
DD2- April 2006
DS1- December 2009
DS2- August 2011
I have a PIS and I love it. The freestyle looks nice, I hope it works well for you.
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From everything I've heard from other mommies, medela is definitely the way to go. I had a terrible time with my pump with DD (I think it was an ameda???) so this time I'm going to be borrowing my friend's medela pump in style, which I think is similar to the freestyle. Everyone I know who has a medela has nothing but good things to say about it- I hope it works well for you!
I am totally biased towards Medela as thats what all our mums at work use. Good choice! For people buying second hand or borrowing from a friend, you should replace the tubing, as studies have shown minute amounts of EBM can get into the tubing, which is an infection risk and a breeding ground for yucky bugs. You can't truly clean the tubing.