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Medela Pump-in-Style vs Ameda Purely Yours?

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    maryann is offline Registered User
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    Medela Pump-in-Style vs Ameda Purely Yours?

    Has anyone used any of these before? :breastfed

    I'm thinking of ordering from the US, do you know how durable and reliable the pump motor is?

    Your comments highly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Maryann

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    hi,

    I use the Medela pump in style traveller (comes in a black napsack, just saw it at the central Bumps to Babes store at Pedder St) and am very happy with it and when I travel I just pack the motor part of it so it's quite compact.

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    Hi,

    I too bought my Medela pump in Style (but advanced) from Ebay US.
    Only thing is they have US powerplug, instead, I just use the battery pack here.
    They are very good, worth the money. The Advance one includes a hand/manual pump (just as good - can be a little tiring) which is what I use when I am at work. Though the battery pack can be quite heavy to lug around.

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    smu hk,

    fyi: you can get a local adapter plug for about HK$200 from the local supplier's shop. so you don't have to go thru batteries! i found the shop really handy, they've got everything you need in terms of replacement valves, etc. plus super helpful staff. the shop is in causeway bay, if you do a search here for medela you'll see rani's post witht the phone number.


    original poster,

    the medela is the category leader and i think for good reason. with breastfeeding you don't want to mess around with something even slightly inferior, enough challenges with newborns without such nuisances. don't know what i would've done without my pump in style--it was the most reliable thing in my first year of motherhood.

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    I would be careful about buying breast pumps from abroad. They are things that easily break and it will be expensive to get replacements and use your guarantee. When I say easily break they seem to either work great for ages or break down really quickly – so the guarantee is still effective.
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    I bought my PIS in New Zealand as at the time it was only HK$1400. My MIL brought it over from NZ with her and it has since flown with me to the UK and NZ. I've had no trouble with ti breaking down and I give it a lot of credit for helping me to breast feed until my duaghter was 17 months, despite working fulltime.

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    As I said they either work well for ages (as yours did) or they seem to break down very quickly. I know a number of people who have had to return theirs. I even had to tell the nurses in the hospital that the one they gave me wasn’t working – fortunately I wasn’t a first time mother and had confidence in myself to produce milk – thus correctly blamed the pump rather than myself.
    Barb

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    I had a Medela Mini-Electric which I accidentally dropped on the floor one night and the motor stopped running. I was so engorged the next morning we had to rush to Causeway Bay and buy a new one.
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