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    CPS Fanatic mom2juliarose's Avatar
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    Medela Pump In Style vs. Ameda Purely Yours

    I am totally clueless when it comes to breast pumps. I used an Avent Isis pump when I needed to pump with DD. With this baby, though, I'll be going back to work around 4 or 5 months pp and will need to pump while at work.

    I know that I've got time to decide/figure it out, but am curious who has experience with these pumps? I know that the PIS is the one many people prefer/recommend, but the price tag is a bit high (although totally worth it if the PY is going to be a piece of junk). I read mixed reviews about the PY--some people saying it works just as well, while others saying it's not as good.

    I am a 40D (around there) when nursing... was that size with DD and seem to be heading in that direction again this time around. Not sure if chest-size matters or not with how one performs.

    Anyone want to give me tips or advice for choosing a pump??
    Anne, driving a '13 Odyssey and an '05 CRV

    DD-Julia 9/04 (5 stepping now!)
    DS1-Luca 11/10 (Graco Wayz and Graco HB Turbobooster)
    DS2- Enzo 7/15 (Chicco NextFit and Diono R100)

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    CPS Technician ctbcleveland's Avatar
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    Re: Medela Pump In Style vs. Ameda Purely Yours

    I have used a PY and think it is pretty fanstatic. The Lansinoh pump is the same, if you find that on sale.

    When I bought my pump in 07, the only way to get a compact PIS was to buy the most expensive one. The least expensive PY was the most compact! So, I did that.

    With either pump, I recommend getting larger flanges - both companies sell them. With Ameda, I went up to the second largest size and was a 38-C before nursing and usually am a 40-DD while nursing. More comfortable and some people say it helps with milk production too.

    The PY uses a different system making it "safe" to buy a used pump (they claim it to be ok per the FDA). Many people will buy a used medela anyway.

    I don't like that Medela is such a marketing machine, so I support the underdog.

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