turtlefur (294 days ago) I`ve had both medela & Ameda (closed)...& Ameda pump worked WAY better. I threw my medela away!
Mommylh (294.1 days ago) Thats one of my biggest concerns/thoughts is the open to closed system. I know the benefits of a closed system, but i have also heard that even being open medela is a much better pump to go for.
jamiee (294.3 days ago) Loved the medela double pump for going back to work. Even without it being a closed system you can still be careful and disinfect the tubing appropriately. I recommend buying your own and not sharing it. I breastfed/pumped my first for a year with working full-time. I plan to do the same with my next.
angie2008 (294.3 days ago) I had the pump in style double electric and it was a godsend when I went back to work. I used it with both of my kids for almost 2 years total.
MommyOf3But4ToBe (*PINK*) (294.8 days ago) http://www.breastpumpsdirect.com/open_system_breastpumps_vs_closed_system_breastpumps_a/147.htm
MommyOf3But4ToBe (*PINK*) (294.8 days ago) I agree with lupin colton, meddles are not closed pump systems... i would look into a closed system to ensure that your milk does not get infected...
luvin colton (294.9 days ago) no, they are not closed systems and even if its new your milk can and will get in the machine and become rotten, no good!
try hygeia enjoye or some other closed system to protect baby
sgtoodles (295 days ago) If you will be pumping often, I`d totally recommend a Medela. I pumped exclusively for 12 months with my son and am using the same Medela pump now for my 8 month old. Never had any problems with the pump. I even carry it back and forth to work everyday, etc. so it gets beat up and yet it works great!
lilyxox19 (295.1 days ago) I only used Medela so I don`t have anything to compare it to. But I exclussively pumped for 9 months straight and didn`t have a single problem with my medela pump. I would have been able to pump all the way up to a year too if I wanted but unfortunately I got very very sick and lost all my milk supply from not eating enough.
tto (295.1 days ago) Absolutely YES especially if you`re working. Cheap ones hurt my supply and hurt me too. I know there are other good brands but with this you get what you pay for. My pump made it through at least 3 kids.