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What pump would you advice?

milkymummilkymum
posted 8 years 1 month ago
I am expressing milk off for my DR as I want her to have breastmilk as I feel this is best for her with her being so premmie. I had to have an emergency section at 25 weeks as I went into pre-term labour and everything they did failed to stop the labour. I am using a pump that I have hired from the hospital but I want to buy a pump. With my other 3 children I used an avent iris manual pump and that worked brilliantly but this time around I can't manage to pump using this one and I don't like the feeling of the electric pump but I could get used to it as it is working brilliantly with expressing. I express from both sides at the same time as when DR was born I was also expressing for her sister IG but sadly she passed away after 3 days. I am so confused on what pump to use I woul dlike to get to the point were I am able to express using a manual pump as that would be better for when I am out and about and I need to express as then I don't have to make sure I amhome for a certain time to express.

Thank you all for any advice on a pump it will be really appreciated


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kristagkristag
posted 8 years 1 month ago
Like you, I used the Iris and found it fine. However, I think the best thing if you're getting on well with the hospital electric one would be to look into hiring one. I know a lot of hospitals will do this, especially as you have a little premmie Smile

I hope everything goes well for you hun and so sorry to hear of your loss but sounds like this little one is a fighter!

Hug Hug

milkymummilkymum
posted 8 years 1 month ago
Thank you for that. The hospital DR is in at the moment has hired me one, it's just I want to buy one so that I can give the pump back ASAP so that I have access to one all the time and I can then get rid of this guilt feeling. I feel like I am taking a pump away from the hospital that some other that is in hospital with the baby. Sounds so silly I know but I panic over the most silly little things at the moment. Like today Ihave had a terrible head-ache so I have refused to go to the hospital incase I have a virus. I have had a rise in tempbut nothing to major

milkymummilkymum
posted 8 years 1 month ago
Sad No longer need advice on a pump but thank you for your replies and for takin gtime to read

soupsoup
posted 8 years 1 month ago
hope everything is ok ? Unsure

milkymummilkymum
posted 8 years 1 month ago
Sadly DR lost the battle last week at 16 days old. I'm bearing up but it is so hard sometime's. With everything that has happened to her I have mixed feelings. Will explain more once I have finally got my head around it all over in loss and bereavement.

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