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Thanks Zachzoe! Do you remember where you rented it from in Austin? I'm in the Austin area and would love to check this option out.
What was the name of the local store in Austin that you used ? Thanks
the electronic two pump worked good for me beause i was i school and a single mom so i didn't have time to pump the breast and cook and hold the baby at the same time plus it keeps a steady pace its good for your breast and hands lol and if the baby going to daycare you can let it punp for you to store the milk in the freezer and send it to daycare so she/he will have breast milk when gone
It depends on what you want it for. If it's for pumping at work you will want an electric portable one. I have the Medela pump in style and am very happy with it. It's a double pump and is electric. They say the electric is better for maintaining your milk supply. The rental pumps are perfectly safe. The hospital grade pumps are designed for rental use and so are made differently from the portable ones (they cost over $1000) so that contamination is not an issue. Hospital grade is good if you don't need a portable unit as they are superior for building and maintaining your milk supply. I had a rental for the first three months while I was home on maternity leave (I had to pump every 2-3 hours for the first month until my daughter learned to breastfeed). Then I got a portable Medela pump in style. I was very fortunate my insurance covered the cost of both (definitely check, I had blue cross/blue shield). At the end of three months I turned in my rental and got the portable one. If you only want to have a pump for occasional use, you can get a hand pump to save $$ but they are a lot more work and pumping each side separately is time consuming.
I have been using an electric pump for the past 4 months and I "love it". I can pump like 6 ounces of milk in 10 minutes. I usually pump like 5 times a day and usually get 750 mls of milk.