Electric is best!


When I had my first daughter I had not even the slightest clue on how to raise a child or what accessories where necessary. My learning curve was huge and I reckon part of the reason I had a second child is because I did not want this hard acquired knowledge to go to waste!  But now with number two I am learning even more, so following my former logic this would mean that I never stop having kids….

One of the things that completely passed me by first time around was the use of an electric breast pump. It has totally revolutionised breast pumping for me! I plop myself down with a good book in hand, start up the pump and voilà — a few minutes later I am finished!  A friend lent me her mini electric Medela pump, but here in France you can rent electric breast pumps from the pharmacy for about 12 euros a week, of which you get about 11 euros reimbursed by social security.

– Emilie


Comments (3)

May 9, 2008

Totally agree! It was a lifesaver when BF wasn’t going so well after we left the hospital. Once BF got on track, we returned the electric Medela pump to the hospital (they rent them in Sweden too) and bought a manual Medela pump. I actually was able to pump more milk with the manual, and it has come in handy when traveling. I can pump while we’re on the road and give my daughter a bottle en route. The nice thing about Medela is that all parts are BPA-free!

May 9, 2008

I never pumped much, and maybe it was because I never tried the electric one. Well… now it’s too late, in about 10 days I’ll start solids….

May 9, 2008

I can’t imagine what I would have done without my Medela Pump In Style electric pump during my breastfeeding days. The other item which was essential for double pumping was the Easy Expressions bustier which allows you to pump hands free.

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