A good friend of mine is 7 months pregnant and is scouting for breastpumps that she can use when she gets back to work after giving birth. Of course, having been very satisfied with my Medela, which I used for Little H then (read about my blog here) I recommended getting one for herself. So I emailed Beng, one of the distributors of the Medela House, and she was gracious enough to give me their latest price list!
So happy to know that most of the prices had gone down since the last time I bought, which was in 2012, and there are new products too. So here are the prices of their more popular breastpumps, and some information about the pump:
Freestyle Hand Free – Php19,000
In two weeks, maternity leave is over for me. Time to go back to work! Now I have quite a dilemma here which I’m sure fellow moms can help me with. I want to buy an electric pump which I can bring to the office to express milk for my preemie baby. I’m currently using an Avent Manual breastpump and it’s been wonderful. However, I can not bring it to me at work because (1) since I do not have that much milk, it can be very tiring to manually pump to get as much as 2 ounces and (2) it is time consuming as well. Now, with the electric pump, I can stay at my desk and work while expressing milk (with the help of a breastmilk pumping bra of course).
I’ve been scouting for the perfect breastpump and I’m down to two choices; either an Avent Electric breast pump or a Medela Swing Electric Pump.
These two are on the same price range. Since an electric pump is quite pricey, I want to make sure that I buy the right one so I won’t go wasting money. Fellow moms, which of the two will you recommend? Basically my concerns are:
1. Which one produces more milk (better let down)
3. User friendliness
4. Quite motor (some pumps have very noisy motors. How embarrassing to officemates!)
I do hope you can help me out here moms! I will appreciate all your feedback! Thanks.