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#3749 - 05/20/04 03:40 PM Need Help in selecting a Breast Pump
yohopi Offline
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I am using the surgical menopause protocol to induce lactation. What would be the ideal choice for a pump?

I have smaller and "softer" nipples than most women.

Does the Stronger suction of a Medela Lactina guarantee better results than something like the Pump in Style?

Thanks!

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#3750 - 05/20/04 07:56 PM Re: Need Help in selecting a Breast Pump [Re: yohopi]
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Hi there, N!

Glad to see you here....these women are fantastic and a wealth of information! I will lte them tell you what they think, and you knwo that I used the PIS and had a good result.

Nona, are there any benefits to some of the other Medela pumps? Is anyone here NOT using the PIS?

Eden

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#3751 - 05/20/04 09:20 PM Re: Need Help in selecting a Breast Pump
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Before I went on the protocol I was using herbs and Dom only and pumping in between nursing. I was using the Lactina (rented) and not having very good results. When I went on the protocol I bought a PIS and I highly recommend it. I had fantastic results with it. I didn't do the menopause protocol but I have older breasts which are softer than when I nursed in my 20's I think the Pump In Style will work great for you.
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#3752 - 05/20/04 10:57 PM Re: Need Help in selecting a Breast Pump [Re: Lalle]
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I have a question as well. I just bought my PIS today. But noticed that there is the PIS original and advanced. I bought the original. Is that right?
Julie

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#3753 - 05/20/04 11:06 PM Re: Need Help in selecting a Breast Pump
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The Lactinas cannot cycle as fast as the PIS. You will get better results from the PIS. The Lactinas can't go as fast on speed and do not have the 5 speed suction. They have only 3. The difference in the PIS and the PIS Advanced is the advanced has a mode where it will go faster to imitate what a baby would do in the beginning of nursing. Then it slows down to a slower pace. The PIS is the best pump I have ever used. And I have tried all of them except the Wisper Wear. And I do not hear good things about it.
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#3754 - 05/21/04 02:17 AM Re: Need Help in selecting a Breast Pump [Re: Nona]
yohopi Offline
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Thanks Eden, Laurie, Nona and Anonymous!

Nona, would you recommend the additional functionality of the PIS advanced over the PIS original.

I gather that the PIS advanced needs a higher batter poer, 10 batteries instead of 8. Is is because of more electric wattage, or is it just a different design?

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#3755 - 05/21/04 02:39 AM Re: Need Help in selecting a Breast Pump [Re: yohopi]
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Not really. You can turn the pump up on the PIS original the same way. Then turn it down a notch or 2 after a few minutes
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#3756 - 05/21/04 03:01 AM Re: Need Help in selecting a Breast Pump [Re: Nona]
yohopi Offline
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Thanks Nona,

Upon looking for the PIS on the internet, I find that the PIS advanced is about $50 cheaper than the PIS. So I might go for the PIS advanced.

Do you think the PIS advanced is the same as the PIS except for that one additional feature?

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#3757 - 05/21/04 05:13 AM Re: Need Help in selecting a Breast Pump [Re: yohopi]
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Really? I have found the advance more expensive then the original. I bought mine today on ebay. I decided to buy it new on ebay instead of used. I talked my dh into letting me buy one. He wanted me to try a smaller (cheaper) one. I got it from a friend. I took one look and said NO WAY that is not going to work. So I bought it today. I cant wait to use it.

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#3758 - 05/21/04 07:18 PM Re: Need Help in selecting a Breast Pump [Re: jewelewis]
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#3759 - 05/21/04 07:28 PM Re: Need Help in selecting a Breast Pump [Re: yohopi]
Nona Offline
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oh no you read it wrong. .Look here the original PIS is 209.00
the advanced it shoulder style is 259.00
http://www.breast-pumps.org/breastpumps.asp
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#3760 - 05/24/04 12:15 AM Re: Need Help in selecting a Breast Pump [Re: Nona]
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I went into a store today to check both models. It turns out that the PIS Advance has a "preset mode" that takes away your control to a certain extent.

There was only one dial control for speed. In the PIS original, there are two dial controls: one for speed and the other for vacuum.

Nona, is this an important feature that I will miss in spite of paying a higher price for the PIS advance?

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#3761 - 05/24/04 04:49 AM Re: Need Help in selecting a Breast Pump [Re: yohopi]
Nona Offline
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yes I believe you would. With the Original.. you can set both the speed and suction to what your body responds best with. Thats the control you would want
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#3762 - 07/16/04 03:30 AM Re: Need Help in selecting a Breast Pump [Re: Nona]
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THe website for PIS Advanced says "adjustable vacuum and speed controls." Did you say that in the store you saw that it didn't have adjustable vacuum control?

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#3763 - 07/16/04 12:41 PM Re: Need Help in selecting a Breast Pump
Anonymous
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Thats right. There is only one dial in the advanced, and two in the original.

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