My first breast pump is an Avent manual pump. It was a gift from my Tito who is based in Guam. The pump came with bottles and breast pads. The bundle was a total savings as I found out that it costs about PhP7000 at that time. So the first time, I really did not choose my pump.
When I got pregnant with Maxyn, I asked hubby that we should invest in an electric pump because the manual one can be really tiring. So early this year, before I gave birth to Maxyn, I researched for an electric pump and the following were my considerations:
- Availability in the market
- Availability of spare parts
- Voltage input
Initially, I already made up my mind about Medela’s Freestyle pump. I asked hubby what he thinks and he reminded me of my considerations. In my research, this model did not pass my voltage criterion. Medela’s PISA passed all my criteria until hubby asked me why I need a double pump. I wanted a double pump because it’ll make every session faster, taking less time from my work schedule. But with the money we’ll invest, the ROI didn’t look proportionate. In the end, I bought an Avent ISIS Uno pump.
I got it from ebay at half the price if I get it from the mall. This pump passed all my criteria plus it complements the bottles I already have. I am still using this until now and I have no problems with it. I will post a separate review about it.
PS: When I was doing my research, Medela and Avent topped the reviews I read. I was not aware that I could get a double pump with the price we paid for my pump. Yes, there are such pumps. If you are not a brand-conscious mom, check out www.babymama.ph to know what I mean.
My friend who just gave birth a couple of months ago told me it hurts when she uses a breast pump.