Featured Product: Electric Breast Pump
The electric breast pump is supposed to be a faster and easier way to express milk for those times when you cannot or will not nurse your baby. There are many different styles and manufacturers of breast pumps. (The picture is the Pump In Style Advanced Backpack by Medela and the one I have used)
Average Cost: They can range in price from $60 to over $200.
on the one hand...
An electric breast pump is great to have on hand for those times when you need to pump. They are quick and efficient and make life a lot easier on the working mom! I had to work for about a month and a half after my baby was born before I could quit and the breast pump save me! I was able to pump quickly at work and not be embarrassed about the pump at work.
on the other hand...
Electric pumps can be really expensive! If you don't need one everyday it can be a big cost to swallow. And, certain types of pumps cannot be resold. The pumps that store and cool the milk should not be shared or sold to others do to all the pathogens that can be transferred through breast milk. Also, the hospital that I delivered at gave me a single hand express breast pump when I was released.
and now, Cast Your Vote!
Electric Breast Pump: Waste or Want?
and don't forget to tell us why!