For those that have pumps or knowledge in them. I just called the vendors today that our insurance company will cover a pump through and they are for the most part the same few pumps that each offers through my insurance. Only one company offers a Medela which is kind of what i'm leaning towards just based on reputation of the name.
The ones I have offered to me are: Lucina Melodi Advanced Rumble Tuff Double Electric Lansinoh Affinity Pro Ameda Purely Yours PLaytex Double Electric Medela Advanced Personal Double electric
The Lucina one looked pretty interesting but I have never even heard of them before. Anyone have any input or experience?
My insurance covered a Medela Symphony rental (hospital grade) and/or to purchase the Medela PIS. Everyone I know has a Medela and recommends them, so I'd go w/ that, but I know nothing about the other ones.
I have heard the ameda brand is good, and that is what my office uses in its pumping rooms so I will be using that at work when I got back. Right now I am renting the medela Symphony and I am happy with it and the other medela brand stuff I have .
I have only heard of the Medela and the Ameda and both are well-reviewed. I went with medela b/c if i figured if i have any trouble with it, more people will be familiar and it will be easier to get good advice, parts, etc., but i seriously considered the ameda, as well.