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My breast pump arrived!!!!!

I decided early on that I would need one because I would be going back to work and wanted Baby Dub to have the benefit of breast milk.  It’s even more important to me now because :

  1. I am going back to work earlier than expected.
  2. In this economy, who can afford formula?( even though I’ve got three cans of powdered Similac stocked just in case of TRUE emergencies. It was free from the dr’s office which I find weird, but that’s a topic for another day)
  3. I want to give him the healthiest start possible if he’s going to have to go to daycare that early.

I originally wanted the Medela Pump in Style which retails for $279.99.  I had saved and slaved for this pump.  But, while reading the Le Leche League forums,  I found out about a couple of websites that sold the pumps for a discounted price.

But, my secret desire was the Medela Freestyle just because, hey, it’s so neat and small and …..well I like new technology.  But at both Babies R Us and Target, the pump was $379.99!!! Now, I was able to talk C-Dub into $279 with tax, but $379? No no no.

However, due to research, I had found which sold the dream pump( the Freestyle) for $285 plus $5 shipping and handling.  With tax and insurance, that sent the price up to $295.  About the same as the Pump in Style in the store!!! I was so excited!!

But, there were a couple of people on these websites who kept mentioning  Once again, no prices on the website(something about Medela not allowing prices to be published online.)  I called, and found out that they wanted $270 for the Freestyle.  No fee for shipping and handling.  So, faced with the choice of saving $25, I decided to save $25.  Well, actually, I saved over $100 total!!!! I am sooooo excited!!!

This was my one last splurge before the baby comes. 

Now I have no choice, breastfeeding must work somehow because I spent all this money on this pump 🙂 .

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  • Reply
    ladyspade the queen
    November 12, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Geez, pricey! Does that pump feed and burp baby too? Ha ha! I have a lansinoh double electric pump and used medela while in the hospital.

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    Quiet Dreams
    November 12, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Wow, you are such a great shopper! I’m so impressed.

  • Reply
    November 12, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Great Deal Baby Dub’s Mama!!! 🙂

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