I have to admit that I only know how to expressed breast milk after my third daughter is born. When my eldest daughter was born (in 2005), I wanted to fully breastfeed her but the people in the nursery didn't want me to leave any EBM, so I had to buy formula milk for her to be given at the nursery. Only when she was with me, I tried my best to only give breast milk. For my second daughter, I managed to fully breastfeed her since I was not working when we were in New Zealand. Plus she also had lactose intolerant. I can see the difference between her and her elder sister . Fathini (my eldest daughter) immune system is not as tough as Hafizah's immune system.
Before I gave birth to Husna, I surveyed the price for breast pump. Most of them are quite expensive. Then, my younger sister sent a breast pump from Japan that she used before. Unfortunately I can't really use it anymore. Since I am quite determine to slowly make some stocks of EBM, my hubby bought a very simple breast pump from Giant Hypermarket.
Here is the breast pump:
The price is 1/3 from the other popular brands. It's only RM150. I don't have to wait for so long to fill up the bottle and I've managed to stock up some in the freezer. Normally I'll wait until both breasts are engorged before I express some. Alhamdulillah, Husna can drink from the bottle with the special NUK teat (I bought another bottle separately).
The EBM stock:
If you are also thinking about buying breast pump, maybe you should consider your budget and if your budget is not more than RM200 than I would like to suggest the same pump that I'm using now.