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Elyse
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I don't think that I am going to be elegible to recieve WIC because I live with my parents, and my dad has a decent income.
So, I was wondering if they are any ways i'd be able to get a breast pump cheaper because I honestly don't think I'd be able to afford one.

Because of that reason, I was doubting my ability to breastfeed and was thinking of doing formula. But I've been thinking about it a lot lately and I really really want to breastfeed, I don't just want to give it up because of a pump.

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You will be eligible for WIC. I live with my parents and they have a decent income, and I was told by my healthy family worker that I qualify. We live in the same state, so the qualifications are the same.

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Oh, and I don't know how long you plan to be out of work, but even if you just breastfeed until you need to go back to school in a month, that's so good for your baby, so even if you don't get a pump, try breastfeeding!

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The healthy family worker that came to my house said that I "most likely wouldn't qualify".

Maybe she just wasn't sure, I don't know. I will have to call and find out more information I guess.

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go and apply. the worst that could happen is they say no. but atleast then you know.

have you talked to your HF worker about places that give out breastpumps to new working mamas or to mamas that go to school? they should know all the places that do that. also check with your local LLL they might have some good ideas.

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I pumped for my son for a while, and I never knew about renting a breast pump! It's great that you're making that effort! If it ends up that you aren't eligible, maybe you could purchase a cheaper pump? I used the Avent Isis and it was pretty efficient. I could get 4 oz of milk in like half an hour. The pump runs about 40 dollars if I remember correctly...

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i never knew about renting a pump.. plus i am one of those people that would never do that
so i went pump shopping. i got mine that worked wonders . It was only 40 dollars , but in 15 mins i had 8 oz . it didnt hurt my boobs or anything . had adjustable sucktion rates and was a both at the same time: had handle thing or you could just do one at a time.

you just got to go shopping. go to a bunch of different stores looking for the ones you like, compare prices.
dont just buy the first one you see.
i went to 3 different stores ..... there are some that were on 20 buck all the way up to 250. just got to look for what you want

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last chance wrote:
i never knew about renting a pump.. plus i am one of those people that would never do that
so i went pump shopping. i got mine that worked wonders . It was only 40 dollars , but in 15 mins i had 8 oz . it didnt hurt my boobs or anything . had adjustable sucktion rates and was a both at the same time: had handle thing or you could just do one at a time.

you just got to go shopping. go to a bunch of different stores looking for the ones you like, compare prices.
dont just buy the first one you see.
i went to 3 different stores ..... there are some that were on 20 buck all the way up to 250. just got to look for what you want

What kind of pump did you get? And where?