I found out today that my policy with United Health Care through my husband's work will not cover breast pumps because they are self funded and his company chose a grandfather clause so they would not have to comply by the new Health Care reform. What a pain! I am so disappointed. I didn't even know they could do that!

So my 1st question is, at what point should I purchase a pump? Do I really need one right away? I eventually want to pump so that Dad can help feed the baby, but not until we hit our groove nursing together. We are due in a couple of weeks. I will be a SAHM.

Also- Single or double? Manual or electric? Do we really need a $300 pump?