This pump is awesome!! It is small and powerful!!
It is lightweight and has the option to be plugged in or use with batteries which is nice for Moms on the go.
I actually bought 2 of these because it was cheaper then buying a double pump and just cut slits in a tight sports bra to bump both breasts at the same time hands free.
I recommend this pump to everyone. Medela products are 100% the best
I purchased this breast pump from Medela a few years ago, only mine also came with a manual attachment as an accessory.
This is a pretty basic model, but as I quickly learned, it doesn't have to be fancy. Medela is one of the most popular name brands in pumps and through 3 babies this pump stuck with me and was still going strong when I weaned my last baby.
I cannot stress enough how important it is for new moms to start with electric. Manual pumps take time for you to master the technique, and when pumping has to happen quickly, you want to go straight to electric. This particular model comes with a plug-in attachment for at home and a battery pack when you're out and about (not that you necessarily want to pump away from home, but trust me - anything's possible). As I said, my model also came with a manual pump attachment for times when batteries run low or you lose your plug-in: that was very handy.
You can adjust the suction strength and there are inserts if your nipples are on the smaller side. This pump is fairly noisy, but I have never seen a machine that was completely silent. Replacement parts are readily available (don't underestimate the importance of that!) and overall it's a great entry level pump, especially if you have a strict budget.
If I could have afforded to, I would have purchased the double pump to save time, but this does the job well and I recommend it!
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