Reddit reviews: The best electric double breast pumps

We found 84 Reddit comments discussing the best electric double breast pumps. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 43 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Electric Double Breast Pumps:

u/snapshotsally · 1 pointr/January2018Bumpers

Here are mine:

  • Secure Beginnings Crib Mattress - a totally breathable crib mattress. You can take the "sleep surface" off and throw it in the washing machine when needed. I surprisingly don't do it that often. The mesh fabric and space under it helps in temperature regulation and air exchange. Basically, helped me as a new mom not worry about suffocation. I ended up going wild and getting two sleep surfaces per mattress. I got one set in the regular size and a mini crib for our room.
  • LED Touch Light - these suckers are rechargeable and hold their charge a long time. They're super portable. What I like best is that you can turn them suuuuper dim, which is great for middle of the night wake ups and diaper changes. We have one hanging from our headboard and one hanging above the changing table. And then another around the house. There are tons of sellers of this type of product and they're quite inexpensive.
  • Wet Bag - a reusable and washable bag to stash wet/dirty stuff. An essential for cloth diaperers, but also great for pooped on clothes, bathing suits, etc.
  • Fischer-Price Ultra-Lite Day and Night Play Yard - this is a smaller and less expensive version of a traditional pack and play. We kept it in the living room and baby spent a lot of time there as a newborn.
  • Gripe Water Lots of gripe water. Good for gas, sometimes hiccups, and gentle relief for stomach upset. Also helps some newborns poop.
  • Grovia Magic Stick Diaper Balm - made for cloth diapers, but would work for sposies. A barrier "cream" on a stick, so you don't have to get your fingers gross. Smells amazing - I literally sniff the stick every time we use it.
  • Freemies - great for hands-free pumping, especially in the car or at work. Fits inside the shirt. Can be hit or miss on if it works for individuals, but it works GREAT for my boobs. Regular flanges hurt me and didn't yield good output, but Freemies agreed with my body wonderfully.
  • Spectra Pump I have nothing but good things to say about the Spectra pump. I have the S1 (battery operated), S2 (plugs in), and the S9 (battery operated, but not as fancy as S1). I haven't had any issues with my pumps, but others have had great customer service experiences. It's a "closed" system, which means it's impossible for milk to get into the pump on accident. This is a good thing.
  • Kiinde Storage Bags - these breastmilk storage bags are more expensive, but highly durable. I love the twist top - much easier to use then a zipper top. We used the whole bottle system from 0-6 months. At six months, he realized he could take the nipple off the bottle and we switched to Como Tomo bottles. But for those months, it was SO NICE to just send the bags to daycare and wash only the nipples (the shells stayed at daycare).
  • Lillebaby Complete Airflow Baby Carrier - while baby carrier preferences will vary widely by body type and personal preferences, I love my Lillebaby most. It doesn't require any special insert for newborns and the lumbar support was awesome. The airflow version was great, as I live in a very hot state.
  • Lectrofan Sound Machine - you may be wondering why this is $45 and other sound machines are $20. Because it is amazing, that is why. Seriously 100% amazing.

    Hope this helps somebody!

    Edit: added a few more after the Spectra.
u/UltimateKane99 · 2 pointsr/AdultBreastfeeding
  1. Start low and work up, if you want to use Domperidone. It's a galactologue for sure, and there's a variety of people out there who have different regimens. I would compare several examples of people using dom and see if you find a good baseline to start at, but maximum recommended dose by doctors per day is 30 mg (you may go higher, but risks increase).
  2. There is limited research that it can negatively affect your heart, with the US FDA indicating that it has risks of cardiac arrythmia, cardiac arrest, and sudden death. Obviously if you experience any of these effects, stop taking dom and contact your doctor. That said, we've never had a bad experience with it.
  3. This is massively dependent on dedication + technique. Some people see results quickly, others it takes a few months. If you're doing ten sessions of 20 minutes of pumping per day, for example, you'll likely see faster results than someone doing it only 4 times a day.
  4. No, it's not always a sex thing. I mean, it really can't with the number of sessions you need to do. It's usually a very enjoyable closeness and can build relationships, though. I would recommend discussing with your SO if they can do the time commitment. It's important that you both be on the same page regarding this, because it can have long-term impacts on your life.
    As for sex itself, it just gets incorporated into sex pretty easily; playing with your breasts during sex will naturally elicit a reaction, and it can be lots of fun!
  5. For a breastpump, look for hospital-grade + high suction. I've heard good things about the Bellababy pump, although we haven't used it ourselves. I've For TENS units, here's a URL: TENS Unit Directions
  6. There's plenty of websites dedicated to ANR/ABF, I recommend browsing around! No better way to find new people and places


    Couple tips:

  • Make sure you are hydrated. This is key to ensuring successful lactation
  • Other supplements, such as oatmeal, fenugreek, blessed thistle, etc. all have different effects. Read up on those in addition to dom, perhaps.
  • Supply = demand, so the more you demand, the more faster your supply will respond.


    Good luck! Feel free to post your progress here if you are interested, but please respect the rules! :)
u/mmabpa · 2 pointsr/InfertilityBabies

I love this list, I kept thinking "ditto!" with almost everything you wrote! Because I can't help myself, here is some of my feedback on some of those products:

For boob cream- I loooove the Motherlove Nipple Cream. The Earth Mama Angel Baby one was really grainy to me, and I'm not a big fan of the cocoa butter smell (to each their own!). The Motherlove cream saved my nipples those first few weeks and I still use it after a long pumping session.

Leak management- gurl I feel you on being leaky! I am SO leaky. I love the nighttime Bamboobies, they're the only ones that work for me (and I have to switch them out three times a day). The downside is they're pretty obvious through clothing, so when I have to go out of the house I'll pop a disposable lansinoh one in there instead. But Bamboobies all the way!

Leak Collection!- Yes! The Milkies Milksaver I have has been great at catching the ~1oz I leak from the non-nursing side. Now that Miss V and I have more of a breastfeeding pattern that involves her only eating from one side per session I'm going to try out a Haakaa Silicone Pump to see if the suction will draw out even more ounces from the neglected boob.

Extra Pump Parts- NeneSupply on Amazon is a Spectra pumping girl's best friend, especially for hard-ish to find and expensive spare Spectra parts.

Nursing Bras- They're expensive but I'm a total Bravado fanatic. I'm a big girl and they carry a wide variety of sizes, even for the much bigger bust sizes. And they recently released this hands free pumping attachment that, the few times I've experimented with it, was freaking awesome. I hope it continues to be awesome when I go back to work!

Oh! I forgot one of my favorite pumping accessories! The Pumpin' Pals Super Shields have made a difference in my output but are also a thousand times more comfortable that regular flanges. Plus you can recline while pumping without spilling breastmilk everywhere! I was gifted these by a friend at my shower and I was skeptical about them living up to the Amazon reviews hype but I am definitely happy to have them.

u/baseball_guy · 1 pointr/Parenting

Oh, where to start.

I guess, first of all, equipment will probably be pretty low on you concerns. Any thing you end up lacking can usually be remedied with a couple quick emergency shopping trips by dad. That said, I can recommend some stuff.

  • burp cloths..
  • a yoga ball for bouncing.
  • breast pump and bags..
  • new born pacifiers.

    And there are other things you might like such as small blankets, blackout curtains for the windows.

    However, what I think is the most important is to setup your support network. A lot of people don't get this established in time, and it can make a lot of difference in your quality of life. You may get a really easy baby, but even in the best of times, you'll benefit from help.

    My wife signed up for a new parents meet up this one won't work for you, but if you can find something similar, it can be a huge help to have other moms going through the same thing you are, and she made some really good friends. Also, establish, if you can, some people to help out. Do you live near any of the grandparents? Can they come over once a week to help with laundry and dishes for the first few weeks? Can you make some frozen dinners to ear when you're to exhausted to cook? Is there going to be anyone who might be able to give you a couple hours off to sleep or recharge if you're running on empty? These sorts of things are hugely helpful.

    I'm sure you'll get lots of help finding out what products you'll want in you life, but my 2c is to spend some time arranging the people you'll want in your life as well.
u/Emceeguy · 1 pointr/daddit

Its definitely tough and a lot of work. I will say based on your summary, it seems like you are doing everything to the best of your ability, which is the most important thing. I just passed the two month mark, so I will tell you now, it only gets slightly better. Supposedly at 3 months, it can start to get a lot better in regards to having a pattern and more control over the schedule. But, as a 2 month vet, here is how I'm managing this to the best of my ability:

You wife definitely does need support. Depending on how well you can sleep, instead of STAYING awake with her, get up, get the baby, help her set up for a feed, then go back to sleep.

I don't know about yours, but my baby needs to feed for anywhere from 30 minutes to a full hour. an hour of sleep 3-5 times a night can make a big difference with your ability to handle it long term.

Also, buy your wife this pump. Its WAY better than the free one we got with insurance, it pulls out way more milk, and it's easier on her breasts. As an exclusively breastfed baby, this will allow her to pump, make a bottle, then SHE can go back to sleep and you can take 1 or 2 feedings every once in a while.

You love your child. you are trying, and you are asking for advice. You are already doing EVERYTHING right. Hang in there, it'll get better.

P.S. Once you get your first regular baby smile, it'll allllllllll be worth it

u/HawKarma · 1 pointr/parentsofmultiples

Wow. Thanks for the advice. I really appreciate your input. Thanks for sharing the pics too :)

I'm planning on taking the first two weeks off to help my wife. My wife is taking a full 12 weeks, and I've made it clear to my retired mother-in-law that she's welcome to move in for that first month. She's wonderful and should be a great help.

We're getting there. Picked up a Sony Nex-5N over Christmas to capture all the memories. Also definitely planning to get this Medela and the Miracle blankets.

As for my original question, we did find a recliner we like. It's the Havana recliner from Macy's. It's a bit pricey but we called and it's supposed to go on a one-day sale tomorrow, so we'll see. We're planning to pull the trigger tomorrow. I must say, it's not easy finding a modern recliner with nice, clean lines. They all look like teddy bears.

In our search, we did come across this awesome glider recliner loveseat (8908 style). Both sides independently recline and glide. Amazing if you're prepared to drop $1300.

u/goobernickel · 8 pointsr/AdultBreastfeeding

I like the Spectra S2. It's gentle but efficient. I've also tried a Madela PISA, and it definitely has stronger suction, but it hurt like hell and didn't seem to get as much milk as my spectra did. I feel like the Spectra better imitates the suckling motion of a mouth. Bonus, it's also pretty quiet, it's easy to control suction strength and speed, and it has a night light (for those 2am sessions). I bought mine used, but it's also one of the cheaper options if you buy new.

u/mcsands · 1 pointr/breastfeeding

I don't know about renting one, but the Elvie or the Willow are your options if you want it to be super discreet. If you are okay with something more obvious but still pretty convenient to travel with, they make these small portable electric pumps that are made in China, but still pretty sweet:



I have the one with the reddish pink motor and it works pretty dang well for me.

u/winterberryx · 6 pointsr/asktransgender

I started off transition with lactation as a goal. At that time, my partner and I were planning to have a baby; for a variety of reasons, that didn't work out. The first time I saw my GP about transitioning, I talked about my desire to at least try to achieve lactation. She was very supportive. So it's not something I've kept from my doctors, they know pretty much all my history.

I started transitioning January 2018. I went full-time in July, and ordered a pump in August of that year. So it was about eight months before I thought it was viable to try inducing. My experience has been .... interesting. I started developing the let-down reflex very quickly. I didn't make substantial progress in milk production, however, for quite some time after that. So, probably like 18 months before I started producing fluid more regularly.

The pump I bought is serviceable, but cheap-ish, and entry-level. I'm considering upgrading soon. However, as a first attempt, it is reliable, powerful, convenient, and discreet. I really like it, and would have no reticence to recommend it.

Pump: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CZZN1VX

I also bought a TENS unit from the drugstore. That made a huuuuuge difference in milk production; the difference I have noted when I use the TENS unit along with pumping, versus pumping only, is remarkable. The TENS unit I use when I'm at work, or when I cannot pump.

TENS unit, something like this, but not this one exactly: https://www.amazon.com/Progoo-Stimulator-Combination-Reusable-Electrodes/dp/B07SLYGYRS

My goal now is to solidify my gains, and basically hold the course. I need to focus on achieving a regular, reliable pumping schedule, which I have struggle with this year. That is currently inhibiting me somewhat. Personally, I aim for three times a day, 30 minutes per session. That's a lot. Some people recommend up to four or six times a day to induce, which is more than I can budget my time for. Twice a day seems optimal for me, where I am right now, with the goals that I've personally set for myself.

u/meowmeowlove · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I use the Medela pump in style. It gets the job done, but I can't say if others are better, because it's the only one I've used. I bought the one that comes with a toteb bag. Here's one that has some more accessories and a backpack instead of the tote.

Medela Pump In Style Advanced Breast Pump Backpack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0011E75RK/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_LYuGub13C728A

Congrats on awesome insurance! Mine only covered $100ish, and I thought it was good lol.

u/superkatalyst · 2 pointsr/breastfeeding

Comfort is definitely a factor in getting better yields. That and I'm able to pump longer at home and with out the stress that comes with pumping at work.

Medela parts are more readily available at stores so their parts are easier to replace but you can easily find replacement parts for both brands on amazon.
You can use non native brands with both pump parts as long as the neck size matches. Medela pump parts will fit standard/narrow size bottles and Spectra flanges fit with wide neck bottles. However you can buy an adapter like this so you can use narrow neck bottles with you're Spectra if that's what you prefer.
I had the PISA first so I bought an adapter to fit my Spectra pump with my medela parts since already had a bunch of medela stuff.

My Spectra pump actually came with two wide neck Spectra brand bottles so I use those too when I'm out of clean medela parts. It should come with yours too if that's what you decide to go with.

u/PunkinKitty · 2 pointsr/breastfeeding

I pumped while driving on my way to work (anywhere from 15-30 minutes). I used a hands free bra, the lactamed was fantastic! It fit easily over my clothes, and being larger chested, the size adjustment was great! I picked the cheapest color choice and at the time yellow was only about $9 I believe.

My process was:

Get in car, put on hands free bra, put on flanges with bottle attached, buckle seat belt, then attach hoses. I had been given a nursing cover and car pumping was the only time I used it. Once I was I finished I would place the bottles in the cup holders until I could cap.

u/kimmyd · 1 pointr/breastfeeding

Double electric on Amazon for $110 (free shipping if you have Prime!) The First Years Quiet Expressions Double Electric Breast Pump https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00R63IEYI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_I6fMwbSM6ESBB

There's also a bunch of cheaper single electrics. (I have a double myself, but I'm kind of wishing I had saved money and gone with a single...)

Edit to add: babies r us has double electric evenflo for $130 http://m.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=24777156

Good luck! :)

u/CMBeddy · 3 pointsr/bbpumpers

The Spectra S1 is an amazing pump. I've been using mine now multiple times a day (I exclusively pump) for 10 months and I love it. It's portable (you can use it with or without the charger), fairly quiet and it's comfortable! And you can hack it easily to fit Medela parts.


u/monsto · 6 pointsr/lactation

She must pump, its' no more complex than that. It's a must.

So my wife had one of these. http://www.amazon.com/Medela-Pump-Style-Advanced-Breast/dp/B004HWXCJS/?tag=15615-20 Yes . . . it's expensive, but truly worth it. With a cigarette lighter attachment, it's a beautiful thing.

Along with it she had nursing bra's that zipped.

She'd latch on the pump then zip the bra to hold the pump in place, then would be completely hands-free for :20

And if by "busy" you mean "has a job", then I would hope that she would be able to sit in a bathroom or unused office somewhere for :20 and pump while reading things relevant to work on her phone or tablet.

Pumping 4x a day will absolutely keep here supply and size up. But it will only last a few months before supply starts to fall off and no amount of pumping will bring it back. within a year/year and a half, she'll be all deflated and empty anyway.

u/blong · 2 pointsr/Parenting

As another option, my wife just rented one of the hospital grade Medela's from a local infant specialty store, looks like this one:


Its worked really well for her, but we went this route on a recommendation from a friend, so I don't know if any of the other ones work well or not. We rented it from Day One in San Francisco. My wife did end up buying the backpack Medela for when she pumped at work or on vacation, but she feels the other is much better. I don't know the rental cost of the top of my head, it was much cheaper than buying, but maybe more expensive than some of the alternatives.

u/radioactivebutterfly · 5 pointsr/BabyBumps

I have a Spectra pump that I’ve been using since our girl was born in July. When I need to transfer milk to bags, I use the Target Up & Up brand. We’ve had zero issues freezing/thawing milk in these.

In terms of every day use, I originally got these Nene supply bottles from Amazon because they screw directly into the Spectra and fit the Phillips Avent bottle tops (Avent bottles were recommended by a friend). However, our girl does better with the Dr. Brown bottles so I got adapter pieces so I could pump directly into them (whatever I pump at work, she drinks the next day).

Happy to answer any questions! Thinking about pumping as a FTM is so daunting!

u/travelingag · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

This one. i like that it's a closed double pump and actually it's one of the highest rated on Amazon. It doesnt come with a carrying bag but that doesn't matter to me. If Tricare will only cover a few select ones though, like other insurers, I'd pick whichever one is free. :)

u/OrganizedSprinkles · 3 pointsr/breastfeeding

The Spectra is so much better. Spectra Baby USA Double/Single Breast Pump with Rechargeable Battery, 3.3 Pound

The S2 is cheaper because it doesn't have the built in battery, but it's great to be able to brush your hair and then go pack lunches all while pumping. You can also easily rig Medela parts to it if you want. They do make nice flanges and are more readily available.

u/Purplethumb · 1 pointr/breastfeeding

Check if you or your SO gets a discount through work. I was surprised to find both my work and my husbands had signed up for parent hood support groups. I got my Medela Pump in style at half price and I like it. Medela Pump in Style Advanced Breast Pump with On the Go Tote However, you should not lend or sell your pump. It would be like sharing used underwear and it is advised against for health reasons.

u/heymariehi · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I have one, but as a FTM without my kid here yet, I pretty much know jack shit. However, after searching for the S2 on Amazon, I found that customers also bought this and other various things to make life easier or that can work with Medela bottles/parts/etc like these flange adapters. The top customer review had some info about how they used medela bottles with pumpin pal flanges and didn't have to "hack" anything or cut tubing. Have a look around. I am getting a better grasp on everything by doing this.

u/hersheykiss7761 · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

First make sure you look into your insurance. Many insurance companies now are required to supply you with a breast pump. I used the Ameda Purley Yours with both my kids and I loved it. It worked very well, and I have nothing bad to say about it. I didn't use the pump regularly though, so sometimes it depends on how much you are expecting to pump. Generally the two popular pumps are the Ameda Purely Yours and the Medela Pump in Style.

u/NotNotACylon · 2 pointsr/breastfeeding

I have a Spectra S1 and love it. It's very quiet, fast, and the parts are very easy to clean.

FWIW, I ordered the Spectra S2 from this amazon listing and they accidentally(?) sent me a S1. Just saying...

u/SubLeigh · 0 pointsr/lactation

There was a similar setup a few years back, but they weren't so estheticly designed. They did, however, use typical storage bags, so that expense was much less. Powered by AAs, ah, I actually have a pair! Whisper Wear! Whisper Wear Hands Free Double Breast Pump Set https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000H7F7H2/ref=cm_sw_r_taa_QKsCyb2593PWB


u/sammisamantha · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

If you are on the go. This is what I recommend!


It is what I have. Everything is conveniently in a bag.
Clean up is easy.

Cooler bag to store milk so it doesn't spoil. Etc.

I use this when I'm at school.

Though I wish I heard about this one.


It doesn't need an outlet

u/softcorepwn · 2 pointsr/pregnant

I got a Medela In Style from insurance (Thanks, Obama) and ended up buying a Spectra S2 from Amazon (hospital grade and insurance wouldn't cover).

I like both, but the s2 is lighter, quieter and more comfortable to use. Glad I have both (Medela can be portable for work) but if I had to have one - would buy the Spectra, it's not as much money as I had expected.

u/astrocountess · 3 pointsr/breastfeeding

There is also the Freemie. It does have tubes, but is a similar concept and a much better price point and I think integrates with existing pumps as well. I haven't tried it, I need to get a new pump with a new baby on the way (mine was lost in a basement flooding episode...yay). Has anyone used that one with any success?

u/PhoebeTuna · 1 pointr/blogsnark

I have the Phillips Avent Single Electric Pump:


I definitely don't have any expectations (except that it will be hard!)- but like I said to someone else, I'm a planner so it's hard to kind of just let go and realize that a lot depends on the baby. And I'm definitely not married to the idea that I HAVE to breastfeed, either- like, I want to and hope to and I'm willing to put in the effort to try but if for some reason it's not working out, I'm not going to stress myself out over it or be miserable forever because I hate it. I think happy mom/formula feeding is better overall for baby than a stressed out, resentful mother/breastfeeding.

u/tehkittehkat · 3 pointsr/UKBabyBumps

If you're using Amazon don't forget to use http://uk.camelcamelcamel.com to check the price increase/decrease history. For example I decided to pull the trigger and buy my Spectra S2 in November when the price dropped, as the history showed it probably wouldn't get any lower - http://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Spectra-Hospital-Double-Electric-Breast/product/B00BLBLR1I?context=browse

Edited to add: we hit Ikea today and their baby stuff is surprisingly good. Their muslin cloths are better than the ones from Mamas and Papas and their baby towels are also really thick and soft. I'll probably pick up a few of their sleeping bags instead of GroBags too.

u/sendnoodles2748 · 1 pointr/breastfeeding

You can buy spectra to small bottle adapters. I just got my S2 in the mail today but haven't used it yet. I tested the adapters though and it's a perfect fit, so I can still use all the medela bottles I have.


(Sorry, on mobile so I can't do formatting)

u/unsubtlety · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

I use a Spectra with Medela parts. I like the Medela flanges better, the spectra ones didn’t fit right. For this setup I bought:

u/Arielyssa · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

If you aren't going back to work a manual pump will be fine. If you are going back to work you really need an electric. I am really in love with the Spectra 2 and at $129 it isn't a bad deal.

u/06TH · 1 pointr/pregnant

I'm not sure about the insurance, but if you can't get them to pay for it the Spectra 2 is a great pump for only $120 on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BLBLR1I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_PSFozb0K7NDNQ

u/daydreamingofsleep · 1 pointr/ExclusivelyPumping

If you can, get a rechargeable “stationary” pump. Some places that provide insurance covered pumps will let you pay a bit more to upgrade your pump. The blue Spectra S1 works just as well when it isn’t plugged in and has a little handle to carry it. With a good pumping bra you could move around the kitchen and cook.

If you can’t get a rechargeable pump, at least get a long extension cord for your “stationary” pump so you can pick it up and move around the room.

You’ll get to keep your Medela pumping parts, there is an adapter on Amazon to hook them up to a Spectra pump. This. There are also adapters to hook them up to whatever kind of bottles you’re using, if you haven’t found those already.

FYI a lot of the Medela pumps are permanently sewn into some kind of carrying bag.

u/yogi1107 · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

I was told to make sure I had an extra set of tubing, the flanges, and the valves (???).

My pump actually came with 2 sets of tubing and stuff so I’m just going to order whatever I need when I use the second set of something.

https://www.amazon.com/Spectra-Breastpump-Replace-Backflow-Protector/dp/B019JL32MS?th=1 amazon has this replacement set but I don’t think the bottles are necessary since the Avent ones fit too.

Maybe a STM can comment on which extra parts were necessary.

u/coppernecas · 2 pointsr/breastfeeding

Ok, I will try to format this nicely, but for some reason it always comes out TERRIBLY, so if you see it's been edited, it's just for formatting. Also, I didn't do any sort of price search, so these links aren't the best price guaranteed.

Dream Team Pumping Purchases

  • Spectra Pump S1/S2 - one has a battery, that's the only difference. You can vary both the suction strength and the suction frequency on both the milking and letdown settings. There is a timer (yay!), and it remembers your settings. The only drawbacks is the tubing has a strange surface finish that picks up everything, so that kind of sucks, and the default is it's not on the letdown setting when you power on.

  • Pumpin Pal Flanges - Unfortunately these aren't compatible with the Spectra style pump parts, so you need some other pieces to use them. They draw the whole breast in, not just the part around the areola.

  • Maymom Adapters - These allow you to use the Medela style connectors and flanges with the Spectra.

  • Medela Connectors - These don't have to be Medela, they can be Maymom or Nenesupply, but I couldn't find ONLY the connectors from either companies in my quick search.

  • Duckbill Valves - These are way better than the little yellow piece valve with a rubber flap (if the flap moves, it doesn't always work). These are one piece, way awesome.

    As for bottles to attach...you can use Ameda or Medela bottles, or any bottle that fits the Medela connectors (I use the Medela bottles and sometimes Dr. Brown's bottles since they fit (depends on what's clean).
u/momopuddy · 1 pointr/nfl

I got this one twice cause 2 kids-- it was really the only one the hospital offered. I liked it alright, but honestly struggled with pumping. I don't think it was the pumps fault though--the struggle was part not being hydrated enough and part because I struggled with "let down" when it was a machine and not my kid nursing. I had a manual one that I used a couple times when I was engorged while travelling, but I actually found that hand expressing was a little easier. The manual pump gave my hands a cramp after a few minutes. That's pretty much the extent of my breast pump advice. Oh and since you're gonna nurse-- LANOLIN and lots of it.

u/mrspoopybutthol3 · 1 pointr/breastfeeding

Yeah maybe she misunderstood. I tried to see if my ins would cover a hospital pump, but it would only cover if you had a sick baby. Here's a link to the ones they carry in the hospital....Medela Symphony Plus Hospital Grade Breast Pump - BPA Free #0240208 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001URWNIY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_pXsczb19109C2

Hope they will cover for you!

u/how2trainurbasilisk · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

Spectra works better for some women. If you decide on the spectra, I would suggest you purchase these pieces so you can use the medala flanges with the spectra pump. These will allow you to stick with one size bottles/storage systems (small neck).

u/emrose28 · 3 pointsr/breastfeeding

I would probably buy one. Spectra is hands down my recommendation and I love mine. I get quite a bit more then my medela, even with the exact same flanges, valves, and tubes. I have this one: Spectra Baby USA S2 Double/Single Breast Pump, 3.3 Pound https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BLBLR1I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_2EKEzbGWQSJ50
There is also the s1, which is the same but has a battery. Also the spectras are not that expensive compared to some other pumps.

u/babynursebb · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I've heard wonderful things about this Spectra one. My insurance paid for the Medela PISA, but I plan to buy this one out of pocket if it doesn't work out for me. It's hospital grade and less than 200$.

u/Now_I_Hate_Doritos · 1 pointr/breastfeeding

I'm pretty much keeping up with her right now, but I have a decent stash built (maybe a few weeks worth?). I was hoping with the addition of solids it might bring her intake down a little, but we're still working on that. She hasn't taken to them like her sister did. On the keeping the door open thing... I have had several people suggest that. I've also pondered getting a Freemie but it's not in the budget... really want one. :/

DD is a snacker when I get home, so I guess another possibility is to let her have a snack and then pump. She only eats off of one side at a time, so I don't think it would be too bad.

u/LBluth21 · 1 pointr/breastfeeding

I got the Medela pump in style that is built into a tote bag. Everything fits and pack up inside, then you can just zip down the side panel to access the pump/tubes. I comes with a mini cooler bag that I put my bags of milk in at the end of day. My commute is only half an hour so I don't even put an ice pack in it, just go from work fridge to home fridge.

This is it:

u/dexx4d · 3 pointsr/Parenting

Due to medical complications with our children, my wife pumped for almost 4 years (2 kids). After the first 2 weeks with our firstborn, we knew he wouldn't be able to feed normally, so we went out and bought a nice electric pump. When our second was born with a full cleft palette as our son was moving to formula, we just kept going.

The battery-powered backpack and a strap provided by the hospital allowed her to perform other tasks while pumping and made it portable enough we could take it with us on trips.

u/kagamaii · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

This is my current pump. Initially thought I'd only use it on rare occasion. And that link was so helpful! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CZZN1VX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_93RMDbNRDJZ66

u/Gluestick05 · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

In addition to the little yellow connectors, you can get these backflow protectors that do the same thing all in one piece.

u/roweira · 2 pointsr/breastfeeding

Reasonably priced pump. It's really strong but I don't get as much out of it as my regular pump (Baby Buddha). It's just to tide me over if I forget my Baby Buddha.

u/askwhy423 · 1 pointr/breastfeeding

Not sure if this will help, but if you look in the comment section someone posts how to use Medela parts on a spectra. Maybe if the parts are similar. http://www.amazon.com/Spectra-Baby-USA-Double-Single/dp/B00BLBLR1I

u/Psionx0 · 1 pointr/cringepics


Additionally, I've gone out of my way to provide a private place for people to breast feed. From empty offices, to empty classrooms. All you have to do is ask. I've actually gone far out of my way to make sure someone could breastfeed in private.

u/UberBostonDriver · 3 pointsr/personalfinance

They handed us a "free" pump at the hospital before we left, I didn't need to go to pick it up. However we wanted the hospital grade one (https://www.amazon.com/Medela-Symphony-Hospital-Grade-Breast/dp/B001URWNIY). Insurance covered the rental for that for the first 6 months. This pump cut down pumping time by 50%, it was a no-brainier for me.