Medela Pump In Style Double Breast Pump
The Medela Pump in style electric double breast pump provides the iconic Medela swing technology in a double pump. The massage function is lovely and the pump is pretty portable and lightweight for a double pump. There’s no on-screen or digital display, meaning you’ll have to get old-school and time how long you’ve been expressing for. Built into a small black backpack or a black tote bag, the compact Medela Pump In Style Double Electric Breast Pump is portable and powerful and it has the strongest suction of all the pumps we tested. With only one dial to adjust suction and one button to switch between stimulation and expression phases, the controls are super simple. But actually making adjustments while trying to hold on to the collection bottles can get a little tricky, so you may find it’s easiest to use this pump with a hands-free accessory, like a pumping bra or bustier.
The Medela Pump in style electric double breast pump combines the quality of the Medela products with a more powerful motor as it is made for double pumping. Compared to single pumping, double pumping can cut expression time in half and remove 18% more milk. Unlike a single pump, Medela Pump in style electric double breast pump pumps simultaneously from both breasts and allows you to express more milk with higher energy content. Medela Pump n Style pump has a very simple design and is extremely portable. It is easy to assemble and disassemble for cleaning, and all parts can be sterilised in a microwave for convenience.
With only five parts to put together (collection bottle, breast shield, membrane, etc.), all of our parent testers found the Medela Pump In Style Double Electric Breast Pump easy to assemble and disassemble. The manual features photos of the pump rather than illustrations, which eliminates a lot of guesswork when it comes to which pieces connect to each other. The 24-mm breast shields that come with the pump fit perfectly, but Medela offers four additional sizes: 21 mm, 27 mm, 30 mm and 36 mm. The right fit is essential to comfortable, efficient pumping.
With a super stripped-down control panel, only one adjustment dial and let-down button, we like how simple it is to use the Medela Pump In Style. When you first start a pumping session, the pump is in the stimulation phase to get your breastmilk flowing; this mimics the way a baby suckles when they first latch during a feeding. After two minutes, the pump automatically switches to the expression phase, but if your milk starts to flow before the two-minute mark, or if two minutes of stimulation is not enough, simply pressing the let-down button will switch between the phases.
As with many double electric breast pumps, you can use the Medela Pump In Style as a single pump, all it takes is a simple adjustment to the tubing and you’re good to go. The pump also comes with a handy battery pack that requires eight AA batteries.
In our lab tests, we used a noise meter to measure the volume of pumps by setting the pump at its highest setting and pressing the breast shields against our skin. Of all the double electric breast pumps that we tested, the Medela Pump In Style Double Electric Breast Pump was the noisiest, though it’s worth noting that lullabies played at a low volume would be enough to drown out the purr of this pump.
Does it make your life easier?
On a regular basis, this pump will save you a great deal of time as opposed to a manual breast pump. It is also small and compact, making it easy to transport. The bottles that fit the pump fit both Medela’s Calma teats and other teats, making the whole system very convenient to use. You shouldn’t have to buy any other brands of baby bottles unless your little one doesn’t take to the Calma teat or Medela’s other teats in the range.
With its convenient backpack design, strong suction, quality construction and compatibility with other products in the Medela range, the Pump In Style is well worthy of your consideration. It has everything you need and it has been tested by thousands of mums, with high review stars. We can understand why as we would highly recommend it.