Saturday, May 22, 2010

medela swing breatpump review

As many of you know, I've dealt with some breastfeeding struggles with the kids. The Baby has been my only successful breastfeeding relationship and it has been wonderful! She's almost 6 months and I'm still exclusively breastfeeding and loving every minute of it!

Since I don't work {for pay} there aren't many times I need to be away from The Baby, but I wanted a decent pump to store milk so I would have a back-up plan in case something came up. Ya know, if hubby and I wanted to go on a date night, or if I wanted some time to myself for more than a few hours. Has that ever happened you ask? But I suppose it could now that I have a pump.

I originally wanted a double pump, but The Medela Swing single pump definitely gets the job done for me. In fact, my friend is a full-time working mom and she has a single Medela breastpump that she swears by! She said she can get more milk in the same amount of time with her single Medela pump than her co-workers can with other brand double pumps.

I'll be honest. I personally thought there really couldn't be that big of a difference between breastpumps. THERE IS!

The Medela Swing's massaging SoftFit™ breastshield is SO comfortable. Many other pumps have the hard plastic and the SoftFit was definitely a pleasant experience. The pump features 2-Phase Expression technology which allows you to switch pumping phases at let-down to get more milk in less time. And of course all parts that come into contact with breastmilk are BPA-free.

The pump has different suction settings as well. AND BOY DOES IT SUCK! With the other pumps I've used there hasn't been enough suction. With the Swing I couldn't even use it on the highest suction because it was too powerful.

The pump is small and super easy to tote around. It comes with a drawstring bag to keep everything clean and in one place between pumpings. It's been convenient to be able to pump milk for The Baby's cereal without assembling, disassembling, and cleaning 92 parts.

I definitely recommend the Medela Swing, and any product by Medela for that matter. You can buy the Medela Swing for $149.99 and it comes with the SoftFit breastshield, a bottle stand, two 5 oz breastmilk bottles, lids & travel cap, wide base slow-flow nipple, 1 valve, 3 membranes, tubing, neck/shoulder strap, AC adapter, battery power option, carry bag, instruction manual, and a Breastfeeding Information Guide.

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{Medela provided me with a Medela Swing breastpump for my review. My opinions came from my own little head and I was not compensated for this post.}

2 cleansing comments:

Finding My Weigh said...

With our first baby breastfeeding was a real issue and it hurt too much to pump. With our second baby breastfeeding was going well but I was still nervous to pump. My friend gave me her Medela and it was fantastic! SO comfortable to use, no pain at all! Such a relief. :)

Kmama said...

What a good review. I used the Medela PIS when I was nursing Buster. I loved it. Good to know the single pumps work just as good, if not better!

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