Light, compact and portable
Cordless, hands-free operation
Easy and comfortable to use
A little pricey at $549.95
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Fantastic just as good as the hospital grade one... highly recommended
I ordered this while I was using/hiring the hospital grade Medela double pump I received this 2 weeks later so I was use to a great pump. This pump is amazing the breast shields fit perfectly and I got the bra to fit with it aswell so i can do things around the house, cook dinner or sit and relax while I pump and the time goes by really quickly. I highly recommend this pump 5 star
Purchased in July 2021 at Chemist Warehouse Online Store for $385.00.
Easy to use.
Comfortable and easy to use. Takes me about 5 minutes to get enough milk for a serve. I use it with the bra for hands free. Battery lasts multiple uses.
Purchased in February 2021 at Baby Bunting for $300.00.
suction is awful, works fine as a single pump but is terrible as a double!
i bought this pump in september 2020 in preparation to go back to work. i’ve used it about three times successfully, but ever since the suction seems to be getting lower and lower. every time i hook it up as a double pump, one side doesn’t pump properly. the suction gets so low on one side that it’s actually laughable but if you unhook the good side, the suction goes back to fantastic.
i tried to get in contact with the retailer and was told because i live in New Zealand, i’m not entitled to a warranty as they can’t ensure the correct electric...al points were used. again, laughable because the electrical points in both AU/NZ are the same. i’ve kept trying to contact chemist warehouse in regards as i’m entitled to one according to the handbook i received with the pump, but i’m being ignored. did email medela once and they said it’s up to the retailer, but gave me tips on how to reset the pump which unfortunately didn’t work. medela themselves haven’t been awful but i’m never buying anything from chemist warehouse again. will email medela again in regards :)
Purchased in September 2020 at Chemist Warehouse Online Store for $384.96.
Pumping 8 times a day with ease.
I’ve had to pump instead of breastfeed due to low milk supply. This meant at the start I was pumping every 3-4 hours. It has been super easy to use when paired with the Medela pumping bra (an absolute must if you are pumping frequently).
It has a really long battery life which means I could take it out with me all day and not worry about having to charge it. This was heaps better then friends of mine who were stuck attached to a power outlet, when I would be able to pump in the car on long drives.
It’s strong suction also means I can pump quic...
Purchased in October 2020 at Baby Bunting for $499.00.
EP from 4.5 months. Love portability
Perfect for exclusive pumping and not being stuck sitting for 20-30min. With the right sized flanges I've been able to increase supply. As I started EP at 4.5 months due to distracted little boy and mastitis episode my supply isnt the greatest to begin with, I'm glad I was able to increase supply with this pump
Only negative- cord to hang around wrist would be great for a neck chain, and the cost is quite high compared to similar pumps on the market
Purchased in July 2020 at Baby Bunting for $599.00.
Would be lost without it!
Great little pump! I have been pumping exclusively for almost the past 3 months, I've had the flex about a month now. I love e not being tied to an outlet, being able to tend to my other kids while pumping. The motor is getting louder over time though and I really wish it had a screen lock as I tend to accidentally touch the screen at times, and a belt clip would be nice. I paid $399 for my pump, on sale, but still expensive for what it is. Exclusively pumping will put it to the test over the next few months.
Purchased in November 2020 at Amazon for $399.00.
Convenient pump, still some issues
As a exclusively pumping mom I needed something small and portable. This checked off the boxes. Love this pump. However, I am on my third pump since April as there seems to be an issue with the motor maybe? My first pump stopped working in the middle of the night. It was plugged in and had almost a full battery. It shut down and never turned back on again, luckily I still had my hospital grade rental at home so I was able to continue pumping. I will say that medela has some amazing customer service and over nighted me a brand new pump the next ...day. They also sent me their manual pump incase this happened and I was stuck without a pump. Two months later it happened again in the middle of the night but this time I was able to turn the pump on but as soon as I hit start the motor would make a weird noise and crap down immediately. I had to use the manual pump and it took me close to an hour to empty at 4 am. I was frustrated, tired, and crying. As soon as I woke up I ran out to get a rental. Again they over nighted me a new pump. So while I love the pump, There still seem to be some issues with the motors. As an exclusively pumping mom I can’t be left without a pump.
Purchased in May 2020 at Amazon for $425.00.
It's effective pumping. I'm happy with it. no issue yet. Used it twice for both kids. Charger needed replacement after 5 years. Cost is a bit high like most Medela products.
The fact that the battery died is not good. It works really well. Expresses well and is great but the battery is a problem. I used an earlier model and it was also great but again the battery had an issue. For a product that costs $500 or more it is not what I would expect.
Purchased in February 2020 for $560.00.
Great, Easy, lightweight, comfortable
Easily used, light, charges quick, good for use in the car or standing holding baby while pumping. I used this for about 6 months now. I have also used the medela swing and this one is much better more gentle and mimics baby better. Parts are easier to clean with no back flow of milk. Love the cooler bag and the travel handbag makes it easy to put everything in while on the go
Purchased in April 2020 for $600.00.
Great pump overall, only a few little niggles
This pump is easy to use, super portable, light, and had great battery life. Touch screen needs a lock so you can walk around without it getting bumped and operating. Also, I find the clips on the bits that the membranes and bottles go into stopped holding after awhile. I have to use bands to keep them closed. Pump was nice and quiet, but has been getting noisier and is now fairly loud. I have been using it nearly 4 months, almost exclusively pumping.
Purchased in December 2019 at Baby Bunting Physical store.
For someone like me who is a first time mum, this product is very easy to use and clean. It's cordless and touch screen therefore i'm able to multitask at the same time when i have my medela bra making it hands-free. I produce a fair amount while expressing something like 350ml in 10minutes and that's at a suction strength L4. If you want a stronger suction then you can just up the strength easily on the product. There's also a timer on this product for convenience. This pump is really compact and I'm able to bring it with me anywhere or wherever i need to. I honestly really love this pump and would recommend it to any new mothers.
Purchased in February 2020 at Baby Bunting for $499.00.
A great product for convenience!
I am a first time mum and I recently gave birth to my son. I bought the Medela Freestyle Flex and I absolutly love it. The device itself is small and compact. The touch screen and the different settings are easy to figure out without having to look in the instructions manul. The timer on the device is a great addition, it saves me from pulling out my phone to time the session or calculating the time on my clock especially in the wee hours of the morning, which can be a struggle already being so sleep deprived. I love the fact that it is cordles...s, it has a long battery life and I've been able to take it with me anywhere I go and pump without a worry. It uses a USB charge, so it is very convient and it doesn't take long to charge. I've been out and about, so I've been able to utilise the cooler bag, freezer pack and the tote that the pump came with. The cooler bag and freezer pack will allow 4 bottles which is plenty of room for a day trip and it keeps the temperture. The tote is the perfect size for me to just chuck everything in there without the bag being too bulky. Absolutly love this product!
Purchased in January 2020.
Easy to pump it!
Easy, comfy, pumps well, light weight, quiet and easy to clean.
Negative - it is only capable to pump two breast at a time.
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The Freestyle Flex has been a god send!
I absolutely love my Freestyle Flex breast pump. It’s so compact and convenient to take anywhere & I love that the double breast pump gets more milk in a shorter amount of time! Highly recommend, it’s simply the best breast pump!
Purchased in November 2019 for $549.00.
Questions & Answers
I have recently changed from the Medela electric maxi double pump to the Medela Electric flexi double and have run into a bit of trouble. I am finding that the overall power of the pump is nothing the same as the maxi and is still leaving my breast half full and not properly draining them.
Would just like to know why this is ?
Hi Chloe, we are sorry to hear that you are finding the suction to be less effective for your Freestyle Flex breast pump. Please contact our customer service team who will do everything they can to help you by calling 1800 787 345 or emailing email@example.com.
Same here I purchase freestyle 10 days ago anita section power is too low it only section on one breast only
With the Freestyle Flex it says 250 hour operating life, could you please confirm if this is for the motor or the more easily replaced parts?
Hi Becks, our Freestyle Flex battery lasts up to 8 double pumping sessions before needing to be recharged via USB, and the motor comes with a 2 year warranty. In regards to the spare parts, we do not have a specified time frame for if/when these would need to be replaced as it depends on maintenance and care of the spare parts. For more information, please contact our customer service team by calling 1800 787 345 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hi, i have a problem with my medela free style flex, sometimes one of them is losing suction, even after i clean and dry it perfectly, sometimes both of it works but there is a loud suction sound come out, its not like this before.. is there anything i can do to fix it? Thanks
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- This double electric breast pump is light to tote around in your handbag, weighing just 300g
- A built-in rechargeable battery is powered via a USB port
- Pairs with the MyMendela smartphone app, so you can time your pumping sessions and record the amount of milk you’ve expressed
- Digital interface is equipped with touchscreen controls, so you can pause pumping, switch to expression mode or adjust vacuum levels
- Comes with Medela PersonalFit Flex breast shields, which help with both comfort and producing more milk
Points of praise for the Medela Freestyle Flex:
- Easy to use and comfortable when it came to expressing milk, and also easy to clean
- The cordless, hands-free operation was highly appreciated by new mothers, along with the lightweight build and ease of portability
- Long battery life was another plus point, with some mothers saying that they can use it for 2-3 days (used up to three times a day) before the pump needs charging
- The double breast pump functionality means you’ll get more milk in a shorter space of time, making this pump an efficient option for expressing milk.
Medela is pumped to be a 2021 Award Winner in the Breast Pump category. With high scores given by reviewers to the Freestyle Flex’s portability, suction ability and comfort level during use, it’s not difficult to see why Medela has won this award.
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