It is very helpful for a new mum. I don’t have too much breastfeeding milk, but this can really help me when I am not with my baby. I have used it for 5 months since my baby was born. The suction is comfortable for me. And the battery can last a long time.
A bit expensive but worth it
My husband bought this model for me.I can just pack my pump and pump parts in my regular work bag or a small shopping bag. I leave the large black vinyl bag at home.If you plan to do long term breastfeeding, this product would offer you freedom.I love the convenience of this pump
Perfect saved me
Comfortable to use with adjustable speed. I use for 30 min each session and sanitise one a day. I store them in the fridge after each use. I would recommend this to my friends who are expecting. This allows my baby to get my breastmilk easily as I hVe sore nipples.
This breast pump is absolutely amazing
I can not recommend this product enough. I have used it for both of my babies and it is a life saver. I have save so much time using this breast pump. It is one of the beat on the market as the suction is high so the express time is less. Highly recommended.
Great pump! My husband bought this for me when our baby was just a couple days old because I was having lots of trouble feeding. It has great suction and cups that doesn't hurt. it's a bit pricey but well worth the money. Also comes with a handy carry bag.
Not for me
i got this because it was given to me. i felt that the suction wasnt very strong and i didnt get a lot of milk from using this pump. also there were too many parts to wash and put back together. replacement parts were expensive too. ive tried other brands that are less expensive and works better.
Very useful and high grade!
This is a gift from my parents and it is surely something I’ve been using since I gave birth. Especially now that my milk is established and I easily get engorged if I don’t feed. This has been very useful and easy to use. Rechargeable and long lasting. Easy to bring and travel with. You can bring this when you travel or do road trips. You’ll get good results even if you just do a few minutes.
Just make sure you get the right flange for better pumping, the one that comes with this is for 24mm.
I purchased at Baby Kingdom (it costs more than $400). I use it 5-6 times a day. It works perfectly well for the first 3 months - Super convenient, very quite and easy to clean! However, after I replaced the pump parts (bought from Chemist warehouse), the suction became weak and it got worse everyday. I've checked all the tubing, connectors and the battery - all looking good but still not working properly. I have used it for 5 months - I can now hand express more milk than the pump. Very disappointed!
It doesnt work for me ( small boob)
I know a lots of friends that uses it and love it but it just doesnt work for me ! Would it be because of my chest size ? I use a asian brand breast pump which cost only 50 aud and it works amazingly well ! This one just cost too much!
Use 7-10 times a day. Have had pump for just over 5 months now.
Have had to replace too many parts.
Too expensive, still paying for parts that stop working.
Battery no longer holds a charge. only works while plugged in (sucks for travelling).
Would not spend this much money on this pump again.
Ive been using this pump for 2 months now and am very happy with it, I use it twice a day for about 20 minutes at a time and find it very easy and comfortable to use, its quite easy to keep clean and maintain in a good way, I would recommend this machine to anyone looking for a pump
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Good reliable product, rechargeable battery is great
We bought this for our new born who us exclusively on breast milk. The pump handles a lot of use, is efficient and really convenient with the rechargeable battery. Comes with a cool bag, 4 bottles, cooler bag with freezer brick and a free calma teat which was great to try (we then went out and purchased 4 more calma teats straight away, switching from avent bottles to medela).
Great product, super easy to use, so compact, being able
to walk around and do things while pumping is so convenient, parts do have to be cleaned each use, so if you use it frequently I would recommend getting an extra set of the suction attachments to have on hand.
Different suction strengthens and a timer on the screen is so helpful, I highly recommend this.
Used it so much, it's so worth it!
It is comfortable to use. I expressed only, therefore I'm on it every 3 hrs 8 times a day. Super easy to use and the battery can last for very long, I generally charge it every 2 days (you can charge and pump at the same time). It is more expensive than the swing, bigger and heavier and has the digital display to show you the pump time. I only pump at home so didn't have the need to bring it out with me. If you are someone who needs to pump outside it might add a bit of weight to your nappy bag. Only issue for me was one of the plastic part broke after 3 months and the replacement is not cheap. I haven't use other pumps before so I don't have a comparison but I am really happy with this pump.
Good quality pump happy with it overall
Great product overall.
cons: At the beginning it's not really comfortable to hold bottles and when you place them on the table they tend to fall, because the holding bases from the set are too light.
Pros: very handy piece of technology. Fully expresses all milk from your breasts. I was expressing manually before and man, I really felt like a milkmaid, taking half and hour or an hour to express. It was driving me crazy and I got miserable and grumpy. Makes expressing easy. The sunction is quite good and I love all the different modes and ...speeds the pump has to offer, quite happy with the purchase overall, and will recommend to others. P.S. the rating system on this website is out of 5 so I gave 5 because I'm still happy with the product put aside the cons and if counting out of 10, I'd give 9.
Used this pump due to our little ones birth defect. It saw us threw 8 months of expressing, major surgery’s and feeding. Handy and able to use anywhere, however cleaning it was tedious and we had to replace several parts numerous times. Great suction, was able to quickly make enough to feed Bub, something we found didn’t happen with other brands. Highly recommended
Efficient but fiddly to use
It's comfortable but fiddly to assemble and wash. The milk goes into the tubing and needs to be washed periodically. Quite often need to reassemble as it has no auction. Frustrating especially as you leak all over everything while reassembling. For an expensive product that's disappointing. On the plus side, can empty both breasts within 10-15 min of pumping and it has a reachargable battery and is light to carry. . But the assembly and washing up takes time. I would try Spectra S1.
This pump can be taken from room to room so you have the freedom to pump whenever you like especially when you have guests over visiting to see the baby. The battery life is also very good and lasts for around 5 hours of pump time. The only criticism is that the pump parts are fidly to fix.
A Wonderful Time Saver
As a family of 10, our lives are busy. My husband and I are juggling lots of tasks each day and with 8 children - ranging in age from 16 years to 3 months - our time is precious. Previously, I had used a hand pump to express milk for times when I would not be home due to work or social engagements. Whilst I found the hand pump to be effective, it was also time consuming. This could be stressful if I only had a small time frame available in which to express milk. During my latest pregnancy I did a lot of research into breast pumps and I decided...to try an electric one. I purchased the Medela Freestyle Double Electric Breast Pump. Medela was the brand of the electric pump I had always used whilst in hospital and I had seen a number of positive reviews as to its performance. I am pleased to say that this was a great decision! My Medela Freestyle is super efficient - within 9 minutes I have expressed both sides! This is a life saver time wise - I honestly believe that being able to express so quickly will allow me to breastfeed for longer and with far less stress. The pump itself was very comfortable on and I found it easy to put together, attach and use. I also purchased the Medela Quick Clean Micro Steam Bags. My husband loves the bags for the ease it affords him when getting my pump and bottles ready. They are also perfect for travel - every hotel room has at least a microwave! As an experienced mum who has breastfed for MANY, MANY years, I highly recommend the Medela Freestyle. It is highly efficient, easy and comfortable to use and very easy to clean and sterilise.
Super comfortable to use. I guess it depends on each person but you can be pumping for a while to get what you need but it works really well.
A little bit annoying to clean but easy to maintain. I would for sure use this pump again with twins a double pump is a must but I do think it is helpful for any mum as it makes it faster doing both at once.
Questions & Answers
My pump auto shut off in like 5 mins for few time already what should I do now
We will probably need a little bit more information. Please call our customer service team on 1800 787 345 and we will be more than happy to assist.
Can this be used as one pump at a time or does both have to be used together?
Yes, I think so. Use plastic wrap between shield and breastshield connector. Then you can transfer Freestyle to a single pump
Hi Chris, yes the Freestyle can easily be converted from a double to a single pump and back again simply by unplugging the tubing from one of the pump connectors and plugging it into the square shaped adaptor in the centre of the tubing. This needs to be done to regulate the vacuum otherwise it will be lost out of the side not being used. Thank you Medela Australia.
Are these fixable / good for a service once out of the warranty period?
Hi Nat, generally we do not fix pumps however should the need arise please contact our customer service team to discuss the options available and we will do the best we can to help you. Thanks Medela Australia
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