Purchased the medela swing after being given one from a friend as it finally carked itself. I find this pump pretty easy too use, the down falls for me are you have too have both the bottles attached even if you one to pump one boob and sterilizing i find it very fiddly having to put it together and make sure its dried well or it doesnt work properly. All up its a pretty good pump but i found the single medela pump alot easier too use the parts were alot better
Very light and compact pump, easy to move around while still extracting milk. It is quite comfortable to use and easy to maintain. It provides another way to express breast milk instead of doing it manually. It is an absolutely handy device; it saved the day so many times I lost count. The downside is that it takes a while to extract all the milk you need but totally manageable.
Good breast pump
Being the only breast pump i have used i would rate it pretty good it does the job well. Only problem i find is all the parts having to disassemble them each time i sterilise them. Works well doesnt take my long to use and can take it on the go of need to.
My best friend
Very comfortable to use and compact Making it very private. I use it for 15/30 mind per session. This is easy to clean providing that you don't have milk go back up into the system as its an open system that can cause mild mold . I definitely would use this product again but I'd love to see medela being out a compact closed system
Light, portable and effective.
This pump has been fabulous for all three of my babies. I have had the unit for 6 years now And it hasn’t failed to express great volume of milk easily and efficiently where ever I am. I have been able to pack it easily for travel, use it around the house indoors outdoors or wherever I am. It’s reasonably quiet so I can still be listening to the television or radio without being interrupted it is easy to clean and it is a comfortable unit to use. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending the medela products to other people.
Rescued my supply :)
I like that it has the option of being battery or mains power, makes moving between work and home easy. its fairly small and with the lanyard and a pumping bra I can move around the house and pump at the same time because its light. I pump several times a day to maintain milk supply and only wish that I had maybe gotten the double pump version to be a bit quicker. Once or twice milk got caught in the tubing with was a pain to clean but a pipe cleaner worked.
Happy with my purchase
great but pricey
I bought the medela after having the avent hand pump. I absolutely loved it in comparison to a hand pump unfortunately the price I felt was too much. I did purchase is years back but still feel it was overpriced. I did not use to more that 4 months. I had no issues with it and do recommend but again feel oys an overpriced product
Great pump - easy to use
I have had my pump for over 2 years and it still works perfectly. Its a little noisy but nothing that bothers you that much. Its super easy to use and i find that being able to increase and decrease the strength depending on how much milk i need is a handy feature.
Good enough for me
Personally, i think this product is comfortable enough and useful for my new-motherhood-experience. Each time using the pump only takes me a few minutes. And it worked well to reduce discomfortness on your breasts and to avoid mastitis (i got once). But not using it often so just okay for me.
Easy to use
The Medela Swing has definitely made my breastfeeding life that little bit easier. It's simple to use, clean and maintain and I'd probably use it again in the future. The only drawback to this device is that it isn't a hospital-grade closed system, which means it isn't as hygienic and the parts/motor can get damaged if milk gets through. If I'd been more informed at the time I would've gone for a closed system. In saying that, it's a good device and replacement parts are easy to come by in retail stores like Target and Baby Bunting.
Great, easy to travel with and easy to set up
Purchased after leaving hospital with a baby who had tongue tie issues and wasnt able to latch, didnt think i would need to purchase so wasnt preparrd and purchased on a whim, however very happy with my decision. Comfortable to use with all different attatchment sizes, good pumping strength, portable, easy to clean and will definatley use again for future children. A little on the expensive side however well worth the money.
This product was ok but I found it didn't have good suction. It was extremely comfortable to use and was discreet and quiet but I thought that it could have been better if the suction to the breast was more (I found too much air was able to sneak under). Super easy to clean and store in the little pouch. Easy to carry around if need be and the little bags to freeze milk in was ideal.
Easy to use
Easy to use breast pump, my set came with bags to use for freezing which makes it easy for my husband to feed with so I could sleep and go out. It can be expensive but is well worth the price. It is alsi very easy to clean and steralise.
I used this constantly for 6 weeks after baby stopped breast feeding. It worked well was easy to use and clean. It was also quiet to use. I do think it was expensive however. I wish it'd come with extra pieces in it such as the flap near the tube and an extra tube. The Medela should come with all the accessories given it's cost.
its one of the best pump to use
It is comfortable to use.
I have seen my friends using it and its so comfortable so I thought to buy it .
Its easy to use even in hospitals doctors use this.
Its easy to clean and came with everything one need .
Would recommend to anyone who wants to express milk.
Great pump that lasted the distance
I used this pump after I had my son and then my daughter. After 2 years of very regular use it was still working perfectly. It came with everything you needed and I especially liked the breast milk storage bags and bottles that kept the breast milk fresh, importantly, safe! Additional accessories were easy to find and not expensive. Great value for money!
Does the job well
I feel like a cow being milked, but hey that would be the same for all similar products. Product is small, comfortable (enough) to use and efficiently extracts my liquid gold. Only takes 15 mins each morning, rinses clean in hot water, easily stored. Would buy again for sure (if we had more kids)!
Awesome breast pump
Too be honest, I didn't realise how lucky I was with this. I thought it was good, but kind of hated pumping, so I just kind of did it as a matter of course.
But then, I loaned it to my friend whose pump (another brand) broke, and she came back to me saying that she wished she had got the Medela from the outset. Basically, it had reduced her pumping from 2 hours a day to 30 mins. She was almost weeping when she rang me!
So yeah, good pump!
Great little breast pump
I love this little compact breast pump so easy to use and even better you can take it with you anywhere (especially on holidays) and it's not big and bulky.
It's so easy to clean and doesn't take forever to set up. its so handy if you just need to express quickly
Absolutely fantastic pump, however it has a short life span.
The medela swing is by far my favourite pump to use. It's worth the investment and is easy to use and clean. There are a lot of attachments that you can find don't fit, which requires to purchase new pieces. Can be a costly item ($250ish) compared to other pumps. This pump has a life of 250 hours as said in the manual which I think is short for its price. However I loved it so much that if I need another pump I'd happily buy the same one again.
Questions & Answers
Hi Team, unknowingly I’ve bought swing flex when there’s a maxi flex , now it’s time consuming because I couldn’t use both breasts at a single time. Is there a way that I can replace a motor with an add on cost? As I’ve spent already 200$ do I need to spend another 270$ to get maxi flex?
Hi there, we are sorry to hear this! Please contact your place of purchase or our customer service team by calling 1800 787 345 or emailing email@example.com and they will do everything they can to help you. Please note that once a pump has been used, we cannot exchange or replace a motor unless there is a fault with the machine that is covered under warranty.
I have medela swing flex single pump. Buy now i need to use it with double tube i.e. to start pumping from both at one time. Can u suggest if u can buy accessories for it? All parts i saw says compatible with only maxi flex? Can u suggest what shud i buy to get extra tube and extractor?
Hi Neha, thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately our Swing Single breast pump is not able to be used as a double breast pump because the motor is not strong enough to express both breasts at the same time. It is designed as a single pump only. If you would like to double pump, you would need to purchase the Swing Maxi Flex or Freestyle Flex.
Thanks Natasha... that helps
No worries Neha. If you need further assistance, please contact our customer service team by calling 1800 787 345 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and they would be happy to help you.
I just bought Medela Swing (single) and I don’t seem to understand something basic- I do know you can use it either with the plug-in or with the batteries but isn’t there a need to give it an initial charge (of 24 hours like it goes with the Freestyle I used to have, before it was unfortunately broken beyond repair)? Can I use it straight away after I bought it (plugged in) or should there be an initial charging time prior to first use?
Hi Meital, thank you for reaching out! Because your Swing requires powering up with either batteries or mains power, you cannot 'charge' it as such, unlike the Freestyle which has a re-chargable battery. Your Swing pump is ready to use as soon as you receive it, either using batteries or plugged into mains power.
Hope this helps!
For further information, please contact our customer service team by calling 1800 787 345 or emailing email@example.com.
Nope, she’s ready to go. Just plug into the mains power and get pumping :)
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