Disappointed with well known product.
Puchased at the chemist, simply choose this pump as it had a well known name and thought it wouldn't disappoint. My pump is less than 4months old.
Milk can easily get into tubing which then leads into pump. This happened to me and I have cleaned out as per instructions on their website. I have recently discovered mould growing in the tubing. I contacted Medela who advised me to try using a pipecleaner to clean out pump or try flush out with warmer water. The pump won't be covered under warranty for this.
I have since thrown out my unit as yo...
Does the job.
I find this pump easy to use, however hit and miss as to whether it efficiently removes milk. The breast shields are inflexible and not very comfortable, you can purchase them in different sizes for $$$. It's fairly easy to assemble and break down and clean, and it does the job.
I would definitely buy a double pump in the future, and probably try the Spectra instead.
My pump is second hand and came without batteries or a power cord - the cord cost $60 to buy, after I discovered that batteries will last maybe 1 or 2 days max. So if you are ...
It didn't do it's job with me
I bought this pump cause I was told it was the best but unfortunately it didn't work with my breast shape. It was very hard to express and I found the suctioning cups very rigid and not ergonomic. I think it works better for bug nipples so the expressing is faster. In my case I needed something wider to express. It would be a better product if they improve the plastic uncomfortable suction cup.
Not the greatest pump on the market
I bought this pump when my daughter was in NICU.
I expressed multiple times (6-8) everyday for 9 months.
It was comfortable to use but did not have an overly strong suction.
It would occasionally draw milk into the tubing which can then push it into the motor.
The parts were not very easy to clean and were expensive to replace.
It did the job but i would not use it again. There are far more superior pumps on the market at a similar price point.
good product but the quality need to improved
my wife bought one swing modle from Target two years before, but it was not working last week, she like the swing maxi but think it is expensive and hard to clean the valve parts, also the parts pricing is dear. For a 300 breast pump, it should be realible, but it stoped working after two years.
We bought the swing modle from chemist warehouse this week, however we find not the swing modle is not work as efficiently as swing modle, so we go to the chemist store to ask for refund and buy a maxi modke, but the manager rejucted and told us"the...package had been opened, we can not exchange or refund it". Before we buy the swing modle, the sales staff did not told us certain refund contidion and the invoice did not show any related words, we feel very upset about that.
Average suction, very noisy.
I was given this great pump of a friend as a baby shower present. In the beginning I loved it however the more I began to use it the more frustrating to clean. It was uncomfortable and so noisy! Pumping 6 times a day was such a chore with this pump, I probably wouldn’t use this pump again as an everyday pump
Whist the medala swing has been comfortable to use it often gets milk into the suction hose risking it going into the machine causing the need to turn off the machine and end your pumping session until the tube is clear and dry again. It is difficult to clean in all the little sections but does its job as a pump.
Wanting to use it more.
Bought it for use on my girlfriend.
Looking for more candidates as I'm adept in it's operation.
It is easy for me to use and maintain it in sterile condition.
My partner says it is far easier to use with avid operator and thoroughly endorses my gentle touch and efficiency.
Bought it from my bub was 5 days old because of my nipple 's problem . First time the machine seem great even a little noisemakers from it . The problem is my milk is not increase and so hard for me to buy a large shield in my area . Really want to rate 5 star but now I just feed my bub by the formula
Most of my friend recommend this to me
Most of my friend recommend this to me. I am yet to use it and very looking forward to use it too. First the product looks good to me. It has good size itself and very easy to bring it with you to travel or bring it back to work. Will come back to share more experience after using.
Easy to use
I purchased the double and only used a couple of times as the bottles were no good. No matter how tight I sealed the bottle to the pump, I was getting leaks so I purchased another brand and it is working a treat. I contacted customer care about it and they were not helpful and didn't offer replacement parts to see if it fixed the problem. All in all a lot of money spent on this and not much use.
I used Medela pump for about 3 months. It was a bit pricey. It was a very comfortable machine. Doesn't hurt when using. Easy to clean & maintain. You can always buy the parts. I used it 3-4 times a day. I had to stop it because of my milk supply was decreasing. I've saved the pump for future pregnancies.
Does the job
It is comfortable on the breast initially, but what is uncomfortable is having to hold it to the breast for such a long time. I normally pump 20 per breast, so that is 40 minutes in a still awkward sore position. The bottles that come with the pump are cheap looking and get scratched very easily. Sometimes after pumping it leaks from the bottle. The valve is heavy and I get the stand it meant to stop it from toppling over, but it still does. In retrospect I should have bought a double pump hands free. It is so hard to look after a baby and pump at the same time, I just don't have 20 minutes to spare to pump in peace and quiet. I built up quite a store of expressed BM, but stopped after a few months as it got too tiring.
Good portable pump
It's comfortable to use, but require both hands to use it. Also, it's not that easy to clean & not very powerful. However, it's quite light to hold.
I've used it for the first 3 months when I need to express after feeds. After that I've changed to use formula.
Good for occasional pumping
I used the Medela Swing for around 2 months when needing to express after feeds. It was used a few times a day for around 10-20 mins. It was a little fiddly at times and required two hands to use which was tricky when having to hold bub. Machine worked efficiently and automatic switch from let down is handy. Machine is a good size and easy to transport. Cleaning is fairly easy although moisture seemed to get in the tubing easily. I would use this again unless needing to express more often - a larger machine would be better
Questions & Answers
Hi Medela team,
I have a swing flex single breast pump from 8 years ago when I got it for my first child. I am just wondering if the new edition accessories such as tubing and connector will fit my old motor? Plus do I need a valve and membranes as the replacement for it? Thanks!!
Thanks for asking! We do have spare parts you can use, the best thing to do would be to either call our customer services team directly on +61 (0) 3 9552 8600 and they will be able to tell you exactly what you need or visit our store, medelastore.com.au and purchase directly what you need.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com and they would be happy to help you.
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