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Philips Avent Comfort Manual

Philips Avent Comfort Manual

SCF330/11 and SCF330/20
3.7 from 34 reviews

It does the job if you can't afford an electric pump

When my ds was a baby I used the pump quite a bit as my boobs were not being drained properly it is comfortable enough to use and I was able to express enough to store milk in the freezer however my little one wouldn't take any bottles. Overall I reccomend the pump as it's cheaper then an electric and it does the same job probably a little more time consuming and effort need to be applied. Easy to clean.

Purchased in November 2018 at Target Australia.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Ease of Use
Cleaning & Maintenance
Noise Level
Usage Frequency Short-term
Milk Expressing FrequencyOccasionally (once a day or less)
Feeding Methods Breastfeeding
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Hi April, thanks for your review. We're glad to hear the manual pump has been helpful to you when little one was a baby. Hopefully the both of you are doing great! Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

just OK

not very recommended if you need to pump out a big volume or frequently, it will not give you what you expected but only very sore hands. choose the electronic one, it is more expensive but also more effective.

Purchased in June 2017.

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Hello Melinda, Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to hear the use of the pump leaves you with little milk, as well as sore hands. This is surely not an ideal situation. Please find some tips below, that might help in getting more milk: 1. Choose a calm time when you are not in a hurry and are not disturbed. It can stimulate the milk supply when your baby is around or when you look at a picture of your baby. 2. Warmth and relaxation can help, so you might try to express milk after a warm bath or shower. 3. Placing a warm washcloth or a Philips Avent thermo compress on your breasts or massaging your breast for a few minutes before you start pumping can also stimulate your milk supply and can calm sore breasts. 4. Try pumping milk from one breast while your baby is drinking on the other, or try to continue pumping after feeding. It may help if you start pumping early in the morning before you start doing something else. 5. Wait at least an hour after feeding before your milk expresses. 6. Moving the pump on your chest can sometimes help stimulate your mammary glands. 7. Ensure that the nipple can move freely during pumping. Note 8.Do not use the breast pump for more than five minutes at a time if the pumping fails. Try to pump again at a different time during the day. Stop pumping and consult your lactation consultant or healthcare professional if pumping becomes painful. Shortly after delivery, not much milk is produced. This is normal and you do not have to worry about this because your baby only needs a small amount. If you are unsure, discuss this with your obstetrician, doctor, lactation specialist or breastfeeding consultant. If there is anything else we can do for you, please feel free to reach out to us. We'd be happy to help make this a comfortable experience for you. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Good for occasional use

This breast pump is good if you are not expressing multiple times a day. I prefer manual over electric as I can do at my own pace and is not expensive. But too much of manual expressing is so tiring. It is portable. Mine had a squeaky noise each time I press which makes it difficult to use in the room when baby sleeps.

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Hi there. Thank you for sharing your experience with the Comfort breast pump. We can imagine the squeeky noise is far from ideal. It might be caused by assembly, so we'd like for you to take a look at the following video: https://bit.ly/2RcVcGN. If you've assembled the breast pump correctly, please feel free to get in contact with our customer support so that we can look into alternative solutions. You can find our contact options here: https://bit.ly/2RcYmus. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team.

Great pump

I loved my manual great pump. Easy to use and easy to clean. I didn't need to use often-but on the occasions I did it was great. Was comfortable and reasonably priced. I would recommend to get a electric pump for anyone wanting to do it more than weekly but I managed with this one.

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Hey there, Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences here. It's good to read you loved your Avent pump. :) Take care, and all the best. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Hard to work out

Bought it for my daughter for her first baby in May. Took us a while to work it out as we took the plug out thinking the milk would not get through. Once we worked it out she was able to express without much trouble. She said it felt soft and not uncomfortable. I will be buying another one soon as other daughter is having a baby

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Hey there, Liz, Thanks for sharing your experience here. Congratulations on becoming a grand parent! :) These muse be exciting times for you and your family. We're glad to hear the AVENT pump has been able to make help your daughter and grand child with feeding. We wish you all the best. :) Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

just OK

bought two years ago, only used a few times. first two or three times was ok to use, although couldn't get as much milk out as the electric pump l used when l was at hospital, but still was quite acceptable. but after using it for few times l found it getting harder and harder to pump milk out, so l ended up buying another electric one and it was mch much better and much much more convenient. not recommend

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Hey there, Sally, Thank you for sharing this here with us. We regret hearing the manual pump has not been the best pump for you. We do take your feedback into consideration, as this is the most valuable tool for us in order to improve our product. So we appreciate the fact you've taken the time to share this here with us. Take care for now, and if we can assist in any way, please feel free to reach out via social media. :) Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

I like it

This worked well for me. Comfortable and got a decent amount out. It did squeak though. I think to get a good amount out you have to trigger a let down. Also i removed the comfort pad. Good price and good packaging too. I would recommend it for using it on the go, its not meant for full time use.

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Hi there, Alie, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here with us. :) It's good to hear this has worked well for you, and that you recommend using the pump. All the best to you, and take care! Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Absolutely useless!!!!

I don't know if my pump is faulty or it's just has been designed to not work and waste my time. It squeaks a lot, can get some flow and it stops. I have to take it away and replace it again and again and again and have to do this all the time. It seems there is a problem with its suction. After 40 mins if I'm lucky I can get 40 ml from both breasts. I can get more milk if I use my hand only!!!
I heard from one of my friend she had the same problem and couldn't use it at all.
The only good thing about this pump is it's easy to clean.
Would you please stop making and selling these useless pumps!!!

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Hi Sharmin, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We regret hearing about your experience with our Viva Induction Cooker, that's definitely not supposed to happen. We kindly recommend you to reach out to our product specialists, who should be able to assist you in this regard. You're able to contact them by phone on 0800 658 22, but it's also possible to send us a message on either Facebook or Twitter (@PhilipsCare). It would then be great if you could share the product sticker with us in your message. We hope to hear from you. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Easy to use, tricky to clean

I found this pump very time intensive to use for both pumping and cleaning. A fair few pieces to take apart and clean between each use took up time I needed with a newborn. I used this one for for three months before switching. The pump itself functions pretty much as expected - you have to pump it constantly to maintain flow and make sure the seal around your breast stays in place. A little awkward to hold after a while and make my arm sore. Not bad for a manual pump but has absolutely nothing on an electric one.

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Hi Nita, thank you for sharing your experiences with the manual breast pump. We're sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied with the assembling and functioning of the pump. Of course, this breast pump couldn't beat an electric one and is hence most ideal for use on the go. We appreciate your feedback on this and will pass it on to the product team. This helps a great deal to improve our products in the future. Thank you, we really appreciate it! Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Great product gets the job done

This products works really well gets the job done. Typically I need to pump for about 30 mins and then my nipples will hurt or my hand starts to hurt from pumping. The brand is really good if I had the money I would have brought their electric version. It’s really quick and easy to clean and fast to set up and go. I will keep using it until no longer needed because it’s simple and easy to use.

Hard on hand

It is easy to use but hands got tired after a few pump, easy to clean. Would recommend it to infrequent user but not regular user. Price is little bit to high. I can use hands to pump almost have the same amount as this manual pump. Overall it is not a bad product.

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Thank you for taking the time to review the Avent Comfort Manual breastpump. We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear that overall you're satisfied with the breast pump. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please know we're available and happy to help. You can find our contact details on the following page: http://bit.ly/2yofpzO. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team.

This product helps us to save so much more time and energy

It is easy to use and clean. I got it because I have to work sometimes and my husband can just warm the milk to feed our baby. Awesome product. Highly recommended if you prefer breast feeding. Very easy to use for ny husband too. Like it is lot. Thanks.

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Hi RozLily, Thank you for your positive words here. Glad to hear the breast pump is serving you well. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Very useful and recommended

Have used this pump for both my daughters. Very easy to assemble and clean. It does make a squeeky sound that disturbs hubby at nights and is time consuming but that is just like any other manual pump. Overall I think it does its job well and I would surely recommend it

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Hi Maryam, we're happy to hear that you're keen on the performance of the Avent Comfort Manual breast pump. Thank you for sharing this with us. We wish you and your family a lovely week. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

So frustrating and not effective at all!

I purchased this to have on the go when out of the house. I spent a total of five minutes trying to find a way to make it work without feeling like it was ripping my nipples off. No one should fear for the safety of their nipples when using a breastpump. Never again!

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Hi Sonny, we're very sorry to hear that you've experienced your breast pump this way. We'd like to get you in touch with our product specialists, so they can investigate this further. It would therefore be very helpful if you could share your full name, country of residence, email address, address and phone number in a reply to our private message. We hope to hear from you soon. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Don't bother

What a waste of money, not only does it not work properly, it's expensive. Poor design means the bottle that attaches to the bottom constantly comes loose, no matter how hard you try to tighten.
I guess at least it's comfortable to wear while you're pumping and not getting much milk that you will then spill because of the loose bottle.

Hi Lauren, thank you for your review. We regret to hear that your bottle does not stay attached to your Avent manual breast pump. It would be great if you could reach out to our colleagues via 1300 363 391 so they can see how they can improve your experience. We're hoping to hear from you. Kind regards, The Philips Australia TeamIn fairness, I rewashed the bottle and it is now gripping much better - unfortunately I can't edit the review but it is working much better now the bottom isn't falling off and loosing suctionGreat to hear, Lauren. And no worries about the review, we're happy you're a little happier now with the product. Enjoy! Kind Regards, The Philips Australia Team

So comfortable and efficient

My first encounter with a breast pump was the highly rated Spectra S2 and it would take me 40 mins to 1.5 hours to empty each side. I thought this was just normal for me and that my boobs just took longer to empty. I was dreading each pumping session more and more so. I purchased this Phillips Avent for travel and wow it was a life changer! It was firstly very comfortable and I could lie back a little to pump and secondly it only took 5-10 mins to empty each side!! Wow amazing so I realised it wasn’t my boots but my lack of compatibly with the spectra. I haven’t looked back and absolutely love this pump and it is so portable too, I can pump anywhere.

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Hello, Shooe. Thank you for your elaborate review: it's great to see that our manual breast pump has been such a life changer! We're also happy to hear that the pumping sessions are now much easier for you. Thanks again for your kind words. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Amazing! Well worth the money

I had the tommee tippee electric pump and was so disappointed with it as hardly any milk was expressed. So I purchased the avent manual pump to give it a go. Wow! It is easy to clean and assemble and allows for quick expressing. I use it around 7 times a day and its so comfortable, no pain. I have no complaints!

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We're very grateful to hear that you're happy with the manual breast pump. Thanks for the review and kind words, Liz! :-) Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

So easy

This was such an easy breast pump to use
As a new mum being a bit lost as to what I was doing it was great to find a pump that was easy to use and at a reasonable price.
It was so easy to clean.
I would strongly recommend this product.

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Hello Elizabeth, we can understand that being a new mom is a fantastic albeit hectic time and we're very happy to hear that one of our products made that time just a little bit easier. Thanks for sharing your experience with us, it's much appreciated! Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Excellent purchase

My wife had never owned a pump before and we were hesitant to buy a manual one but it was the huge price difference that swayed us this way. The first time she used it we knew we'd made the right choice :)
She expresses when she's feeding on the other side and it works like a dream.
Very easy to clean and put back together.
Highly recommend.

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Hi Isy, we're so happy to hear that you and your wife feel like you made the right choice! This exactly sounds like the experience we wish to deliver with the breast pump. Thanks for sharing your feedback here! Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Very Good

I used this manual pump when i was weaning baby to bottle. Very easy to use, clean and sterilise. It did occasionally make a squeaky noise. Love how the milk storage cups and bottles fit onto the pump. Sometimes wouldn't pump properly but it was because i wasn't holding it correctly.

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Thanks for your concise and to the point review, Anna. :) We're glad that our pump was able to help you, even if a little, with the enormous task of motherhood. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

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Questions & Answers

I have just purchased the Avent Manual Breast Pump with Natural bottle SCF330/20. Can I use this model pump with the Classic bottles as well?
1 answer
yes, of course you can use the classic bottles. the classic bottles just don't match with the SCF330/20's cap but it perfectly match with the pump.


Philips Avent Comfort Manual SCF330/20Philips Avent Comfort Manual SCF330/11
CategoryManual Breast PumpsManual Breast Pumps
Price (RRP)99.9599.95

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