Can help boost milk supply
Comfortable breast shields
Device is rather bulky
Battery issues, refused manufacturers warranty
After 2 months, battery dropped less than half of its original life. Contact support. Was told the wrong information about battery life and told me there’s nothing wrong with it when clearly there was. Customer service person refused to escalate to management per request and blocked me on messenger. Taking this to consumer affairs
Purchased in December 2020 at Spectra Baby for $400.00.
Absolutely disgusting service and horrible product
This company are the worst company I have ever dealt with. I bought my pump back in April of 2020, the pump started having suctioning issues in June of 2020. I contacted the team at spectra who insisted there was nothing wrong and that I needed new parts, I sent a video through and they still told me to buy new parts. I am also having issues with the battery which started in July of 2020. They told me to log the battery hours and after logging the hours the pump will only last 90 minutes off charge as opposed to lasting for 3-4 hours (as stated...on their website). After messaging them several times because they were reading my messages but ignoring, they blocked me and now I have no way of contacting them! They are a disgusting company... Do not make the same mistake I did. They are a money hungry business who do not care about their customers. The moment you have an issue with your pump they will dismiss it and then eventually block you, all you have to do is read the other hundred reviews that are stating the same thing. Their reviews on their website are fake. Do not trust this company they will rip you off. They claim the pump comes with warranty but that is a lie. Unfortunately, I learnt the hard way and have been blocked. This company isn't even registered for GST! They are dodgy. Fair trading NSW will be contacted tomorrow and I will not hesitate to fill a court claim. Good luck to them.. They're going to need it. I wont stop until I get what I deserve.
Purchased in April 2020 at birth partner for $372.00.
Horrible customer service: blocked me
Terrible company: avoid this company at all costs. pump became very weak and The battery life decreased under the guaranteed battery life. We were well within our consumer rights to get a warranty claim however this company ignored my messages and then blocked me. I have never dealt with a company like this my entire life. How desperate can they be for more. I will be taking my claim to NCAT. Disgusting people and I will be ensuring the word spreads. AVOID AT ALL COSTS
Purchased in January 2020.
Horrible customer service!! Constant same issue with their pumps!
Horrible customer service! When asked to speak to the manager after the poor service i was blocked! I wrote a letter and was never responded to!
After just over year, the pump died. It would make a ticking noise and then off. They sent a loan pump which did the same thing and made me prove it was the pump and not my brand new parts! Didnt seem empathetic to the fact I exclusively pump to feed my daughter and was very upset as my supply dropped dramatically. Forced to give formula now
My milk never came back to its full capability that it was ...before my pump broke and now 2 months later, my pump is dead again. In my opinion i should either receive a brand new pump or a full refund of the receipt price. To have the same issue in 2 different pumps in only 3 months is shocking.
Purchased in May 2019.
A good breast bump
I bought this product for my wife when she just gave birth to our son but found it difficult to produce any milk by herself. The bump was comfortable enough to use, but we found it did not work that effectively as we expected, it took quite a long time to bump little milk though, so my wife had to sit on the bed for quite a while to produce enough milk for our child very often, so we eventually gave up using it because it just took forever waiting the milk. We had never tried to carry it elsewhere because we did not use it frequently after a co...uple of weeks, but I'd image it would not be difficult to carry it around. Overall speaking, the breast bump does produce some milk but the amount of milk you get also entirely depends on yourself, if you do have enough milk, then you will get a good result.
Purchased in August 2018.
Worst customer service
I waited months to order this pump. I finally order it on sale with the storage bags and they fail to mention at the time of ordering that the storage bags will arrive after 1 January 2020, so I order the pump and boxes of the storage bags and then Im told after I submit the order to just sit back and wait until after 1 January 2020 for my breast pump as well. My baby is due soon and had I have known, I wouldnt have made the order. Spectra then proceed to tell me they cant deliver the pump without the bags, they need to reverse the entire order..., I then need to pay another $330 and re-order it. The customer service was terrible and extremely unhelpful. Do not buy from this site. Misleading and deceptive advertising. Save your money and time and buy elsewhere.
Highly impractical: Must air dry parts. Impossible when pumping every 2-3hrs! And $672+ in replacement parts every year!
My wife can't breastfeed, for reasons I won't mention here, so she borrowed this pump from a friend, but she purchased all the accessories new. This pump is highly impractical. The instruction manual says you must air dry all parts after washing and everything must be 100% dry before using for the next session. Otherwise, if you don't air dry everything, the backflow protector will be wet and moisture will get inside the tube and pump motor. Once moisture gets inside, bacteria and mould can grow inside the tube and the pump motor, so you'll hav...e to buy a whole new pump for $379. When you're pumping every 2-3 hours like my wife is, it is impossible for the parts to air dry in 2-3 hours, especially in the winter, at night, on a hot and humid day, or on a rainy day. And if you actually air dry the parts, then they are no longer sterile. So basically, you can never have sterilised parts when using this pump. Another point is that you have to replace the duck valves every 3-4 weeks if you're using the pump more than once a day or even earlier if you're sterilising. And you also have to replace the backflow protectors every 6-8 weeks if you're using the pump more than once a day, and again, even earlier if you're sterilising. The duck valves are $14 a pair and the backflow protector is $14 each, so $28 for a pair. Then you have to consider postage fees on top. If you're replacing the duck valves every 2 weeks and the backflow protectors every month, you're basically spending $56 + postage per month, or $672 + postage per year. Cost of replacement parts per year is more than buying a brand new pump itself! As you can imagine, this is highly impractical and very expensive!
Purchased in March 2019.
I don’t understand what all the fuss is about...
Ordered this after reading all the great reviews. Item arrived faulty! The fault didn’t affect the function of the pump (as I was told by spectra customer service) and I was encouraged to use it. I tried to use it for a little while, but the suction was horrible. My Medela swing worked so much better. Contacted customer service and they organised a refund. Customer service was great! For the price, I was expecting a much better quality pump and annoyed they sent out a faulty one. Only great thing was the built in light!
Purchased in November 2018 for $379.00.
Supposed to be the best of the best...
The s1 is light, easy to carry, but awkward to balance on the couch (which is where I usually pump). I can use the pump for 20+ minutes and only seem to get around 80ml whereas another pump I have I can use for 10 minutes and get upwards of 140ml. The nightlight feature is helpful and bright enough to see the screen but not bright enough it's disruptive, the pump is relatively quiet which i appreciate when pumping next to bub while she's asleep. Customer service is lovely, they're very helpful and will usually offer you a discount code if you'r...e purchasing the s1. Shipping was fast. I pump once a day to build supply and a stash for when I go back to work and honestly have not used this pump more than a few times as for the price I am disappointed in the output.. but that may be user error. All in all its a good hospital grade pump which is what I desperately wanted! Edited to add, after spending abit more money I got a shield size that suited me better. The output has increased but I'm disappointed i had to spend even more money.
Purchased in July 2018 for $330.00.
Does not suit me
First of all, I want to give credit to Spectra customer service. They reply to your enquiries very promptly.
For the pump itself, I love the rechargeable feature. You can carry it anywhere in the house without worrying about power plug. And I only charged it once a day. The tubing should be longer. I find that often times it came off from the backflow protector. For me, the suction level was too strong for level 2 but level 1 was too low for getting milk output effectively so I stayed at level 2 even though it gave me some pain. This could be ...
Pump broken after 8 weeks
I purchased the Spectra pump 8 weeks ago and have used it around 10 times to build up a supply to go back to work.
Today I noticed the power was really weak and not charging properly. When I re-inserted the power plug it sparked!
The machine when plugged in is now making a loud ticking sound.
I really thought Spectra was supposed to be top quality.
I bought these because of the rave reviews. It does the job and is good value for money. However i found that the suction was not the best if you're looking for something a bit stronger to extract more milk. It was very gentle though & helped me get through the stages where everything hurt from breastfeeding.
Very good but battery needs charging a lot and I have to use Medals parts
Very good pump with many different settings. however I have to use Medela breastshields as the Spectra ones just aren't as comfortable. I have had this pump for a few years now and the battery just isn't holding up as well and I find I have to charge it more now...otherwise it's a very reliable pump.
far from perfect
I have been using S1 pump. It works great when using one side at a time, but the suction goes much weaker and uneven when using double side pumping, turns out it does not really save time to use double side pumping.
Also, the flanges that come with the package seem to be too big and always pull my nipples in too much. I am really worried if this will cause any damage to my breasts. Unfortunately, Spectra does not let customers choose proper flange size when purchasing their pumps.
The customer service person was really hard to talk to, always cut me off when I was trying to explain the issue and kept saying it's the issue with the parts and I need to purchase the replacement.
Bad warranty on a good product
While it was working, the pump was very good. Quiet, easy to use, and with the battery extremely portable. The battery lasts for a long time, and although it wasn't being used too regularly, it seemed that it was quite durable and would suffer much more punishment.
Unfortunately, there was a problem with the battery charging circuit on my pump. I requested warranty service from spectra-baby.com.au, and the online customer support was quite responsive. However, when they established that the pump was faulty and needed to be sent to them for r...epair, things slowed down, a lot. I still haven't received the pump back, a month after initially contacting them. They seem very confused about whether it has been repaired, and when I might expect to see it again. I recommend the product. I do not recommend the Australian distributor.
Questions & Answers
Help my spectra pump has turned on but now none of the buttons will work to switch between modes, increase suction or even turn it off.
Just had the same problem! Did you find any resolution?
I was pumping and all of a sudden the Spectra turns off! I tried to turn it back on and the screen turns in but there’s no suction or pumping sounds from the pump. After a few seconds, it shuts off.
The battery is fully charged! Can someone help?!
Hi Sam, oh no!
Could you please send us a message to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can do some troubleshooting with you to see what is happening?
I will keep an eye out for your message and go from there.
The Spectra team
This is the exact problem I just started having, did you get any answers?
Hey Sarah, so sorry to hear you're having this issue too :-( If you contact us at email@example.com we can help you :-)
Hi it’s my first time to charge my spectra s1 and it takes forever to charge. It’s been drained and currenty charging 1-2 bats for 24 hours! please help?
Hi Jen, oh no! It sounds like your adaptor is not assembled together correctly! :(
This is an easy for for you, but if you contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org we will help you with this. :)
The Spectra team
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- The Spectra S1+ Hospital Grade Double Electric Breast Pump has an inbuilt rechargeable battery, making it more portable and able to be used anywhere, anytime.
- It has a motor life of 1,500 hours.
- It comes with a double kit for double pumping, letting you save time by expressing milk from both breasts simultaneously.
- The breast pump has powerful and adjustable suction ranging between 0-320mmHg, letting you easily choose the setting which is most comfortable for you and produces the desired amount of milk.
- It’s a closed system device, making for a hygienic pumping experience.
- A night light and a timer are both features on this Spectra breast pump, making it easy for you to pump in low-light settings and keep track of how long you’ve been expressing.
- It has a cycle length of 38-54rpm and weighs 2kg.
Points of praise:
- Most reviewers found that this Spectra breast pump had excellent suction, and they also enjoyed how customisable the cycle and suction preferences were.
- According to many reviewers, this breast pump helped boost their milk supply.
- They also said that the breast shields as well as the overall expressing experience were comfortable.
- One pain point noted by reviewers was that this breast pump was quite bulky and thus not very portable. However, this is to be expected of hospital-grade breast pumps.
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