Can help boost milk supply
Comfortable breast shields
Device is rather bulky
Portable and easy to use!
Got Spectra S1 breast pump second hand and It worked beautifully for my first baby. Portability was the key because I needed to pump at work and sometimes on the go in the car. The machine is bulky but I didn’t mind as it worked well, though I did find the suction was more powerful when I used it only as a single pump rather than a double pump. Different settings of speed and suction as well as a “let down” mode was super handy as well. Really great product!
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.
- Verified purchase
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.
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.
Love this pump. Easy to clean, effective i.e can pump $150 ml in 15-18 mins. My breast no longer hurt and am happy to pump three times per day. Previous pumps were taking over sn hour to get the same amount of milk and my breasts hurt and had more moving parts to clean. This machine is also super quiet. Worth the price tag. Only complaint is not being able to choose flang size upon purchase of unit, they all come with a standard 24mm flange and I need 32mm. So when I bought the pump online I also ordered a 32mm set-set means one flange, so need to order another one at $29.
Purchased in June 2019.
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.
A great pump
Pros: Easy to use, looks nice, a lot of different functions, portable.
Cons: Expensive, quite weighty.
I bought this pump before bub arrived after reading everyones reviews online. It is seriously a wonderful pump, double pump is great, however I haven't used it too often as have exclusively BF with no bottles... for some reason I can't let-down milk without the baby feeding. I wish I had waited to buy a pump for this exact reason, however if you are 100% certain you will be expressing, then this is definitely a great pump and I will keep it for the next pregnancy in case I need a pump. I have recommended to others.
Purchased in April 2018.
- Verified purchase
Great pump. Probably the best on the market but not without flaws.
Great pump and I can reach letdown much faster than with my Medela Swing. I’m not sure if it actually extracts more but being able to pump in 10 mins as opposed to 45 mins is a major plus!
A couple of cons I’ll note:
-The size - not too portable but expected for a hospital grade pump. I used to like using my Medela Swing with a pump bra and hook it to my pants so I could do my house work while pumping. The spectra is way too big for that.
-Would prefer more power on double pump - I’ve found the power goes down on double pump so even on hi...
Works really well! Battery last long & easy to clean!
This is the only breast pump that I have used so far. It works well, parts are not overly complicated, therefore easy to clean. The flange that it comes with is a standard 24cm, it didn't fit me, hence I have to purchase a 20cm flange separately. It would be great if there is an option to choose which flange when you purchase the machine.
Machine is a bit heavy though which makes this not easy to travel with. If you are using it predominantly at home, this is a good machine. If you are thinking of getting back to work or use it while travelling, better explore a more portable machine.
- Verified purchase
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.
- Verified purchase
Great product but can be better
Received this pump several weeks ago to support my breastfeeding journey after multiple fail attempts of using Medela Swing Maxi (low suction, can't massage lumps), I found the pump very uncomfortable at the beginning of use. I spoke to Spectra customer services (Bron - she is fantastic) and we were communicating with each other back and forth until I found the right settings to suit my body. It is a bit trial and error but overall this is an excellent pump. I am able to get more milk in half amount of time compared to Medela. Price point is ve...ry reasonable for a hospital graded pump. Super quiet so I can express at work or the night at minimal interruptions. However there are several things to consider. I prefer much the way Medela is assembled with the connector and the breastshield separated. This allows me to store much better and allows that extra space in my work bag as I have to squeeze in everything. Couldn't find many containers that would fit both flange kits at the same time. The pump itself is light nonetheless bulky. And the worst is the bottles. You've gotta be careful using their bottles as they don't stay put, easily got tipped over and leaked. I have several incidents when it happened and just lost the milk. Balancing all pros and cons, if asked, I would definitely choose this pump again over Medela for the functionality, affordability, and customer services. Cheers, Lani.
- Verified purchase
Affordable hospital grade breast bump
Very pleased with my purchase! I used another brand which took me 40 mins each time to express at work. With all the positive reviews I purchased the S1 and I wish I could had it sooner! It is such a powerful yet quiet breast bump. I managed to get more milk in 20 mins. I like the let down mode as it imitates the way baby latches on. Overall I'm very happy with the S1 and I would recommend to any new mom who's returning to work. The only cons is that my nipples can be easily pulled into the neck of the flanges, maybe I could choose a wider flange.
Spectra sell these pumps directly, from their website. As such, there is no dealer network. They manufacture the product and supply it.
The pump works really well. For the price, I think it is hard to beat. The ordering process is a bit flakey though. Firstly, the web page froze as my order was being processed, leaving me unsure whether the purchase had gone through correctly. Secondly, I was told that if I placed an order in the morning my pump would be shipped the same day. This turned out not to be the case, my pump took two days to arriv...e. This meant I had to hire a pump to cover the day we were without one (and there are minimum hire periods of course, so I ended up hiring an Ameda for two weeks) as well as having to buy a milk collection kit. Our baby came three weeks early hence the last minute panic pump buying! On the plus side, this allowed us to compare the Spectra with the Ameda and my partner reckons the Spectra is just as good (and a fraction of the cost).
Good. But far from perfect.
Firstly, most of my stars are given for the fact that there is a choice for consumer of a hospital grade breast pump which is ACTUALLY affordable.Thank you to Spectra for that. Medela, in my humble opinion, are very greedy in terms of their product markup - in everything from their over-rated bottles to their pumps. Even hiring of their pumps is very expensive, particularly when u need to fork out the pump attachments for an extra $30 each! Spectra s2 suits my needs as a regular breast pumper, and the portability is an ace feature. But despite ...this,the Spectra S1 pumping product is not without it's flaws. The bottles are my least favorite part, they very oddly shaped at the bottom, and subsequently, they frequently knock over by themselves and don't sit so great on a flat surface, more so when attached to the pump and tubing. The flow in the bottle teats is very fast, so not suitable for an infant that is less than a month old. There is only one space on the unit for one bottle, which makes it very awkward to carry around. When tipped backwards, the milk spills out. Many a time, the bottles have overbalanced and splashed milk onto me and all around me. I cannot seem to pump as much from this pump as another well-known brand, but the fact that it is much more affordable makes me overlook this fact. Another aspect is that it starts on pumping mode instead of let-down mode, which makes it a little awkward if you use let-down frequently. In pump mode, there is only 3 cycle speeds to choose from. The instruction booklet is very lousy and doesn't explain a lot, but luckily the folks at spectra are very helpful, so just drop them an email and they will attach another better booklet. I found Spectra customer service to be very prompt and very helpful. All in all, happy with the product, but the design of the bottles are poor, and I wish that they had of manufactured a bottle that balances properly when attached to the pump tubing and outlet. I wish that the teat was less fast flowing too. But over all I am happy with this company because being a mother to a newborn is tough work, and the cash flow is often on the brink, so thank God there is a company of which you can purchase a hospital grade pump without shelling out the earth for it. I do love my pump, despite the few annoyances about the design.
Pretty satisfied with this product - would recommend
I am pretty happy with this product and would recommend it to everyone. It is quiet, easy to operate and clean and has a wide range of vacuum settings to suit so that your nipples don't get sore. The product also has an effective massage setting. There are only two disadvantages: 1/ occasionally the collection bottle unscrews too easily from the flange which can result in spilled milk, and 2/ the most annoying thing is that the flanges with the pump come in a standard 24mm size and other sizes available at an additional cost are 28mm and 32mm. ...The standard 24mm flange size is too big for me and my nipples rub on the edges and can be a bit annoying and sore sometimes and at the moment Spectra don't offer a wider range of sizes. Overall though I am really happy with it and use it on average three times per day.
Great pump - fast and gentle!
After using two other pumps through three pregnancies I was disappointed with their performance so I bought the S1 based on great anecdotal feedback. In terms of performance it has definitely lived up to expectations. Superior to others I have used.
The fittings are inferior than some other bands and feel quite cheap. Would be great if other brand valves could be used with the S1. It is easy to lose some of that precious milk due to the design of the breast shield, duck valve etc. Not easy to clean. Very gentle though and you have more control over the strength of the pump.
A great product
I've used the S1 for 4 months now and it has been great. I have often pumped in the car on long trips to in-laws and it has helped my production as I don't have much. I've just had to get new shields as the valve keeps falling off (after 3 times a day use) and the supplied bottles are pretty useless but that isn't too much of an issue for me. I can highly recommend this product for the quiet operation, varying controls and rechargability.
Questions & Answers
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?!
Customer Service T.Spectra
Hi Sam, oh no!
Could you please send us a message to email@example.com 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
Customer Service T.Spectra
Hey Sarah, so sorry to hear you're having this issue too :-( If you contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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?
Customer Service T.Spectra
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 email@example.com we will help you with this. :)
The Spectra team
- 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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