Efficient at expressing milk
Makes minimal noise
Has a night light
Not very portable
Pump works well but very expensive to replace parts frequently
Pump is effective, however it isn’t clearly stated on the website when you purchase that if you pump a couple of times a day you should expect to replace the parts every couple of weeks. This knowledge was only shared once I emailed spectra after the new parts I spent $67 on stopped working after just one week. I was advised to expect to be spending this every couple of weeks, which means the $299 pump is in fact $299 + $67 each 10 days of use (a couple of times a day). Buyer beware of this ongoing cost before purchasing.
Purchased in April 2021.
One size does not fit all
I was sent to a different company and had to pay $80 AUD for small shields. No option to for different size shields. All women don’t have the same size!
Purchased in May 2019 for $400.00.
Beware of size before buying
The main issue with this breast pump is the flange is way too big for me, and as a result, it doesn't sit comfortably or draw out much milk. I have to press the flanges firmly against my breasts to get any milk out. I feel this should be highlighted when purchasing the pump on the spectra website. You should be able to measure your breasts beforehand and customise your order to choose the right size flange for your breasts, otherwise it's just a waste of money. As it turns out, spectra don't have the right size for my breasts and I have to order an appropriate flange from a different company in order to use this pump.
Purchased in December 2018 at Spectra Baby for $240.00.
A pain in the backside
I purchased the spectra s2 and received it the next day which was fantastic but unfortunately the pump wasn't draining my breasts enough no matter how long I was on the pump for. It's bulkier then what I now have (medela freestyle) and its also not as easy to get extra parts as no where stocks spectra.
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Not sure if I will buy this product again
I had been using this pump since baby was born last November. I gave it an OK rating because it is a good-enough pump, but there are still some real challenges to be overcome. Overall, it is comfortable to use - there are various setting that you can adjust for suction level and frequency. It is not the most expensive pump, neither is it a cheap one.
Firstly I am not sure if it is my posture, but I do find that milk leaks out from the bottom of the funnels when I am pumping. This causes a WASTAGE in milk. You may need to consider this and c...ompare with other models/brand if you are a low-supply mum. Secondly, I am a heavy duty pumper (pumping 6-8 times a day) as my baby had difficulties latching on. However, I find the suction loses its strength after 2 months or so and I have to buy replacement parts in order to maintain the pump suction. I wasn't expecting this as it meant additional expenses for the family. You may need to consider the additional COSTS for parts replacement, if you are a heavy pumper like myself. I find that it is a hassle as I often had to hand-express before or after pumping. I often pump 20 minutes and hand express another 10-25 minutes to completely drain the milk. It still helps me to save time - If I were to exclusively hand express, it would have taken me 1 hour approximate. Thirdly, the pump itself is also heavy for me to bring out. If you are go out without your partner and bring a baby, with a full nappy bag, pram and still need to bring a pump, pump parts, bottle with expressed milk (in case baby goes hungry) and at least one or two empty bottles to store your milk expressed at the next pumping session etc.. you would appreciate a lighter pump. I often admire other mums who are able to let their baby latch on. Fourthly, it seems relatively easy to clean. You just need to buy a brush and clean with warm soapy water. However, there are dead corners in the funnel are hard to get. So I ended up sterilising the set as well, but you do need to be careful NOT to sterilise the rubbery bits of the pump. I bought this product under friends' recommendation and upon reading many positive reviews about it. I am not sure if i will purchase this product again given the problems highlighted above. At this stage, I would be keen to try out other models/brands as I intend to breastfeed baby till at least 1 years of age.
Excellent customer service the pump just didn’t suit me
I read the excellent reviews and purchased a brand new spectra s2 from the spectra website. I’m in the minority here where the pump did not actually suit me. I used it exclusively for a few weeks and each time it would take a very long to empty (averaging 40 mins to 1.5 hours each side). I was dreading having to pump each session. I reached out to the company on Facebook and their customer service is excellent and second to none - informative quick responses. I later bought a manual pump to use (Philips Avent) for travel and wow it was a life c...hanger, I was able to empty out each side between 5 to 10 mins and it was more comfortable for me and I was over the moon and wasn’t dreading the pumping sessions anymore. I promptly sold my spectra and thankfully it has good resale value.
S1 stopped working - no more suction
I used the S1 regularly for the last 8 weeks (once every couple of days). While it was working perfectly well until now it somehow lost suction all of a sudden. I can still see the white silicon shield moving but no suction is happening in my breasts. I tried pumping on one breast only and then the double but nothing works even on the highest setting.
Not sure how I can get help. I really need to use the pump for expressing.
Very disappointed considering the money I paid.
Better than expensive hospital Medela breast pumps
Compare to expensive hospital breast pumps, this is worth every cent you spend on. It can pump average 30% more breast milk than the hospital ones, but with much cheaper price. Absolutely great product!!!
Questions & Answers
Dear spectra. I have a spectra- with blue colour and have noticed it is becoming increasingly loud when I pump, compared to when I first started. Is there something i need to do to quiet the pumping process. It is especially loud during the mimicking of suckling.
Hi Venessa, pump sound alone is not an indicator of fault, but there are things that can influence this for sure. :)
If the pump has been knocked or dropped at all, that will influence it. It is also important to change the shield kit parts regularly as recommended, as this will affect sound too.
Ensure your shield kit is set up properly, and using a softer surface to set the pump on will also help. :)
Hope that helps. :)
Best for 200$ or less
My pump powers on and immediately powers off, any ideas?
Get an answer from our members and Spectra representatives
- The Spectra S2 Hospital Grade Double Electric Breast Pump has 320mmHg of suction, as well as the ability to adjust this suction strength so you can choose what’s most comfortable for you.
- Double pumping lets you save time by expressing milk from both breasts simultaneously - making it great for time-poor mothers (which is, let's face it, most mothers).
- It also has a massage mode to promote quick letdown.
- Spectra advertises this breast pump as being “super quiet”, meaning it could be a good option for those after discreet pumping.
- The breast pump has an adjustable cycle speed, letting you choose between 5 speed settings between 38 and 54 rpm.
- It’s a closed system, meaning no milk will leak outside the pump, and nothing will get in the pump, making it more hygienic for both mum and bub.
- For those who find themselves up at all hours needing to express, this breast pump has a night light and timer to make those sleepy express sessions slightly easier.
- It’s mains-powered, so it must be plugged into a power outlet in order to operate.
- The whole device weighs 2kg.
Points of praise:
- Most reviewers said that this breast pump was efficient at expressing milk and effectively mimicked a baby’s natural stimulation. It also didn’t lose suction.
- The night light was appreciated by a lot of reviewers, who said that it provided enough light to see what they were doing during night express sessions but was dim enough to not disturb anyone else.
- Reviewers said that the device made minimal noise.
- The main pain point of this breast pump is that it isn’t very portable, as it’s bulkier than most other breast pumps and is mains-powered. Spectra however doesn’t advertise it as being portable, and portability may not be a pain point for women who don’t require a pump they can easily take on the go.
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- GTIN13: 8809108011305
- MPN: SPS200
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