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.
loving it but....
This is my first breast pump and its currently working really well for me as my nipples have been damaged from my baby not being able to latch properly. It's really easy to assemble and to use. I'm pumping literally 8 times a day. I'm getting at least 100mL each time with both breasts. The only negative thing I have to say about it is that I got charged $7.18 from my bank as they charged me from " Spectra Baby Australia Singapore" which is a Singapore merchant. I would have used my international credit card if they had informed me.
Purchased in December 2019 for $299.00.
Awesome product Shame about availability
I was an exclusive pumper with a premmie baby in the NICU. I was using the S2 and pumping 6-7 times a day. Two months in (my son had just come home) and I noticed the suction had decreased and noticed tears on both my valves. When I went to order replcament parts - they were out of stock and would not be in for another MONTH. Now this would have been ok BUT -
a. I knew how important the parts were and had gone to order complete spare sets only a month (Sept) into the S2 'just in case'. The parts were out of stock until October. All of them.
Purchased in July 2019 at Spectra Baby for $399.00.
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.
Its not love
I bought this pump a couple of months ago, when I had my second baby. I wanted to express for times that I wouldn't be home to breastfeed. For my first bub I had a medela swing, but I unfortunately killed it when my 'let down' flooded the machine. I had read all the reviews and thought that the spectra was the way to go due to all the positive reviews and having the valve that prevents the milk from going into the machine.
Unfortunately, it isn't love for me. I still prefer the comfort of the medela over the spectra. I have used both the swin...
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.
VERY strong pump
I previously used the medela pump in style. I was very responsive to that pump and would express a fair bit of milk comfortably. I bought this pump for expressing with my new baby, as my medela broke.
I used the pump and also breastfed for the first few weeks. I found the pump uncomfortable and even painful to use. To the point I was dreading having to use it :( I developed a small crack in my nipple (not the fault of the pump, but from incorrect latching) and even though the lactation consultant recommended I take a break from breastfeeding...on that side and pump (to allow the crack to heal) the pump made it worse. I tried using only the letdown mode while expressing as it was more gentle. But I was hardly getting any milk out using only letdown The pump does have amazing reviews , so think that my experience is not that common. I have gone back to my medela after getting it repaired, and find it suits me better. I get much more milk from it, and it feels more comfortable. That said I feel the spectra is extremely well made, very strong, and a great price for a hospital grade pump. Korea makes really high quality electronics in general, so felt confident when I purchased it (over buying a chinese made pump). I liked the little extra features on the pump (night light and bottle holder).
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.
Pump is good but bottles are terrible
The pump is easy to use and is confortable to hold however the bottled are very annoying. Its very difficult to close the lids properly. On many occasions i have closed the bottle and gotten ready to feed baby however it has spilt milk all over him and ive lost my valuable milk!
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.
Sufficient for what we need
I bought this as soon as I left the hospital.
In the hospital I was given the Madela to use. It was great. But due to recommendations I bought this instead. It's suction are not as strong as I expected. It's louder than the one in the hospital. I prefer the Madela ones in the hospital.
Was a bit disappointed
I purchased this as a first time mum based on the recommendations online. I had previously hired a medela from the pharmacy. I have to say I was so disappointed. I did not get even close to the amount of milk with the spectra as I had with the medela. I contacted the company immediately and instead of looking to see if it was a product fault (got over 100ml hand expressing yet not even 40ml between both breasts on the pump) I was told to watch videos to ensure I was using it correctly. As a mum newly out of the hospital this was harsh and not h...ow it should have been dealt with. I have since sold the spectra for less than half what I paid new. I would encourage women to try hire and test out all pumps before buying as that was a $300 product that did not work for me.
Good for single use
I really like my specta and haven't had too many issues other then the suction strength when double pumping. Seems like when I use it as a single I get way more, which makes things hard when I am at work. I don't have the time to only use it as a single so I do double and just get less, which is frustrating.
I am a exclusive pumper, I have own the Spectra S2 for several months. One has already quite on me had to send it back and it was replaced. Your service it great, quick to response, offers helpful information.
Have had touble double pumping with this pump, does not seem very efficient, not very much milk. Single pumping seems fine but for me that takes up too much time, and your bottles leak,even ehen your pumping intobthem. Bought the new ones and after a period of time they leak too.
Also after time moisture began s to develop in ...
Questions & Answers
Dear spectra. I have a spectra- with blue colour and have noticed it is becoming increasingly loud when I pump, compared to when I first started. Is there something i need to do to quiet the pumping process. It is especially loud during the mimicking of suckling.
Hi Venessa, pump sound alone is not an indicator of fault, but there are things that can influence this for sure. :)
If the pump has been knocked or dropped at all, that will influence it. It is also important to change the shield kit parts regularly as recommended, as this will affect sound too.
Ensure your shield kit is set up properly, and using a softer surface to set the pump on will also help. :)
Hope that helps. :)
Best for 200$ 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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