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Unimom Forte Hospital Grade Double Electric

Unimom Forte Hospital Grade Double Electric

4.8 from 111 reviews

Fantastic!

A fantastic breast pump, far exceeded my expectations. Quiet, fast to charge, easy to assemble and clean, this pump has been an absolute life saver!
Not too big or bulky, easy to sit with comftoably while still being with bub

Purchased in April 2019 at The nile for $179.00.

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Usage Frequency Short-term
Milk Expressing FrequencyFrequently (more than once a day)
Feeding Methods Breastfeeding
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Dear Rachael, Thank you for taking the time to review your Unimom breast pump. I believe this review was meant for the Unimom Premium Allegro# (as that is rechargeable) and not the Unimom Forte# (requires AC). Nevertheless, we are very happy that our breast pump has far exceeded your expectations. All the best in your breastfeeding journey! Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere (Corporate Partner of the Australian Breastfeeding Association) uberebaby.com

Awesome product

This pump is my best friend! Easy to assemble, use and clean! Great size for travel. Has really helped my milk supply. Great value for money. I use it every 3-5 hours. It is a little noisy but doesn't matter too much.

Purchased in March 2019 for $299.00.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Ease of Use
Cleaning & Maintenance
Portability
Noise Level
Suction
Comfort
Usage Frequency Short-term
Milk Expressing FrequencyFrequently (more than once a day)
Feeding Methods Breastfeeding
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Dear Kelsoc, Thank you for taking the time to review the Unimom Forte. We are glad that the pump has helped with your supply. All the best in your breastfeeding journey! Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere (Corporate Partner of the Australian Breastfeeding Association) uberebaby.com

I should have bought one earlier

I wish I bought a unimom breastpump right away after my baby was discharged from NICU almost 3 months ago. The midwife recommended unimom brand to me but I wasn’t too sure if the quality is the same as the hospital’s one. After 3 months of hiring a medela hospital grade, I’ve finally given unimom a chance. I can’t believe how good it is! The pump’s grade is the same as medela’s hospital grade pump. My money is not wasted at all. I could have had a lot of savings if I bought one right from the start. Thanks unimom for delivering the product as you said it was.

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Dear Arlene, Thank you for taking the time to review the Unimom Forte. We are a small Australian company and are pleased to be able to provide high quality Unimom product to mothers at an accessible price. All the best in your breastfeeding journey and thank you for choosing Unimom! Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere (Corporate Partner of the Australian Breastfeeding Association) uberebaby.com

Love it, great pump

I've never been able to express milk but this pump is so different compared to others. I love it. Highly recommend.I only pump when I need to or if I need to leave my baby for a small amount of time so don't use it everyday. Very comfortable to use and I love that you can buy replacement parts at a reasonable price.

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Dear Kat, Thank you for taking the time to review the Unimom Forte. Indeed, many mums love the Unimom Forte for the comfort and efficiency that they don't get from any other brands. We are delighted that you have chosen to share your breastfeeding journey with us! Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere (Corporate Partner of the Australian Breastfeeding Association) uberebaby.com

Excellent pump!

I was given this pump by my sister and think it’s great! I used a Medela with my first and this is more powerful.
It has powerful suction and the double makes it quicker. I didn’t find the breast massagers comfortable as I have large breasts but it still works well just a with the flanges.
Highly recommend.

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Hi Emily, Thank you for taking the time to review the Unimom Forte. Please pass our appreciation to your sister for sharing about our breast pumps with you. We are glad that you are able to express quicker with the Unimom Forte. All the best in your breastfeeding journey and do feel to contact us if we can be of any assistance. Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere (Corporate Partner of the Australian Breastfeeding Association) uberebaby.com

Life Savour!

My Son and I had a very difficult time breastfeeding due to extreamly sore nipples and my son not being able to latch properly. For a few weeks we where exclusively pumping with a single pump for hours at at time. This was beginning to become very hard, and was still extreamly painful for my nipples. As much as I didn't want to switch to formula we where considering it. My midwife gave me the details of this breast pump and it has been unbelievable! Saved me so much time, was allowing me to have let downs more quickly and was able to continue to feed my baby with my milk.whilst allowing my milk to continue to produce, and produce more to keep up with him. This pump is extreamly comfortable and due to this it had helped my nipples heal enough to be able to start breastfeeding my beautiful son again! Can't thank this company enough for the amazing support they have shown my family and we will forver be greatful!

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Dear Lauren, Thank you for taking the time to review the Unimom Forte. We are very glad to have been able to assist and that you didn't need to switch to formula. Your journey is one that I share and relate to. I had also used the Forte to comfortably and efficiently express for my daughter while allowing myself to heal from nipple trauma. Like yourself, I persevered. The first two months were the hardest, but it got a lot easier after that and we kept going until my daughter decided to stop at two years and eight months. We are very happy that your son and you are doing well and hope you are able to continue on your breastfeeding journey for as long as you both desire. Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere (Corporate Partner of the Australian Breastfeeding Association) uberebaby.com

Life Saver!

Had supply issue with both babies, had to use a pump at the hospital then home to encourage milk supply (as well as the the baby ofcourse), this is just as good as the hospital one and used it for both babies, it’s comfortable, very hygiene as the parts can be sterilised in the microwave, and very good range of suction power that can be adjusted to suit. A real life saver!

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Dear L, Thank you for taking the time to review the Unimom Forte. We are pleased that you have been able to comfortably express with the Forte for two of your babies and it had helped with improving your supply. All the best in your breastfeeding journey and please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of any assistance. Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere (Corporate Partner of the Australian Breastfeeding Association) uberebaby.com

Perfect & easy to carry anywhere

I bought this double breast pump in November 2014 and it served me for 6 months non stop. As my son was hospitalised many times during this period and on many occasions I wasn’t allowed to touch him. But due to this excellent pump I was still able to feed him my milk. As he was allergic to formula, I don’t know how we would have keep him alive without help of this pump. Thanks for serving me during my hard time. it’s very easy to clean & quick to fill 2 bottles at same time. It’s small machine to use for travelling, too.

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Dear Ash, Thank you for taking the time to review your Unimom Forte. We are really glad that you were able to rely on the Forte to help you feed your son during a very challenging time. Hope your son is well now and please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you require any assistance. Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere (Corporate Partner of the Australian Breastfeeding Association) uberebaby.com

Well made and sturdy.

Not sure how the comfort compares to other pumps as this is the only one I used. It was easy to use and clean. At one point I had it on the ground and accidentally kicked it and the valve snapped. I emailed unimom who replaced the valve for free and express posted it to me the next day. Excellent customer service!

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Dear Lou, Thank you for taking the time to review the Unimom Forte. We are very pleased that you had found the Forte well made, sturdy, and easy to use and clean. All the best in your breastfeeding journey and please contact us if we can be of any assistance! Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere (Corporate Partner of the Australian Breastfeeding Association) uberebaby.com

Highly recommend!

I got this pump after having my second baby. With my first I used the medela swing single which was recommended to me at the time, I therefore thought that it was the best available on the market but boy was I wrong! For many months I struggled on with it unaware that there was a much better, more comfortable and efficient pump available on the market. With breastfeeding my second baby I dreaded the thought of using the medela again, even the sound of it makes me quiver! I'm so glad I found the unimom forte, it makes pumping a dream. Even as a double, it is quiet, very efficient and super comfortable. Definitely using it for future babies!

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Dear LKB, Thank you for taking the time to review the Unimom Forte. We are very happy that our breast pump has been able to better help you breastfeed your second baby. All the best in your breastfeeding journey and do contact us if we can be of any assistance! Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere (Corporate Partner of the Australian Breastfeeding Association) uberebaby.com

Brilliant!!!

I bought my Unimom from Milkbar Breastpumps and I absolutely love it! it's easy to use, soft on your breasts, extracts an impressive amount of milk and it's pink!!! I have only just started using the pump for my newborn to bring my milk in and I cannot recommend this product enough.

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Dear Bee, Thank you for taking the time to review the Unimom Forte. We are thrilled that you love your breast pump and that it has helped you establish a good milk supply right from the start! We have forwarded your positive feedback to Milkbar Breastpumps and wish you all the best in your breastfeeding journey. Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere (Corporate Partner of the Australian Breastfeeding Association) uberebaby.com

good while it lasted

this pump was great it lt kept up my supply really well and it extracted so much milk. the double suction took away pressure from each though when you used them both at once. also it was hard leaning forward all the time otherwise the milk would leak out. it was good while it lasted it broke 2 times while i had it unfortunately in 1yr.

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Dear P.cilla, Thank you for taking the time to review the Unimom Forte. We are really pleased that your supply was good and you managed to extract a lot of milk with the breast pump. The precision dial on the Unimom Forte is normally halfway for most mothers when they use the Forte. Too strong a suction can cause permanent damage to your nipples, and does not improve the yield. Breast pumping should be gentle and cause no pain. You can increase the dial slightly to increase the suction when you double pump, but we do not advise going too high. The Unimom flanges are designed to be slanted slightly downwards to assist with the flow of breastmilk and prevent the milk leaking out of the flanges. Using the optional silicone massager though, might cause the milk to leak out if it is not properly inserted or is worn out. Do check your silicone massager. Like any other brands, the white valves, large membrane, and silicone massagers would need to be replaced every few months. We are sorry for your issues with your breast pump. There was a gear issue in some pumps from a previous batch. This has now been fixed by the manufacturer. All the best in your breastfeeding journey and do feel free to contact us if you need any assistance. Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere (Corporate Partner of the Australian Breastfeeding Association) uberebaby.com

great product!

great product!
easy to clean and intruction easy to follow.
all the parts are very simple and comes with very soft color.
i used it 5x a day (30-40mins) for my baby girl, its very recommended as its very handy and easy to set up.
as the machine is small, its easy to carry around.

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Dear Azmaris, Thank you for taking the time to review the Unimom Forte. We are very pleased that you find the Forte a great product! The Unimom Forte is designed designed for intensive use (i.e. 8 to 12 times a day, maximum 30 minutes each time). You would find it better to double pump 15 to 20 minutes each session, rest for 10 minutes, and then double pump again. This would be less tiring for you, and also yield more breastmilk. All the best in your breastfeeding journey and do feel free to contact us if you need any assistance. Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere (Corporate Partner of the Australian Breastfeeding Association) uberebaby.com

This is the best breast pump I've ever brought!!

Before I started using this breast pump I'd only get 80-110mls in 20minutes. My pump arrived yesterday and I've already got 300+mls stored in the freeze. I highly recommend this pump, best thing I've ever brought, and so easy to use.

Thank you to the lady's at Milkbar they are so friendly and amazing!! So inlove with this pump

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Dear Kayla, Thank you for taking the time to review the Unimom Forte. We are stoked that you are able to express more than three times your previous amount using our breast pump! We appreciate your support and will pass on your positive feedback to Milkbar Breastpumps. Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere (Corporate Partner of the Australian Breastfeeding Association) uberebaby.com

Didn't work for me!!

I couldn't get any milk with this, nor the avent electric. Was too difficult using two at once and I had much more success with a medela hand held. The reason I suspect it gets so many good reviews was because it offered free products for a good review!! Well my babe is nearly 4 so that was a few years ago. But I didn't even keep it for my second.

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Dear Casey, Thank you for taking the time to review the Unimom Forte. Firstly, to clarify, Ubere has been a distributor for Unimom for less than three years. We have never and would never offer any free products for any reviews. That is against our values and principles. Electric pumping is definitely different from using a manual pump. Being relaxed, thinking happy thoughts, and looking at pictures or videos of your baby, help with your milk flow. Double pumping also helps to establish and increase one's milk supply. It is basically doing the same amount of work in half the time (instead of expressing from one breast at a time). You can use a breast pumping bra or tube to enable handsfree pumping. Perhaps these are some strategies you can use for your next baby. I had learned them from lactation consultants that I had worked closely with, and they have served me well with my own Unimom Forte, bought over five years ago. Hope they will be of help to you. Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere (Corporate Partner of the Australian Breastfeeding Association) uberebaby.com

Great pump and fantastic customer service!

I purchased a Unimom Forte pump from the Hospital Pharmacy where my baby was born. Unfortunately we were going to be separated as he needed specialist care in a hospital over an hour away. I needed a pump as soon as I was discharged from hospital. I was also just establishing my supply so needed something reliable, sturdy, compact and easy to use. I had done some research on pumps and knew that I wanted a closed system and the option to double pump. I wanted value for money too. Enter the Unimom Forte.

Fast forward to almost a year of easy use and it was clear that my pump was going to need a service. I sent an email to Uberebaby on a Saturday night and received a phone call on the following morning, a Sunday morning no less! Not only that, Eileen at Uberebaby arranged to drive to my work place on Monday to pick up the pump AND provide me with a loan pump! I don't know of any other company that would do that.

I would have recommended the Unimom Forte before the utterly AMAZING customer service I received as it is a great pump BUT couple that with the service and you can't go wrong with this pump.

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Dear Shell, Thank you for taking the time to review the Unimom Forte. We are really glad to be able to support you in your amazing dedication to your baby's health and safety. Keep pumping and hope you are able to breastfeed for as long as you both desire! Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere (Corporate Partner of the Australian Breastfeeding Association) uberebaby.com

As good as Medala for far less

I bought this pump after borrowing a Medala from a friend and I can honestly say this pump is as good if not better, and it was a quarter of the price. As well, the Unimom can be used by different mums hygienically, which the Medala isn't. Suction is great, results were great, I was really happy with this pump.

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Dear Pauline, Thank you for taking the time to review the Unimom Forte. We keep our prices accessible to support breastfeeding mothers, and are very pleased to know that you have had great results using our breast pump! Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere (Corporate Partner of the Australian Breastfeeding Association) uberebaby.com

The best breast pump I have ever used

I tried several breast pump and found this product. I have been breastfeeding my son for more than 1 year. The product is very powerful,with double electric pump. I can easily use the twin pump in one time. The price is reasonable.The only disadvantage is the product is a little heavy and not easy to carry.

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Dear Stefanie, Thank you for taking the time to review the Unimom Forte. We are very happy to have been able to share your breastfeeding journey. May you and your son breastfeed for as long as you both desire! Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere (Corporate Partner of the Australian Breastfeeding Association) uberebaby.com

Forte Unimom breast pump - Great Product and Value!

I bought the Forte - hospital grade breastpump 6 months ago just before my DS arrived. Being a FTM i had no experience with pumping or breastfeeding and really no knowledge of the pumps out there. I decided on this one as it came as a double/single pump also converting to a manual - on the go pump with the switch kit. It's so simple to use even converting to manual pump with ease. I don't know if any other pumps on the market that can do this!
I had nothing to compare my experience of pumping to until last month we had to take my son to the hospital i had to pump while i was there, and to my surprise using their industrial Medela pump I could hardly express as much as i could with my Unimom forte. I had breastfeeding issues early on which affected my supply, luckily for me i purchased the pump before i had bubs and was able to pump to increase my supply. There were times when my LO couldn't latch so i expressed some and fed him with the bottle - fast forward 6 months and i'm still breastfeeding i couldn't be happier. I can attribute this success to alot of hard work and of course the Unimom forte pump! The pump itself runs smoothly and isn't too loud (handy when expressing when bubs is having a nap) I find the fact i can convert to a manual pump when i'm out so handy as well. Its a comfortable machine to use i especially like the massage guards. The suction settings range from very subtle to very strong which was good in my case as i suffered from flat nipples and was still able to express milk regularly and eventually draw them out.
I bought a package through Milkbar Breastpumps which included a cooler bag and 5 extra bottles as well as storage bags the bottles are nice and compact and fit any slim line teat which is very versatile. Delivery was super quick!!! The unit also pumps directly into storage bags which can be put straight into the freezer - Very convenient. I've found it to be very hygienic - nothing flows back into the motor and easy to clean. The only one issue i have is that the rubber plug that converts it from a single to double pump detached from the unit, however inconvenient hasn't actually affected use of the pump.
Tech support is readily available from Ubere and through their distributors - i,e, Milkbar breastpumps. There are heaps of Youtube videos available which i found interesting and i had the pleasure of meeting the team in person at this years Pregnancy, Babies & Children's expo.

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Dear Aimee, It was lovely of you to come by our stand to say hello at the baby expo, and we appreciate the time you have taken to review the Unimom Forte. We are glad your baby is now well. Your dedication in providing breastmilk for your baby despite the initial challenges is definitely making a difference to his health now and in the future. We have forwarded your positive feedback to Milkbar Breastpumps, and we are all very pleased to have been able to share your breastfeeding journey! Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere (Corporate Partner of the Australian Breastfeeding Association) uberebaby.com

An amazing breast pump!

I have been breastfeeding my son for almost 8 months now, and our success is 100% because of our UniMom breast pumps!** In the beginning, my baby had trouble latching, and if it weren't for these pumps I would not have been able to maintain supply.

With my two daughters, I used other brands of pumps and never had success, eventually giving up breastfeeding them both before 8 weeks. With the UniMom Forte, I was able to establish a healthy supply and was even regularly pumping over 120ml of milk per session (both sides) at the 6 week mark.

I love that the Forte is truely closed system, so I do not have to worry about milk or vapour backing up into the mechanism. It has very good suction and has maintained that throughout 7 months of heavy use. Even when double pumping, I don't need to have it at maximum to get a good letdown.

It is solidly constructed and easy to use - nothing over complicated. Turn it on, adjust the dial to where you feel comfortable, and then relax and let it do the work!

I know from my own experience, and speaking with several other mums, most mums do not like to pump because they say it is painful. Pumping has never been painful with my UniMom Forte - I find it very easy to find a suction setting that is comfortable but still effective.

**I have all three UniMom pumps, but I'm writing this review for the Forte as it has been with me since the beginning. I love all three of my pumps, though!

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Dear Kavsky, Thank you for taking the time to review the Unimom Forte. Your dedication in giving your son breast milk despite being unable to do so for long with your two daughters is highly commendable. We are really happy to be able to assist you this time. Keep pumping and hope you are able to breastfeed for as long as you both desire! Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere (Corporate Partner of the Australian Breastfeeding Association) uberebaby.com

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Questions & Answers

My unimom shield is hot when pumping. Is that normal cause the medela shield wasn’t?
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Hi Julie, The breast shield is made of plastic and should not be hot when pumping. Please feel free to contact us if you require any assistance. Kind regards, Eileen Ong Director uberebaby.com

Is the motor suppose to move? I also hear something sliding around in the motor part when I pick it up to move it
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Hi Ang, Sounds like something might have come loose in your breast pump. Please contact us through our website or on (08) 9468 0000 so that we can promptly assist. Thank you. Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere (Corporate Partner of the Australian Breastfeeding Association) uberebaby.com

I have the large breast shields (27mm) but they’re still too small for me. I think I need a 30mm one. Do you have one in this size? If not what other brands are compatible?
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Hi Violet, Please contact Milkbar Breastpumps on 1300 781 275 for different size breast shields. They would be able to assist you. Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere (Corporate Partner of the Australian Breastfeeding Association) uberebaby.com

Details

Forte Hospital Grade Double Electric
TypeElectric
Price (RRP)279.95
Release dateAug 2011

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