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Unimom Forte Hospital Grade Double Electric

Unimom Forte Hospital Grade Double Electric (page 2 of 6)

4.8 from 111 reviews

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Best purchase ever

This product was amazing. I had twins and found this unit far more comfortable and efficient than the hospitals medela unit. Was used multiple times a day every day for over 12 months and it has never skipped a beat. Great time saver for any mum. The manual attachments were also handy. Highly recommended.

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Dear Samarissa, Thank you for taking the time to review the Unimom Forte. It sure takes a lot of dedication to pump multiple times a day for your twins for over 12 months! We are really pleased to be able to share your breastfeeding journey. Thank you for choosing Unimom! Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere (Corporate Partner of the Australian Breastfeeding Association) uberebaby.com

Excellent Pump, Fantastic Customer Service

I purchased the Unimom Forte from the Pregnancy & Babies Expo last year and have been using it daily for the past few months. I've been expressing to get my baby comfortable on the bottle to make my transition back to work as seamless as possible for him. It has been an excellent pump! It's comfortable to use and I like how it can be used as either a double or single pump (which I've used while nursing my baby at the same time). It doesn't have a let down mode, though I find the let down happens anyway once you start pumping and I was able to establish a good supply to store some for returning to work.

It was just my luck that I was a week out from returning to work that the Unimom forte stopped working. I contacted Ubere by email, as I discovered the fault after 5pm Sydney time, on a weekday & was so surprised to get a call back within the hour (I think it might have even been 15 mins). Eileen organised a replacement new device for me to pick up the next day (thanks again) - I was so impressed by her service as I felt her team were so genuine in helping as not to affect my supply.

Highly recommend this pump as it is great value for a hospital grade closed system pump. Highly recommend Ubere because they have such excellent customer service.

I was so impressed overall with the Unimom forte that I ended up getting the Unimom Allegro also, so I could express while at work.

Thanks again Ubere!

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Dear Liz, Thank you for taking the time to review the Unimom Forte. We are truly sorry about the problem with your original Forte, and are really glad to be able to resolve the issue quickly. We appreciate your support and kind words. Our team members are all breastfeeding mothers who understand the urgency of feeding our babies. The pleasure is all ours. Thank you for choosing to share your breastfeeding journey with us. Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere (Corporate Partner of the Australian Breastfeeding Association) uberebaby.com

Best breast pump!

Easy to use, effective and great price! Recently stumbled upon this breast pump, and so happy I did as my first pump kept getting milk and vapour backfkowing and causing hygiene issues which concerned me but I didn't know any better being a first time mum. So happy to have the unimom forte this time around ,its simple to use, effective and super easy to clean and no backflow.

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Dear Sam, Thank you for taking the time to review the Unimom Forte. We are really pleased that you have chosen our breast pump to hygienically express breastmilk for your baby. We love the same things about the Unimom Forte as you do! All the best in your breastfeeding journey and do feel free to contact us at anytime if we can be of any assistance. Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere (Corporate Partner of the Australian Breastfeeding Association) uberebaby.com

Wish I had the Unimom Forte for my first child!

I had used the Unimom Forte for the past six months to express breastmilk for my second child and it has been absolutely amazing! It is much gentler and far more comfortable to use than the Medela Symphony used at the hospitals, and the Medela Swing I had bought when I had my first child. Due to medical issues, I was loaned the Medela Symphony by the hospital and tried to exclusively pump with it, but it was very painful. I then tried the Unimom Forte and was able to use it for exclusive pumping. I managed to express a lot more breastmilk in a shorter time with it and it did not hurt at all! The price of the Forte is fantastic for a hospital grade and closed system breast pump. The parts are very easy to wash and reasonably priced too. I am very happy with my purchase and will likely be getting the Unimom Allegro next month before I begin my year long travel with both my children.

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Dear Ana, Thank you for taking the time to review the Unimom Forte. We are pleased to meet another exclusive pumping mother, and delighted that you have had such a wonderful experience with your breast pump! Enjoy your year long travel, and do contact us at anytime if you require any assistance, even if you are thousands of miles away! Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere (Corporate Partner of the Australian Breastfeeding Association) uberebaby.com

unreliable machine - broke twice!

Purchased a Unimom Forte double and used it once daily for nearly 3 months. In that time the machine broke twice - it just stopped pumping and a loose piece could be heard and instead of being ordered a refund i was only offered a third machine and told to return the junk at my own expense or inconvenience. It was replaced twice and I was tired it was a "faulty batch". I'm not surprised as the machine felt like cheap quality and made breastfeeding a very stressful and anxious time for me as I knew it was not reliable. There is no let down feature and quite loud (next to the M....a which I now use with no problem). I also found after a couple of washes, the suction pads don't fit anymore and milk splashes if you try to use it (had to abandon those quickly). I found the parts were also many and fiddly (sterilising and setting up so many bits took a long time). I cannot recommend this machine for the simple fact it broke twice, I had to haggle with seller to refund me instead of giving me a third machine and I think it is in need of a timer considering it doesn't let down. I was unhappy with my service as not only did I need to argue to get a refund, I had to be inconvenienced to pay for shipping a broken product or drive over an hr to return it on person with a new baby. We did this on two occasions. Very disappointing service after purchasing this machine at the Babies and Pregnancy Expo.
The last thing a breastfeeding mum needs is stress, especially with a newborn so I cannot honestly recommend this machine and suggest you go with a popular reliable brand as this can impact your supply!!! Buyer beware!! Anything Unimom we have completely thrown out as it was faulty and I do not want to promote such an inferior product after my experience.

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Dear Aruni and Pragun, We sincerely apologise for your bad experience with the Unimom Forte. At Ubere, we pride ourselves in strong customer service and are treating the matter seriously. Firstly, we would like to inform you that your feedback has been forwarded to Unimom. They have assured us that the root cause of the issue was promptly addressed and no longer present. As mentioned, the unit that was sold to you came from an earlier batch where a few units may have had an issue with a gear. Secondly, we believe your issues were handled swiftly with best intentions by our team. We shipped a replacement pump immediately upon receiving notification in the initial case; and when you complained the second time, we agreed to a full refund on the same day. Unfortunately, however, we were unable to meet your request for a new breast pump on top of a full refund. With regards to your claims regarding the Forte’s parts being difficult to assemble and appearing worn after a few washes, it is unfortunate that you did not provide us the opportunity to discuss. We do believe that the Forte is simple to use and it has fewer parts for assembly and wash than most other leading hospital grade pumps. Being a patented genuine closed system breast pump, the air tubes do not require washing and there are no filters to change. If you had met us at the PBC Expo, we would have demonstrated the pump and use of the Breast Shield Kits. Also, all parts, including the Silicone Massager (i.e. your described suction pads) are manufactured with high quality materials. Being the Original Equipment Manufacturer of many top brands, including one endorsed by the world renowned La Leche League International, we can honestly state that they are at least as durable as leading competing products. Moreover, Unimom is an ISO 13485 (Medical Devices) certified manufacturer and is one of the very few WHO Code Compliant brands in Australia and New Zealand. It is indeed true that a good breast pump can positively impact your supply. The Forte is being used by many customers around the world to help relactate, establish or increase supply, and has won many awards in Australia, UK, Singapore, and other countries. Many customers also use their Forte to assist with feeding twins and for extended breastfeeding. We have received many feedback from customers and Lactation Consultants that Unimom has helped mothers more comfortably and more efficiently extract milk than many other brands. Lastly, please understand that we were unable to meet your repeated requests to undercut or match our retailer pricing a few months before you purchased the product as it seriously conflicts with our values as a distributor. Regardless, we have taken all your feedback on board and we wish you and your baby the very best in your breastfeeding journey. Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere (Corporate Partner of the Australian Breastfeeding Association) uberebaby.com

Fantastic product

After a visit to the Pregnancy & Baby Expo and a thorough visit and demo to every breast pump booth, the Unimom stood out as great quality and value as a closed pump system that would best serve my needs. My Unimom Forte gets used daily for up to 30mins and I can’t speak highly enough of it. Its quiet yet powerful & easy to maintain. Fastastic product, and fabulous prompt customer service when I reached out to Eileen.

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Dear Paula, We apologise for taking so long to respond as we have only just subscribed to Product Review under their new brand management program. Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Unimom Forte. We are really happy that you had chosen Unimom out of all the other brands at the PBC Expo, and even more thrilled to know that you have had great experience with the pump! We are planning to head back to the next PBC Expo in Sydney. Do come by our stand to say hello. We would love to see you there! Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere (Corporate Partner of the Australian Breastfeeding Association) uberebaby.com

Fantastic!

This pump has been invaluable! Not only did pumping after feeding help me establish my flow, it also set my mind at rest that I had enough flow and as a working mum gave me the ability to express quickly, conveniently and comfortably. The accessories (bottles, cooler bag etc) keep everything neatly organised, which helps with the sanity at this time and above all Eileen from Ubere has been exceptional in her customer service and so reassuring with her advice. I highly recommend making this purchase.

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Dear Carolynne, We apologise for taking so long to respond as we have only just subscribed to Product Review under their new brand management program. Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Unimom Forte. We are really happy that you love your package and the service that we provide. The Cooler Bag Set is indeed a very popular and useful accessory for mothers who need to transport their breastmilk. We do wish you every success in your breastfeeding journey and please do not hesitate to contact us at anytime if we could be of any assistance. Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere (Corporate Partner of the Australian Breastfeeding Association) uberebaby.com

I cannot live without my unimom forte!

I found the unimom forte to be a far superior unit than any other hospital grade pump provided in the hospitals. My little one was in hospital for the first 6 weeks of his life and the unimom forte was a lifesaver to me. Bub is now 7 months old and due to the fact that he suffers from reflux, I have had to express and thicken his fluids all this time. This pump has made that possible. Jennifer and Neil from Tiny Beats were amazing to deal with, posted out my pump so promptly and have always been responsive with all communication.

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Dear Amanda, Thank you for your review of the Unimom Forte#. We love our Unimom Forte# and are really happy that it had helped you and your baby through a difficult time. It takes a dedicated breastfeeding mother to regularly express for your newborn during those first six weeks of his life. We are also very proud to have Plus Baby (formerly Tiny Beats) as our authorised retailer, and have passed on your positive feedback to them. Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere (Corporate Partner of the Australian Breastfeeding Association) uberebaby.com ---- With effect from 31st July 2016, Ubere is no longer able to respond to any reviews individually. However, please know that we appreciate the time our customers take to provide reviews on Unimom products, and of the service provided by Ubere and our retailers. If you have any enquiries or require assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us or one of our authorised retailers. http://www.uberebaby.com/retailers

Excellent product & great after sale service from Ubere.

Brought the pump from friend's recommendation as I wanted a hospital grade & closed system pump. Did not regret purchase! Pump had worked very well from day one. I had a premmie baby and had to start expressing multiple times a day from day one & it hasn't failed on me at all these last 6 months n is still going strong. Compact enough to carry to/fro.
Eileen from Ubere is very prompt in her service and follow up. Very helpful and professional. I needed my pump's suction checked urgently as I was returning to work. Eileen helped sort it out in less than 24 hours! So grateful for that prompt service!

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Dear Jol, Thank you for your review on the Unimom Forte#. We are really glad to know another dedicated mother pumping for a premature baby and still going strong! It was our pleasure assisting you and we are always happy to help our customers ensure that their pumps and parts are in good working condition. We wish you all the best in your breastfeeding journey! Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere (Corporate Partner of the Australian Breastfeeding Association) uberebaby.com ---- With effect from 31st July 2016, Ubere is no longer able to respond to any reviews individually. However, please know that we appreciate the time our customers take to provide reviews on Unimom products, and of the service provided by Ubere and our retailers. If you have any enquiries or require assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us or one of our authorised retailers. http://www.uberebaby.com/retailers

Great product

ease of purchase from website, fast delivery. Have used this product for 5 weeks now and makes pumping a breeze. I haven't tried any other pumps before so I don't have anything to compare to, but I believe I made the right choice in purchasing this model. great after sales support. Happy customer will be purchasing more from this site in the future :)

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Dear Belinda, Thank you for your review on the Unimom Forte#. It was our pleasure assisting you and we are always happy to help our customers with using their breast pumps. We wish you all the best in your breastfeeding journey! 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 ---- With effect from 31st July 2016, Ubere is no longer able to respond to any reviews individually. However, please know that we appreciate the time our customers take to provide reviews on Unimom products, and of the service provided by Ubere and our retailers. If you have any enquiries or require assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us or one of our authorised retailers. http://www.uberebaby.com/retailers

As an Australian consumer I could not recommend these products highly enough to prospective mothers.

I purchased the Unimom Forte breast pump nearly a year ago so that I could continue to breastfeed my baby after returning to work. I had previously tried a manual and battery powered units but the Unimom was much more convenient, easy to use and very effective in obtaining milk.

The Unimom has worked reliably and is compact enough to travel with – I put it in my backpack to ride to work. It has continued to work flawlessly since I bought it. The Unimom enabled me to continue to fully breastfeed my baby until she was 12 months after I returned to part time work when my baby was 7 months.

Whilst the breast pump may or may not be better than other similar units (I've not tried every model on the market) I can definitively say that I would buy a Unimom product via the Australia distributor, as the customer service has been outstanding. The manager/owner of the Australian distributorship is very quick at getting back via phone or email, she is more than willing to help out, offer advice and can always supply spare parts.

As an Australian consumer I could not recommend these products highly enough to prospective mothers.

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Dear Emma, Thank you for your review on the Unimom Forte#. It was our pleasure serving you and please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of any assistance. Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere uberebaby.com

excellent customer service and product!

The unimom forte pump is compact, hygenic, easy to use and quiet. I can easily finish double pumping full breasts in approx 7 minutes which is fantastic when break times are limited at work. The pump is also great value for money. Even better is the custumer service from Eileen, australias unimom distributer. She is very responsive if ever a problem arises with the pump and wonderful to deal with. Take comfort in knowing that even though this brand is relatively unknown, if you have any problems, Eileen will go to lengths to sort it out.

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Dear Deniz, Thank you for your review on the Unimom Forte#. We truly appreciate your support and kind words. It was a pleasure assisting you, and we wish you and your baby a very successful extended breastfeeding journey. Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere uberebaby.com

Easy to use and compact

A friend of mine recommended this model and I am so glad that she did! Having not known the first thing about breast pumps just knowing that the Unimom Forte is hospital grade gave me the confidence to make the purchase. I am so pleased with the value for money, the quality, the ease of use and the fact this model is so compact. I would highly recommend it to any mum wanting to express.

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Dear Clare, Thank you for your review on the Unimom Forte#. It is a wonderful pump and we are very pleased that it has served you well. Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere uberebaby.com

Excellent! I came back for more

I had my second baby this year and came to the Baby Expo especially to buy the Unimum double pump after being very satisfied with the manual one. Not only it is the most efficient I've tried, it is silent and service was excellent. I can not recommend Unimom products enough!

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Dear A G, Thank you for your review on the Unimom Forte# and Ubere's service. We are really happy that you have had very good experience with Unimom breast pumps, and came all the way to the baby expo just to purchase the Unimom Forte#! Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere uberebaby.com

Ease and comfort

After a bout of severe mastitis that left me struggling to feed I was fortunate to have one of these pumps loaned to me to help with my recovery. Wow. I really wish I'd got one of these much earlier, this unit is so comfortable and at the same time really effective. It's a sealed unit so is really hygienic and easy to clean. I am positive that I made a speedier recovery because of this pump, and I have no hesitation recommending it to every new and expectant mum!

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Dear Rebecca, Thank you for your review on the Unimom Forte#. We are very pleased to know that you have had great success with our breast pump and it has helped with your recovery from severe mastitis. We wish you and your child every success in your breastfeeding journey. Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere uberebaby.com

this is amazing! so easy to use

This is fantastic. I was lucky enough to come across this stall at the PPBE and win one of these to try, i hadent heard about this brand before but after doing some research online and trying it out i was so happy with it. From using a manual breast pump to this i was amazed at how much milk i could express in such a short amount of time. It is pain free and easy and is so quick to do. I would defently reccommend this to all breast feeding mums.

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Dear Nicole, Thank you for your review on the Unimom Forte#. We are very pleased to know that you have had great success with our breast pump. We hope you are able to breastfeed and express for as long as you desire, and wish you and your child every success in your breastfeeding journey. Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere uberebaby.com

Excellent product with superb service!

As a new mom and planning to go back to work, breast pump is something I must have. Read reviews about product available in the market but Unimom wasn't come to the list. Luckily me and my husband went to Sydney baby expo and 'accidentally' found this brand. To be honest I was hesitate to buy one as I am not familiar to it. Even though its a lot cheaper compare to 'familiar' brands, my concern is more about the performance.

Went home and try to ask Mr.Google about the review then having discussion with my hubby we decided to go back to the expo to buy one. And I have no regret buying it since then. I am very happy and pleased with it!!

As I dont have any experience how to use and some others silly questions about breast pump and related topics, the after sale service was beyond my expectation. This is something, I believe, you cant get from its competitors. She was friendly yet very knowledgeable about it. I will definitely recommended new mom to invest their money on this product. Its not just about the saving you will have but also the support while you using it! Keep up the excellent job!!

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Dear Syariafah, Thank you for your review on the Unimom Forte#. We are very pleased to know that you have had great success with our breast pump. We understand that being a parent is a life changing journey and are definitely here to help with any questions that our customers may have, even if they are not breast pump or breastfeeding related. We hope you are able to breastfeed and express for as long as you desire, and wish you and your child every success in your breastfeeding journey. Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere uberebaby.com

perfect for a FTM and a working mom!

As a working mom, you need a stable milk supply to exclusively breastfeed your child. On my first week at work after my maternity leave, I was so happy I am pumping 8-9oz per session and I am only using a manual pump. But, as I pump more often than directly nurse my baby, my supply dwindled. From 8-9oz to 2oz per session! I was in the stage of thinking of giving my baby a formula milk. But I can't because my baby was just 3months old back then. I was thinking of having the "best" pump but it was so pricey. Then, one mom recommended unimom forte to me. So I read a lot of comments about unimom forte and almost all comments have positive view and most moms especially those re lactating have used unimom and got great results. I got myself one unimom pump. I washed and sterilize it first because I was very hopeful thinking that I can pump more than 2oz of milk. And after one session, viola! I have pump 6oz of milk! My sister told me, "your supply don't have a problem, your problem is your pump". Until today, I am still exclusively breastfeeding my baby. He will turn 7months on the 6th of June. Thank you very much unimom!

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Dear Pia, Thank you for your review on the Unimom Forte#. We are very pleased to know that you have had great success with our breast pump. Your son is very fortunate that he has such a dedicated mother who is regularly pumping at work to meet his needs. We shall pass on your feedback to our distributor in the Philippines. We hope you are able to express for as long as you desire and wish you and your child every success in your breastfeeding journey. Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere uberebaby.com

fantastic pump & great service

Being an FTM I had never heard of Unimom before but after a friend in the Mother's Group recommended it I decided to buy it. This pump is fantastic and economical compared to other leading brands. I exclusively pump and I have always had a surplus of breast milk.
I recently had an issue with purchasing a spare part as I was sent the incorrect product by accident. After contacting Ubere Baby I had such a wonderful experience. Not only did I get an apology but I was offered to have the correct product & was given a packet of storage bottles for the inconvenience. I cant recommend this company and their products enough.

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Dear AvaB, Thank you for your review on the Unimom Forte#. We are very pleased to know that another exclusively pumping mother has a surplus of breastmilk while using our breast pump and that you are very happy with our service. Once again, we apologise for our warehouse error and appreciate your kind understanding. We wish you and your baby every success in your breastfeeding journey. Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere uberebaby.com

Great Breast pump, Great service

With my first baby I used a Medela breast pump - it was VERY noisy, only had 2 settings (one that was too low and one that was painfully high) and could only pump one breast at a time so very time consuming. I wanted to find something better for my second baby and after reading the reviews for the Unimom Forte bought one and can say it is ten times better than the Medela I used last time.

I was surprised at how quiet it is, it doesn't wake my husband or baby when I use it through the night, it has a dial to vary the suction to exactly what is comfortable for your individual needs, it is a double pump so makes pumping much quicker, its a closed system so much more hygienic, and once you know which parts go where its actually really quick and easy to clean and put together, especially since only a few of the parts are actually exposed to breast milk so you don't actually have to clean the whole thing every time just those few parts. To top it off the price was very reasonable compared to what else is available in that price range.

Recently I managed to wreck 2 of the small components while sterilising, I phoned Eileen from Ubere Baby and she was able to supply the parts for $6 each plus postage which was very reasonable. They arrived the day after I paid and Eileen went above and beyond to make sure things went smoothly, she even organised everything and called me back to confirm things whilst being overseas. Before I purchased I read the reviews about the Australian rep for Unimom and how bad the customer service was but I can tell you that the NEW Australian rep Eileen is very friendly, helpful and efficient, couldn't recommend her or the Unimom Forte pump more highly.

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Dear Kylie, Thank you for your review on the Unimom Forte#. We are very happy to know that you have had a very positive experience with the breast pump and our service. We wish you every success in your breastfeeding journey. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any enquiries or require assistance. Kind regards, Eileen Director Ubere 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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