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Medela Pump In Style Advanced Backpack has 2-Phase Expression Technology research-proven for faster milk flow in less time, allows moms to change back & forth from stimulation to expression. Updated bag design with contrast color accent. PersonalFit breastshields. New bottle design. Integrated motor. -Daily use. Includes AC Adapter and Battery Pack (8-AA sold separately), or use with 9 Volt Vehicle Lighter Adapter (sold separately).
Manufacturer #: 57062
Product Weight:9.3 pounds
Product Dimensions (in inches):12.7 x 11.3 x 8.1
Average Customer Rating:
(based on 538 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Most Helpful Positive Review
This is a great pump that has enabled me, a first-time mom, to provide my milk to my son his 8 months, 5 of which I've been back in the office, and we're...Read complete review
This is a great pump that has enabled me, a first-time mom, to provide my milk to my son his 8 months, 5 of which I've been back in the office, and we're still going. It was recommended to me by another mom, a stranger in the aisle at Babies R Us, who said she wished she had it from the start. If I were going to buy a pump again, I would go with this one because it pumps the milk I need in about 10 minutes and gives me little to no trouble. It was worth the money to me. I even got a compliment on the bag from a person who didn't know what it was. I got the backpack because I assumed having my hands free would be advantageous.Tips and Insights:-Note that the pump comes with a size Medium shield. The manual has a guide for fitting the shield. I had to buy a Small.-Definitely run the pump after done pumping to get the condensation out of the tubes. Mine usually has condensation.-I got the bustier to go hands free and did eating and computer and reading while pumping. So nice.-Get extra membranes, which are the little white rubber pieces. They are very small and easy to lose down the drain. I've used the two extra that came with the pump and have more.-When removing the little white membrane from the valve, pop it out from the back with your finger instead of pulling it from the front. One of mine tore that way.-When pushing on the yellow piece of the valve, be careful not to push it on too hard otherwise it may be difficult to remove.-A few times I've had apparently no suction on one side due to some positiong error and I think I found that I just need to make sure my breast was "out" enough to round out and fill the bottom of the shield to make a vacuum.-One of the fabric zipper pulls came off at 7.5 months. I replaced it with a key ring and it's good.-I only had milk get into the tubes and diaphragm once and it was easy to rinse and wipe down. Running the pump on high gets the water out of the tubes.-I've found I can turn the pump up during a session as my body gets comfortable with expressing and get more milk that way.-I always pump into the 5oz bottles that came with the pump. Then I transfer the milk into bags, containers, etc.I pumped from 4 weeks to 3 months, 3 times a day after feeding, at which time I returned to work and had a good stockpile. I pumped in the morning before work after first feeding and at work for each missed feeding, which was 3. I generally pump for any missed feeding, but don't bother if it's invconvenient (as long as it doesn't happen consistently or my body will get the wrong message). Around 6 months I stopped pumping in the morning before work, when I noticed my stockpile was going up instead of evening out, and he was starting solids around that time as well anyway.When at work I just rinse the parts after each use and wash them by hand with soap and water when I get home. I occassionally sterilize them in boiling water for 10 min.
Most Helpful Critical Review
Buy Ameda- 2nd time mom/breastfeeder
This review is coming from a second time breastfeeding mom. I used an Ameda for my first child for 13 months and never had a single issue. I have used this Medela for 5...Read complete review
This review is coming from a second time breastfeeding mom. I used an Ameda for my first child for 13 months and never had a single issue. I have used this Medela for 5 months and this thing is horrible! I so wish I would have bought an Ameda again. My Ameda lasted the whole time I breastfed it only broke after being in storage for 2 years so I had to buy a new one. The Ameda has a far superior design and is much more user friendly. This Medela requires a lot of maintenance and replacement pieces. Here is my list of comparisons: -On the Ameda the suction portion is above where the milk gets collected so there no way for your milk to get into the tubes or create condensation in your tubes! With the Medela your milk passes right by the tubing which creates condensation and makes it possible for milk to actually back up into the tubing. Once my milk backed up all the way through the tubing to the actual pumping mechanism which made a huge mess, forced me stop pumping, take everything apart, clean the tubing, and take apart the face plate and clean the faceplate! Such a pain when trying to pump at work!! –-You have to let your pump run for 2 minutes after pumping, or even if you do but tubing is like 2 months old and starting to go bad, if you do not let the tubes run through the condensation will then create mold/mildew inside the tube!!! Really impossible to clean, I washed with water, I used alcohol (recommended in the booklet), and used a steam bag still not clean- so then you are stuck getting a new set every few months. So tubing huge issue. -The valves. In the Ameda the valves are a soft rubber flexible piece that is easy to clean and NEVER broke even though they give you a second one. The Medela the valves are a hard plastic piece that are sometimes difficult to remove so do not put them on the connectors to tightly. then there are these stupid little membranes on the valves that are tiny, slippery, and very easily break. you will need replace these pretty often because not only can they rip easily but if they get worn out then they don't lay flat so you can lose suction, ugh! -The connectors which connect the bottle, the tubing, and the breast shield also are very difficult to clean. In the Ameda the chamber is one flat surface, in the Medela there are like three little chambers where if you don't clean it milk can get stuck in there and create mildew- which happened to me! No matter what bottle cleaner you have there is no way to get up in there. So you do HAVE to use the steamer bags to fully clean out all your parts. After buying the bags I have not had an issue with the mildew since. ----So if you are not keeping track just to maintain this pump you will spend more $ on replacement tubes, membranes, and steam bags just keep it clean. -Now also take into consideration that today my pump has NO SUCTION!! So now I am using a hand pump this is what sent me over the edge to write this review. I have done all the troubleshooting and still nothing works. It is under warranty and they will be hearing all of this when I call to get a new pump. Now I have to hand pump today and hopefully my replacement will be in soon. If I can I will just ask for my $ back to get an Ameda but doubtful on that! So those are the big issues. -Also take into consideration the actual backpack design. I have already lost two of the zipper tabs in 5 months and other are loose so just a pain to open by having to pull on the little metal piece left behind. The pump is sewn into the backpack so it makes it difficult troubleshooting and get the faceplate back on because it is awkward. Also means you have to take the backpack with you and you cannot get a new one even if all your zipper tabs pull off- you're stuck with it! I also will share my best friend also had a Medela for only 3 months and had very similar issues with mildew/mold/ tubes melting, and tabs coming off. This thing is junk. the hospital recommends it I know. But they have beautiful Symphony pumps that are absolutely nothing like this and are far superior. I used a hospital Medela while in the hospital with my daughter when she was a month old. Used it for 2 weeks loved it so bought this thinking it would be the same just a smaller version- it absolutely is not the same thing!! Save yourself money, headaches, and heartaches (because now I am worried I am going to lose my supply before my new one comes) Buy Ameda!!
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Would definitely recommend
from Laredo texas
About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent
Comments about Medela Pump In Style Advanced Breast Pump - Backpack:
Great efficient easy to use, gentle on you,
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Would buy and recommend
By New mom
About Me First Time Parent
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Fast and easy to use. Only drawback is if you try to pump just one side then the force isn't as strong unless you hold the stopper in on the other side, the one you aren't pumping. This makes it not handsfree now. Overall though, good electric pump. If you don't need to pump both or have an oversupply then you can use the Medela manual. Super convenient; I have both.
from Modesto, Ca
I love this breast pump. I had some medical issues and wasn't able to feed my baby for 6 weeks so I was able to pump and dump while we had to feed my baby formula, which now my 6 weeks are up and I'm able to breast feed again! I was hesitant to spend the money but we are planning on more children, plus it's a tax write off! I haven't gone back to work yet, but I will be taking the breast pump with me so I can also pump on my breaks and lunches.
I would recomend this breast pump
from Oxnard CA
About Me First Time Parent, Working Parent
Very practical and descreat
This product is worth the price!
By Taylor the stay at home mom
from Davenport, IA
About Me First Time Parent, Stay At Home Parent
Breastfeeding has definitely been a challenge with our first son for many reasons so it is great to be able to use such a great and reliable product. During the day I leave the pump downstairs and then at night have to carry it and all it's supplies upstairs to our bedroom so the backpack is perfect to make the trips easier! Haven't had it for too long yet but it is working great so far.
Worth the purchase
By T. Smith
from Memphis, TN
I exclusively breastfeed and this was a lifesaver when I returned to work! Very convenient.
from West winfield
About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent
Love this helped my premie alot
It is a good product I just wish the bag had more room.
About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children
I don't like having to carry 2 bags. I wish the pump had more room in the bag to carry other things. And it is kind of heavy. But the product does a good job.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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By Great buy
from Brooklyn, NY
Only complaint is its loud and tabs for zipper became undone easy. Easy to clean, lightweight, easy to cary& well thought out practicality design.
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