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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:7 pounds
Product Dimensions (in inches):12.1 x 12.1 x 8.3
Average Customer Rating:
(based on 516 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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Pumping for gold
By The Goldminer
from Temple, Texas
About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent
Comments about Medela Pump In Style Advanced Breast Pump - Backpack:
The unit works great. We were lucky the Breastshields it came with worked just right. We are first time pumpers but found the unit easy to operate. I can't speak to the durability as we have been using it for 1 week.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I Love This Pump!
By Ashley on the go
from Hagerstown, Maryland
About Me First Time Parent, Working Parent
I use my pump at home and at work. Having it in a backpack makes it easy for travel and holds all the pump items I need. I wish it had a smaller bag I could put it in for light travel or home use. Also it would be nice if the plug from the pump to wall was longer.
I would like buy product again
from Guaynabo Puerto Rico
About Me First Time Parent
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Easy to use,
I got this pump for on the go. Is great n covinent to use everything you need in one bag and there's so much extra space and pockets to put more things. Easy to clean to use I just love it.
Made a real difference!
from Provo. Ut
About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children
I've had quite a few different pumps and then I decided to just spend the money and buy this one. I wish I would have done it sooner, because it's less time pumping and lots of milk!
So far, so good
from Hesperia, ca
About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent, Working Parent
I've used this breastpump a few times and I like it so far. It was easy to install and my milk starts to flow within 2 minutes. I really like the cooler pack because once I have a couple bottles filled I can put them in there and I don't have to carry the entire backpack around. The only negative comment I have about it so far is that when you are only using one of the suctions to breastfeed the other one sounds like the air is coming out and interfering with the tube you're actually using.
Recommend for work and being on the go
By Busy bumble bee
I purchased this product because I was on a time crunch while at work and it helped with my lactation problem. It was better to pump both breast at once since the nursing room was becoming busy. The pieces were easy to assemble and it was easy to begin pumping. I would recommend practice with holding the bottles or get a holder. Cleaning was simple and didn't take too much time. The bag will only hold the pump, accessories and ice pack. Maybe squeeze in a magazine in the back pocket but nothing else.
Necessity for working moms who want to continue breastfeedin
Great pump. Really easy to use, whether at home or on the go. I travel with it regularly.
from Westminster, CO
I love how it is a double pump and comes with the backpack design. I work downtown and take a bus and light rail to work and the shoulder bag was too big and did a number on my shoulders. No issues with backpack. Only problem it comes with the travel power pack but not the plug in for the wall. Luckily I had one from my last pump that died. Came with a lot of spare parts.
I use this product twice a day. It works great and the backpack is very discrete. The pump parts are easy to clean.
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