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Improved! 2-Phase Expression® Technology research-proven for faster milk flow in less time, allows moms to change back & forth from stimulation to expression. Daily use. All the features of our highest performing retail pump in a fashion bag with everything mom needs to pump on-the-go, in style. Removable cooler carrier & pump in matching carry bags enables use as separate bag for mom's other needs! Removable work surface for the mom on-the-go. Roomy shoulder bag with inner compartments for all mom needs for accessories and personal items. Two mesh storage bags designed to hold all parts and pieces for pumping. Includes Personal Fit Breastshields. Special bonus pack of accessories! Includes AC Adapter and Battery Pack with soft cover (8-AA sold separately), or use with 9 Volt Vehicle Lighter Adapter (sold separately). Check out our full line of Medela Breast Pumps.
Manufacturer #: 57036T
Product Weight:8.2 pounds
Product Dimensions (in inches):16.5 x 13.5 x 8.5
Average Customer Rating:
(based on 180 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Most Helpful Positive Review
My daughter is six months old and we have been pumping for the entire time. I feel that I have become a "fast expert" on breast pumps and I am more than...Read complete review
My daughter is six months old and we have been pumping for the entire time. I feel that I have become a "fast expert" on breast pumps and I am more than willing to pass on what I have learned in the hopes it will help. There are two kinds of pumping systems: "closed" and "open". "Closed" means that there is a silicone membrane that separates the motor used for pumping from the actual milk. Now, if you knock over the bottle you can still get milk all over the membrane, into the tubes and therefore into the motor of the pump. "Open" means that there isn't a separation between the two and if you knock over the bottle, over fill the bottle, or jump around while pumping you WILL get milk into the tubes and possibly the motor. The Medela "Pump in style advanced" is an open system where the "Freestyle" is a closed system. My daughter was Jaundice and hospitalized at three days, we made it home an entire 14 hours before we were back in the hospital, and we were required to supplement her after every nursing session with "x" amount more. As I didn't want to give her formula this meant that not only was I nursing a new born ten to twelve times in twenty four hours but I was pumping for 20 minutes after EVERY feeding to get enough so that I would be able to tell the doctors that we supplemented her with exactly "X" amount in addition to the feedings. My nipples were headed for a workout. We started off with a rental of the Medela "Symphony" from the hospital. It was a WONDERFUL machine, double electric and so quiet that she could sleep in the bed and I didn't even have to move to pump. It would drain both of my breasts in around 10 minutes and was comfortable the entire time. My nipples were never sore and I didn't have to suffer any engorgement because my pump could fix it right there. It helped to establish my milk supply as well and even a bit of a surplus for the freezer. It was also $1,400. No, seriously that comma is in the right place. Personally I can't shell out that much for a milker so I looked into buying a pump that cost a bit less. It was also the size of a car battery and heavy. But hey it worked like a dream so I moved everything off my night stand. The Ameda pumps were very well recommended and I looked into them. At around half the price of a Medela I was curious. I mean seriously, it's a milker, all it does is pump right? Yeah I was wrong. They have been purchased by Evenflo. Guess who has the EXACT SAME design… Lansinoh… available at your local big box store for about $100. This sounded too good to be true. A "closed" system pump for only $100? I had heard that closed systems were superior and this one is the same design and rumored to be made by the same parent company. I bought it and three days later I had a hundred dollar paper weight. My nipples, which NEVER got irritated with the "Symphony" with twelve pumping sessions plus full time breastfeeding, turned bright red and I honestly thought one might fall off and roll around on the table if anyone looked at me wrong. When you have a pump on for about five hours, give or take, in twenty four it matters. The pump was noisy too. I would have to leave the newborn in the bedroom, go across the house to the living room and then put a pillow over the motor to try and muffle it. My husband said he could still hear it. It does have separate controls for suction and speed but you need the speed to be quick to simulate a babies suckling. This is why you aren's supposed to use a binky for the first four weeks. The constant suckling helps to bring in and then maintain a milk supply. Yes, the pump will drain your breasts but it won't provide enough stimulation to keep your supply up. I was exhausted. I didn't want to have to sneak across the house. I didn't want my nipples to hurt. I crawled on hands and knees and broken nipples back to the lactation consultant at the hospital and bought the "Pump in style advanced Metro Bag". The reason I got the metro bag is that I could remove the pump and keep it by the bed without having to have the entire bag. The pump is small and lightweight and let's be honest any pump is hands free with a pumping bra. Or a sports bra and scissors. The pump is quiet. Not as quiet as the "Symphony" but I can still nurse, lay the baby down, and pump in the same space. It's really fricking quiet. I see no difference in suction from the "PISA" and the "Symphony." The let down button is there and the "PISA" has a turn dial and not a digital display but that is the only difference I see. I can pump both breast from very full to empty in about eight to ten minutes at work (my record is twelve ounces at work), and have NEVER gotten milk in my tubes. Even if I did get milk in them they are only five dollars to replace. I bought my pump and parts from my lactation service at my hospital and they are cheaper than the big box store. I don't see why you would want a pump that attaches to your belt like the "Freestyle" anyway. I do wish the "PISA" had a rechargeable battery function but I get about a week off of 8 AA batteries so I'm happy. The cooler works great and the bag holds everything it came with. I have heard people complain they can't use it as a diaper bag with the pumping supplies but when I have my daughter with me I don't need the pump so I don't understand why you would need to put both together. The bag is holding up well and doesn't scream "I'm going to milk myself now" which is nice since I work with the public and don't need to advertise that while you are eating dinner I am pumping my daughters. Over all I don't see how the "open" system is a bad thing. The pump works amazingly well and I am out $100 dollars on a purple paperweight because I was dumb. Oh, and my kid is cute too.
Most Helpful Critical Review
too expensive for what you get
I think I paid way too much for this pump just to pay for the Brand name! Now, I realize that other products out there offer way more perks than this one for...Read complete review
I think I paid way too much for this pump just to pay for the Brand name! Now, I realize that other products out there offer way more perks than this one for less. I have used this pump for less than 4 months.For example, my friend bought a "My first years" brand pump, cost her $70, the membrane, which I'm constantly replacing on mine,(i have lost one in the kitchen drain, and another just tore at the insert point) never has to be replaced on hers b/c it's permanently attached and made sturdier. It's almost like medela wants to milk you for every penny you got!Second ex.,the soft-shields do turn yellow and become warped, currently my shields are flaking off in the interior part, like the plastic is peeling, again, I'm going to have to go buy a new set. I do like the feel of the soft-shields, but it's a darn shame they turn yellow and everyone else on here can pretty much agree with me on that! On the first-years-brand, my friend got a stick to hold the two bottles together, so she can have one free hand while she pumps. She says she uses it every once in a while, I would have liked to have that! Also, have you noticed how other brands come with a stand to hold your bottles in? I realize why that is important, when you pump and lets say you fill the bottle halfway to 2 oz, because you are interrupted by a crying a baby for instance, when you set the bottle down, the bottle may tip forward because there isn't enough weight to hold the bottle down. Not to mention, I have had a couple of scary moments when I go to turn off the pump, and i accidentally knocked over my milk, fortunately, not too much spilled. Another feature,i just noticed on the Lansinoh pump, that I wish Medela would have is two dials for different pumping speeds, because believe it or not, your breast will not produce the same amount of milk at the same rate! I have experienced one draining way quicker than my other breast, and then the other catches up, so I wish I could set different paces on each breast. Also, sometimes, one breast might be feeling more tender than the other one, and you are forced to go slow on both breasts. Medela, could, as a courtesy, offer their customers a voucher so that you could at least get a different size shield for free, or discounted, or something, I had to pay $14 at [...] for an larger-sized shield.The only thing I like about the this particular model is that the pump is portable, and not built into a backpack or other bag. The pump gets the job done-but it could use some of the creature comforts that come with cheaper pumps. Ultimately,I would not recommend this to a friend.
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Second pump for first kid
from Arlington TX
Comments about Medela Pump In Style Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump - The Metro Bag:
This is my second pump in 7 months. I bought this after my Ameda was starting to get wore out. It does a great job extracting milk but coming from using the Ameda there are more little parts to wash which has taken some getting used to. I do wish the power cord was 6 inches to a foot longer so it would reach my desk more comfortably. I am really happy with the size of the collection bottles, they are big enough that I don't worry about over filling them as often as I did with my other pump. For some reason this pump set up is a bit messy. It came with a mat to set parts on and it is a good thing. After every session there are drips that I cant get drained into the collection bottle which is a real bummer. This is a problem I never had before.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from New York
About Me First Time Parent
My first time pumping. Pump works well - I like that it is not attached to the bag and is separate from the metro bag. Shields that came standard didn't fit me but it is easy to find other sizes.
from Portland, OR
Easy to use.I didn't expect to have to pump until after work but due to various issues I pump all the time. I like the portability of taking the pump out of the bag.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Great Pump in a Functional Bag
By Trojan Mommy
from East Los Angeles, CA
I bought this pump to transition my child from the breast to the bottle when I go back to work. Although, I still haven't delivered and I haven't used the pump, I'm glad I'm ahead of the game. I've taken all the parts out to become familiar with the system and it seems pretty easy to use. My only pending purchase to complement this one, is a sterilizer to sterilizer all of the parts after each pump use, which is a very common procedure for all breast pump to prevent contamination. Medela sells wipes and microwave sterilizers...I'm thinking of purchasing an electric sterilizer, not sure if it'll be the same brand though. The bag is very stylish and I can definitely see myself taking it to the office. With the new American Affordability Act, health insurance are supposed to provide breast pumps. I opted for this pump since it seems to have everything I need. I bought the pump and my health insurance is in the process of reimbursing me. Winning! I also chose this pump because it had great reviews and all of my friends recommended I get a Medela breast pump. Can't wait to become a BFF with my breast pump!
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Worth every penny
I waited and waited for this pump to go on sale, which it finally did during breastfeeding awareness month. It's worth every penny and I'm so glad I had it before I went back to work. Before that I had a free Ameda pump that the insurance company provided, but the difference is night and day. This pump is fast, easy, and effective. It takes just seconds to get a let-down, and extracts milk super quickly. All the complaints I have seen about this pump are minor issues that are irrelevant - what matters is how well the PUMP works. Who cares if you need to buy a hands-free bra (which does make things easier), what matters is pumping enough milk to feed your baby when you are working. I have been pumping for 4 months since I've been back at work and have not even had to replace the membranes. (NOTE: for people complaining that the pump loses suction, try replacing the membranes first, it comes with a spare set.) I wash it after every use and have not had any problems with staining, discoloration, etc. I don't use the medela bottles to feed the baby, but again, I didn't buy this pump for the bottles, I bought it for the pump. The only thing that would be better is if they sold just the pump without all the accessories, that would make it cheaper. Some people may have a cooler and bottles already from the insurance company, a previous child, etc. and really just need the pump. (The pump is compatible with Ameda collection bottles, FYI) Pumping is not a comfortable endeavor but I do not find the pump to be excessively uncomfortable (and it's more comfortable than the other one I used). I also used this pump with the battery pack while away at a conference (pumped in the car), it takes 8 AA batteries, I pumped 6 times with no loss of suction. There is a car adapter but I didn't have it.
(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Significantly Better than Freestyle
By Mother of 3
I work full time and I used a pump in style for 1 year of breastfeeding baby number 1 and through 1/2 year of breastfeeding with baby number 2. The pump did stop working. So I purchased the more expensive Freestyle pump and used it for 5 months of pumping with baby number 2 plus 6 months of pumping with baby number 3 and the freestyle pump is far less efficient at sucking some of the time. The membranes in the flange don't always line up right and they get moisture in them while your pumping, both which make the suction not optimal. I refuse to go and buy another pump although I have thought about it quite a bit because it is so frustrating. The pump in style set up the membranes are on the pump and far away from moisture so the suction is consistent and strong. With the freestyle flange set up when you start the pieces all need to be VERY dry or not optimal suction. UGHHH. I highly recommend purchasing Pump in style and not freestyle. I rarely give reviews but if I can help one person not deal with the frustration it is worth it. Breastfeeding is hard enough.
Perfect for exclusive pumping moms
By EP FTM
from New York, NY
I have been using this for 2 week now with pumping every 2-3 hours a day. It works great and I like that the machine is in a separated bag.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Best Breastpump on the Market. Period.
from Santa Monica, CA
About Me Parent of Two or More Children, Travel A Lot, Working Parent
As a full-time, traveling, working mom who breastfeeds and pumps every day, this breastpump has been a lifesaver. The benefit of having the removable motor is that when I travel I can pop it into my laptop carry-on without having to carry a whole other breastpump bag. Other than that, this is the same fantastic & powerful motor that you'll find in the "Backpack" or "On The Go" models. I would HIGHLY recommend this breastpump to any busy mom who has to pump while traveling.
Nice & compact!
About Me First Time Parent, Stay at Home Parent
Since it came from a location an hour away, I received it within 2 days of my order - really quick! It's a great tool to have. A little expensive, but if you wait until it's on sale and have a registry coupon, you really can save. It is compact and has it's own bags with compartments and accessories. Great to have! Wish it was more compatible with the other versions, but still nice to have.
My only complaint is that the bag doesn't stay shut. love the separate pump that comes out of bag.
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