Medela Pump In Style Advanced Breast Pump

Medela breast pumps are endorsed by hospitals and doctors and as an owner of the Medela Pump in Style Advanced Breast Pump, I am a huge advocate. I have used it for 3 babies and it has served me well. The initial cost is steep but for the function, reliability, speed and extra perks that are included, it is worth it.

Through research, Medela determined that there are 2 phases of how babies breastfeed. Therefore, they developed the 2-Phase Expression technology which they integrated into the pump.

  1. Stimulation Phase – babies suck fast and light to stimulate milk
  2. Expression Phase – let-down starts so babies suck slow and deep, bringing the milk faster

Features of the Pump in Style:

  • Useful as a single or double breast pump
  • 2 phase Expression technology in which the pumping mimics the baby’s natural feeding pattern.
  • Adjustable vacuum (strength) and speed before or during pumping
  • One touch let down button
  • All parts that come in contact with breastmilk are BPA free
  • Available in 3 discreet black, microfiber bags: On-the-go Tote, Backpack, The Metro Tote
  • Powered by AC adapter or battery pack (8 AA batteries not included)
  • Vehicle adapter sold separately
  • Easily portable
  • Included – 2 breastshields, 2 breastshield connectors, 2 valves, 4 membranes, tubing, power cord, removable cooler bag with 4 storage bottles with lids and ice pack

The Pump In Style is a very easy pump to use. Although, the one problem that many users complain about is that it is cumbersome to hold both breastshields when double pumping (I agree). Medela sells a bra that holds the shields which then allows you to pump hands free. The other issue with the pump is that there are a lot of parts to wash after use but that is expected with any electric breast pump and you will get used to it.

Overall, the Pump in Style is a great breast pump for women who want all the part included and who plan on pumping frequently. There are other less expensive pumps that only pump 1 side at a time, are manual pumps or that do not come with all the extra parts. If you will be an occasional pumper then those may be a more cost effective way to go.