Medela Freestyle Double Electric Breastpump

In the American market for over 30 years, Medela is known as the largest manufacturer and seller of breast pumps. The Medela Pump in Style (PIS) Double Electric Breast Pump is a fantastic breast pump. It is highly rated and is expensive but not as expensive as the highly rated Medela Freestyle Double Electric Breastpump.

Features:

  • Double electric breast pump – perfect for moms who pump multiple times a day – working moms
  • 2-Phase Expression Technology (The pump simulates the baby’s stimulation for two minutes or until you press the let-down button, the it switches to expression for faster milk collection) – only found in Medela breastpumps
  • Compact pump weighs less than 1 lb – easily take it on the go and pump anywhere
  • Hands free accessory kit included – multitask – attach it to a belt or nursing bra so you can pump and cook or pump and type etc…
  • Rechargeable battery – lasts up to 3 hours on a charge
  • 2 sizes (medium and large) of PersonalFit breastshields included – choose the right size for better pumping
  • Tote bag
  • Adjustable speed and vaccum – choose a comfortable pump setting
  • 1 touch let down button – produces more milk in less time when pumping at Maximum Comfort Vacuum™ in the expression phase
  • Digital backlit display – for late night pumping in the dark
  • Pumping timer – tracks pumping session
  • Memory button – record pump sessions so you can return to your favorite pumping pattern
  • Very quiet
  • Cooler bag with ice pack holds 4 breastmilk bottles
  • All parts that touch the breast are BPA free
  • 4- 5oz bottles included
  • Also included – all the necessary parts for pumping

The Medela Freestyle is a great pump for those women who will be pumping multiple times a day at work or at home. The built in timer and memory button are unique and allows mom to be more efficient with their pumping, especially if their letdown is not the standard 2 minutes. The Freestyle is more technologically advanced in that it is all button controlled instead of a dial like the PIS. Finally, when on the go, the Freestyle runs on a rechargeable battery while the PIS runs on 8 AA batteries.

Overall the Freestyle and PIS are both great options and work well. The difference is if you are looking for a pump that allows you to lead your busy life (lightweight, portable, rechargeable, hands-free) then the Freestyle is the way to go but you will the pay the price for it (about $349 for the Freestyle vs $249 for the PIS).