This is a discussion on Breastfeeding tips: Why I choose Philips Avent over Medela pumps? within the Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group forum, part of the MummySG Special Group category; Hi mums/mums-to-be, I would like to share my personal experience as Philips Avent user. I was introduced to Philips by ...
I would like to share my personal experience as Philips Avent user. I was introduced to Philips by a friend who had used Medela & Philips before & I was glad I took her advice. Philips products are in fact equally good in most aspects, but better priced. I am using the double electric breast pump at work & manual breast pump at home. 6 months and counting, I am still on full breastfeeding for my precious little one. Feel free to contact me if you have any doubts, I can share what I know so far.
Things I love about Philips pumps…
· Suction power: the suction power of this pump is hospital grade. It truly delivers what it promised. It only takes me 15 mins per pumping session to get about 8oz of milk from both breasts at work.
· Weight & parts to assemble/wash: the new Philips pump is small and very light. Assembling the pump parts is intuitive. The amount of parts to wash is also minimal (flange, cushion, membrane & valve). It took me less than 5 mins to wash all the parts using hot water after each pumping at work.
· No milk trapping in the tubes: this is what I love most! Philips pump is a closed system, hence no milk can be trapped in the tubes. This means one less thing to clean and disinfect, and definitely no worries of mold growing in the tubings. (yuck!)
· Comfortable cushion: the pump comes with a soft cushion with five petals designed to gently help stimulate milk flow. It feels super comfortable while pumping & personally I would prefer this over hard plastic. Let down is less than a minute for me, probably because of this cushion?
· Cost: not only does it come with all the good features above, another plus point is it costs much less than Medela pumps. What else can you ask for, seriously?
Comparing Philips pumps to Medela pumps…
· Non-battery operated: unlike Medela pumps, Philips pumps need power supply to work. When out without my baby, I would bring along my manual pump to do the job. It works fine & easy to bring along too.
· Less popular than Medela?: Medela is really popular among breastfeeding mums here. If you happen to ask around, you would definitely find more Medela users than Philips. I have no regrets that I gave Philips a try.
Bottomline, it is what I need to maintain my milk supply while coping with hectic work schedule (2 pumping session per day at work, ~20 mins for pumping & cleaning). I am a satisfied & happy breastfeeding mum with the purchase.
Happy breastfeeding mums/mums-to-be!
Last edited by honeystory; 13-12-2014 at 11:55 PM.