I purchased this pump for work, specifically for days when I need to be out of the office. The unit is quite noisy, but that hasn't been a factor for me. I chose this model because it is battery operated. I was plesantly surprised at the battery life, 4 to 5 hours worth of pumping on a single set of batteries. The let down feature is really nice and I love the adjustable strength and speeed of the pump. I previously used a manual pump while I was on maternity leave, but I needed the more time effective and hands free convience of an electric pump.
I am very happy with this pump. It is very effective for pumping at home or at work. Very portable. I found that using the pump is more effective for me at the preset settings rather than try to turn up the pump settings for faster pumping. I was very nervous about the whole pumping process, but this product was very easy to use. It is well worth the money.
i got this pump after my son would nurse for almost 1hr and it was to time consuming and i felt like he was still hungry so i bought this pump its a great time saver i pump for 10min and get about 3-4 ounces that way i know he is eating the right amount and im not nursing for 1hr we both love it
I read a lot of bad reviews about this pump but I decided to go ahead and buy anyways. Since I bought it, I been using it everyday, twice a day for the past five months and still works like if it was brand new. I take a lot of care of the pump. when I finish using it, I wash it with mild soap and water and place it in a container with boiling water for five minutes to help me sterilize the parts. It doesn't cost much.
I thought it was great. I was skeptical because it was so cheap however it is better than the expensive one i had initially rented. I didn't spill all over myself like i did with the expensive one. It takes up less space making it ideal for travel, a feature i especially appreciated , its easy to use and you only need one hand!!! I would definitely recommend this to a family member or friend. Five stars!
LOVE LOVE LOVE I've tried several other brands and this is the best. it has great suction easy let down and the adapter makes it easy to double pump. just bought a second one so I can have one at home and one at work
tihis pump is a little more on the expensive side, but it is definitely worth it.
In the hospital, I was given a single manual pump from a more popular brand. it took me forever to get anything, and it felt like it pulled more.
with this pump the comfort pads do provide Some extra comfort.
I usually start with the lowest level of suction for a minute or two, then I go to the highest. even at the highest level the pumping is comfortable. I do have flat nipples so I have to push mine further in to get more milk.
but with this pump I usually get about 4 oz per 15 minute session, and my baby is three weeks.
I plan to get the reusable storage cups that double as bottles as well, for when I return to work.
I bought this set in store and it came with a cooler bag too.
with the suction covers, it makes it easier to pump more early on. you can pump, cover, and pump again in a couple hrs.
I bought this pump to use primarily for when I went back to work and I absolutely love it. It was also great at first when breastfeeding was still painful and I needed a break. The customer service is also great! I recently contacted Dr. Browns about where to get a piece that I broke, and they responded quickly to tell me they were sending me an entire new collection kit for free!
This pump works best when proper areas are stimulated, so position may need to be adjusted in the cup. It does not tug like other pumps, but uses compression to achieve milk let-down. I recommend this pump because other pumps (medela) would not work for me. Key is to start with speed high and wait. When it tingles, turn the speed down. Very effective and comfortable to use!
Kris Aug 15,2013
5 of 5 stars
This is a great pump and customer service is wonderful!
I decided to go with this pump versus the popular rival pump after reading the positive reviews on the target website. I have to say I am not disappointed that I made the decision to get this pump.
I pumped at home to start to store up my milk before going back to work once a day and now I pump 2-3 times per day now that I'm back to work. The pump is easy to use and it expresses my milk efficiently. I appreciate the soft cups and never ever experienced any discomfort with pumping.
I had an issue with my connector (it became misshaped by heating it too much in a microwave sterilizer bag) and I contacted customer service for a replacement. Not only are they replacing the part for free and overnighting it to me, they are also sending me a second set because I'm a working mom! The customer service rep also asked me how I was doing with pumping, offered some great advice and was very positive and supportive!
I would recommend this pump to any friends because it is a quality pump and the customer service goes above and beyond!
I used the Medela for my first child and am now using this one for my second and so far would recommend The First Years pump. It is very portable, easy to use, and effective. I love that the pump itself is so small and has a rechargeable battery. As with any pump it took some reading and a little time to get the hang of. I'm still working on getting the right timing on the settings but the ability to control them digitally is great. The double pump bar is handy if you don't want to strap yourself into a hands free bra or tank. Overall this is a very good pump.
This pump works great. I love the look of it as well. I always used the medela brand pump. So this was a nice change with the electronics. For me the suction was the same. Any new moms looking for a pump this is a great buy.
It took a little while to figure the pump out and set up.This is my second child and pump and I am pleased. The suction cups are comfortable. though i always have to use the max suction and Speed which means i cant get a 2nd let down but its easy enough to get enough milk. I LOVE the ease of no batteries for on the go which is AWESOME!