The Medela Freestyle Breast Pump, An Informative Review
The Medela Freestyle Breast Pump is great for breast feeding moms shopping for a high-quality hands-free electric breast pump for frequent or exclusive pumping. The Medela breast pump is also very lightweight and portable for on-the-go moms. Because of its portability, this is probably the best pump on the market for moms who spend a lot of time traveling. Prices for the Freestyle breast pump range from $325 to $379.
Hands-Free: The Medela Freestyle is an innovative hands-free double electric pump that fits in the palm of your hand. The hands-free feature is a true plus if you will be working while pumping - the design leaves your hands free to work on the computer or whatever you need to do.
Convenience: Weighing less than one pound, this handheld pump can fit in the palm of your hand and it’s easily portable. Another improvement over the Pump in Style is the fact that everything is removable from the tote bag. It’s even small enough to fit in your purse. This Medela pump offers the highest portability of the pumps on the market.
Rechargeable Battery backup: The pump can be operated via a power supply or with the included lithium-ion battery. The lithium battery allows for 3 hours pumping per charge. This is a unique feature you won't find in other pumps on the market.
2-Phase Expression: Medela Freestyle breast pumps have exclusive 2-Phase Expression technology to mimic a baby's natural nursing pattern. It has a 2-minute letdown phase which automatically switches to regular pumping. The Stimulation Phase is fast and light sucking to start milk flowing followed by the Expression Phase, slow and stronger sucking to deliver more milk faster.
There are a few drawbacks to the Medela breast pump, but these are easily outweighed by the portability factor of the Freestyle pump.
Cost: The Medela Freestyle costs considerably more than the Medela Pump in Style and the Ameda Purely Yours.
Cleaning: Because the tubing must also be cleaned, it takes a bit more time to clean the Medela pump than other pumps on the market.
Guarantee: The Freestyle is backed by a 1-year limited on the motor, and a 90-day limited warranty on the other parts.
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