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Community Level 6AnitaM

AnitaM

Pozza Cannot Escape The Night Feeds Review with images

AdvantagesExpresses milk quickly; Reasonable price

DisadvantagesNoisy; Shortish battery life

"...am thankful I found the Medela breast pump. ..." Read review
04.05.2004

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No more hand cramp

AdvantagesSmall, lightweight and easy to use

DisadvantagesMotor is quite noisy, lousy instructions

"...for me to borrow a Medela pump from the hospital, which I used for about 5 mins each side after every feed, to trick my breasts into thinking they needed to produce more milk. This worked, and after a few days I returned the loaned pump to the hospital. I was relatively lucky in that in the first couple of months my son only woke once a night for a feed, however he would take anything from 2 - 4 hours to get that feed, leaving me utterly exhausted. ..." Read review
12.01.2007

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Pumping out the baby milk

AdvantagesEasy to use, pain-free expressing, battery as well as mains-operating

DisadvantagesNoisy, doesn't express hindmilk as well as foremilk

"...Pump== The electric pump is the Medela Mini Electric breast-pump. Before purchasing it, I read a few reviews which were all fairly positive but my main deciding factor was that a friend was selling hers and offered it to me at a good price. I had previously been looking at the Medela Swing, but they are expensive even second-hand from eBay, so I decided to go for the slightly cheaper option. The pump comes in a box with all the parts stored separately. ..." Read review
02.08.2010

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Community Level 3Bitchqueen...

Bitchqueenofneworleans

Works well to help you breastfeed

AdvantagesEfficient

DisadvantagesThe noise is like a JCB

"I bought this pump before our son was born, intending to breastfeed but also express every now and again to allow my hubbie to do some of the night feeds. Then 2 things happened: firstly, my son and I proved to be an appalling pair at breastfeeding. He couldn't seem to latch on properly, couldn't feed properly and no matter how much help I got from the midwife and health visitor it was very inefficient agony! And secondly he started sleeping through ..." Read review
29.11.2007

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Community Level 5missixty

missixty

Breastfeeding essential! Review with images

AdvantagesQuick and effective milk expression

DisadvantagesCan't microwave sterilise it

"...carry on I purchased a Medela Mini Electric Pump, perhaps because spending this much money on breastfeeding equipment would encourage me not to give up as I don't have money to throw away. My pump cost around 43 pounds and it was by far one of the most useful purchases I made. The midwife showed me how to use my pump as I was still in hospital but I think the instructions aren't the clearest. It is very easy to use but to me, the intructions which ..." Read review
28.10.2004

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Community Level 2Valliann

Valliann

Pump It Up, Daisy

AdvantagesEasy to assemble and use and very efficient

DisadvantagesA little bit noisy

"...pump. I eventually settled on the Medela Mini 'Electric breast pump, which I bought for £50 from Boots. When I got the pump home, I unpacked it (nicely packaged) and popped the non-motorised bits and pieces into the steriliser. Then I sat down to read the instructions. Now, I have to be honest, I was expecting the operating instructions to be in a mixture of English and Gobblygook, so I was very pleasantly surprised at how easy they were to ..." Read review
22.10.2004

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Community Level 4leopard79

leopard79

May seem quite cheap but there's a reason..

AdvantagesBattery or mains powered so your hand doesn't get tired

DisadvantagesIT'S A BIT NOISY!

"...Boots and Mothercare had the Medela Mini Electric Breast Pump for £39.99 with no alternatives so I purchased one anticipating the joy I'd feel when I got home to use it. The pump consists of a yellow battery pack and pump/motor (requiring two AA batteries to run if you don't use the mains power adaptor) which attaches to a kit of soft clear moulded plastic attachments, including the bottle. It comes with a rigid plastic base to offset the weight ..." Read review
25.11.2002

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Community Level 2CarolLouise

CarolLouise

A Noisy Necessity!

AdvantagesEasy to Use and Faster than a Manual Pump

DisadvantagesNoisy and components not suitable to microwave

"I intended from before I gave birth to express milk to enable my family to help with feeding. I originally bought a manual pump but after speaking to friends took this back and exchanged it for the Medela. This was a higher cost at £39.99 compared to £20 for a manual pump but I considered time and ease to be more important. The kit consists of a bottle which is quite small and only holds about 5 ounces. In addition there's a yellow plastic ..." Read review
15.08.2003

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Community Level 3BecksterMas

BecksterMas

Milking Time!(Sorry-couldnt resist!)

AdvantagesEasy to use

DisadvantagesNoisy

"...managed this due to the Medela Mini Electric Breast Pump. My sister used to be a midwife and when i asked her about which breast pump to use, she recommended this one straight away. Sure enough, once one the hospital ward and around Special care, it was the pump that everyone seemed to be using or wanting. SIZE The Medela Mini Breast Pump is the smallest on the market- this makes it great to store and if you are travelling a lot, or havent ..." Read review
06.07.2008

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Community Level 4AlexW

AlexW

Not for the timid but great for the brazen

AdvantagesEffective, adjustable suction, 1-handed operation

DisadvantagesVERY noisy, small bottle means decanting required

"...it fiddly...so I bought a Medela mini-electric. OPeration wise this is fab, by adjusting the suction you can mimic babies suck pattern (I used 1min of low to get nips accustomed, then 5 mins of fairly high to induce let-down then back to low for 10mins, swap to next side and repeat) I was able to get about 6oz's each side in a morning and 5oz's each side in an afternoon, using for about 20mins each time. Its easy to clean and the parts can be put ..." Read review
18.04.2003

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Community Level 1alexozansoy

alexozansoy

Medela Mini Electric Breast Pump

AdvantagesQuick, convenient, different speeds for different stages

DisadvantagesNoisy!!

"...care. I had already bought the Medela Electric breast pump, I knew I would be going back to work after a short time and I knew if at all possible that I wanted to breastfeed. When my milk had still not come in 5 days after Aleyna's birth (she was on a serum drip in the incubator so no milk for her at that stage), with a little help from the midwife I decided to focus on getting my milk supply going in order to give her the best start if and ..." Read review
12.11.2005

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Community Level 1usthreeinl

usthreeinl

COULD NOT DO WITHOUT IT!

AdvantagesEASY TO USE AND QUICK

DisadvantagesIT IS NOISY, DOES'NT DRAIN MILK COMPLETELY

"...TIME CONSUMING. I THEN FOUND THE MEDELA ELECTRIC BREAST PUMP, MY SAVIOUR!!! I CANNOT BELIEVE IT IS THE ONLY ELECTRIC ONE THAT I HAVE SEEN ON THE MARKET, BUT HEY, IT'S A START. MEDELLA ALSO SELL A MUCH LARGER ELECTRIC PUMP, MUCH LIKE THE ONE YOU MAY HAVE USED IN YOUR HOSPITAL. IT MORE EXPENSIVE, BUT AN OPTION IF YOU NEED IT. I HAVE NOT USED THAT ONE, SO AM UNSURE HOW GOOD/LOUD IT IS. IT'S TRUE THAT THERE IS ONLY A SMALL BOTTLE PROVIDED. I ..." Read review
16.09.2004

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Community Level 2clare0702

clare0702

Pump, pump, pump - but no milk!

AdvantagesSmall and easy to handle

DisadvantagesBreast cup not big enough, noisy and the suction was very weak, expensive

"I'm sure if you have a smaller breast then this might be a good pump for you, but having my breasts swell to a 42J cup this did nothing for me at all. I found the breast cup piece did not sit well at all and the suction was terrible. It didn't hug the breast as well as a hand held version nor did it pump quick enough to really get a good flow of milk going. It also makes quiet a loud noise when pumping so you have to do it in a room where your baby ..." Read review
10.03.2008

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Community Level 1MIDWIFE

MIDWIFE

Excellent Results!!

AdvantagesEXCELLENT SUCTION

DisadvantagesCOST

"...I decided to by the Medela from Boots. Its not difficult to put together, infact it has less bits than the Avent. The nerve wracking bit was putting your nipple into something which you think is going to pull it to about 4 inches long. But I must admit it didn't, once you start on the lowest suction and work your way up you realise how easy it is. And the results.. well 6-70z in about 5 minutes without any hassle or tears! OK it is noisy, but ..." Read review
19.03.2004

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Community Level 1kiddycat

kiddycat

easy to use breast pump

AdvantagesEasy to use

DisadvantagesNot cheap

"...assistance the customer service at medela is very good. Kim http://www.kiddycat.co.uk ..." Read review
08.07.2009

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