Breast Pump Comparisons

     
 

Breast Pump by Ameda    Breast Pump by Avent   Breast Pump by Medela  

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Except where otherwise noted, these breast pumps are all electric with AC adapter included. They are intended to be single user* and have a one-year warranty on the pump mechanism. The vacuum strengths given are plus or minus 20 mmHG*. All can be purchased with bags with insulated totes and freezer gel packs. All permit double pumping* or single pumping.* All come with bottles that fit a standard baby bottle nipple, not the wide kind. Parts that come in contact with the breast milk may be washed in the top rack of the dishwasher, though longevity of parts may be better with hand washing.

These breast pumps will typically receive 4 or 5 stars out of a 5 star rating by breast pump reviewers. This group is listed in no particular order below.

*Definitions in our Breast Pump Glossary.

Medela Freestyle Breast Pump

Hands-free Breast Pump by Medela
  • "Hands free" electric pump for double* or single* pumping
  • Comes in a black handbag with cooler bag to be carried separately
  • Li-on rechargeable battery pack* does not need to be completely discharged before recharging and provides 3 hours of pumping time when fully charged.
  • Battery status indicator and AC power cord / charger
  • Bra clasp adapters and a belt make it possible to pump hands-free and while walking about.
  • 2-phase expression®* cycling adjustable with programmable memory feature and timer
  • Car adapter and different size Medela breast shields* including SoftFit,* and spare parts available but sold separately
  • Shipping weight: 5.4 lbs.
  • Parts to wash*: 8
  • Parts to assemble*: 10
  • Can be purchased online between $340 - $380

Medela Pump in Style Advanced Breast Pump

    Hands-free Breast Pump by Medela
  • Comes in a black shoulder bag or backpack
  • Battery pack* uses 10 AA's
  • Converts to piston-type* manual pump
  • Vacuum adjustable from 80 to 240 mmHg*
  • 2-phase expression®* cycling adjustable up to 120 cpm*, 64 to 68 cpm in expression mode
  • Cycle speeds auto-linked to pressures
  • Car adapter and different size Medela breast shields* including SoftFit* available but sold separately
  • Shipping weight: 9 lbs.
  • Parts to wash*: 8
  • Parts to assemble*: 10
  • Can be purchased online between $250 - $340

Avent Isis IQ Duo Twin Electronic Breast Pump

    Breast Pump by Avent
  • The same vacuum strength as a hospital grade breast pump.
  • AC adapter only, no battery, no car adapter
  • Converts to a trigger-type* manual pump
  • Vacuum adjustable to 260 maximum mmHg*
  • Cycling adjustable up to 52 cpm*
  • User begins by manually pumping & Isis learns and automates to the rhythm. Vacuum causes petals to move in and out for massage effect. One button control on hand-held piece. Power LED indicator for troubleshooting. Funnel covers* included
  • Works with Avent VIA containers and nursers
  • Only one size breast shield available (24mm) but massaging petals can be removed to accommodate 27 mm.
  • Shipping weight 11 lbs
  • Parts to wash*: 8
  • Parts to assemble*: 12
  • Can be purchased online between $260 - $350

Ameda Purely Yours Breast Pump

The Lansinoh Double Electric Breast Pump (not the "Affinity") appears to be a clone to this pump with a silicone diaphragm (like Hygienikit) and the same 8 vacuum strengths and the same 4 cpm speeds. Pump instructions and images can be found at www.lansinoh.com.
    Breast Pump by Ameda
  • Evenflo acquired the breastfeeding line of Ameda products, though the products are still marketed in the Ameda brandname.
  • Uses 6 AA batteries
  • Vacuum adjustable to 8 settings,
    80 - 240 maximum mmHg*
  • Cycling adjustable to 4 cycle speeds, 30 - 60 cpm*
  • Car adapter and different size Ameda breast shields* and the Flexishield* available but sold separately
  • HygieniKit* included
  • Pump alone weighs only just over 1 lb.
  • Parts to wash*: 8
  • Parts to assemble*: 11
  • $149 Pump only, no bag
  • $199 with carry-all
  • Just the pump can be purchased without the bag and accessories for $150; For complete set $200 - $299

Lansinoh Affinity Double Electric Breast Pump

    Lansinoh Affinity
  • Guaranteed closed system to prevent milk in the tubes and motor
  • Uses 6 AA batteries or AC adapter (included)
  • Vacuum adjustable to 8 settings,
    50 - 250 maximum mmHg* in one second
  • Cycling adjustable to 6 speeds, 30 - 60 cpm*
  • No car adapter
  • Has 2 phases: let-down and expression
  • Flanges have soft edges and come in a standard 25 mm size. A larger 30.5 mm size is available for purchase separately from Lansinoh.
  • Shipping weight: 3.8 lbs.
  • Parts to wash*: 10
  • Parts to assemble*: 11
  • Currently sold as a pump alone, without a custom tote or carryall
  • Can be purchased online between $135 - $199

Medela Pump in Style Original Breast Pump

  • Appears to be discontinued, although replacement parts are still being sold.

Playtex Embrace Breast Pump

  • Appears to be discontinued. Do not confuse with the Playtex Petite Electric Breast Pump.
  • *Definitions in our Breast Pump Glossary.

    Why are mostly Medela, Ameda and Avent breast pumps on this web page?

    This information was compiled from the manufacturers' websites and telephone contact with the customer service lines, and online retailers of these products. Your corrections to this chart are welcome: please contact us through .

 
     

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