I am due to have my second child next week. I currently have a manual Medela breast pump, but having a 15 month old I am after something a little faster to use due to time.
I expressed twice a day with my ds.
Can anyone give me advice on the above to breast pumps
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22-05-2012 14:11 #1
Medela mini electric vs Medela electric swin
22-05-2012 14:17 #2Senior Member
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I can only comment on the Swing.
It was just like the expensive hospital one I hired (also a Medela and brilliant) only tiny and very transportable.
It's an utterley wonderful little thing and I love it!
22-05-2012 14:18 #3
Medela Swing is awesome. It's designed for frequent use, where as I believe the mini electric is more for 'occasional use'.
I used my Swing frequently and highly recommend it
22-05-2012 18:40 #4
Another vote for the swing. I like how you can adjust the rate and the letdown function.
I use it quite often and it does the job well.
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22-05-2012 20:28 #5
22-05-2012 21:30 #6
I bought the mini electric first because it was cheaper and I didn't need to express often. It lasted a bit under a year before the motor in it died and I went out and bought the Swing in its place and LOVE it! (will be using it again for my 2nd bub due next month)
To be honest, for what I needed it for the mini worked perfectly fine at the time - but it has half the warranty time (and obviously for a reason) and having used both, the swing is much more efficient, quieter and if I had my time over I would have gone straight for the swing
23-05-2012 20:29 #7Senior Member
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I am due to have a bub n#2 in 8ish weeks so I too have been researching these. I rang the Women's hospital lactation nurse, anyway she recommended both the 2 pumps you list. She said the Swing has a similar let down mechanism to the Symphony, but if you only express a few times a week the Mini would be fine. Anyway I brought the Mini Electric Plus, its a double one whereas the newer current model only does single (my local pharmacy had all 3).
23-05-2012 20:32 #8
I got the mini cod it was inky for usage 2-3times a week for a short period of time. If it's long term then recommend the swing.
23-05-2012 20:58 #9Senior Member
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I used the swing and found it great! Esp for long term or significant use. As my bub was premmie, we found breastfeeding harder to establish so I did a lot of expressing from the word go. Started out hiring the hospital medela symphony one then when it became obvious I'd use it for longer I bought the swing. Quiet, fast, works just like the hospital one
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