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    Default Medela mini electric vs Medela electric swin

    Hi all

    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

    TIA

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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!

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    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

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    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.

    Sent from my LT15i

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    Thx ladies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reneqld View Post
    Hi all

    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

    TIA
    I have had both.
    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

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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).

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    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.

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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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