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    Default Medela breast pumps vs spectra

    I'm looking for a new breast pump. Last time I used the medela swing but found this awkward to use (due to having to lean forward and having to hold it on) and incredibly time consuming (it would take an hour min to empty both sides). So I was thinking of upgrading to a double.

    I saw an ad for spectra breast pumps. They claim to be on par with medela. Is this true? Has anyone used both brands? They are much much cheaper

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    Subbing as I'm considering getting Spectra too.

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    I've rented the medela symphony(used it in hospital with a preemie) and you do need to sort of leave forward but I usually get 150ml in ten mins so I find it really quick.

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    They have some hospital grade pumps. Would they be similar to the symphony?

    Also will medela bottles fit on it?

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    I just bought the spectra s2 and love it! Paid $240 and bought from spectra Australia website. 100% recommended! Don't bother with anything else!!!!

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    I have both the s2 and the Medela swing and can definitively say I found the s2 to be waaaaayyy better for me.

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    You can also get bottle adapters so you can put avent bottles on to the spectra pump instead of their own.

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    Thanks missie mack that is very helpful. I was hoping I'd be able to use the bottles I had already bought but with no back flow protector it doesn't sound like a good idea.

    Thanks mummtime. I did read on their website that they had an adapter for wide neck bottles which is good to know if I need to use a different type of bottle/teat

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    I've got the Medela swing and converted it to a double. If u already have one maybe try that before buying another. The leaning and holding is annoying tho

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    Shinning... What did you have to buy to convert it to a double?


 

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