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I bought this for $40 a month and a half ago. I had been borrowing my friend’s medela pump in style – she paid over $300 for somewhere. The medela has issues of its own. This pump is EXCELLENT FOR $40. Do not buy a $40 pump and expect it to pump as quickly and quietly as the medelas and other 200-300 products, because you will not get it. The pumping is loud, but I mostly pump at home or in a private room of someone’s house with people I know so the loudness of the pump….DOESNT MATTER!?! Milk does come out of the horn when you remove it if you are rumdum and cannot simply figure out that to avoid this you must twist the bottle and horn off your breast in a manner that detaches with no pain but drains the residual milk into the bottle. Its not rocket science. The medela pump I borrowed did the EXACT same thing when you unlached it unless you grew a brain and learned to sweep the pump and horn downward or sideways for a split second as you detach it with your finger, as to catch residual milk. The lactation consultants tell us to unlatch a baby with a finger, as well. All in all I am very happy with this pump because I use it for each feeding for 10-15 min and it works just fine.Another thing I like is it is easy to use, at least compared to the Medela. Medela got milk in the tubes which just looked grody but was also clumsy, I thought anyway. You had to get situated and use one hand to hold and the other to switch on the device and change the settings, whereas this one I can operate with ONE HAND! The Medela doesnt have stands either which seems simply but really is important to me. We have recently moved and I was pumping as I drove since it only takes one hand to operate. You can twist the settings button and push power button all with the same hand you are holding it with. I have run it with or without batteries with success, and the stand is another plus. Since this pump isnt made to do each and every feeding each and every day, I am looking into buying a higher end pump that IS designed for that constant use with giftcards from the shower. I would love to have a pump downstairs and a pump upstairs and not have to move all the paraphanalia!
A GREAT BUY FOR $40!!!! If you need to pump each feeding every day, you need to make an investment and not try to go the cheap route (this route)! It says clearly on the side of the box that it isnt suggested for constant use. So I am not going to push the envelope until it brakes and be pumpless, I will accept the facts and buy something that is designed for constant pumping, and use this guy when I am upstairs or when I have to go somewhere. P.S. They have replacement parts on their website (The info is in the box) and the replacement parts are pretty cheap, I looked into it because I lost my overflow valves in the move). When I was using the Medela Pump in I asked myself a few times, SHE PAID HOW MUCH FOR THIS HEAP, and with this thing I’m like I only paid forty bucks for this thing???? Hope this helps.
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I was traveling for work and my hospital grade pump that I normally used got liquid in the filter and would no longer work. I immediately ran to the store to find a manual pump and came across this inexpensive electric pump. I bought it and it worked great for the two days I used it until I could get a new filter overnighted to me for my everyday pump. I would highly, highly recommend to anyone looking for an inexpensive pump to use every once in awhile. It is not an everyday pump and specifically says so on the box. But would work great for a part-time working mother or someone that occasionally misses a feeding. The other reviews commented on how loud the pump was. I don’t think it is any louder than my hospital grade pump and didn’t bother me at all. Loved it and highly recommend!!!
Let me preface this with saying I have 5 kids and nursed every single one of them. I’ve gone through the old style evenflo pump, Lansinoh, Medela Harmony, Philips Avent, and hospital-grade electric dual Medela pump.
Of them all, the hospital grade Medela worked the best, obviously. But of the remaining, I was really surprised that this Evenflo Simplygo pump is the best runner up of the group. I had to be induced for emergency reasons at 38 weeks. The baby was fine, but I had issues. She went home before I did, and I needed to pump to keep up my supply. When I got home after having surgery I had to pump and dump due to the medications I was on. I ran to Target and picked up this Evenflo because it was pretty inexpensive and I figured I would primarily nurse so I didn’t need a pump for heavy usage.
Baby is now 6.5 months old and this pump works just as well as the day I bought it! All the other pumps (aside from the hospital-grade Medela) mysteriously lost suction even after purchasing replacement parts – long before I hit 6 months with my other kids. At first I was using it very frequently, but not so much anymore. It is an invaluable tool for the infrequent pumper. I can’t say how it would hold up if you needed it daily, but I think it would be okay.
Likes-Not too many parts (compared to other pumps)-Pumps well-Doesn’t leak-Has never lost suction*-Milk doesn’t get trapped up in the pump-Inexpensive
*Once after washing I found it didn’t have good suction. If you remove the pump horn from the bottle and press the little blue flap against the plastic flange piece it is attached to (so no air can get through), screw the bottle back on, pop your boob in the horn, and start to pump, the suction will return because you’ve created a vacuum effect.
Dislikes-This thing is LOUD. There is no quietly pumping with this pump-Kind of an awkward design. Without the foot attached to the bottom of the bottle, this pump falls over.
Great little pump for the price…just don’t plan on using it in Church.
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