Check the breast pad size
Be careful that you buy the right size. I just wasted money on this product because the breast shield is the wrong size for my partner. The box tell you size but it's in microscopic writing on the bottom. Now we have to buy the correct size breast shields separately for $25.99. It's a joke. How about this Medela. Why don't you put large, medium or small in massive writing on the box so people don't buy the wrong one. That might be a nice thing to do for your sleep-deprived customers. Will not be buying anything else from this company.
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Worked well most of the time
Worked well, occasionally will loose suction and milk drops down into pump cup, and will not pump correctly, not sure if this is the product or user error. Purchased Medela as I used their electric version in hospital and was happy with that. Easy to clean and sterilise.
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Perfect and easy to use
Using the pump once a day and is great, easy to use and easy to clean. Did notice though if not thoroughly cleaned there can be spots of mould on certain parts of the pump so needs to be washed and rinsed thoroughly. Pump has great suction and takes only 15 minutes to fill a 150ml bottle.
Breast shield cannot attach to breast very well
This is a light-weight and small-size breast pump, very suitable for using outside. The 2 phase design is a very good idea. But a problem of this breast pump is that its breast shield can not attach to breast very well, because plastic material used to make it is not soft.
Why don’t you try it
I love this pump and crazy about it. From now on I’m not afraid to pump anymore. It pump so fast and does nit hurt you. I feel nothing after I pumped and I can easy to get 100 ml one side of my breast in 4mins. What!!! I asked myself why didn’t I know this before?? Lol... I have electric spectral2 at home and it usually take 10-20 mins to get 100ml each side. It’s painful and left me clogged milk ducks all the time.
I love this manual breast pump. I am able to actually express my milk quicker with this pump then I am with any electric breast pump. I'm able to empty both breasts within 15 to 20 minutes. And that is with pumping 4 to 5 ounces from each breast. I love the handle as it helps to keep my hands from cramping which is nice. I found that if you don't wash the handle which has the rubber ring on it then you really don't ever have an issue with needing to replace the O-ring on it like some of the other reviewers have said . I'll just wipe the handle down with the baby wipes every once in a while.
Liked it so much I bought a new one
I've bought this twice now. I accidentally left my first to sterilize and walked out of the house leaving it to boil. Poor little thing melted. Fire fighters were finished clearing my house of the smoke by the time I returned (house did not catch fire, luckily!)
Once you get the hang of it, it is easy to assemble and disassemble. The suction is strong and I have got litres of breast milk out of my boobs with it. I also found it incredibly helpful when I was struggling with blocked ducts. I could control the pressure and even move it around t...o express from a particular duct. I honestly credit it for having avoided mastitis! If you're going to be expressing a lot, maybe an electric pump would work better for you. I only had the occasional night out, so expressed once a day for my child to be used to taking the bottle. This pump was well suited to my needs.
I replaced my electric Medela for this handpump!
I LOVE this pump. I originally was using a Medela brand that was electric however the motor failed and I had to run out and grab a replacement. I chose the Medela Harmony and was surprised at how much more efficient it was! Although a hand-workout at first, this manual pump allowed me to control my pumping and ended up being considerably more effective. I was comfortably doing 10-20min sessions per side, and then DISHWASHING majority of the parts. What a life saver!
Easy n quick
I found this pump very easy to use. My child was born prem and i have to express the milk every 4hrs to increase my milk supply and this was a life saver for me. Thanks to medella really recommend one's who is stuiggling hard like me.ot is easy to clean and to use again and again.
Worst $400 I have ever spent!!!
I bought the double head swing pump for $400 and my $100 crappy single head pump works better. I am constantly undoing it and doing it back up to try and get the suction to work. It is so unbelievably frustrating when I have to pump every three hours. I literally spend more time trying to get it to work than I do pumping. Complete waste of time and money. I will never purchase medela products again
Better than my eBay purchase
Being a first time mum I had purchased a cheap hand held pump online not thinking I would actually ever need to use it... because you just attach the baby to the breast right? So anyway, I didn’t thing the hand held was great so I purchased a medela in hope that it would help and boy did it!!! It was so easy to clean in comparison and to use! I love this pump.
Easy to use and store
Used it when I gave birth to my daughter. Very easy to use. My milk supply is good so I easily fill it up. It came handy when I went to Sydney with my mom without my daughter- had to pump my sore breast. And even when I weaned my baby recently, it relieved me of the discomfort
Perfect compact hand pump
I didn’t pump much and this pump was perfect. It’s easy to assemble, clean and maintain. It’s very comfortable to use (although I had to buy the part that goes onto the breast in a smaller size). It was quite fast for me to pump what I needed, not more than 10min. But that obviously is a very subjective thing and depends on the flow. I would definitely use again.
I rushed out and bought a pump just to help with oversupply. This seemed to have consistently decent reviews. I had no idea that this only and with (large) nipple sizes, so it really hurt until I ordered the right size. They were difficult to track down and cost $29.95, which I thought was outrageous for two pieces of plastic.
I don’t know whether it’s my breasts or the pump, but I got more milk by hand-expressing. It’s okay for urgent situations but in hindsight, I should have just invested in an electric one. I would have used it more. Don’t think this is worth the price tag. Also, my son could not figure out how to get milk out of this bottle...and neither could I!
Good for the price paid
The medela harmony was easy to put together and use. At one stage I was using every hour to try and increase my milk supply supply. I loved the stand that comes with it as I could easily place back into the fridge without spilling any. I did find there was a specific way you had to hold it for the milk to go down into the bottle with spilling anywhere and that’s the only downside. The pump was easy to pull apart to clean and sterilise. I would recommend as a pump but if you can afford to definitely get an electric one
Did the job well
The Medela Harmony was the best pump I tried. It is easy to use. Because you're pumping manually, you can control the speed, force, etc of the pump which I think helped me loads. The only downside was that the pump handle sometimes popped off and I needed to stop and re-attach it. Apart from that, I was very happy with the product.
Good product but very slow process.
My wife used this for a while with my daughter. For a cheap option it works quite well and does not make much mess. The main down side is that it takes a long time to fully pump. We borrowed the electric version from a friend and wife said was much better. Definitely recommend if you cant afford the automatic pump or you want something a bit more portable but suggest upgrading to the non manual pump.
Purchased this pump as a back up before having my twins. Its GREAT! had to end up using it every day, every 3/4 hours for one of the twins for about 3 weeks and it was fine to use. For a manual pump it works really well and fast and even with that much use at the start, its still working really well. Handy that its also portable. Would recommend this product to all new mums.
Value for money
Wife has had this with twin pregnancy and it has surprisingly worked very well. It was used several times a week but could be used more. It is manual but pumps efficiently. Medela brand is a good one. It is also quite easy to clean and maintain. A quality, value for money product.
Questions & Answers
I have got different sized white membrane’s. would they alter the flow or efficiency of the milk? Can anybody help me please?
Thank you for your email. Medela only has only one size of membrane. If you need any further information, please call our Customer Service Department on 1800 787 345.
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