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73 reviews
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  • Build Quality
    5.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    3.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    4.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (1)
  • Portability
    5.0 (1)
  • Noise Level
    5.0 (1)
  • Suction
    3.0 (1)
  • Comfort
    3.0 (1)
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Really is a great pump

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I was a bit sceptical reading these reviews, thought they were too good to be true. I have to say this manual one is actually more effective than my electric one! It has been designed well and very compact too. Well done Medela, excellent product for a good price at chemist warehouse :).

Do not buy

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I have used the medela Swing electric pump with great results, being able to pump about 350ml. This manual pump however is useless. I got very little suction, and after pumping for a long time only got a few drops. I get more by hand.
When I tried to return it, they refused saying there is nothing wrong with it. Now I have a pump I can't use, and wasted money that I could have spent on my son. Incredibly disappointed.

Mels

MelsSydney

  • 5 reviews

Better then my electric pump

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I purchased this after hubs started complaining about the noise from my Closer too Nature electric pump and what a worthwhile purchase! I found I got triple the amount of milk in a fraction of the time and it is much easier to clean, wish I had gotten this in the first place!

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Tee

TeeGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like

It does the job!

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Great little device.. had tried an avent manual pump and let me tell you the suction difference is amazing.. so much less effort with the medela harmony and so much more milk expressed. Suction is fantastic.
The only negative is that the instruction manual tells you to sterilised the rubber that attaches to the handle.. but this makes it soft and causes it to lose suction. Spoke to a medela support staff and they recommended not to sterilise just to wash with soapy water. They were very helpful and efficient in replacing the much needed part! Thanks for a designing a great pump and for such great service.

B L

B L

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

essential

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Simple to use, great product. Chemist Warehouse is selling this for $70. If you're thinking about expressing for whatever reason, just do it. This will literally save you a heap of time and heartache, while still giving your baby the best nutrition and maintain feeding only with breast milk. Feed on the breast as well, for best benefits. Washable breast pads are good too.

Jenny

JennyQueensland

  • 3 reviews

This is an excellent pump.

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Love this pump wish I had of bought one right from the beginning.
Works so much faster and better than the electric pump that I have which is a different brand. And nice and quiet and compact so I can take it when we go away places. Took about a week to get the hang of using it with one hand.
Would probably purchase the electric Medela if I was needing to pump regularly but for occasional pumping (once every day or two) this is perfect.
Really quick and easy to clean.
Medela customer service was exceptionally helpful when a part was broken in the packaging.

Jason

JasonPerth, WA

  • 8 reviews

Works well but it leaks while being used

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ediacaran

ediacaranMelbourne

  • 8 reviews
  • 1 like

Perfect for occasional use.

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Food Floozy

Food Floozy

  • 4 reviews
  • 2 likes

Better than a machine - seriously! :D

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Barbara

BarbaraLeichhardt, New South Wales

  • 4 reviews

Medela Harmony is great if you're out and about - Even when you have the electrice Medela pump at ho

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I use the Medela electric swing pump at home, and I think it's great that I can use the Harmony when I'm out and about. The bottles and bits are interchangeable, and apart from the manual action, It seems to be just as effective for me as the Medela Swing.
Small, quiet, portable - parts are interchangable with the electric version
Nothing

clare_skye

clare_skyeAU

  • 12 reviews

Great pump

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Great brand, great pump. Easy to use, effective pump. Easy to put together and use and parts fit well inside steriliser. Brand used in hospitals. If you planned on pumping daily you'd want an electric pump. Great to use occasionally. Shop around the cost varies alot and I found it cheaper o line.
Easy to use and clean
Cost high - shop around as I found it much cheaper online than in shops

Sparkley23

Sparkley23Brisbane, 4031

  • 5 reviews
  • 2 likes

Great pump

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Love this pump, it is comfortable to use and very easy to use. Not many pieces to put together and I really like the two phase expression. It's nice and compact and easy to clean. Expensive for what it is but it has done the job for me. I did need to buy some new membranes after a while but they were fairly cheap
Easy to use and clean

Mel.E

Mel.EAU

  • 23 reviews
  • 3 likes

Excellent

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Dianacarla

Dianacarla

  • 205 reviews
  • 54 likes

Excellent

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I went through 3 different breast pumps when I had my children, a Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature, a Medella electric, and this one. This was my favourite as I didn't have to express all the time and it was quiet. The Tommee Tippee one fell apart and didn't work very well, the electric one was way too noisy, but this one was fine. Not fiddly, easy to wash, I'll be sticking to this one if we have another baby.
Easy to use, nice bottles (BPA Free)
Not really anything, maybe just that I found the "two phase" handle unnecessary, I only used it with the longer handle.

MummaMadeline

MummaMadelineNSW, 2125

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Great price and great for a casual use pump!

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I bought the medela harmony manual pump for casual ocassions - outings and times I knew I wouldn't be able to breast feed. It has been perfect! Once you get the hang of using it it works well. Medela is a trusted brand in breast feeding and was recommended to me by shop staff and lactation nurses. There is no need to purchase expensive electric pumps when you only want to pump on a few occasion, this does a great job.
Inexpensive, reliable, doesn't hurt, easy to use!
As I said, manual pumps should be used occasionally only, you wouldn't want to be squeezing and pumping with your hands for all your feeds! Could get tiring :)

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echo5

echo5

  • 25 reviews

OK

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This is a very convenient manual pump, which is extremely easy to assemble/dissemble and clean. The '2-phase' expression is a clever concept (to mimic the baby's changing sucking rhythms) however does not work too effectively. I have found that this pump does not work well if being used part time (in addition to regular feeds, or to boost milk supply) as it only works well/at all on very 'full' breasts. A stronger suction would be more helpful. The pump action is quite effortful and would not suit anyone who wished to use this unit more than occasionally.
Easy to assemble, easy to clean
No strong pump action

lizgola

lizgolaAU

  • 4 reviews

Great for occasional use

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Bought this pump after i used a tommee tippee electric pump once (which hurt!)
Have been using to 4 months now
Only express when have to go out, so for 1-2 times a week this is great.
Comfortable, quiet and nice bottles - bubs took to them easily
Easy to assemble, easy to clean (I use the medela quick steam bags - great!)
Inexpensive, easy to assemble, quiet operation

kaitlein

kaitlein

  • 9 reviews
  • 5 likes

Excellent for occasional pumping

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islandfaerie

islandfaerieSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 5 reviews
  • 3 likes

Excellent

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Love this breast pump. We used this one at home before I went back to work (then I bought an electric). It's efficient-more efficient I found than the electric-and doesn't take too long.
Ease of use, ease of cleaning, compact, very strong.

ruthieroo

ruthieroo

  • 27 reviews
  • 6 likes

OK

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I used this for pumping for my breastfeeding one year old when I started working 2 days a week. It did the job very well. I do agree with what others have said that it worked much better when you're all ready very full. But I quickly learned what times of days worked best and it wasn't a problem.
fairly easy to clean and to use. Works very well for someone who only wants to pump occasionally.
Well, it likely wouldn't be suitable for someone who was pumping multiple times on a daily basis but I think that is the nature of manual pumps as a whole.

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Questions & Answers

Blair

Blairasked

I have got different sized white membrane’s. would they alter the flow or efficiency of the milk? Can anybody help me please?

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Medela
Medela A.Medela

Hi Blair
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.
Kind regards
Pauline

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