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If claiming from health fund be aware... buying from Spectra website may not be covered
I discovered my Health fund (Teachers' Health) does not cover this pump as Spectra does not have an ABN and is registered in Singapore. Very disappointed as the website is an au domain and comes across as buying from an Australian based company in my opinion, with phone numbers in Queensland etc.
I have been offered a refund if I send back within 30 days, but will apparently have to cover the $10 delivery and have very little spare time to arrange this, working full time and being exhausted and pregnant.
I will try and buy from an Australia ...
Perfect and portable
A great machine to use. found it easy to use whilst expressing due to mastitis and the varying speeds made life more bearable.
The charge time is great and I found i didn't have to have it plugged in while using.
Just need to pay attention with both cups on as I lost a bit while watching TV
Great product - everything you need in a pump
Simple to use and love the portability of this closed system pump. Walking around pumping has its benefits. Good suction, I didn’t notice any difference in output between the S9 stronger cousin, the S1. I use the S9 daily for 25 mins and get about a week of pumping from one battery charge. Massage mode works great for triggering a let down.
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Hate it. Buying another pump.
Started having issues with the duck valves a few weeks after I started using the pump. They were very apologetic the first time and immediately sent me a new set of valves. I bought the membrane valves and used them heavily for three months with no problem, and used the duck valves occasionally as a backup. Now, again, they’re worn out after minimal use. However the customer service team tells me this is ‘regular wear and tear’ and not covered under warranty. I barely used them. I’m gonna go ahead and get rid of this pump and see what Avent can do for me.
Excellent portable double electric breast pump!
Love the Spectra 9 Plus portable double electric breast pump! As a first time mum this is so easy to use, the compact size and rechargeable battery is great for travel and work, and a competitive price compared to other double electric pumps on the market. It is a closed system, easy to clean and can be operated as a single or double pump. Highly recommend!
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Better than i expected
I was considering the Spectra s2, but decided on the Spectra 9 plus as it was portable and i was needing a pump for returning to work.
I was amazed on how powerful the suction is and it's alot quiter than i imagined.
Great battery life and easy to clean. So glad i went for this model.
Portable and easy to use
Love the compact size of the pump, makes it very portable! It is very straight forward and easy to operate. The parts are easy to assemble/dissemble, and easy to clean. Spectra has very good customer service, and tends to reply their emails very promptly (imagine immediate reply even though it’s out of office hours). They also helped me to choose the correct funnel size. Unfortunately I have very low supply, probably should have gotten a hospital grade pump.
Effective, portable & quiet
I bought this pump in 2015 for when I had my first baby. It is a portable double electric pump that will work off of it's rechargeable battery so it's good for pumping while at work or out and about. The pump isn't quite as strong when it's not plugged in but it's still effective. It has two modes, the first is to stimulate your let down reflex and the second is to simulate a baby sucking. I found I could use this pump on the second or third setting to get a good amount of milk (it goes from 1-6 in terms of how powerful the pump force it exert...s). However if you intend to pump to increase supply or pump long term/exclusively pump I would recommend a hospital grade pump. I have had no issues with supply and only used it once or twice a day to get milk to store in the freezer. I intended to use it for work but haven't gone back to work yet. If you have large breasts you will need to buy the larger breast shields as this only comes with the standard 24mm size. I found out the hard way when I got sore nipples from using a shield that was too small. The other thing that sold me on the Spectra range of pumps compared to the other leading brands is that's it is a totally closed system and therefore more hygienic. It's super easy to cart around in your handbag as it's small, it is easy to clean and easy to use. If you want to double pump though, get one if those bras that hold the shields on for you so you can have your hands free. I totally recommend this pump.
So easy and convenient
It’s so easy to use and great size to bring anywhere. The double pump is so handy and amazing. I wish there was something to come with it so I didn’t have to hold the pumps though. Easy to clean and resell if I needed to because of how hygienic it is. Sometimes I only need to use it up to 7 minutes to fill a bottle. Depends on my supply though
Perfect for Mums on the go.
As a full-time uni student, I knew I wanted a pump that was portable and easy to take with me in my bag whilst at uni or on prac so I scoured Gumtree for some affordable second hand options. The Spectra 9 met my needs perfectly - it's compact enough to fit in my backpack, it doesn't have to be plugged in to use and it effectively pumps milk. I'd use the pump twice a day for 15 minutes and only have to charge it every few days. Very happy with this purchase.
So easy to use
Was so happy with this pump. Easy to use. Loved that it was portable and worked so well (though wasn't as strong when both pumps were used at the same time). I found the supplied bottles did sometimes leak so we tended to use the Avent bottles instead which are compatible. I will definitely be using this pump again when my second bub arrives.
Handy and Practical
very portable wife loves it..handy and can be easily packed in any carry or hand bag. Uses this daily. highly recommend to all mums out there who is always on the go. Price is quite reasonable as well. high quality product designed in Korea. easy to clean and maintain. life saver
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I purchased this for use during work after maternity leave, it's really small, light, and discreet, perfect if portability is what you're looking for! The pump power is sufficient, however I find the Spectra S2 much more powerful (as they are hospital grade), but bit big to carry around, even if I had the S1 (rechargeable), may still be too big to carry around.
I always find that I had to manual pump using hands to empty the breastmilk better, the pump works the best when your breast is full full.
Maintaining the pump is easy, as there isn't too many parts to it. The battery life is also good.
If size isn't an issue, I would prefer S1 or S2 over this, however this is still a great product.
quiet and portable!
Bought this when I had my girl but didnt really use it until my second child was born. Now i use it two to three times daily. I love how it is small, lightweight and portable. it's not as strong when you use both pumps, but they do the work. also its a closed system its more hygienic, easier to clean. this is also the least noisy pump that i have seen. highly recommend it if you need to pump when travel.
This is perfect! Very useful!
I bought it in South Korean for my wife. Please be aware that the breast pumper is used to take out extra milk when your milk is too much for the baby to eat. If you want to get milk out in the first few days after you give birth. It won't worked as expected. The most benefit is that the size is small and can live without the change cable.
Couldn't feed without it
I have super sensitive nipples this is the only pump i could use full time that didnt cause pain or make my nipples bleed and i tried 5 different ones before i brought this piece of heaven!
Its quiet compared to most pumps, compact and super easy to wash and set up.
I cant recommend this pump enough!
I love this pump!
I was so glad I bought this pump as I had to pump just after my baby was born to increase my supply. It is such a good strong pump. Love the fact that it's a closed system so it's more hygienic. The battery lasts a while and does not take long to charge. It's a slightly noisy but it's really portable and easy to use. Very comfortable too. Would totally recommend it over other pumps!
Very happy with my purchase- love the portability of this pump as I can move around the house while connected or rock my baby to sleep or throw it in my bag. It's super quick to charge and very powerful- I usually get 100ml from 5 minites in the morning on one side. Easy to assemble, clean and basic to use, excellent customer service too
Can’t live without it
I bought this pump after seeing so many wonderful reviews. I waited until there was a 20% off sale online and purchased this pump. It is very easy to use, easy to put together and simple to take apart to clean. I would recommend this pump to all mums who need to express for whatever reason!
It’s a saver
I like how the unit is small and compact. You can simply have it in your pocket! And the power is strong but not hurtful. I like Medela as well but after my Medela broke down (for unknown reason) I switched to Specula and found that it made my life much more convenient!
Questions & Answers
Good morning, I have been using the Spectra S9 for almost a year now. It has worked perfectly. Yesterday when I went to turn it on, it would not work. I thought it must be dead, so I plugged it in and it worked. When I was finished pumping, I kept it plugged in so it would be fully charged the next time. The next time I tried to use it with a full charge, it would not turn on unless I had it plugged in. It still works perfectly if plugged in but this is not possible all the time for me. I need to pump without it plugged in. Any suggestions or thoughts on what could be going on?? Thank you!
I've had my spectra 9 plus for 9mths now. when I pumping and I try to go past suction 4 it all feel the same and it really not pulling the milk out the breast. Any help?
Customer Service T.Spectra
Hey Ashley, sounds like your shield kit parts are due replacement.
We recommend replacing them regularly to avoid suction loss which can affect your pumping needs, or impact on your output.
If you send us a message to [email protected], we can let you know which parts need replacement and how often, depending on your use. :)
I’ve had my Spectra 9 Plus for just under two months and as of about 2 weeks ago, while pumping, it will stop having suction, however it still sounds like it’s trying to suck. I’ve checked all my parts and reassembled the kit and it is still an issue. When it stops having suction, the back flow protectors don’t move either. What can I do to fix it?
Customer Service T.Spectra
Hi Miranda, not sure if you have replaced your shield kit parts at all?
You should probably check in with us by sending a message to us at [email protected] so we can see a video of what is happening, and understand more about the care and use of the pump and parts so we can help you get this sorted out. :)
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