Price: $184.57 – for the backpack option, $190.04 – for the tote option
Best Place to Buy: Amazon
Personal Rating: 10 out of 10
Weight: 7 lbs.
Size: 10 x 5 x 7 in.
Included in the purchase: 1 tote bag or backpack with integrated motor, 9 volt AC adapter, battery pack (batteries not included), cooler bag for carrying four bottles of milk, ice pack, four 5 oz. breast milk bottles, two 24 mm breast shields (size medium), valves, tubing, and instruction booklet.
Warranty Information: one year for the pump, 90 days for parts and accessories. Please note that breast pumps are not designed to be shared. Borrowing or buying a used breast pump can pose health risks. Use of the breast pump by anyone other than the original owner voids the warranty.
I didn’t know much about breast pumps before I had my son. I figured they were all about the same, so I went with the Ameda Purely Yours pump because I thought I could get it free with my insurance. I soon realized that this was a huge mistake that would end up costing me in the long run. Now, whenever I hear someone is pregnant, I tell them that they MUST get a Medela pump. It is an investment, but it is well worth it. This is because Medela pumps work better than other brands. The pump is stronger, and imitates baby better.
When I was using the Ameda Purely Yours pump, I contracted mastitis, a breast infection caused from my milk not being emptied properly, when my son was two weeks old. I was told it was because I was using a cheap pump and it wasn’t working well enough. I ended up renting one from the hospital (not cheap!) while I did some research. Everyone said the same thing: you NEED to get a Medela pump.
The Medela In Style Pump is my favorite Medela pump. It runs on batteries just as well as when it’s plugged into the wall. Why are
batteries important? Well, you never know where you might need to pump! For example, my pump arrived from Amazon the day before my son’s baptism. I had to pump at the party the next day and there were no outlets in private rooms. Literally, NONE! I ended up pumping in a closet sitting on a folding chair next to a couple of kegs of beer. It was awkward and strange (like a lot of motherhood ends up being!), but it would have been awful if I didn’t have the battery pack!
I opted for the backpack option because at the time I was working in a school and already had several other bags I was carrying back and forth each day. The backpack was easier to balance and more convenient. My advice, if you are looking to be fashionable, go for the tote. If you are looking to be able to juggle multiple things at once, go for the backpack.
I used the pump for nine months. It never once caused an issue. I will definitely be using it in the future as well. It is, without a doubt, one of the very best things I invested in post baby.
There is nothing more stressful than not being able to feed your hungry baby. I found that having the Medela pump meant that I knew I would be able to provide the milk my son needed while I was at work. It may seem expensive now, but investing in a Medela In Style Pump will prove beneficial and possibly save you money in the long run. Because of it’s unique dual actionCheck it out for yourself! I am certain that you will love it!