Breast feeding your children is recognized by the medical profession as the ideal way to give your kids a head start in life. The milk is superior (in almost every way) to powdered milk substitutes. If you are having trouble getting your newborn to latch onto your breast, rather than give up, there is a choice of solutions. Two products from the market leader who can help are the Medela Pump in Style breast pump, and the Symphony breast pump. But which one is considered better? Read on for a comparison of the two.
Medela Pump In Style
This pump allows to to pump a single breast, or both breasts at the same time. It features a unique starting cycle, which copies your baby’s short, sharp sucking at the beginning, which then gives way to slower, longer sucks, after about two minutes. It comes with different sized cups for a comfortable fit. The pump comes with an adaptor (A/C), and can be used on the move; however, it takes ten AA batteries to operate this way. Most users find that they can be done pumping both breasts, including a tidy up time, in around thirty minutes.
This pump is exceptionally quiet, and is faultless for longer term use, giving 100% reliability over several months of daily use. It is simple to use, and you can expect to pump around 1.5 liters a day – with up to 600ml in a single session. This pump is not portable; you will have to know in advance where and when to use it, although it can be taken with you on trips or vacations. It can pump both breasts at the same time, and is ideal if you need to express a lot of milk for a hungry baby.
Medela Pump in Style Vs Symphony
|Medela Symphony||Medela Pump in Style|
|Key features||- Unique overflow protection; Double or single pumping - Electric - One knob control - Whisper quiet operation; Easy to clean - BPA/DEHP Free||- Built-in bottle holders to help prevent spills - Can be plugged in or run on AA batteries - 2-phase expression technology with one-touch let-down button|
|Customer ratings*||4.6 out of 5.0 stars||4.3 out of 5.0 stars|
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If you have a baby with a big appetite, the Symphony pump is ideal, and will enable you to pump and store more than enough milk for your baby. The one drawback is you cannot move while pumping, unlike the Medela Pump In Style. Many find the Pump In Style more comfortable on the breast, and love the fact you can move around while it is doing its job.