Medela Freestyle Electric Breast Pump Review
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Medela Freestyle Breast Pump is a high-end, lighter, hands free and discreet double electric breast pump from the Industry leader – Medela. It’s portable with hands-free option which allows moms to work and move around the home. LCD screen with digital display lets you know the suction and speed settings. You can also time your pumping sessions. Once, you find the perfect pumping settings, you can save it in the in-built memory. From thereon, you can use this saved setting. I found suction to lesser Medela Pump In Style Advanced Breast Pump and Spectra S1. The price tag is also also steep though arguably it has lot of helpful features. If you need an efficient double electric breast pump which allows your hands free features along with LCD screen and other bells and whistles, then Medele Freestyle is just RIGHT for you!
- Hands free
- LCD screen
- 2 Phase Expression Technology
- Memory to save settings
- Many useful accessories
- Less suction
- Too many pieces in the nipple module
- Hands free kit may not work for everyone
Medela Freestyle Electric Breast Pump Review
Medela Freestyle is touted as a hands free double electric breast pump for the mother on the go.
It has a 2-Phase Expression technology for supposedly better breast milk output in a natural way.
It has a LCD display with backlight, memory and timer. You’ll find LCD and timer to be very useful additions.
It has a Rechargeable battery and ultra-lightweight motor.
It weighs in at less than 1 pounds.
It comes with two 24 mm Personal Fit breast shields; two 27 mm Personal Fit breast shields; two Breast shield connector assemblies; four 5 oz breast milk bottles with lids; one Tubing set; one Rechargeable lithium-ion battery; one Microfiber Tote carry bag; one Cooler Bag and Ice Pack; one 12 Volt AC power adapter;
1. Ease of Use: The pump is easy to use once you get past attaching all the parts and also figure out hands free.
Digital display along with the timer is a helpful feature. You can see all the level – speed and suction on the LCD.
It has 9 levels and mimics a baby’s sucking using Medela’s famous 2 phase expression technology.
Mom can also save their preferred settings and use them in future using the inbuilt memory.
Hand free feature has produced a mixed reaction. While many moms find it very convenient, there are quite a few who haven’t got around to using it.
The Freestyle also has four 5 oz containers and lids for safe and hygienic breast milk storage.
2. Efficiency: Medela Freestyle electric breast pump is is less efficient than Medela Pump Instyle Advanced.
The suction power is decent but less than it cheaper and popular sibling the Medela PISA. You need to increase the suction level to 7-8 to get the requisite suction but milk expressed was still not satisfactory.
If you want to build up the milk supply to the maximum, Medela Pump In Style Advanced Breast Pump is your workhorse.
3. Portability: Portability is a major advantage as you are no longer tethered to the wall plug.
It’s small and light enough to be carried anywhere. It’s perfect for working mothers.
It’s not that conspicuous which makes it ideal for an office environment.
Microfiber Tote carry bag, one cooler bag and ice pack (keeps milk cool for up to 12 hours) and rechargeable batteries make it perfect double electric breast pump for aworking mom.
Batteries are also good and charge lasts for 5-6 days which is quite neat.
4. Comfort: Medela Freestyle is comfortable but falls short of Medela PISA. Since the suction is weaker, you will need to pump for longer.
Some mothers may have an issue with the hands free feature.
5. Hygiene: It is not a closed system so the issue of milk getting to the tubing may occur. Otherwise easy to clean and sterilize.
6. Sound: Medela Freestyle is silent which makes it a good option for office and outdoors.
7. Price: It is very pricey. The day Medela fixes all the chinks in the Freestyle, it will be the best selling and best rated electric pump in the industry.
LOVE IT! Medela Freestyle is everything I expect from a breast pump. After using a manual breast pump, I believe this pump is a boon for all moms who want to pump milk without compromising on their freedom. I am also a blogger and use the pump while working on my laptop!!
I sincerely don't know what would I have done without Medela freestyle. I had 2 options. Medela PISA and freestyle. My hubby egged me to buy Freestyle because of the display and other features (he's a Nerd). Boy!! Was he right this time. Pumping milk is no longer a chore for me. It's totally stress free now. Everyone in my family is happy!
Author: Marissa Claire
Hi, I am Marissa. I am a wife of a very supportive husband and mother 3 precious kids. Even though my life is not picture perfect, I have too many blessings to be counted. I am an ordinary mom who has been through some tough times.
I have tried to collate the best information available and write personal & real reviews for the benefits of parents who are confused with the plethora of breast pumps available. I have made an effort to steer clear of technical jargons and used layman language which is understood by people like us.