Medela Swing Maxi Double Electric by Luzanne Carstens
I love this little machine even more than the swing, it saves a lot of time and helps stimulate milk better.
If I knew it was such a big difference I would have switched long ago.
It’s the same as the swing 2 phase pump action and is very good stimulation from a breast pump, like most electric breast pumps, you are able to control the speed.
It sometimes feels more like the pump is massaging the milk out of you, you don’t need the double swing the single is fine does the same job only takes longer but if you are planing on exclusively pumping I would REALLY recommend that you invest in a GOOD pump like the double swing.
The only down fall for me is that there are more parts to wash, but it travels GREAT, it’s small and silent!!
I am a pro in a car with a pump, also has the belt clip for hands free option but usually makes my pants fall off due to it being a little heavy.
I love my swing Maxi and definitely recommend it to any mamma who is going to be hooked on a machine long term.
The Medela Maxi Swing retails for between R3400 and R3600 depending on where you buy it from.
Spares are easily available from retailers who stock the brand and after sale service is excellent.
Medela Swing Single Electric by Luzanne Carstens
This pump for me is the best EVER, you don’t feel the pump and it is very gentle, even on cracked nipples and with the 2 phase pump action it’s surely very good stimulation from a breast pump, and like most breast pumps, you are able to control the speed.
It sometimes feels more like the pump is massaging the milk out of you. I used my swing for 7 months EXCLUSIVELY EVERY 3 HOURS then upgraded to the MAXI, the single swing is still going and if it wasn’t for all the time that I am saving I would have stayed with the swing. It is very light and traveler small and silent.
This pump retails between R2700 and R2900, depending on where you shop.
Spares are easily available from retailers who carry the brand and the after sale service from Medela is excellent.
Medela Mini Electric by Luzanne Carstens
I can’t believe that this is a Medela product I REALLY did not like it!!
It really hurts and I never knew a nipple can stretch that far!! I used it once and never again.
My sister in law used hers for about 2-3 months and then her milk dropped, I think If you can look past the pain it’s good for a now and then. but not long term.
The Medela Mini Electric retails for between R1500 and R1900 depending on where you shop.
Spares are easily available from pharmacies who carry the brand and their after sale service is excellent.
Medela Swing Maxi by Lolla
I use the double electric Madela Maxi Swing, and it works wonderfully! I had the single swing, but it took forever to get 100ml. Now I get 100-200ml in 20minutes – 30minutes.
Medela Harmony Manual Pump by Hayley O’Dell
I was very lucky to have been given a Medela Harmony manual pump to try out.
It is really beautifully designed and gorgeous to look at, I love that it is a 2-phase manual pump and easy to use, also very light and pleasantly VERY quiet, which is a huge plus!
It has a fully adjustable swiveling handle which is surprisingly gentle, my one issue with the pump is that I wish the shorter side of the handle was just a little longer as my fingers keep slipping off and turning the handle so the longer side is up top is a little uncomfortable.
The suction is only slightly less powerful than my normal pump and it is much more gentle, it almost feels like you don’t have any suction its so gentle but it is able to get a good yield, its very easy to relax while pumping with the lovely gentle suction of the second phase.
Cleaning is relatively easy and I love the fact that the flange is removable and can be replaced with a larger size, that is a HUGE bonus!!!!
I do recommend rinsing your pump in warm water after each session though because the filter part where the handle clips onto is not removable and is difficult to get into all the little crevices.
It has now become my preferred pump for pumping in bed at night while my daughter sleeps because its so quiet, I wish all pumps were as quiet as this!!!!