The Bottom Line
- Double pump.
- Weighs less than a pound.
- Rechargeable battery.
- The hands free portion connects to the majority of nursing bras so you can type, read or play with baby while pumping.
- It comes with accessories to help you get started, including storage bag, bottles, ice packs.
- 2-Phase Expression® technology to simulate baby's natural nursing style.
- The products that touch mom and baby are BPA free.
Guide Review - Medela Freestyle Breast Pump
The Freestyle is designed for moms who already have a good milk supply established but who will need to pump more often, including exclusive pumping for breast milk feeding. It is also a good choice for moms who need to return to work or moms who pump occasionally but have milk supply issues.
The beauty of the actual pump is that not only is very small, weighing in at about a pound, but that it is designed to be hands free. By simply clipping it to most nursing bras, you can regain the use of your hands to type, read or do whatever - a huge benefit for a mom who pumps a lot. Though you do not have to use this feature of the pump.
The dual phase expression technology helps mimic a real baby most closely, allowing you the most milk possible during a pumping session. The computer also remembers your personal pumping preferences. This means no more remembering in the middle of the night.
And while you can get car adapters to plug in your breast pump, the battery lasts up to three hours on a single charge. This is so much easier than looking for plugs in the airport or in your car.
The biggest downfall to the Medela Freestyle is the $300 price tag. While this pump will definitely pay for itself over time, the initial outlay may turn some mothers off. My best advice is to save up or to register for this and get a group to purchase the pump for you as a baby shower gift.