Medela Pump in Style Review & GIVEAWAY!

After trying to breastfeed two little guys, Medela is a brand that I’ve become very familiar with (more so than I ever planned on)! And, I can genuinely say that I not only LOVE their products, but would not have been able to give much breastmilk to my children without them. Because of my breastfeeding struggles, I’ve purchased purchased Medela’s Supplemental Nursing System, bottles, creams, cleaning wipes, more Quick Clean MicroSteam Bags than I could possibly count (they are one of my “must-have” baby products) and used my Medela Pump In Style breastpump round the clock for months! With Little Brother, I even rented Medela’s Symphony Hospital-Grade Pump.
Thanks to Medela, I recently got to check out the new Pump in Style Advanced!
It’s a definite upgrade to the pump that I purchased over 4 years ago! Here are the specs from Medela’s site:
 
Features and Benefits:

  • Daily use · double pump · electric
  • Adjustable speed/vacuum dial lets mom choose her most comfortable setting.
  • Removable PVC-free cooler bag with contoured ice pack keeps milk cool for up to 12 hours.
  • Battery pack lets mom pump anywhere, anytime. (Optional 9V vehicle lighter adapter available).
  • More milk in less time with 2-Phase Expression® technology when pumping at Maximum Comfort Vacuum™.
  • Everything included in an attractive microfiber tote for fast and easy pumping.
  • Helpful storage pockets for organization.
  • Convenient integrated work surface for mom.
  • Double pumping kit includes PersonalFit™ breastshields.
  • All parts that come into contact with breastmilk are BPA-free.
  • IMPORTANT:  This product is a single user item.  Use by more than one user may pose a health risk, performance questions, and voids the warranty.

What’s Included:

  • Convenient microfiber tote bag
  • Battery pack (8AA batteries not included)
  • Removable cooler carrier
  • 4 – 5 oz breastmilk bottles, lids & travel caps
  • Wide base, slow-flow nipple
  • 2 – 24 mm PersonalFit™ breastshields
  • 2 valves
  • 4 membranes
  • Contoured ice pack
  • Breastfeeding Information Guide
  • Instructions
My thoughts:
I love the smaller, more sleek look to the bag than the previous model I had! Yet, it has WAY more storage space inside! The lighter color inside also makes it easier to see inside than the old all-black version.
I also love the feature of having a removable cooler pack! It fits into the tote perfectly with quite a bit of extra room on top!
So, it’s not only the perfect size, but MUCH more convenient than trying to put together & bring along a separate cooler bag! The new bottles are great also! Much nicer looking than what I had (new bottles on the left, my old bottle on the right).
The only thing it doesn’t come with that I think would be a nice addition is a bottle stand. While the new bottles do seem less tipsy than the old varieties, I wouldn’t want to take the risk. Whoever coined the phrase, “Don’t cry over spilled milk”, never spilled a bottle of breastmilk that they had worked so hard to pump (ask me how I know…).  The new bottles do fit the old containers though, which is great!

Overall, this new pump is outstanding! As a mom with extraordinary difficulties breastfeeding, I know all to well the value of a high-quality pump! If you are expecting a new little one (or are already a nursing mama), I wholeheartedly recommend Medela’s pumps (and their other products in general)! I’ve had great experiences with their customer service too!  

Now, here is the extra exciting part: One lucky Mom Endeavors reader will WIN a Pump in Style Advanced from Medela (an approximate $300 retail value)!!! Remember, even if you’re not in need of a pump, this would make an AMAZING gift for a mom-to-be! 

 Congratulations lucky winner, comment #58!!

To Enter: Giveaway now closed!!
1. Simply leave a comment telling me why you’d like to win (i.e. you’re expecting a new little one; you want to upgrade the pump you have; you want to give a sweet baby shower gift, etc.).

Get extra entries (leave a separate comment for each):
2. Subscribe to Mom Endeavors on Google Friend Connect (see widget on the left side bar)
3. Join Mom Endeavors on facebook (and share about the giveaway if you’re so inclined)
4. Follow Mom Endeavors on twitter (and tweet about the giveaway if you’d like)
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(up to 4 entries per person)
Limited to US residents only. Giveaway will end on May 30th at 10pm PST. Winner with a valid entry will be selected at random using random.org. I will email the winner and post the winner on the blog. They will have 48 hours to claim their prize (make sure you leave your email address or that it is attached to your profile).

Disclosure: I was given the Pump In Style by Medela for my review. All opinions and experiences are my own. For more information, read my disclosure policy.



Comments

  1. I am expecting my second little one! I would love to upgrade the pump that I have. I bought one that was on clearance at Target for $16 (reg. $45). It worked well enough since I didn't have the money to buy anything too fancy. I had also been worried that I wouldn't end up breastfeeding long enough to make a big purchase worthwhile….Let me just say…two and half years later….my son won't give it up! Thank got that my being pregnant seems to have shut down the utters, because I think that's helping him to wean. He still won't drink regular cow's milk……and I've tried skim, 2%, 1%, whole, Soy, strawberry, chocolate, organic…..didn't try almond….but you get the idea!

    Anyway, the point of all of that is that I know I can use the pump and make it worth it's value.

    Thanks so much!

    [email protected]

  2. Mormishmom @ Funky PolkaDot Giraffe says:

    I would love to give this to my sister-in-law – it would help her make the transition of going back to work.

  3. I'd loved to win this pump! Right now I'm exclusively pumping for my 6 week old baby girl, I couldn't get her to latch properly and resorted to pumping for her. The pump handed down to me isn't the greatest, but unfortunately getting a new pump isn't in our family budget. Winning this Medela pump would make pumping so much easier for me! I love that the battery pack allows you to pump anywhere and I could really use that convenience! =)
    [email protected]

  4. Jaclynn says:

    I'd love to win for a friend. My 6 year old Medela still works great, three kids later!

  5. Jaclynn says:

    I follow on FB. :-)

  6. hippiechickmom says:

    I am having a baby boy due August 23…my son is 9 and I just donated my pump last summer (I had one similar to this) to raise money for his summer camp…go figure! So I have no pump:) And no job…lol..this would really help:)

  7. hippiechickmom says:

    I follow you on GFC as hippiechickmom

  8. hippiechickmom says:

    I follow you on fb as Jodi B Zimmerman Schoof

  9. hippiechickmom says:

    I follow you on twitter as hippiechickmom:)

  10. mama josephine says:

    My daughter is having a baby soon and could really use this…

  11. mama josephine says:
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  14. I would love to give this to a friend who is due in about a month. I really think she could use this.
    Thanks for the chance,
    Mary
    ladefly@aol dot com

  15. I follow you on FB!

  16. We are trying for our 1st & from all my mommy friends I've talked to they rave about the Medela!

  17. Jeremy, Lana, Brenna and Mason says:

    I would LOVE to win because I have made it through two kids now with a cheap manuel hand breast pump since these ones are so expensive… we are trying for a 3rd now, and this would be an amazing upgrade!

  18. Jeremy, Lana, Brenna and Mason says:

    I follow on Google too

  19. Jeremy, Lana, Brenna and Mason says:

    And on Facebook!

  20. faeriequeene says:

    We're TTC baby #2, and I'd love to upgrade the pump I have – it's not a Medela :( Hopefully by this time next year I'll have good reason to be using a new pump :)

  21. faeriequeene says:

    I follow you on FB.

  22. faeriequeene says:

    I follow you on Twitter.

  23. faeriequeene says:

    I follow you on GFC.

  24. I'm trying for number three !!! and the Medela pump I used for the first two is due to be replaced. This would be awesome!

  25. I follow you on Twitter!

  26. I subscribed on Google Friend Connect!

  27. Wife to one and Mom to another says:

    I would use the pump to supply milk for Baby #2 whenever he/she makes the appearance in our lives. From my abilities, I know I would put it to the test! Or I could give it away as a superb gift to some lucky mother!

  28. Wife to one and Mom to another says:

    I follow you on GFC! (It's Anna, by the way)

  29. Wife to one and Mom to another says:

    I'm a fan on Facebook!

  30. I'm expecting my first in December and my sister raves about her Medela, but like you it's old. Hers is from her first little girl who is now 5.

  31. I follow through friend connect!!

  32. I follow on FB!!

  33. I'm a twitter follower as well!!

  34. What a great giveaway! I am expecting in July, and this would be a wonderful thing to have.

  35. I would love to win. I have a really cheap pump, that takes forever. I have a three month old baby and it would be so nice to have a pump that really works

  36. Kimberly says:

    I would like to win because I'm currently expecting my first baby. A good pump is expensive, but I think it's important to put my mind at ease as I breast feed for the first time. Crossing this off the registry list would be huge!
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

  37. Kimberly says:

    I follow with GFC.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

  38. Kimberly says:

    I follow you on twitter and tweeted. Thank you!
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

  39. Jessica says:

    I would love to win because we're planning for baby and everyone I have talked to about breastfeeding has said Medella is the only way to go when it comes to breast pumps.
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

  40. Jessica says:

    I follow through Google friend connect
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

  41. Jessica says:

    I like Mom Endeavors on facebook (Jessica Miller)
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

  42. Jessica says:

    I follow through twitter (@jjak2003) and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/jjak2003/status/71647945874866177
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

  43. Love to add to my collection for baby #4.

  44. maggie4182 says:

    I too have a cheapo pump. This would be great!

  45. maggie4182 says:

    I follow you on google

  46. Katrina says:

    I would absolutely love to win because I am pregnant with number 2 and will have to pump while when I go back to work. I breastfeed my first for 15 months and I hope to do the same this time.

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

  47. Mike & Emily Crase says:
  48. We are try to conceive our second little one and would love to upgrade the pump that we have now (which was generously donated to us!)

  49. I "Liked" on Facebook!

  50. I subscribed via google reader!

  51. Following on Twitter!!

  52. The Knapps says:

    I would love to win because I'm expecting my first and will be going back to work and will need to pump.

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

  53. The Knapps says:

    I follow via GFC

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

  54. StaceyValdez says:

    I'm a new mom of twins and could really use this pump! My twins were in the NICU and bottlefed to monitor their milk intake. I lived in the hospital pump room to make sure they only got breastmilk from the beginning. Once home, a friend was generous enough to let me borrow her pump, but now it's breaking. With twins our budget is so tight. Since they never learned to latch on pumping is absolutely necessary. They've been on 100% breasmilk for over 3 months and I'm hoping to have the resources to continue.

  55. StaceyValdez says:

    I follow on GFC

  56. StaceyValdez says:

    I follow via twitter – flunky72

  57. StaceyValdez says:

    I follow on FB – flunky72

  58. akritical says:

    I am expecting a baby girl in September and would love to win this. I am going to breastfeed and will need a good pump when I go back to work. I work 12 hour shifts so I really need a good pump to keep up my milk supply.

  59. akritical says:

    I subscribed via GFC id akritical.

  60. akritical says:

    I follow you on twitter @akritical

  61. akritical says:

    I "liked" your FB page.
    http://www.facebook.com/akritical

  62. I would love to win this pump! Medela is the best.

  63. follow you on facebook

  64. follow you on twitter and retweeted about giveaway

  65. ♥Helena R♥ says:

    I'm pregnant of my 2nd baby! :D

    Great giveaway!

    Thanks for the chance =)

    helenitarico[at]gmail[dot]com

  66. ♥Helena R♥ says:

    Follow you with GFC

    helenitarico[at]gmail[dot]com

  67. ♥Helena R♥ says:

    I like Mom Endeavors on Facebook

    http://www.facebook.com/HelenaRico3 (Helena Rico)

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  68. ♥Helena R♥ says:

    Following you on Twitter: @HelenaR3

    Shared on Twitter:
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    Shared on Facebook:
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  69. lessyvu says:

    I would love to have a medela pump for traveling it would be so great.

  70. lessyvu says:

    I follow on GFC.

  71. lessyvu says:

    I follow on twitter & RT giveaway under #breastfeeding

  72. FreeIndeed says:
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  76. Oh goodness I'd LOVE to win this – I am expecting my first child in a month and am looking forward to bonding and all of the nutritional benefits that breastfeeding will provide him. Winning this would be a dream come true!

  77. I am a fan of Mom Endeavors on Facebook (Lesley Karpiuk)!

  78. I follow Mom Endeavors on Twitter (@geeksoap)!

  79. Jessica says:

    I'm expecting our second one and would like to upgrade!
    Also follow on GFU and Twitter!

  80. barbafamily says:

    Oh wow would I LOVE to win this! We are expecting our third child and I would like to breastfeed this one…we would like to get a Medela pump but money is SO tight! Thank you for offering this giveaway!

  81. barbafamily says:

    I am following you on facebook :-)

  82. barbafamily says:

    I subscribe to Mom Endeavors :-)

  83. I would love to win this for myself, I am due in July and have only used a manual single pump in the past. The Medela Pump looks awesome!

  84. new gfc – cher

  85. new fb fan – Cherise P K

  86. twitter follower @mamasmoney

  87. I want to win this for my wonderful nanny who is expecting her first this summer!
    hungrymonkey09 at gmail dot com

  88. Follow you on GFC (Nina H)

    hungrymonkey09 at gmail dot com

  89. Fan on facebook (Nina Hi)

    hungrymonkey09 at gmail dot com

  90. Follow on twitter (hungrymonkey09)

    hungrymonkey09 at gmail dot com

  91. I subscribe via Google :-)

  92. I am about to be a grandma for the third time and would LOVE to give this wonderful gift to my daughter who truly wants to breastfeed her third child. Thank you!

  93. Jennifer C. says:

    I would love to win for my cousin that is expecting! She would love such an amazing pump!

    jennifercausby at hotmail dot com

  94. Jennifer C. says:

    I follow via GFC

    jennifercausby at hotmail dot com

  95. Jennifer C. says:

    I like you on Facebook

    jennifer causby at hotmail dot com

  96. Jennifer C. says:

    I follow you on twitter @JCausby

    jennifercausby at hotmail dot com

  97. Currently TTC and would love to try the new PIS!

  98. I follow you on facebook…

  99. I follow you on twitter…

  100. I follow you on google friend connect :)

  101. Jamie @ I Am A Money Magnet says:

    I would love to win this because I am excepting my first little girl this October and this would be fabulous to have!!

    couponsarefun at gmail dot com

  102. Jamie @ I Am A Money Magnet says:

    I subscribe via GFC!

    couponsarefun at gmail dot com

  103. Jamie @ I Am A Money Magnet says:

    I joined Mom Endeavors on Facebook!

    couponsarefun at gmail dot com

  104. Jamie @ I Am A Money Magnet says:

    Following Mom Endeavors on Twitter!

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  105. Michael says:

    I would love to win this for my wife. She tried very hard to breastfeed our son but he never would latch on properly. Instead of giving up she decided to pump so he would still get breast milk. She is using a single pump that takes . . . I would love to surprise her with this pump!
    mobsmabley at yahoo dot com

  106. Michael says:

    I subscribed on GFC.

  107. Michael says:

    I am following you on twitter @mobsmabley and tweeted about the giveaway
    http://twitter.com/#!/mobsmabley/status/74677093845303297

  108. vanessa ramos says:

    I would love to win this “pump in style” for my new little guy coming soon. I tried to breastfeed my first son and was not successful at all. Had to use formula that turned out to be another mission. We spent 2months in the hospital only to find out he’s lactosae intolerant.

    good luck to everyone (:

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