Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 28
Rated 4 out of 5 by Alana06 Surprised about excellent quality
I purchased this pump second hand and I'm very happy that I did! At first I was concerned because the suction wasn't very strong. I had about 5mls after expressing for 2 minutes. Normally I would have at least 20mls. However I was able to fix this by removing the silicone nipple cone. The suction was significantly better. In fact I was able to pump more milk in 10 minutes than I can with the Medela Symphony pump that I had previously been renting. The silicone nipple cone was supposed to be for comfort but I found it more uncomfortable than using the plastic nipple cone so I was not sacrificing comfort for suction.
The major downside of this product is the noise it makes. The motor itself runs quietly but piece that produces the suction makes a loud thumping noise each suck (I assume I have installed it correctly but if not that could be the cause). It's too loud to be watching TV while I pump.
The only other negative point about this product is that it can be annoying to adjust the speed of pumping. I like to start with rapid pumping (to get the let-down) followed later by slower pumping. Having to stop the pumping and then reprogram the pump to go slower is annoying and it can take a few tries to get the timing right.
Overall, I'd recommend this product.
10 November 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Freda Did not work for me at all
I could only get a tiny quantity of milk using this product and had to use a manual pump afterwards to express properly. I think that the size of breastshield may have been a problem but I can't find alternative sizes available for this product so the pump was a complete waste of money. Would not recommend.
19 March 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nerokb This single electric breast pump just keeps going!
I bought this breast pump six years ago. I used it to express BM for my daughter till she was 7 months old, which I used 6 times a day on both breasts. So I have really got my money's worth with this pump. I just recently got this breast pump out and I have been using it again to express for my son after having BF problems. I have been so happy with the petal attachment that I am now looking at purchasing an Avent twin electric breast pump, as I had a bad experience with another pump I had hired recently and found that the suck on the Avent suited me better. I did have to buy another power pack attachment recently, but it was easy to buy online and reasonably priced too. I have also used this pump when I have been out and about. I would recommend this pump to others and remember that not all pumps suit everyone. It just goes to show that different pumps work for different people.
23 February 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CSC85 Excellent Pump
I'm an exclusive expresser (9.5 months in) so this pump has done a lot of pumping! It is very easy to keep clean and I love that the electric part memorises different patterns quickly.
The only issue I've had with it is the connection from the wire to the head. I had the wire replaced at around 3 months as it had stopped working and smelt burnt out. All was fine until recently - it just cuts out after about 5 seconds. The connection has always felt a little loose and I think the product could be improved by making the connection point stronger. I'm now using it manually.
Otherwise it's been brilliant!
6 December 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by cbmb Really easy to use, efficient and small number of parts to keep clean
I read about the different pumps and decided to go with this one. I am so happy, it's very efficient, easy to use and easy to put together and take apart for cleaning.
9 April 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bubbles12 This product met my requirements
I had a positive experience with this product. The settings could be adjusted to my comfort levels while expressing. The only problem I had was the funnel leaking when it was removed. Has universal fixtures that can be used with bottle and VIA pots.
20 March 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by mila45w Good value
Sometimes, milk can become trapped inside the diaphram pulling mechanism. My wife would prefer a redesign of this area.
Also, not crazy about the auto-learning pump strength feature. Wife complains its not easy to use... and she needs to reset it when she switches breasts.
6 September 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mariano The great device
The best thing that Philips was created ! My wife loves this device.
26 August 2012