Aside from the fact that both the Ameda Purely Yours and the Philips AVENT are double electric breast pumps that allow you to pump both breasts simultaneously, they are two very different breast pumps. In fact, the Philips AVENT Breast Pump functions in a unique way that no other double electric breast pump offers. And the Ameda Purely Yours is also unique when it comes to design. Let me explain.
Philips AVENT Twin Electric Breast Pump
Function – What the Philips AVENT Breast Pump offers is what I like to call, cruise control. This pump allows you to manually set your speed and rhythm. It comes with one control pump, and then a secondary pump. You basically use the control pump to manually pump one breast, by using the lever to pick your speed. Once let down occurs, or once you find the perfect rhythm, you push the little blue button on the handle an it continues to pump at the same speed, just like cruise control. You can then attach the secondary pump to your other breast and it automatically duplicates the same speed and rhythm as the control pump. They call it an electronic memory and one-touch memory control. I like the fact that all the controls for the Philips AVENT Breast Pump are right at your fingertips. I also like the unlimited combinations you get with the manual control.
Extra features – The Philips AVENT Breast Pump offers (2) one size fits all 5-petal cushion breast shields that basically massage your breasts. In fact, while you pump the petals flex in and out, providing a gentle massage and stimulating your breasts at the same time. The Philips AVENT also comes with (2) 4oz bottles with sealing discs, 2 newborn flow nipples, a spare part, a rechargeable battery, and a power cord, plus you get a microfiber travel bag to carry it all.
Price – The Philips AVENT Twin Electric Breast Pump lists for $199.99, however it is currently on SALE at Amazon for $164.99, 18% off.
Ameda Purely Yours Breast Pump
Function – As I said before, the Ameda Purely Yours is also unique. It offers what it known as proven airlock protection, which keeps your milk safe from contaminants and keeps it purely yours. Basically what this means is that where other double electric breast pumps often times have problems with milk back flowing into the tubes, the Ameda Purely Yours keeps this from happening by providing a silicone diaphragm located at the breast flange. The diaphragm is designed to form a barrier, and keeps any milk front entering into the vacuum tubes. Not only does this keep your milk free from contaminants, but it also saves you from having to try and clean the tubing. In addition, the Ameda Purely Yours Breast Pump also offers separate dials for speed and vacuum strength. A lot of double electric breast pumps only offer one dial that controls both. Having two separate dials gives you more combinations, therefore allowing you to customize it to your own comfort levels.
Extra features – The Ameda Purely Yours Breast Pump offers 3 different sizes of flanges, or breast shields. It comes with the standard 25 mm flanges, the medium 28.5 mm, and the large 30.5 mm. Most double breast pumps that offer different sizes of flanges only offer them separately for a price. The Ameda Purely Yours gives it all to you right up front. This allows you to custom fit yourself in the comfort of your own home, without having to pay extra, or play the guessing game. It’s a common misunderstanding that the size of the breast, large or small, will tell you what size breast flange is needed. It’s actually the size of the nipple that matters. Aside from that, the Ameda Purely Yours also offers (6) 4 oz bottles with 2 piece lock-tight caps, a battery pack (with batteries sold separately), a Cool ‘N Carry milk storage tote with 3 cooling elements, and a microfiber shoulder bag to carry it all.
Price – The Ameda Purely Yours Breast Pump lists for $287.00, however it is also currently on SALE at Amazon for $179.95, 37% off.
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