Spectra Breast Pumps
There’s some NEW breast pumps in town! They’re called Spectra Breast Pumps. They offer three different variations, a manual breast pump called the Spectra Handy Plus, a double electric breast pump called the Spectra 9 Advanced, and a hospital grade breast pump called the Spectra Dew 350. I first noticed the Spectra Breast Pumps on Amazon. They were actually making it into the TOP 10 most popular list of breast pumps, which I thought was crazy because I’d never heard of them. Plus, their hospital breast pump kind of looks like a boob……did anyone else notice? Anyways, the customer feedback is what caught my eye next. I was impressed, the Spectra 9 Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump was even beating out Medela in terms of customer satisfaction. That’s when I knew that I needed to do a little bit more digging.
It turns out that the Spectra Breast Pumps were voted #1 in the UK and Australia. They’re used in almost all the hospitals, and people really seem to love them. They have just recently began selling in the US. In fact, I think May 19th 2012 was their launching date. Anyways, for a breast pump that’s only been for sale in the US for literally 4 months, they’re doing pretty good! So, what’s so special?
Well, they offer pretty much everything that the Medela Breast Pumps offer, except they’re half the price. Seriously, the Spectra Dew 350 is a Hospital Grade Breast Pump. It costs roughly $170.00. Compared to Medela’s, or Ameda’s, thousand dollar hospital breast pumps, that’s pretty darn good.
Spectra 9 Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump
The Spectra 9 Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump offers two phases, just like the Medela Pump In Style. It offers the stimulation phase, which is a rapid cycle designed to stimulate let down, and then the expression phase which is a slower cycle, best for expressing milk. This Spectra Breast Pump offers two separate adjustments, one for the cycle, and one for the vacuum strength. Having two separate adjustments means more options for comfort.
Did I mention that this Spectra Breast Pump also offers a large LCD screen that shows you exactly where you’re at during your pumping session? It’s pretty cool. The pump unit itself is super small, and lightweight. It will actually fit in the palm of your hand. Talk about convenient. Also, it comes with a built-in rechargeable battery that will provide 3 hours of pumping when fully charged. So you can pump on the go, or plug it in and pump in place. This Spectra Breast Pump also offers DuaHygienic Protection, which basically means that the milk won’t backflow into the pump, therefore your milk is never at risk. Plus, all parts are BPA Free.
Spectra Dew 350 Hospital Grade Breast Pump
The Spectra Dew 350 Advanced Hospital Breast Pump is designed specifically for initiating, sustaining, or increasing one’s milk supply. Like I said before, this hospital breast pump will cost you less than $200.00! That’s unheard of! Most hospital grade breast pumps will run you anywhere from $800 to $1500 dollars. This Spectra Breast Pump offers a single dial that adjusts both cycle and vacuum strength. It’s extremely easy to use, quiet, and it also offers backflow protection. Plus, it also comes with a handy microfiber designer tote bag, and a little cooler with freezer packs to store your milk.
All three Spectra Breast Pumps, even the Spectra Handy Plus Manual Breast Pump, offer 24 mm standard breast shields. As of now, they do not offer additional sizes of breast shields. However, you can purchase the Spectra Silicone Messager which actually helps fit smaller breast sizes. They are currently working on larger sized breast shields, but the nice thing is that these Spectra Breast Pumps are versatile, meaning that they can be used with most other personal sized breast shields.
Well, that’s just a basic rundown of the new Spectra Breast Pumps. For more information, I suggest reading the customer reviews on Amazon, or anywhere else you can find them. Or, you can visit Spectra Breast Pumps home page, www.SpectraBabyUSA.com. I’m pretty confident that over the next few months the reviews are going to start pouring in, and they’re gonna be good!