If you’re on the hunt for the best double electric breast pump, chances are you’ll end up comparing the Medela Pump In Style Advanced Double Breast Pump to the Ameda Purely Yours Double Breast Pump. Let me point out a few differences between the two and hopefully help you decide.
First of all, let’s take a look at a few similarities. Both the Medela Pump In Style and the Ameda Purely Yours double breast pumps offer AC adapters and have the ability to run on batteries. Both double breast pumps also offer 3 different options for carrying bags, totes, backpacks, or shoulder bags, plus you can also get little cooler bags that will keep your breast milk cold, as well as plenty of bottles and lids for storage. Both the Medela Pump In Style and the Ameda Purely Yours have parts that are all 100% BPA-free, and they’re both easy to assemble, as well as easy to operate. Also, both double breast pumps have about the same maximum vacuum strength, and about the same maximum speed settings.
Perhaps the most obvious difference is the pump in general. The Medela Pump In Style offers a pump unit that is built in to the carrying bag. This enables you to pump more discreetly and makes it a little bit more portable. The Ameda Purely Yours Pump unit is freestanding and has two built in bottles stands, whereas the Medela Pump offers individual stands that stand alone.
Features: The Ameda Purely Yours Double Breast Pump offers a unique silicone diaphragm located at the breast flange below the tubing. It’s designed to provide a barrier, blocking milk from the tubing, therefore keeping your breast milk purely yours. This Airlock Protection also keeps the tubing safe from moisture, ensuring that you won’t have to wash them and therefore keeping them safe from harmful contaminants.
The Medela Pump In Style Double Breast Pump offers Medela’s signature 2 phase expression technology that is proven to provide more efficient pumping sessions. Each phase is designed to mimic your baby’s natural sucking rhythm, from the first quick suckling rhythm known as the stimulation phase, to the longer deeper sucking rhythm known as the expression phase. The Medela Pump In Style also offers a one-touch let down that allows you to switch between phases when your body tells you it’s time. Also, the Medela Breast Pump offers a single knob that controls both the speed and vacuum settings, allowing you to find your maximum comfort level faster, and easier.
The Ameda Purely Yours Double Breast Pump offers separate dials for speed and suction, giving you 32 different combinations to choose from. In addition, the Ameda Purely Yours comes with 3 different flange sizes, the standard 25 mm, the medium 28.5 mm, and the large 30.5 mm. This allows you to experiment with the different sizes and find the one that best suits you in the comfort of your own home.
The Medela Pump In Style Double Breast Pump comes with two 24mm standard size PersonalFit Breast Shields. Medela also offers several different sizes of PersonalFit breast shields, but they’re all sold separately.
Reviews: As far as reviews go, the Medela Pump In Style Double Breast Pump had more reviews with a higher customer satisfaction rating. The Ameda Purely Yours Breast Pump didn’t have quite as many, and there were more unsatisfied customers. Take a look at my full in-depth reviews listed below to get a better idea of what the pro’s and con’s are for each breast pump.
The Medela Pump In Style Advanced Double Breast Pump is more expensive, offers Medela’s proven 2-phase expression technology and one-touch let-down, is more portable and discreet, and has a higher customer satisfaction rating. On the other side of the fence, the Ameda MYA Joy Double Electric Breast Pump is less expensive, offers proven Airlock Protection, dual adjust vacuum and speed dials for 32 combinations, and 3 different flange sizes right off the bat.