Review: Medela Swing Breast Pump

The Background:

The multi-award-winning Swing breastpump from Medela provides mothers with the ideal electric pump for everyday use. Featuring Medela’s breakthrough 2-phase expression technology, as is unique to Medela breastpumps, the Swing creates a totally natural experience that is comfortable and efficient.

What is two phase?

Medela has very cleverly translated science into practice to develop the ultimate in expressing technology to support breastfeeding mothers.  The two phase was developed following extensive research that showed babies change the way they suckle at a mother’s breast. Initially, they suckle fast and light to stimulate the milk ejection reflex and to start the milk flowing. Then, they switch to a slower and deeper suck to get as much milk as quickly as possible. In intensive pioneering work, Medela has converted the baby’s intuitive knowledge into technological know-how the result is 2-Phase Expression creating unsurpassed naturalness in its breastpumps. The electric breastpump feels very comfortable to use – almost like breastfeeding itself. Its faster let-down and maximum milk flow significantly reduces pumping time, so you can express more milk in less time.

The benefits:

The Swing is a very quiet electric breastpump which can be used easily and completely effortlessly. The pump switches automatically from stimulation to expression phase making this simple for the mother. It can be used with a mains adapter although the option of battery operation combined with the belt-clip guarantees mothers the ultimate in flexible pumping.

  • Pump more milk in less time, thanks to our 2-Phase Expression Technology
  • The swing is the ideal pump for a mother looking for a support to her Ideal for daily electric pumping
  • A range of vacuum levels and settings
  • Easy to assemble, use and clean
  • Quiet and compact design, ideal for discreet pumping

How I got on:

Back when I was pregnant and planning to breastfeed one of the things I wanted to get hold of was a breast pump. I was then offered the medela to review and jumped at the chance, I knew Medela were an award winning brand and were also popular with hospital settings.

When I first opened it and read the instructions it all seemed a bit overwhelming with lots of pieces but when my ex nct breastfeeding counsellor mum had a look and showed me how it turned out it was easy peasy!

Since moo was born 8 weeks ago I’ve used it heaps because my supply is so vast it means he won’t latch on if the let down is fast or my breasts are hard so I have to express some off before he feeds and the medela has made that so quick and easy! I often get 5oz in just 10 minutes (told you there was a strong supply).

So what do I like about it?

  • You can see how much milk is coming out your nipples as the tube part is clear.
  • It’s easy to clean and not too many pieces.
  • Controls are simple to use! On/off. Suction +/- and suction rhythm.
  • Comfortable! You can adjust the suction to whatever level is suitable for you.

Now this is the first breast pump I’ve ever used so I have nothing to compare it too. We’ve only had a couple of little issues such as the milk not going down into the bottle (resolved by removing suction) and when milk gets into the air tube but other than that it’s been fantastic.

I would thoroughly recommend the Medela swing as a breast pump, its easy to use, fast which is vital when your a busy mum of two and most importantly comfortable.

The NCT sell the Medela Swing for £85.00 currently, usually £99. See here.

Disclosure: Item received free in exchange for this review.


One thought on “Review: Medela Swing Breast Pump

  1. I love Medela, I didn’t have the swing, I had a Pump in Style Advanced as I had a special care baby and double pumping was essential.

    I loved the action of it, and its very gentle, some pumps can be quite “grabby”

    Also the Medela service is second to none, they are fab!

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