Which Spectra Pump is Right for Me?
Jacque Ordner BSN, RN, IBCLC
With so many breast pump options, it can be overwhelming to make a final choice. We’re known for our innovative closed system pumps that make pumping more hygienic while also preventing milk from making its way to the pump motor. While all of our spectra pumps offer high quality and amazing comfort, we’ve put together a guide for choosing the best Spectra pump for your specific needs.
Handy Manual Breast Pump
This manual breast pump is a convenient, no fuss option for moms who only need to pump occasionally. It is also a fantastic backup to carry in your diaper bag for those oh-so-inconvenient pump emergencies! No outlets, no problem! Stuck away from your pump unexpectedly, the Handy Pump has you covered! Many women are surprised at how much milk they can express with a manual pump. This BPA free pump holds up to 150ml and provides up to 350mmHg of suction all controlled by the user! This affordable and versatile pump also makes a great baby shower gift!
Spectra S2 Plus Electric Breast Pump
If you’re looking for a workhorse of a pump that is often covered by insurance, the Spectra S2 Plus is it! This hospital strength, closed system pump allows for single or double pumping, along with loads of additional features, all in a pump unit that weighs in at under 3lbs. Boasting up to 270mmHg of suction via 12 vacuum levels and 5 Expression Cycles, this pump is perfect for moms who regularly express their milk. This pump has strength and customization suitable for Exclusive Pumping as well! The multi-phase “suckle” makes pumping with the S2 feel comfortable and natural. The Massage Mode is also customizable with up to 5 levels of suction to help effectively elicit let-down. The BPA free accessories, LCD screen display, built-in night light, timer, and 2-year warranty make this pump a top choice for many moms!
Spectra S1 Plus Electric Breast Pump
A favorite among Exclusive Pumpers, the Spectra S1 Plus includes all the features and functions of the S2 Plus in addition to a rechargeable battery! The freedom of outlet-free pumping is often offered as an “upgrade” through health insurance plans. Countless moms have reported the additional cost of the S1 as being “worth every penny”. It’s no doubt that the 3-hour battery life delivers convenience that can make a pumping mom’s life easier, and when you’re already juggling a thousand things CONVENIENCE MATTERS! Unplugging this pump doesn’t compromise suction like some other battery powered pumps…….say what?! You still get up to 270mmHg of suction whether plugged or unplugged! And let’s not forget that this amazing pump comes with Spectra’s generous 2-year warranty as well. If a rechargeable pump with the customization of 12 vacuum levels, 5 Expression Cycles, and an adjustable Massage Mode sounds like a dream, then the S1 is for you!
Spectra S9 Plus Electric Breast Pump
The S9 Plus is Spectra’s smallest pump, weighing in at only ½ a pound! This tiny, but mighty pump offers the ultimate in on-the-go single or double pumping. The rechargeable battery allows for convenient pumping in almost any location. Though this pump is small, it isn’t lacking in features! It provides up to 260mmHg of suction and is still considered hospital strength…..wow!!! The S9 Plus also offers an adjustable Massage Mode along with 10 levels of vacuum in Expression Mode and a convenient timer. The backlit LCD screen is an added feature that moms love as well. Pair this little powerhouse with the hands-free CaraCups and you have a convenient hands-free pumping setup without sacrificing effectiveness! This pocket-sized pump also comes with a 2-year warranty.
Spectra Synergy Gold (SG) Dual Powered Electric Breast Pump
The Spectra Synergy Gold is a game changer in the pumping world! Never before have we seen a pump with so many features and customizable options! The dual controls allow for independent vacuum settings at 0-270mmHg PER BREAST! It’s also offers a mute mode for even more discreet pumping. The convenient night light has 3 levels for easy middle of the night pumping, and the touch screen LCD makes selecting your cycle and vacuum a breeze! With 5 cycles in both Massage and Expression Modes, this pump has something for everyone. Where the S1 and S2 have 12 vacuum levels, the SG has 15 and each breast can be independently adjusted! The possibilities really are endless with this incredible dual pump. The SG maintains the same high standards as other Spectra models with its closed system and 2-year warranty.
Remember that no matter which pump you choose, flange size, settings, pumping environment and several other factors can make a huge difference in your pumping experience. Our specially trained International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) can optimize pumping! Schedule your FREE CONSULTATION today or email us at email@example.com for more help.
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