(Closed) Is the Medela Freestyle as powerful/effective as the Medela Pump In Style?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Is the Freestyle as powerful as the Pump In Style?
    Yes : (2 votes)
    100 %
    No : (0 votes)
    No, but there are other benefits of the Freestyle that make it the better choice : (0 votes)
  • Post # 4
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    4355 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Wish I could help! Commenting so it stays at the top and hopefully someone gets you an answer! Awesome that your insurance covers a pump though.

    Post # 5
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    4275 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I have no idea. I only have the pump in style so I can’t compare. I really love it, it was easy to use and you can adjust the settings. I got the hands-free bustier so I don’t have to hold the pumps the whole time…

    Post # 7
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    1776 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I have the Freestyle, and it worked just fine for me.  It’s the only breastpump I’ve ever used, so I have nothing to compare it to, though.  Sorry I couldn’t be more help.  

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I only used the Freestyle and it was powerful. I never pumped on the highest setting because it was too much for me.

    loved that it was portable; however the handsfree system wasn’t as easy to use as i wouls like, so for my next, I might get some pumping tops that would be easier than the straps that come with the pump.

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    @daybyday:  There’s a range of pump stregth, so you can adjust it to your comfort level.  I never had an issue of it not being strong enough.  

    I think the cups were the same as any other pump.  I didn’t love them or anything, but the whole process of pumping is somewhat awkward.  But it was comfortable and got the job done.

    Post # 11
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    @daybyday:  I used both the Freestyle and the Symphony (the Medela $1500 hospital grade model) and I was surprised to find the Freestyle to be just as powerful as the Symphony! I will say that the handsfree feature seems silly. There were so many straps and hooks I didn’t even attempt.

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