The Purely Yours Breast Pump is the only portable double breast pump that combines the legacy of hospital-proven technology with mom-friendly features. It's ideal for moms working full-time or for anyone who wants a quick, easy and effective breast pumping experience.
Compact and lightweight weighs only 1 pound
Individually adjustable cycle and suction controls
Unique design saves time no need to clean pump tubing!
Operates using 3 power sources AC adapter, AA batteries or optional car adapter
Includes the patented Ameda HygieniKit Milk Collection System
A reliable and professional grade breast pump complete with designer Carry All bag.
Ameda HygieniKit Milk Collection System
Lightweight, stylish microfiber tote
A Milk Storage Guide magnet
2009 Ameda Pump--BPA Free The 2009 Ameda Purely Yours breast pump tubing and containers are BPA free and that's a relief! However, it is still not as nice to use as the Ameda hospital grade Elite which I rented for 3 months after my son was born. The Purely Yours is choppy and noisy; the Elite smooth and quiet. If you don't know any better, I'm sure the Purely Yours will work fine. I have had some effort adjusting to the Purely Yours. It beeps at every stroke of the pump.
The real benefit of the Purely Yours is that the whole apparatus is small and light, fitting snuggly into a carrying case.(The Elite being heavy and bulky) The carrying case is stylish and convienient to carry into work, no one knowing any better about what is in my "purse." I have even slipped into a Starbucks bathroom! ...more info
Still pumping At first, I wanted to buy the ISIS breast pump, but after couple bad experiences with ebay buying, I ended up purchasing Ameda. Anyway, Ameda turned out to be great. I started pumping out milk after breast feeding at 1 month. Ever since then, I pumped regularly every day. It has been couple months now and the pump is doing a great job of extracting milk. it is pretty small and easy to carry around. I don't really use the carry all it came with. I use a smaller backpack I got from nine west to carry everything in there when I am at work. It takes very little effort and time to assemble and disassemble. This is very good because I don't want to waste 10 min at work just to assemble and disassemble it. The ice pack and cooler bag that come with it is very useful. I use that to store the milk bottles when I go home.
The reason I give it 4 stars is because I noticed that the pumping sound it makes seems to be louder than before and once in a while it gives out a squeaky sound. But other than that, it is going strong....more info
This pump works great! I bought the Purely Yours after reading enough reviews to go crosseyed. I went with Ameda for tow reasons: it was cheaper by $100 and a girlfriend recommended it.
Intially I thought I'd be using it only after returning to work. I purchased my breast pump before the baby was born after reading that bit of advice somewhere. Through a series of unfortunate events I started using it a week after my baby was born. I've been using it for three months, six times a day and it's working like a champ. I get anywhere from four to ten ounces in each session depending on the time of day.
Set up is easy and takes only a few minutes. There are only six pieces to wash if you double pump. Everything but the little white "pipette" valves can go in the dishwasher. I would suggest purchasing a couple extra flanges (this is the part your breast actually fits into) and valves to cutback on the number of times you have to wash. There are plenty of sites that sell Ameda and extra parts.
The carry-all is nice with three exterior pockets. There's a little photo holder inside the bag. The cool sack looks small but fits all six collection bottles. The collection bottles are marked to 4 ounces but will hold five ounces easily and five and a half if you fill them to the tiptop.
I have had to call Hollister's customer service twice and found them to be very responsive and helpful. My first pump would not work operate using batteries (6 AA batteries), a problem I thankfully discovered before actually being away from home and needing to pump. When I called Hollister and explained the problem the CS Rep immediately apologized and told me they'd overnight me a new pump base. I received the new base and then a few days later a label in the mail to return the old base at no charge. My second call was because any time the AC power cord was touched at the connection point to the base, the base shut off. Hollister again overnighted me a new pump and a new AC power cord, just in case. There were no questions or evaisive tactics, just a willingness to fix the problem.
Overall I'm extremely pleased with my pump....more info
The best breast pump This was the best investment I could've made for my baby. I was able to exclusively brestfeed my baby after I went back to work full time. The pump was easy to use, clean and carry. I had previously purchased the Avent Isis hand pump which was useless. If you're looking for an electric pump this is the best choice you can make....more info
Ameda Purely Yours After using a Medela rental pump from the hospital for about three months and realizing the costs I purchased an Ameda Purely Yours. I was pleasantly surprised how well the Ameda pump works. There is really no significant difference in pumping! Except - the Ameda pump cost a fraction of the rental fees for the hospitalgrade Medela pump! I have been using the Ameda pump for about 2 weeks now and I am very happy with it. I hope the motor will hang in there for another couple of months! If you decide to pump for at least three months, I recommend this product.
Rent a pump for a month to see if breastfeeding is for you before you buy, though!...more info
Fantastic Pump! Since I have not used another brand of pump, I cannot justifiably compare.
So what I will do is list some features I think are good. Most of my friends who have had kids in the last few years have chosen the Medela brand. I had a hard time justifying $100 extra when both seem equally recommended by health care professionals, hospitals, and lactation consultants.
1. Why I ultimately chose it over Medela:
a) great customer service reviews. Folks who had trouble with parts got replacement pumps or parts the next day from the manufacturer.
b) the hygeni-kit, the mechanism that keeps milk from backing up into the tubing
c) few parts to clean
d) price: believe me, if the medela pump was that much better, i'd have paid the extra $100. My job doesn't schedule lunch or breaks, so i have to make time in my schedule to pump. I'd have paid in body parts for a pump that's efficient.
2. Ease of use: from my perspective-excellent. Very few parts so very easy to assemble. Easy to clean---can clean all parts during a commercial break. 2 dials: one for suction strength and one for cycles. i like that you have independent control over each. Very portable in its little carry case. It is compatible with all avent products. You must purchase a conversion kit for like $7.50, but it's worth it! You can pump directly into your storage, except for plastic bags. Also, if you have large breasts or large areolas, I'd strongly recommend the custom phlanges set. Also, be gentle with the little white valves. They're fragile.
3. Noise: this pump is a machine. it makes noise. to me that was not too important. You can cover the motor with a towel or burp cloth to muffle the sound. This is effective enough for me. don't expect it to be silent. I can still carry on conversations over the phone and can still hear the TV over it.
4. NOT SOLD IN STORES: to me, this is a serious drawback. If the pump or parts get broken/eaten/lost, the solution is not as simple as running out and buying some new. It is also the reason this pump is not as popular as other brands. This is the only reason I can't give a 5 star rating. They do sell extra parts kits, which I purchased, and I'd recommend this as well.
5. Efficiency: superb. I got nervous because all my friends got the medela pump. But, you must remember when starting out that breastfeeding and pumping take practice and perseverance. I get 6-8 oz in about 10 min, and that is after my son has already eaten; I get more than that if I pump instead of nursing. At first I was getting only 2-3 oz, if that. I thought it was the pump, but it was actually me. But 2 months later, things are much easier. A clueless first time mother, I thought the machine was just going to suck the milk out at a set rate until I turned it off. If you're under the same delusion, get a reality check now. The most efficient way to express milk is done by the baby. Your body has to get used to a machine in order to maximize the potential of the pump. ***Finally, even though it's not hands-free, use 4 regular ponytail holders, 2 for each breast. Link 2 together, loop one end around the phlange, the other hook to your nursing bra strap. Ta-Da!...more info
If I could, I would give it 10 stars! This is the best pump ever. Everything about it is A+. I bought it after reading some reviews here and on Babycenter.com, then I found it for $165 which was even better.... I had never used an electric pump before (I used a manual pump for my first) and this pump was so easy to use. And even easier to clean! It fits almost any bottle (a little tight on the Avent bottles, but it does fit) and its very convenient to take along anywhere! I like the fact that it isn't built into a bag. I used it for 8 months, 3 times a day and it worked perfect each and every time.... and have since passed it along to a friend who uses it 3-4 times a day and the suction is as great as the first time! Finally, the carry all bag is WONDERFUL! Even now that I am not pumping anymore, the bag has become my every day diaper bag! Its the perfect size!
This pump truly is the perfect gift for any new mother and I would recommend it to anyone without any hesitation!...more info
Dependable & affordable I was leery re: this pump. Everyone has told me that Medela is the best. In fact, I registered for a Medela pump. But, the reviews for this pump were pretty good and I decided to return the Medela one and buy this one to save some money. I'm so glad I did. It's dependable and powerful. The company is also fantastic with customer service. I am so glad I decided to go with Ameda instead of Medela. By the way, I use Dr. Brown's glass bottles and they interchange into the pump horn/cuff perfectly. That way you don't have to pump into the Ameda bottles and then transfer into your bottles....you can just use your preferred bottles from the beginning....more info
love this pump I love that you can control the rhythm and suction. The cooler/ice packs keep the milk very cold for a LONG time. The bag is stylish and makes it easy to carry everything around. It is heavy, though, and the bag's seams started to tear after 6 months of heavy use. The pump still functioned great....more info
Love it! I've been working & pumping for a total of about 6 months (I'm a teacher). I love the Ameda pump! It works great, is very lightweight, is simple to set up & clean! No one ever suspected I was carrying around a breastpump in my bag (although everyone knew I pumped anyway). I pumped in my car (I used a converter we already had for a dc to ac or whatever its called). Side note: I started off with a Whisper Wear and had major issues. I had to rent a hospital grade Ameda, take about a zillion capsules of fenugreek & alfafa, and only after all that ended up doing great- which I contribute to the Ameda. ...more info
Works great for me I have used this pump for 5 months and been very happy with it. I like that the pump itself is very small and you can put it in any bag, though this bag is nice and doesn't scream "BREASTPUMP!!!" Ameda customer service was good when I had a problem. I would definitely buy it again....more info
good pump I bought this pump because I knew I would only pump 1 time a day (for back-up bottles) and I didn't want to shell out lots of money. It has been a good pump, but if you are well endowed you will need to order larger horns for about $15 because otherwise the pump hurts a bit. The fact that I had to buy extra horns is the only reason I'm giving this pump 4 stars instead of 5....more info
This is a really nice pump Hi,I got the Ameda Purely Yours w/ the backpack style from my mom-in-law for a gift when I had my baby recently. The hospital I gave birth at sold only Medela pumps and we were going to buy one from them but the lactation person at the hospital told us honestly that the Ameda (Hollister) pumps were just as good or better and cheaper price. I'm so glad we listened. I use this pump on 3 breaks at work every day, plus at least twice at home daily and it works great. Adjustable settings,great quality, plus it has a special system where the milk can't back up into the tubing or motor like other pumps systems tend to do. I highly recommend this pump. ...more info
worst product ever! After a lot of comparisons and reading reviews I chose the Ameda Purely Yours Dual Electric Breastpump before my daughter was born and paid over $200 for the damn thing. The motor burnt out after less then 3 months of use. I called Hollister and they sent me a replacement base (took 3 days had to stay home sick from work) The 2nd base just did the same thing after again less then 3 months of use. I told them that I need the pump to be overnighted Saturday delivery and it didn't show-up until Monday again needed to take time off so I could be home for my daughter to nurse and now the AC Adaptor broke and the damn thing is weak on batteries. Nothing but a headache.
Awesome pump!!!! I bought this pump before giving birth. My baby ended up being in NICU so I couldn't breastfeed. I ended up pumping exclusively. It works great!! It is a very powerful pump for everyday use. I highly recommend....more info
Durable and reliable I bought this pump 6 years ago when I had my first child. I pumped for 12 months with him. Then last year, I had my second child. I took the Purely Yours pump out of storage, thinking that no way it would be still functional. It was and it works like I just bought it!! Besides its durability, it is lightweight and a good price and you can use it anywhere because you have the option of using batteries. I always recommend this pump to my friends and family who have decided to breastfeed. ...more info
6 STARS rating for this pump This is my 3rd pump, & by far the best I've used. It's light enough to be attached to the nursing bra so both your hands are kept free! It's fast, easy on my nipples, & doesnt come with huge price tag compared to the Medela. I would recommend this to all mothers who need to express their milk. ...more info
Excellent pump! I love this pump! When I had my first child, I owned a medela single pump and that was a nightmare. Luckily i was with my daughter ALL OF THE TIME! When I became pregnant with my son, I knew things would be a little different because I now had a job, school and a 2 year old running around. I researched this pump and I was still leaning towards the Medela because I thought it was the best. I bought this pump and have not regretted it yet. I have had it for six months and I continue to use it daily. I am going to replace the valves for the second time in six months but i believe it is so worth it since the diaphragms prevent bacteria and milk from entering the pump. I love this pump it is gentle yet efficient and contrary to another post, I don't find it to be loud at all, my medela sigle was much louder and not as efficient. I usually pump for 5-10 minutes and can collect 4-6 ounces per breast! Get this pump it'll be worth its weight in gold, have you seen the prices of formula? Two months formula free will definitely justify the price of this pump, besides BREAST is BEST! =0)...more info
ameda I read reviews of the different breast pumps available. The review I read for the Ameda was written by a woman who had purchased it on the recommendation of two friends, who stated that though this pump was much cheaper than the number one rated pump it worked just as well. I bought this one for my second daughter and it works just as well as the more expensive one my first daughter had received as a gift.
I would recommend this breast pump as a money saving product....more info
Wonderful, no drawbacks I was VERY happy with this pump. I bought it since I was returning to work after 3 months, but ended up needing it on the 3rd day since I had trouble generating enough milk for my hungry daughter. Because at 2 weeks she then would only drink from the bottle, the pump was my only means of getting healthy breastmilk to her. I used this pump 3-7 times a day for over 4 months. I even pumped in the car (as a passenger, of course) using the car adapter. The adapter cord was long enough that I could easily sit in the backseat next to my daughter, even in a large sedan. One can also use batteries, although I didn't try them. I purchased extra bottles, valves, diaphragms and horns. I only used the extra parts for convenience, to avoid constant dishwashing. None of the valves actually ever wore out. Simple to set up: I had to disassemble and wash only 3 pairs of pump parts, aside from the bottles. As several parts need to be sterilized by boiling before the first use, I would suggest doing so before giving birth, since you won't have the time or the energy when you'll need the pump. I had also purchased a hand pump for emergencies, but never used it. The electric pump was small enough and much more efficient that I ended up taking it if I went somewhere. After getting set up, I could hold both horns with one arm while pumping, and so had one hand free. It's not particularly loud; any pump will have to make some noise. It probably won't be heard in an adjacent room. I put a pillow over it and pumped next to my sleeping daughter every night. The instructions were quite clear. Customer service was very helpful the 2 times I called with specific questions and also to replace a damaged carryall. This Ameda pump was cheaper than the Medela by $100. I can't think of ANY drawbacks to this pump....more info
Love the pump - hate the noise!!! I spent quite a while researching pumps as I knew I wanted to continue to give my daughter breast milk once I'd returned to my full time job. So knew I would need a good electric double pump to do so. I read the wonderful reviews this pump had received and decided to buy this one as opposed to the Medela Pump in Style. I started pumping about a week after my daughter was born as she would fall asleep when nursing her and wasn't eating enough. I didn't want to supplement with formula so pumped in between feedings and supplemented with bottled breast milk. I love the pump and I'm usually able to pump 6-8 oz each time. Clean up is quick and easy. No problems with anything other than the following!!!
When I started using the pump, it had a low pitch whirring noise like a copier machine, which was fine. Now I know there's always going to be some level of noise with any pump but about 1 month after using the pump, it started making a grinding, clunking noise (best description I can come up with!) with the odd high pitch squeak here and there! It I called Ameda's warranty department who over-nighted a replacement pump to me - I was very impressed with their customer service. I happily plugged in my new pump but to my disappointment found that it was even louder and more dysfunctional sounding than the first one!!! This one sounded like a loud electric pepper mill or a cheap electric pencil sharpener! So I called Ameda again and after listening to the representative's explanation that breast pumps do make noise, I let her listen to it over the phone. She quickly agreed that it didn't sound normal and said she would send me yet another replacement pump.
Well, I'm into my third week with the third pump. It started well - normal pump level noise but now once I've been pumping a few minutes, it starts making a high pitched squeak with every pump!!!! I have a private office at work and even placing it in my desk drawer doesn't muffle the noise and people down the hallway can hear it!!! Wrapping it in a blanket helps muffle the squeak but it's getting to be a pain!!
I don't know whether to call again for my FOURTH pump or just live with it! Two of my friends have this pump also and I've listened to theirs so I know that mine is not making the normal, acceptable level of noise.
In conclusion: I love the pump and everything about it but the issues I'm having with noise level even on the new replacements are making me wish I'd gone with a different brand and that's why I only gave 3 stars.
Fabulous pump (even for an exclusive pumper)! My son stopped nursing altogether when he was 2.5 months old, and despite help from a lactation consultant, I never managed to re-establish our breastfeeding relationship. But, thanks to this awesome pump, he's still getting 100 percent mama milk, four months later!
I had originally planned to get the Medela pump, but a friend highly recommended the Ameda, and it was so much less expensive that I thought I'd try it. This model comes with the pump unit, the "hygienikit" (the flanges, tubes, etc.), a small cooler bag to put milk in, six 4-ounce bottles (with caps), a larger tote for the whole shebang, and info on milk storage.
The pump itself has worked great for me. I pump about 45-60 ounces of milk per day, and it's shown no signs of wear. It's a little noisy, but not awful -- and from my understanding, pretty much ALL pumps are on the loud side.
I also find the pump quite comfortable to use. The variable speed and suction settings make it easy to find the right one for you.
My only complaint is that the way everything fits into the totebag -- with the cooler bag on the bottom, then the pump, then the flanges -- it's rather top-heavy (unless you have milk in the cooler) and tends to tip over. It's not a big deal, but it is a minor annoyance....more info
Doesn't compare to nursing, but works well This is the only pump I have tried and I have had no problems (luckily). The pump itself works very efficiently - if engorged I can fill a bottle all the way to the top (about 5 ounces) in 10 to 15 minutes. I also like that you have the option of pumping one or both sides at any given time. At home, I nurse on one side and pump the other at the same time, and at work of course I pump both sides at the same time. My 2 complaints are that it is a pain to have to assemble/use/disassemble/wash/dry/reassemble at work and accomplish all this in a short amount of time. Secondly, it is difficult to cram all of the components into the bag as they only seem to really fit one way. I like to keep the insulated milk storage bag on the top so I can access it easily when I'm dropping the baby off to the sitters, and it is a real feat to try to put that bag on top and manage to get the zipper closed on the main bag. I have used it several times a day for over a month and have had no mechanical problems with the machine, so overall I guess I would say this is a good buy. The inconveniences I have experienced are probably just nit-picking more than anything!...more info
Five star pump! I purchased this pump after three frustrating months of attempting to use a manual pump with poor results. I finally decided to spend the big bucks and buy this pump and it has been well worth the money. The first itme I used it I was able to pump at least 4 oz. in the first 3 minutes! My milk production is great now. The system is easy to set up, easy to use use and is pain free! I sterilize most of the parts in my Express Microwave Steam Sterilizer (Avent). My only complaint is that the white caps on the top can be a little difficult to take off, however the pump is very easy to assemble. This system takes the stress out of pumping. It is also very quiet compared to other pumps. I love it and recommend it highly....more info
Great Pump This pump is easy to use and the accessories from the hospital version fit as well. Great value!...more info
Fastest, easiest, cleanest pump I've seen My friend showed my her Medela pump which looked complicated and difficult to clean, I purchased the Ameda and it took me literally five minutes to set it up for the first time, 2.5 minutes on all subsequent times. The unique bladder-style draw of the pump makes clean-up only necessary for the breast cups, bottles and the little white valves... a bottle/nipple brush works great for the cups but to avoid tearing the valves I use a wet q-tip to swab them out. Mine came with the carrying bag which works great and is deep enough for me to put a lunch or extra diapers in too. The pockets on the side are perfect for lids or an extra bottle. It also came with the little carrier pouch to keep the bottles cold, I used it for the first couple of weeks but it makes the bigger bag heavy and clunky and with a fridge at work I discontinued using it, however I still use the freezer packs that came with it too. My only critique is that the bladders are seperate (to allow the cups to easily be washed) but they are a clear soft plastic that blend into the floor if dropped. It would be nice if these had some color to them to make them easier to find, the pump doesn't work without them and I have to keep reminding myself to double check that they make it back into the bag after each use. This pump is great, the different levels of suction made getting used to a pump for the first time much easier and using it at work was much easier than I ever would have guessed, the quick set up time allow me to pump well within my break time....more info
Worth the money! I bought this pump through the hospital (with the carryall bag, it only cost $[...]), and am pleased with it. I was using an Evenflo that had cost $60 (I bought it thinking I would only need it occassionally, but I am pumping regularly), and have found that having the settings for cycles and suction are a lot easier on the breast. I have found the pump to be very efficient; depending how long it has been since I last pumped (usually between 2 and 3.5 hours), I can pump anywhere from 5-7 ounces in 10-15 minutes. I highly recommend this pump!...more info
Worked well for me I used this pump many times a day every day for about 3 months. It worked well for me, but I don't give it 5 stars because pumping was always somewhat painful. I don't think I can necessarily blame Ameda for this, however. I like that the pump is simple and that milk can't get into the tubing and then into the collection bottle, so the collected milk is always clean.
If I may, here's some advice if you're going to use this pump heavily:
Buy extra breast flanges, you won't have to wash them so many times a day if you have extras.
Turn down the suction. I thought it had to be on high to get enough milk out--it doesn't. Low to medium suction is sufficient.
Buy extra collection bottles, but they don't have to be Ameda brand. Any standard-size bottle will work.
Do not plan to feed your baby from the collection bottle. I tried this and the nipple kept collapsing so I had to interrupt the feeding, vent the bottle, and start again 4-5 times per feeding. I fed from the Playtex nurser bottles (using drop-ins) and they worked great. You can also pump directly into the drop in. I used a collection bottle for one breast and a drop-in for the other. I fed the baby the milk in the drop-in and stored the collection bottle in the fridge....more info
Meets needs of a working mom, but it really is loud I use this pump twice a day, 5 days a week at work, plus occasionally once on the weekend. I've been using the pump for 2 months. It definitely meets my baby's needs; by pumping on both sides at the same time, I can pump 4-8 oz. in about 10 minutes. I bring home about 10-14 oz. per day, and that is approximately what my daughter eats while I'm gone. I have had no mechanical problems with the pump, and I appreciate that the cycle speed and suction levels are adjustable. It's easy to mimic how my baby eats and therefore it's easy to stimulate the letdown of the milk.
Why a 4-star rating and not a 5-star? Because it really, truly is loud. It makes a grinding noise AND a beeping noise with every single cycle. I have an office with a heavy wooden door, but my coworkers have let me know that they can hear the pump through the door! Considering that this is a $200 item, I think that the manufacturer should try to make it quieter. On the other hand, it is still quite a bit cheaper (and lighter to carry) than a comparable Medela pump....more info
Fast Service Great product, sealed in box. Exactly what I ordered. Got here fast even with Fourth of July in the mix. Fantastic Customer Service...more info
Love this pump This pump is AWESOME!!! I got mine in great shipping time, the noise that everyone talkes about is minimal unless you are in a super quiet room to even notice it. My only suggestion is that if you have larger nipples is to buy the custom flanges also. Other than that the tote is great and holds alot of extra equipment. I completely recommend this pump over the more pricey ones especially if you are going back to work. ...more info
regretting the Purely Yours pump... While less expensive than a Medela pump, I've come to the conclusion that the extra money would have been worth it. I'm now researching the best price I can find for a Medela Pump In Style Backpack. This pump is not great and has caused a lot of bruising on me. My baby is 3 months old, and I've been bruised since the first week. My lactation consultant says this is the result of the pump I am using. While the pump is functional, it is not high quality or high yield on milk. Consumers should go with something else. ...more info
Great breast pump!! I really like the Ameda breast pumping system. I was started on it when my son was in the hospital for 9 days after he was born and have been using it since. As an occupational health nurse, I was able to try the Medela pumping system which I found much harder to clean. I found that there was much less risk of having the milk enter into the pumping system witht he Ameda.
I have used my Purely Yours pump in a car and in many other situations during the 8 and 1/2 months of pumping. It si a lightwieght machine with a good amount of power. I take it back and forth to work with me, as well as when I travel.
I love the control and comfort that I have with the length of the pumping cycle and the strength of the suction. I adjust the levels as I have different needs.
Effective But Harsh and Cumbersome I bought this pump before my first child was born, expecting to be able to use it to continue my milk supply once I returned to work. As it happened, I have wound up using it quite a bit prior to my return - I'm still on maternity leave - and am not very happy with it. It works fine for expressing milk, but the pull of the suction is quite uncomfortable for me. I find it harsh on my nipples, and it also feels awkward to pump both breasts simultaneously (the suction is significantly reduced if you only do one at once). In general, I am uncomfortable using it and find that I tend to avoid pumping because of that. I have recently purchased an Avent ISIS hand pump and am MUCH happier with it.
In addition, even with the carry all bag, the Ameda is heavy and bulky. It's hard to imagine carrying it into the office every day!
On the plus side, it is pretty easy to clean and doesn't have as many parts as the ISIS....more info
Inefficient and loud I would not recommend this pump. It was fine when my baby was eating only a few ounces, but now it takes me a good 30-40 minutes to pump 6 ounces! I pump 3-4 times a day and this takes too much time.
Warning that this pump is also prone to making grinding or squeeking noises, even without which the pump is fairly loud. After several weeks of use, my new pump began to make a high-pitched squeaking sound. The company first tried to convince me that these noises are "normal" after a while, but gave in and send a replacement. The replacement motor made a strange grinding sound that was even worse! The company again said that even grinding sounds are normal, but I insisted on a replacement. I am now on my second replacement pump; no problems so far (it's been a couple of months) but overall this product is a disappointment. It's worth the money to get a more efficient and reliable pump....more info
Great alternative for overrated Medela pump I began researching for a breast pump almost the instant I became pregnant because I was going back to work about 8 wks after delivering. I immediately researched Medela since that is all I had heard about. Then I came to Amazon...thank goodness for choices and peoples opinions. I ended up with the Ameda for the price and positive user reviews.
I have been using the pump on and off for about 6 weeks and the best thing about this pump is the ease of cleaning. Your milk does not go through hoops and bounds to get into the collection bottle/bag so you are getting mostly all of what you pump. And in the early stages of baby's life, while you are establishing your milk supply, EVERY bit counts.
I almost didnt purchase the pump because of all the complaints about the noise. I find the noise normal for a machine this size. Its small/compact and is does an amazing and QUICK job of collecting milk. I have pumped in my bedroom with my daughter fast asleep. Do not let the complaints about noise deter you from buying.
I'm not back to work so I cannot comment on the ease of traveling with the pump but I can say that a lot fits into the compact bag. There is a cooler enclosed square pack that comes with 6-4oz bottles with sealed caps, the pump accessories and I even put the Playtex drop-ins and adapter in there. Really cute bag. Worth the price and the countless hours online reading reviews!...more info
Purely Yours Pump-So far so good! I've only been using this pump for two weeks now but I really like it! It is easy to use (I was pumping double sided right from the start, and very easily) and easy to clean. I also thought that the price was very reasonable which is partially why we chose it. I would definitely recommend this pump.
I used this pump for 4 months and it never had any problems. I recently cleaned it and put it away for the next baby. I am sure that it will work just as well the next time around. Great pump!...more info
Ameda is better than Medela Pump in style I bought the pump in style with my first baby, and with my second one, I decided to switch to Ameda. I loved it, it has fast and slow settings, as well as suction settings, which you can personalize and leave. You could do that with the Medela pump, you had to set it each time. Drove me nuts! It is also much more portable, you can use it with the bag or take just the pump and accessories in your own diaper bag. The Medela pump was built into the bag. On top of everything, Ameda was recommended by my hospital and was far less expensive and cuter with the little blue hearts and "mommy's milk bag". Ameda has really personalized it's pump to meet many mom's needs. I wouldn't ever go back!...more info
Wonderful breast pump! Well worth the money!! I have tried cheaper pumps, and I own both the Medela Pump in Style and the Ameda Purely Yours. I love them both, equally, and for different reasons--but the Purely Yours is $50 cheaper than the Medela, for a machine that is of equally amazing quality.
I feel that the ameda feels like it's doing a better job of getting the milk out than the Medela, and I love the carry bag--more discreet and easier to carry than the Medela. I also preferred the "feel" of the flanges on the Ameda.
It is a very quiet pump--I would go in a quiet office, would put the pump on the floor by the desk, and was even able to make phone calls without people hearing the pump (not with my cell phone).
I kept Medela at home and Ameda at work so all I had to carry was the chiller case with milk.
I'd go ahead and invest in the "hands free" bra contraption--very helpful.
I know the pricetag feels hefty, but believe me, the investment is well worth it--if you buy a cheaper pump you'll probably be unhappy and will end up buying one of these. The motors last and last, so you'll be able to put it in the closet and save it for babies 2 and 3, or even lend it to a girlfriend who has a baby.
And, in the end, you end up saving the price of the pump on what you would spend on formula... Not to mention that breastfeeding helps you get slim again! I lost all of the 70 (!!!) pounds I gained during pregnancy at five months, and I credit breastfeeding with most of that weight loss....more info
Worth every penny I was unable to nurse my daughter and was using a Medela to exclusively pump but kept having milk get backed up in the tubes. Since I couldn't really clean them out to my satisfaction I decided to buy a pump that used a more sanitary system. I found the Ameda Purely Yours to be perfect for me. I pumped 60 ounces a day with this pump, way more than the Medela and froze a ton of milk. I even had to buy a freezer just for the extra milk. I probably was getting more milk because I wasn't so frustrated for a change. I'm getting ready to bring it out again for another baby and it's nice to know I can sanitize it and not have to think about old germs sitting in the tubes. Also, do buy the larger flanges if you have a larger chest. It's worth it. The comfort inserts were very uncomfortable to me though. This pump is easy to use, easy to clean and sanitary. I pumped next to my sleeping baby so I can't complain about the noise. The only negative comment I can make is that the bottles were too small for me, I'd have to keep a large bottle next to me and transfer the milk half way through. ...more info
great pump So far I have only used this product for about 2 weeks with my newborn son. And I find it very easy,lightweight and convenient to use. As far as the noise it makes it is not very loud (it doesn't seem to wake the baby when i use it in the room with him) however I have never used another pump so I have nothing to compare it to....more info
Good fast pump I have been using this pump at work for the past 5 months and have been pleased. I had one issue and Ameda was quick to send me another pump. It fit the pump parts I was given in the hospital, so I have 2 sets of horns--a huge bonus. I would definitely buy it again....more info
Still going strong after 20+ months! I love my Ameda and highly recommend it. It's a great value compared to the Medela. I pumped for my first child for 18 months. I am now pumping again after the arrival of my second child in March, and I haven't had any issues at all. I usually pump for 30 minutes at a stretch, 3-5 times a day, so it's seen a lot of use! I think the previous reviewer is definitely the exception. Should this pump break down, and I really don't expect it to, I would buy another one right away. ...more info
Great Customer Service I chose this pump based on the information provided by the lactation consultants at theartofbreastfeeding. They gave a good comparison of this pump to Medela.
Addendum: My baby turned 1 today. I have used this pump every day since he turned 4 months. I only work every other weekend, so most days I only pump 2 ounces. If I'm working I refrigerate for several days before I work. Other days I freeze. What he doesn't drink I donate to an adopted baby I found at a dot com site called milkshare. A couple weeks ago my pump died while I was at work on Saturday. I called Hollister first thing Monday morning to say my pump was still under warranty. Much to my surprise, they said, "Your new pump will be delivered tomorrow," and it was. No hassle, few questions, totally a great experience.
I have learned that I need the larger flanges. I'm only a 38D (36C pre-pregnant,) but the bigger flanges are inexpensive and more comfortable. Also, they recommend you change the white valves every 4 to 6 weeks, but I haven't noticed that to make a difference.
Original review: So far, I've only used this pump the week after my baby was discharged from the hospital. He was extremely jaundiced and was so lethargic he didn't have much energy to eat and wasn't gaining weight. To help him gain weight, I nursed him then used the pump to get more milk which I syringe fed to him. The ameda pump was good enough that I still got 1.5 ounces right after he ate.
I bought the pump with the backpack over the internet. The pack is much larger than I expected. ...more info
Lives up to high expectations I did a lot of research before plunking down the money for this pump. It really does live up to its expectations. It is comfortable and very easy to use. Cleaning it is easy (only 2 pieces for each side - fewer pieces to wash than with a bottle). And it is small enough for me to toss in my work bag and take to the office. (I like the bag it comes with - looks like a purse or work bag.)
I got the Milkmate storage system as well, and the bottles are interchangeable. Meaning the Milkmate bottles fit this pump and the Ameda bottles fit the Milkmate storage rack. Also, you can freeze the Ameda bottles.
I would recommend this to my best friend. It is worth the money....more info
Great Product I have been using this product for about 2 weeks now and the results are great. It is a small machine with great power and simpler to use. The only drawback is that it is a little noisy than the regular hospital grade pump that i used before. But this is negligible when compared to the awesome benefits and the lower price tag.
I would recommend this to anyone who is shopping for a Breast Pump.
Awesome pump! I've been using this pump for two months and I really like it. My baby won't pull enough milk from me so I have to pump six times a day, so I've really used it a lot and had no problems. The main reason I like it is you don't have to worry about sterilizing the tubing. Because of the way it's designed, no milk can get into the tubing. This makes it a lot easier to upkeep.
I've tried nursing at times to see if my baby will do better and during one of these times, my milk supply went down, but all I had to do was increase my pumpings from every 2.5 to 3 hours to every 2 (while I was awake), and soon my milk supply was back up and I was able to go back to 2.5 to 3 hours again.
One reason I chose it is I used an Ameda pump in the hospital. The pump kit I got there can be used with this, so I have spare parts in case I lose something, which I really like, or I can buy another kit at the local lactation clinic for only $9. When I bought mine, I couldn't find the pump at a local store, so I ordered it on the Internet, and then found out later that the exact same pump is put out by Lansinoh (but is purple instead of green) and is sold locally.
Also, I found out later that Avent has a conversion kit you can buy so if you use Avent bottles, you can use it so you don't have to transfer the milk from the Ameda bottles to the Avent bottles every time, which is really nice. Overall, I really like this pump and hope to get a lot of use out of it. It's a good pump for the price and way cheaper than buying formula!...more info