I bought a Spectra Dew 300 a few months back and it worked fine until.. well, until it just didn’t. Mi’ann of Babymama sent me temporary pumps while waiting for the replacement Spectra 3. First she sent me another Spectra Dew 300, but then after a bit, she sent me this:
I was able to use it a couple of times before I had to return it and here’s what I have to say about it:
- Suction level is ultra comfy, unlike the Spectra’s commando suction powers. Even if it wasn’t as strong as the Spectra, I was still able to express quite a lot of milk.
- It has an extra control knob for the cycle, so you can adjust how fast or slow you want it.
- Really compact and light!!! (Compared to the Spectra Dew, at least)
- Parts are easy to clean and hard to lose. The membrane is very noticeable (something I used to misplace with the Spectra)
Overall: If this were available at the time I was looking for a pump and I had the money for it, I would’ve bought this one.
But that’s how life is, and you have to roll with the punches and be happy with your choices. At Expomom, I handed over the Ameda pump to Mi’ann and she gave me this to replace my Spectra Dew 300:
The breastkits I have from the Dew are compatible with the Spectra 3, so no problem there. The most distinguishing differences between the two are the size and weight. The Spectra 3 is super light and compact, much like the Ameda pump. The performance feels more stable, and yes, the suction is STRONG.
As a whole, if you’re on a tight budget, the Spectra 3 is a good quality pump, a great buy for the price.
Three breastpump reviews already. And Basti still won’t drink from a bottle. Such is life.