The Breastpump Saga Continues

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:

Ameda Purely Yours Breastpump
Ameda Purely Yours Breastpump, photo courtesy of Babymama

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:

  1. 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.
  2. It has an extra control knob for the cycle, so you can adjust how fast or slow you want it.
  3. Really compact and light!!! (Compared to the Spectra Dew, at least)
  4. 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:

Spectra 3 Breastpump
The Spectra 3 Breastpump

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.

16 thoughts on “The Breastpump Saga Continues”

  1. I made a post recently about choosing a breast pump and I noted there that had I known Babymama existed before I bought my Avent Isis Uno, I have one of her pumps now.

    I get my milk bags from her because I work and we have limited freezer space. :)

  2. I used a Panasonic handheld portable pump (it was a gift). I was very happy with it. It yield more than enough breastmilk for Tiago’s consumption while I was in school. Then something went wrong with the machine and I couldn’t have it fixed here coz the model wasn’t available here yet. I replaced it with a Medela Mini Electric. I expected a more superior performance – considering all the raves about it – but nah, pareho lang. It was just much lighter.

    Tiago refused to take the bottle too. We cup-fed forever. Until he didn’t wanna drink from the cup anymore. So I stopped teaching and we direct-fed until he weaned. The upside is, I didn’t have to wean from the bottle. :)

    1. Hi! Actually I stopped pumping and just did direct breastfeeding. I wasn’t successful in giving my baby milk from a bottle. I lent the Spectra to my friend and she seems to be happy with it. No complaints. :)

      1. Hi eliza! I am enjoying reading this article until i found similar cons regarding bottle feeding. I exclusively bfeeding in less 6mos and will continue onwards. However, i am confused of choosing the best pump since i am SAHM. Only confusion is the bottle to use if it would be a success. I brought one like Mimijumi. Now, i am starting to look for a pump. I hope these things bring success!

        1. Truth is, if I knew then what I know now, I wouldn’t have bothered buying a pump. Do you know I never got to use it to store any milk? There was no need for me as a stay-at-home mom. Maybe you don’t need one too.

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