Philips AVENT Twin Electric Breast Pump

July 31, 2013 12:00 AM by

Philips AVENT Twin Electric Breast Pump

MSRP: $160-$220

Weight 9 lbs, AC adapter, no battery, no car adapter, cycle and suction continuously variable, non-standard bottles, closed system.

Philips AVENT breast pump offers many unique features. First,rather than having dial/button controls for cycle/suction, the pump controls are on a special attachment that sits on one of the breast connectors. There is a trigger-like controller that allows you to establish the cycle/suction, with a memory button to instruct the pump to continue automatically. The pump will remember the last cycle, although you can “manually” pump with the trigger to adjust cycle/strength at any time. While this allows for a more customizable pump, it can take a while to get used to. The pump motor is large and has no battery option, making it less portable. However, it is much quieter than other brands.

The breastshield is permanently attached to the connector, making use with a hands-free bra more challenging, though still possible. There is a special “let-down massage cushion” that fits inside the shield. This cushion helps mimic a baby’s natural suck, and improves let-down. It is a closed system, so no tube cleaning is required. The AVENT pump is designed to pump directly into the popular wide neck AVENT bottles.

The pump comes in an attractive black tote, and with a cooler (no ice pack). While on the more expensive side, it is one of the most customizable and quiet pumps available.

 

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