Weight 1 lb, battery and AC adapter, car adapter available, let down, cycle suction variable, handsfree standard bottle, open system.
The Medela Freestyle breast pump is all about portability. The pump is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and can be thrown into most bags or purses. Included rechargeable battery pack holds its charge for 3+ hours of pumping, which means you only have to recharge it once or twice a week depending on use. Rechargeable batteries also mean not spending extra money on batteries. The hands-free attachment allows a pumping mom to multi-task; however, the one provided with the Freestyle is a bit cumbersome to use.
The Freestyle comes with two sizes of breastshields and both fit well over the nipple and easily create a good seal. Like other Medela pumps, there is both a let-down and an expression cycle – but beware, Medela pumps are strong! Start on a lower suction level and work your way up to maximum strength. The pump timer records your pump sessions so that you can track your pumping sessions and then return to your best pumping pattern.
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Freestyle works with all Medela accessories. However, the Freestyle comes with a steep price tag. If you can afford the price and need a pump that is portable, small and reliable, Freestyle is for you.