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Philips Avent Comfort Manual Breast Pump Review
The Philips Avent Comfort Manual Breast Pump is easy to use, comfortable, and small enough to carry in your purse/ bag when you’re on the go. Similar to the Philips Avent Double Electric Pump, the flange has a soft silicone insert ‘cushion’ that gently massages your breast to help stimulate let down and milk expression.
The pump also comes with a nipple and cover, so you can immediately feed the expressed milk if needed. I used this a few times in a pinch, but usually tried to offer my son the milk in his usual Tommee Tippee bottles instead.
What’s in the box?
The Philips Avent Comfort Manual Breast Pump comes with everything you need to express and feed breastmilk. Unlike other pumps it does not come with a bottle stand, but since it is a squat and sturdy pump it is not easily tipped over when sitting on a flat surface, so I don’t think this is a negative at all.
- 1 breast pump unit (this piece includes the breast flange, and connects to the pump handle & diaphragm, as well as the valve and milk collection bottle)
- 1 pump handle
- 1 silicone diaphragm (attaches between pump handle and pump body and creates suction)
- 1 flange/ breastshield with 1 silicone flange cushion insert (25mm, 19.5mm size sold separately)
- 1 flange cover
- 1 valve
- 1 milk collection bottle (4oz/ 120mL size)
- 1 silicone nipple/teat with collar, cap and seal disk for storage
- Disposable breast pad samples
- Instruction manual
Philips Avent Comfort Manual Breast Pump Pros:
- Compatibility – Compatible with the full range of Philips Avent pumps and wide-mouth bottles
- Silicone breast flange cushion – very comfortable, and helps maintain suction if you do breast massage or compressions while pumping
- Includes a flange cover – this is very useful if you are pumping on the go and don’t have time to rinse the pump before packing it up – you can cover the flange so no milk drips out until you have a chance to clean it later.
- Only 6 parts total and none of them are too small – so it is easy to assemble, easy to wash, and you don’t risk losing tiny parts
- Sturdy – the pump feels like it is made of high quality plastic and silicone and seems less brittle than some of the less expensive manual pumps on the market. Also, I dropped it more times that I’d like to admit and it never broke.
- Can be slightly noisy – tends to make a squawking sound here and there while pumping – my sister said it sounded like a quacking duck. This was never a huge problem for me but it could be embarrassing if you’re pumping in a public setting.
- The milk collection bottle screws into the breast pump flange very easily. This means it is also very easy to unscrew and the bottle would occasionally come loose during pumping – the bottle never fell out for me completely, but sometimes I noticed how loose it was at what seemed like the last moment before I would have been dealing with spilled milk.
Should you buy the Philips Avent Comfort Manual Breast Pump?
I think this is an excellent pump and would recommend it for any mom. If you are already using an electric Medela system, however, I would suggest purchasing the Medela Harmony instead. The other limitation of the Philips manual pump is limited flange sizes, so the Medela will also be a better option for women who need the very small or very large flange size options offered by Medela. Overall, though, my preference is for the Philips because it has fewer small parts – no membranes like the Medela!
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