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Philips Avent Single Electric Comfort Breast Pump Review
This pump is very easy to use – both in terms of assembly/cleaning as well as actual pumping. There are very few parts. I love the comfortable silicone flange, but it is detachable so you don’t have to use it. However, I don’t love the size of this pump – it is a bit big to take on the go, although it can be used with batteries. This is a good pump for infrequent use at home since it is a bulky to carry with you.
What’s in the box?
This pump comes in a box with everything you need to pump and feed your baby since a nipple/ teat is included. Do note, this pump can run on 4 AA batteries, but batteries are not included and will need to be purchased separately.
- 1 pump motor unit
- 1 Breast pump body (the piece which includes breast flange and connector to milk collection bottle as well as diaphragm and pump tubing)
- 1 Milk flow valve (connects to pump body and milk flows through into collection bottle)
- 1 Diaphragm (plus 1 spare), which attaches between breast pump body and tubing
- 1 Silicone cushion (flange insert)
- 1 milk collection bottle (4oz/120mL size)
- 1 Newborn flow nipple/ teat with sealing disc
- 1 piece of Tubing
- 1 AC adapter
- 2 disposable breast pad sample packs
- Instruction manual
Philips Avent Single Electric Comfort Breast Pump Pros:
- Closed system – hygienic and easier to clean (no tubing to wash) and you can be assured that milk will not get in places like the pump motor
- Super comfortable silicon ‘5 petal’ flanges – Seriously, these are so comfortable. And what I love is that since they have a bit of flexibility due to the softness, if I am doing breast compressions or massage while pumping, I am much likely to lose suction from the flange popping off or shifting.
- Has a preset letdown function – helps stimulate milk flow for quick expression
- Can run on battery power – great when you can’t pump near a power outlet
- A bit loud and a bit bulky – the noise is a bit more than you would expect from a small pump. Not terribly loud, but a bit annoying if you want to talk on the phone or watch tv while pumping
- Cannot adjust speed and suction strength separately – makes it harder to mimic natural nursing and can make the overall pumping session longer. I always prefer a pump that allows you to adjust speed and suction strength separately. Otherwise, with the limited settings on pumps like this Philips model, it is very common to find that when you are at the desired suction speed the strength is too high or low and vice versa.
- There are only three suction settings – this is a limited variety and can make milk expression slow since you likely won’t be mimicking the natural speed at which your child nurses.
- More limited access to replacement or additional parts – They typically aren’t carried in stores but they can easily be ordered online
Should you buy the Philips Avent Single Electric Breast Pump?
This pumps wins on comfort, it is hygienic, and it is easy to use. Perhaps not quite as quiet as other top pumps, but certainly not loud. While I recommend this pump, I think it is best for women who will pump no more than 1-2 times a day because it has limitations with a low variety of suction settings. It is also a bit large to carry back and forth to work. Want to learn more on Amazon? Click here or the image below.