Hi friends! If only pumping was this glamorous ha! Today I’m sharing my breast pump with you, she is my savior in the middle of the night when I have an excess amount of milk. Whether you’re an expecting mother, currently searching for a breast pump, or you’re just reading for fun, I’m sharing my thoughts on the SpeCtra S2 plus breast pump hospital strength (and I am out of breath!)
The Spectra S2 is new to me, previously with Sofia (my first child) I used the Medela freestyle breast pump. Considering that I was new to the feeding/pumping game at the time, I wasn’t too sure about what I was really getting into. I didn’t really know the difference between pumps. This time I wanted to try something new, sometimes I’m just curious to know the difference, you know? The more we know the more experience we can share!
Let me just begin by telling you that wow, the quietness of this pump really took me by surprise! I used to think pumps would automatically make crazy noises while running. Now, this little friend right here is so quiet it actually makes you want to pump without having to wake anyone up! The only sound you’ll really hear is the milk being expressed, but the pump itself is very very very quiet (ok I think you get the point of how quiet it really is.)
As far as pricing goes, I’d say it is very reasonable considering that it is hospital strength, not hospital-grade. Hospital-grade pumps mean that they have a very strong little motor in there, usually used in hospitals or rented by hospitals. Yess you can totally rent one! “A hospital grade breast pump is a multi-use rental breast pump designed for mothers with medical issues preventing them from properly breastfeeding their babies, or for mothers of babies with genetic issues in the NICU” according to Aeroflow.
What is included in the Spectra S2? It comes with everything you see in the photos, pictured above. Hospital Grade Double/Single Breast Pump, 12 Volt AC Power Adapter, Detachable Power Cord Prong (I didn’t include this in the photos for aesthetic purposes), (2) Spectra Wide Neck Bottle, (2) Spectra Backflow Protector, (2) Spectra Duckbill Valve, (2) Spectra Tubing, (4) Flange (2-24mm & 2-28mm).
The pros about the Spectra S2 is that there’s no need to clean the narrow tubing because Spectra S2 has a closed pumping system that keeps tubing dry by preventing air flow between expressed milk and pump tubing while pumping. This aides in protecting breast milk and baby from bacteria, mold and viruses while pumping. You are able to customize the suction levels for a natural flow of milk. It also has an integrated night light with two modes and you can see it on the fourth photo. These are all pros for me!
If you were to ask me what are the cons of this pump? I’d say that downside is really just having to buy extra parts/adaptors. They make everything readily available for the Medela pumps but not really for the Spectra. You just have to order the extra parts online, but if online ordering isn’t an issue then there’s really no cons!
I hope this helped you out a little, would you consider trying it out too?