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Quick question: Medela Pump in style or Freestyle?

(5 Posts)
fraktious Thu 23-Jun-11 09:23:42

Do they come with essentially the same stuff - cooler bag etc?

Is there a significant advantage to the Freestyle which warrants the £30 extra?

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 23-Jun-11 10:13:28

Think there has been a little controversy over the Meleda on here recently but not really sure, something to do with the pump not being sealed.

Could be talking out of my bum though.

Hopefully someone who knows what they are talking about with more experience will be along shortly smile

fraktious Thu 23-Jun-11 12:25:51

Is that the thing where the milk gets into the motor? I thought that was only an issue with 2nd hand pumps though I suppose there's no logical reason why it wouldn't be a problem for prolonged use.

Is the freestyle a closed system?

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 23-Jun-11 13:55:54

Don't know sorry frak.

TruthSweet Thu 23-Jun-11 15:47:23

The controversy is that milk may be aspirated into the motor and grow mould spores which would then be passed through the tubing into the milk being pumped. Obviously it wouldn't be an issue to start with but might with long term use.

Pumps like the Ardo Calypso to go, the Ameda Lactaline or the Lansinoh Affinity are all closed unit pumps so avoid the issue of mould. They can also be safely shared/sold too as new pump parts can be purchased.

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