Medela Mini Electric Breastpump Reviews

Medela Mini Electric Breastpump

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  • The pump that sucks very little!

    Jan 17, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Travels well, reduces engorgement, adjustable suction
    Cons: Not enough suction, noisy, capable of pumping only one side at a time

    Summary: As a first time mom, I desperately wanted to be successful at breast-feeding! However, I also wanted my nipples to stop hurting, my breasts to be less engorged, and to spend a couple of hours all by myself – for my own sanity, and for the safety of my ... read more

  • Surprisingly bad for the brand name

    Jul 17, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: None
    Cons: Everything.

    Summary: We bought this more on a whim while I was pregnant with my youngest son, at a very high-end pregnancy goods store. I knew that Medela meant excellent quality in the breastfeeding world and the package looked promising enough. And for the $170 price-tag, ... read more

  • $80 well spent

    Jul 21, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: comfortable, efficient, easy to use, perfect for my needs
    Cons: comes with only one bottle and no nipples.

    Summary: I just went and bought this product today after having read loads of reviews of pumps. I learned my lesson by buying the Gerber manual pump (it looked alright and I was trying to save money since I only wanted a pump for occasional use). Now I know to ... read more

  • Don't get this unless...

    Sep 7, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Simple to travel with
    Cons: NOISY(!!!), vibrates too much, not very efficient

    Summary: ... you only need to pump once a day, max. Don't get me wrong --- the pump works. But it cannot hold a candle to the bigger, more expensive pumps. As one of my friends is fond of remarking, "buy the quality stuff and only cry once." The pump is ... read more

  • vrrooooom

    Aug 24, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: small, handy, few parts, electric and battery operated, inexpensive
    Cons: melts in dishwasher, a little bit uncomfortable

    Summary: This is a handy little pump with a few minor flaws that can be easily avoided. It is an electric pump that can run either with an electric plug into the wall or batteries for on the go! (super idea) It is entirely plastic, durable, and just as easy as ... read more

  • May raise a few eyebrows

    Sep 2, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: It sucks, it removes milk from the breast
    Cons: Sounds like an intimate vibrator, is a little aggressive suction-wise

    Summary: As far as discretion, throw it out the window. There are more quiet, gentile pumps on the market. ... read more

  • Fast expressing

    Jun 20, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast and effective
    Cons: Expensive and Noisy

    Summary: I decided to buy this breast pump as I found that the handheld one which I had originally purchased ... read more

  • Effective, but it's still a machine!

    Mar 20, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Adjustable suction, easy to dis/assemble and clean
    Cons: Noisy, vibrates in your hand (trouble if you work with computers!)

    Summary: The Medela Mini Electric is fine for occasional use. The adjustable suction is nice although not as sensitive as you'd hope. It's adjusted by rotating a dial on the side of the motor and although it is variable, it's pretty much a choice of soft, ... read more

  • Don't waste your money

    Oct 14, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Compact, can use batteries
    Cons: Noisy, Painful, Slow, Incredibly LOUD

    Summary: This seems to be the main pump recommended by lactation consultants, for short term use, pumping just a few bottles for a night out, etc.... I hated this pump, it was torture using it, I have large breasts and I don't think this pump is made for that, I ... read more

  • Medela.. Does it deserve a Medal of honor? Certainly!

    Sep 12, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Compact! Easy to clean! Easy To set up, everything is dishwasher safe except the motor!
    Cons: NOISY...

    Summary: As a young mother, I have always held my children’s safety in the highest of regard. That is why breastfeeding was never a topic to question with me. But, after several weeks of sleep depravation, cracked nipples, and having a baby camp out on my chest ... read more

  • A bargain for great Medela quality!

    Jan 15, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lightweight, portable, battery option, price/quality ratio
    Cons: Poorer suction on battery, hard to clean

    Summary: I needed to express milk on a semi-regular basis, missing 2 to 3 feedings in a row every other day. First I tried one of the cheap manual breast pumps, but given up on that idea after a couple tries. I have read about Medela quality, but I could not ... read more

  • Pump With Ease

    Jan 12, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Portable, easy to use and clean
    Cons: Price, batteries don't last long

    Summary: I purchased a mini electric breast pump with my first son. I used it to return to work part-time. I got the dual one that you could pump both breasts at the same time (same product, just the option of an extra breast to pump). I used it about once to ... read more

  • I just love my Medela Mini Electric

    Aug 27, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: small, easy to take along, runs on AC/DC power, adjustable settings
    Cons: none

    Summary: This pump amazed me! After giving up on finding a pump that would work for me with my older children I never really needed one with my middle aged children. Then while pregnant with our 5th baby I learned that I would have to have surgery after the baby ... read more

  • Excellent for it's purpose

    Jul 24, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: small and convenient- all the pump (and more) most women need, can be used anywhere
    Cons: must be held by hand and cant' be propped

    Summary: Most women who stay at home with their babies or have a realistic maternity leave of more than 6 mos (clearly not the US! :-( ) don't need a pump and are complicating their breastfeeding relationship by pumping and bottlefeeding. For women who have ... read more

  • Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'

    Jul 20, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Reliable, comfortable
    Cons: None!

    Summary: The lactation consultant at the hospital recommended this pump to me. I have used the Medela Mini Electric for over a year now. I have put it through moderate usage (breastfed exclusively). I used it when I went back to work for about a month everyday ... read more

  • Good buy when going back to work

    May 4, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Small and easy to use at work
    Cons: Noisy and not as time efficient as a double pump.

    Summary: My mother bought me and my sister each a Medela Electric Mini and we both loved them. Since I had to go back to work in 6 weeks, this was small enough to take to work and not look like I was lugging around a milk machine. It worked very effectively at ... read more

  • Once you try Medela, you will never go back!

    Apr 18, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quick, powerful, light weight
    Cons: noisy, not your babies little mouth

    Summary: The first night I came home from the hospital, I was so engorged I was in pain. I just[i]had[/i] to release some milk although my nurses said not to. I tried hand expressing, only to get a little relief. I pulled out the mini electric pump I had bought ... read more

  • A Winner

    Mar 24, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Quick and effective
    Cons: The noise of the pump is irritating

    Summary: I must have shares in the breastfeeding industry. I have bought, then trashed, three previous pumps - 2 handheld (dont go there), one battery operated. The battery operated Avent only ever produced about 1 oz of milk in total. After trying the three ... read more

  • Perfect For A Stay At Home Mom

    Mar 8, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: portable, painless, can attach other bottles, durable
    Cons: noisy, can only pump one side at a time

    Summary: I got lucky. When I was delivering my baby the lactation consultant came by to see how the breastfeeding was going. She told me that the previous month was National Breastfeeding Month, and she still had some gifts left over, and offered me a diaper ... read more

  • Buy an Avent Isis instead!

    Feb 6, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: none.
    Cons: loud, no suction, lousy customer service, made me sore.

    Summary: I spent $90 on the mini electric medela breastpump, and wish I'd never laid eyes on it, let alone spent that much money. I used it once, for 10 minutes ($90 for 10 minutes!) It's loud, the suction adjustment doesn't work, it is uncomfortable, and ... read more

  • It broke the first week!

    Jan 20, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A small pump
    Cons: Not durable, noisy, ineffective

    Summary: This was the first of many breast pumps that I purchased in my effort to find a comfortable, efficient way to express milk. This one was certainly not it. First off I did not find the suction strong enough to extract any useful amount of milk. I ... read more

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