Firstly, I’d like to thank my lovely readers who kept on coming back. I created this blog simply to compile what I do to keep on top of things even if I am lazy. Not working hard but working smart. I was not aware that anybody would even be interested with my laziness. Anyways, I really do appreciate your interest and continued support. Have I mentioned that I am in Facebook?
Moving on to the topic.
I’ve had 3 breast pumps before: The Playtex Manual Breast Pump, the Medela Swing and the Medela Freestyle. Since I have stopped pumping before Jack Jack turned 2, I thought that was the end of my breast pump career. Or if it does continue, there would be another baby. I have stopped because I wasn’t getting much breastmilk anymore. The last pumping session I’ve had with the Freestyle, I got half an ounce from both sides. So I simply stopped.
When Mi’Ann of Babymama asked me to do a review of some of her breast pumps, I knew I wanted to do it. Even if I knew I would not be producing much anymore. Simply because I wanted to try out as much breast pumps as I could get my hands on and share my experience to other pumping mama’s of the world. Another reason is that I’m curious to know how it feels like with other breast pumps. I will give you an update though, of how much I am currently getting with my other pumps. Just so you could compare.
The Ameda Purely Yours Features
Double Electric Breast Pump. After using a manual and single pump, I believe this feature will always be on top of my list. Besides that stimulating the breasts at the same time produces more milk, the time it takes to express milk is cut down to half. I love gadgets when it saves me time!
Lightweight. Weighing at 1 lb., the Ameda Purely Yours is as light as the Freestyle making it easier to take anywhere.
Adjustable cycle and suction power. The breast pump motor has 2 knobs: cycle and suction power. This allowed me to adjust the speed and strength of the breast pump motor. The Ameda Purely Yours does not have the 2 Phase System like the Medela Freestyle has but you can adjust the cycle speed at it’s fastest and suction power at your desired level.
FDA Approved Ameda HygieniKit Milk Collection System. Normally, this feature is not considered by users; however, I believe this is what sets apart the Ameda Purely Yours among the other breast pumps that I have used. In a simpler term, the Ameda Purely Yours is using a closed system. When using a closed system pump, milk contamination is prevented because there is a barrier between the parts where the milk passes through and the pump motor. This is normally the system used for hospital-grade breast pumps. Thus, this breast pump can have multiple users. Imagine, a hospital grade breast pump system for the price of a personal breast pump! Me likey! A more detailed description of an open and a closed system pump from here.
BPA Free. Enough said. I think you’d rather see this stamped on your breast pump rather than “Free BPA”.
The Ameda Purely Yours breast pump can be powered by an AC power adapter (220 Volts if ordered from Babymama), car adapter or 6 AA batteries.
Even if I am the laziest person on earth (am I not?), I am quite the obsessive compulsive when it comes to cleanliness. Quite a predicament, eh? Babymama gave me a sealed Ameda Purely Yours to review. Thus, all the pump parts came in it’s pristine-sterile-ready-to-use condition. If you are planning to bring this to the hospital, you do not need to pre-sterilize (if the bag indicates STERILE). In addition to this, because it is a closed system pump, the tubing does not need to be cleaned.
- 1/4 ounce in 20 minutes
* Please note that my nursling is currently a 29.5 month old toddler.
Extra parts included
- 4 White Valve
- 2 Locking Ring
- 2 Locking Disk
- 1 year warranty.
What I like most
It is really nice that the Ameda Purely Yours is a lot cheaper than most electric double breast pumps today. For the price of a personal breast pump, you will have the access to a hospital-grade quality breast pump. I also like that it is light-weight and that the cycles and suction power are adjustable.
What I don’t like
The only thing that really annoys me is the beeping sound it emits for each cycle. It isn’t too noisy although I would appreciate that the beep is removed. I don’t feel the need to beep on every cycle.
- If it is possible, I would strongly suggest acquiring a hands-free option. It is so much better expressing milk hands-free than holding the breast shields the whole pumping session. Plus, you will have the option of massaging your breasts while pumping which increases milk production.
- The Ameda version Babymama sent to me is the one that does not have a bag. However, if you are planning to bring this out of the house, it can fit in any medium sized tote bag.
The motor is portable at it’s 1 lb. weight and the controls makes the speed and suction power customizable from mother to mother. If the beeping sound does not bother you at all, I can say that the Ameda Purely Yours is the perfect choice for breastfeeding mothers who are looking for a budget friendly, hospital-grade quality, personal breast pump.
Ameda Purely Yours will soon be exclusively distributed locally by Babymama.
I am planning on doing more reviews on breast pumps and I’d like to make them as detailed as possible. Might update the reviews for a deeper assessment. If you are looking for a breast pump, what are the qualities or features that you are looking for in a pump?
- Why The Lazy Mama Breastfeeds (thelazymama.net)