The Freestyle Swing

I hope everyone’s having a great week so far. I haven’t set my mind for my New Year’s resolution yet (Do I really need one?) but as always, I want to be positive. I promise to avoid the bad vibes. Do not worry I will still be your usual lazy sarcasm filled semi-housebroken mommy blogger.

I’ve been asked this many times now since I got my Freestyle and so I thought it is worth to have it’s own post:

Can I use the Medela Swing motor with the Medela Freestyle pump parts?

I can totally understand how it would be cheaper to buy a Medela Swing and an extra Freestyle Pump Kit. And owning both breast pumps, I believe, gives me that responsibility to check out the chances of making it possible.

Although I couldn’t help but say that it’s brilliant, unfortunately, the answer is no.  I guess Medela has thought of this way before you’ve seen the Freestyle. I have taken pictures of the pump motors where you plug the tubes and they would never fit.

You will notice that the tubing for the Medela Swing is triangular in shape while Medela Freestyle tubing is circular. Here’s the Medela Swing tubing plug up-close:

Also, the Medela Swing was designed for single pumping. Thus, I do not think that it could handle double pumping even if the tubes would fit.

I have not handled any other electric breast pump other than the reviewed breast pumps here and the Medela Swing so I am not sure if this can be done with other pumps. If you’ve been able to do something like this, i.e. improve a breast pump by switching parts; please share in the comments below.

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I'm a WAHM, Struggling Wifey, Breastfeeding Advocate and Belly Dancer. The Lazy Mama always finds the easiest and most efficient ways to do mama stuff.

6 COMMENTS
  • dyna
    Reply

    spectra 3 can do..

    1. The Lazy Mama
      Reply

      Hi Dyna! What do you mean? Do you mean that the Spectra 3 can be fitted with the Freestyle pump parts?

  • delphenuse
    Reply

    Just had an idea…
    Get one of each tubing and connect with your basic oxygen tubing.
    Gonna try it this wkend. I’ll come back to post if I remember.

  • renzo
    Reply

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8HtLRG6MqI – here’s a link on how to convert your swing to a double pump.. it says the swing and freestyle has same suction power? so it would work the same as the freestyle?

    if you were to choose between the ameda purely yours and swing (converted to double pump), what would you choose? freestyle’s a bit pricey

    very helpful blog by the way :)

    1. The Lazy Mama
      Reply

      Thank you for sharing the link. I was not aware the Swing can be altered like that. I haven’t tried it so I couldn’t say for sure that it would work the same. Although, logically, it sounds like so.

      Between the Ameda Purely Yours and the altered Swing – I couldn’t really say as I haven’t tried the altered Swing. Also, because of the handsfree option, my heart still belongs to Freestyle. :D

      Thanks for visiting!

  • Lee
    Reply

    There is a tubing set that allow you to convert Medela Swing into a double pump on amazon.com.

    search item number (ASIN) B008ASWH0A

    You can give it a try.

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