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Spectra S2 Double Breast Pump Review

Amazingly efficient, comfortable pump with adjustable let-down modes at a great price!
Spectra S2 Double Breast Pump
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Price:   $210 List | $159 at Amazon
Pros:  Strong, hospital-grade pump, quiet, adjustable, economical, hygenic and BPA-free
Cons:  Inferior collection kits and no back-up battery or car charger available
Manufacturer:   Spectra Baby
By Juliet Spurrier, MD ⋅ Mom-in-Chief  ⋅  Apr 2, 2013
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Our Analysis

The Spectra S2 is an exceptional, hospital-grade electric breast pump system. At only 4.4 lbs with dimensions of 9.2 x 8.7 x 8 inches, it's lightweight and extremely quiet despite how powerful it is. You can adjust the speed and suction (letdown mode) to meet your own needs and comfort level, set a timer to regulate the process, and put on the night light for evening pumping. The closed system with backflow filters provides a physical barrier between the milk and the pump, to optimize hygiene and motor performance.

With very responsive customer service, moms feel confident with the Spectra S2, especially as it helps to fully support their milk supply. The product is on the larger side and collection kits could be better, but the predominant challenge with this pump is its lack of back-up battery or car charger, making it less portable than some other electric breast pumps. But even with these possible drawbacks, moms absolutely rave about this product.

Well-priced, super efficient and comfortable, the Spectra S2 is our choice for the best electric double breast pump on the market today.


The most commonly cited likes for this product are:

  • Hospital-grade suction (powerful pumping capability)
  • Very quiet
  • Good price


User reviews frequently note these disadvantages:

  • No back-up battery or car charger

Juliet Spurrier, MD