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Spectra S2 Double Breast Pump Review

Spectra Baby USA S2 Double/single Breast Pump
Price:   $210.00 List | $119.85 at Amazon - 43% off
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
Bottom line:  Amazingly efficient, comfortable pump with adjustable let-down modes at a great price!
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Manufacturer:   Spectra Baby


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Review by:
Juliet Spurrier, MD

Last Updated:
Tuesday
April 2, 2013

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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.

Likes


The most commonly cited likes for this product are:
  • Hospital-grade suction (powerful pumping capability)
  • Very quiet
  • Good price

Dislikes


User reviews frequently note these disadvantages:
  • No back-up battery or car charger

Juliet Spurrier, MD

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   Jun 21, 2017 - 10:39am
Aleigh416 · Tulsa, OK

Overall, I LOVE my spectra pump. I own the Spectra S2 and use it the majority of the time, but I also use the Medela Symphony in the nursing room at the hospital I work at sometimes. Both are good hospital-grade machines, but I prefer my Spectra. They are both relatively quiet and efficient (although I feel like I get better results with my Spectra. It's hard to know for sure as I always get varying amounts throughout the day), but I love some of the features on my Spectra better. First off, I love the digital display of the Spectra. I like knowing exactly what the settings are and the timer on the display is indispensable. If I need to stop and restart pumping, I can know exactly how much time I have already pumped and calculate how much more I will need. The controls are also simple and straightforward to use. The parts are easy to clean and I don't have to worry about tearing or losing the tiny rubber pieces that other pumps have. My only complaints are that I have to buy a medela adapter if I want to pump straight into bags. There isn't a spectra brand option. Also, it's a little awkward to try to fit it into a bag with the size and shape of the pump.



Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

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   May 31, 2016 - 10:53am
Shaffer Shake · Hillsville

I signed up on this website just so I could leave a review. I purchased the Spectra S2 as it had very good performance reviews. My friend gave me her Medula Pump In Style. I thought that I could use the Medula as a back up once a evening after the baby eats to increase supply or if I leave my Spectra at work etc. I dont even bother with the Medula, the Spectra puts the Medula to shame! The Spectra pumps double the amount of milk of the Medula and in half the time. I couldnt believe how much longer I had to sit there to pump so much less with the Medula. My friend that gave me the pump always tell's me that she never could produce enough milk for her baby and had to supplement with formual. I'll just leave it be by not telling her but…I know why! the Medula pump really is no good if you ask me. I am extremely pleased with my Spectra S2 and plan on purchasing another version of one if or when I have another baby.



Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.


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