Philips AVENT Comfort Manual breast pump SCF330/20 Natural Includes 4oz bottle
definitely NOT and improvement on the original
I have used avent manual breast pumps for all 3 of my children now. I bought the original manual isis in 2003 and when i had my 2nd baby in 2011 i decided to update and bought a new one. I go through diaphragms like crazy. Some of them are shoddy and don't even last a week others are better and can last me a month. I sent my husband to the only store near us to get more diaphragms and it was a bit of an emergency so when he said they didn't have any more in stock i told him to just buy the new pump and i would see how i liked it because it is supposed to be better. I thought it would be great not to have to worry about drips and maybe not lean forward so far to pump. The suction is almost too strong even with a light squeeze of the handle compared to my old worn in one. The massage cushion is a little tight for me so i probably would need the larger cushion. The problem i have is after using it for a day my hand ached all over and i had a huge bruise on the back of my hand where it rubs between my thumb and pointer. I thought it would just take some getting used to but by the end of the second day it was so sore i just couldn't use the new pump any more. Now i don't know just what i will do. My first pump the handle actually wore out and broke. My second pump is well on its way there but i don't think i can use the new pump it is just too hard on my hand and that is a lot coming from a full time manual pump user. I would not call this an improvement on the old. *But i definitely would recommend the old pump.
28 January 2014
Used 11yrs ago, will use again
My Mother bought this pump for me 11 years ago. Being in the military I have to pump in various places. I contemplated getting an electric, but after reading review after review I think I will stick with a manual. It's quiet, expresses a ton of milk, and super easy and comfy once you get the hang of it. I may purchase 2 so I can dual pump at work.
3 September 2013
I bought this pump in December a few days after my daughter was born. The pump was working very well the fist two days but the third day it didn't have info suction to pump and stoped working. So I decided to take it back to the store I purchase it from but told me they couldn't do anything sbout it wss very disappointed because I didn't have info money to purchase a new one. This product had a lot of very good reviews thats the reson I purchase it and great price.
26 August 2013
Excellent design outshines the competition!
I developed mastitis not long after I started breastfeeding. Breastfeeding alone was not helping alleviate the pain, so I turned to a competitor's electric pump that I paid hundreds of dollars for. I found that the flange was hard plastic which failed to create a suction, and didn't express milk very efficiently. Since the expensive electric breast pump failed to live up to my expectations, I went shopping for a breast pump that might actually work, and provide some relief from the mastitis pain. I came across the Avent Comfort manual breast pump with the soft massage cushion, and decided to give it a try. After all, it seemed very reasonably priced, so what did I have to lose. After only five minutes of pumping with the Avent Comfort manual breast pump the pain I was suffering from decreased significantly! I was amazed at how well it worked! This product out performed the competitor's expensive electric breast pump BY FAR! I expressed more milk with the Avent Comfort manual breast pump in ten minutes than I did with the electric pump in one hour. The design of the Avent Comfort manual breast pump is genius! The soft massage cushion is comfortable and creates the suction necessary for efficiently expressing milk. This product is so easy to use, and works so well, that it is the only breast pump I rely on. Thank you Avent for making such an outstanding product!
29 April 2013
The only one that worked!
I bought this pump almost 8 years ago when my daughter was an infant. I had already gone through an electric pump that didn't work and two manual pumps from different companies that both broke on me.
My nipples are small and slightly inverted, but this pump worked with me anyway! I took it to work with me every day because it was quiet, efficient, and came with a discreet carrying case. I loved it then, and when baby 2 is born in a couple of months, I plan to use it again!
The only downside was that you pump directly into a bottle. It's hard to switch bottles midway through pumping without spraying everywhere. I recommend getting an 8 oz. bottle to use for pumping, in case you have more in your breasts than you anticipated.
2 March 2013
The best product i ever had
Excellent, in a few worls this is amazing!! i'm in love!!
25 February 2013
the best pump ever
i used this pump for 17 month i pump from 6 to 8 times a day i would pump 8 to 10 oz each time it was the best i try 3 different pumps and this one i would get more milk
20 February 2013
Easy to use.
I've been using it now for three months and had no problems. I prefer the manual because you can control the suction. I use it with or without the cushion. Great product.
19 February 2013