Philips Avent Comfort Double electric breast pump SCF334/13 is rated
3.3 out of
Rated 2 out of
DisappointedThis is my 3rd Avent pump and I am very disapointed with the design changes. After having much trouble with a competator's pump with my first child, I purchased an Avent manual pump. It worked so well I got the double electric pump with my second child in 2011. When I was pregnant for my 3rd this past year, I wanted a new pump, but could only find the updated model. There are several changes that make this pump a poorly considered change from the previous model.
I get significantly less milk and more nipple soreness with this version of the pump than I did with my older model.
The revised disign includes smaller flanges that don't work well or fit well for me (and I have small breasts to begin with). The suction is less intense, but even so is painful because of the design of the flange. Also, with this model, I have very limited control of the suction. With the old model, suction was set manually by the user, then put on "cruise control" and continued at whatever pace / strength you set.
I do like the new bag design and the new bottle design. The entire package is light weight and easy to transport. But the actually function of the machine is horrible. I'm angry that I spent so much on a breast pump that I can't use, especially after having such good results with the previous models. I am back to using my 2-year-old electric pump and 3-year-old manual pump and both are holding up great so far.
Date published: 2013-06-04
Rated 4 out of
A great pump for ebf babies!I bought this breast pump mainly because I love the way my baby was able to easily switch between breast & that occasional bottle when needed. I tried all the bottles on the market & this was definitely a keeper since she had no problems latching on right away. I love that I can just pump directly into the bottle & not have to stress about spilled milk or leaving any important nutrients behind in a bottle that you have to transfer the milk out of. I love that I can sit back & relax & not have to lean forward to pump. This pump is really so comfortable & easy to use. There are 3 options for the suction & a button for when your milk lets down. It's enough suction for me, my milk is established & I pump about 5 oz. in about 3-5 minutes, depending on whether my breasts are full. If they are full I pump an average of 8 oz. I honestly feel since this pump has the petals on the shield I really do feel my breasts empty in sort of the same manner as when I breastfeed my baby. Overall this is a great breast pump & the only reason I didn't give it the 5 stars cause unfortunately it does not have a battery compartment which I would have loved it to have.
*** A tip for any mom who is having trouble finding a bottle for that very picky breastfed baby. Stick to the same bottle that you would like to use because it can take baby 2-3 weeks to get the hang of it.
Date published: 2013-02-21
Rated 2 out of
Not recommendedI bought this pump as it was marketed to be of great comfort and ease of use, also cheaper than The premiere brand Mendela. Breast pumps are expensive and you would think that with that price it would atleast work for a long time. Im a first time mom and breastfeeding is important for me. I used the pump to extract milk that my bAby can drink at night or when we go out. After using a new double ectric Avent breast pump for 2 weeks 3xa day i notice that 1 pump is not pumping as efficient as the other one. Also there were times that even when pumping for an hour i will only get 20-30 ml even though whdn i manually extract milk i can see that i have lots of milk. I wanted to exchange at babies r us but since its used they do not allow it, how can i get a replacement with Avent as I fear that i got a faulty product
Date published: 2016-06-25
Rated 3 out of
Fair productOverall product is satisfactory and does the job. Would be better if it allowed more mobility during use. Un-fortunately auction is so strong it keeps causing nipple damage which makes it hard to continue using. There is not enough variance in suction settings. The designer didn’t think about when a woman has nipple trauma as it is excruciating to try and use when there is any damage to the nipple. I’m pumping exclusively and this machine is the source of my nipple trauma, but I have no choice but to continue use.
Date published: 2017-11-05
Rated 5 out of
Awesome! 2 Babies...working momI cant say enough about this pump. I have 2 children born 4 years apart...breast fed both for 12 months each. Used the same pump with both kids. I am a working mom who pumped at least 2 times a day. My pump has held up great! Only had to replace the membranes 3 times. I am so happy with the investment in this pump.
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 4 out of
No suctionProduct worked fine in beginging. Have had maybe 3 months and suction barely works, and I'm not even pumping as hardcore as some mothers. Way over priced if its not even going to work properly long term.
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 2 out of
Poor replacement for the Isis IQ DuoI had the Isis IQ DUO and loved that pump. I was able to customize it to my exact timing and pressure. It broke and I was forced to run out and get the only available pump in the shop - the Comfort Double.
This pump is loud. I use the pump at work and there is nothing discreet about this pump. I have tried hiding it in a drawer, stuffed with towels and it still can be heard across my small office building.
There are preset speeds and pressures that just don't work for me. There are three pumping settings and one let-down triggering setting. The pumping settings are all the same timing - approximately 2 seconds of pressure with a half second of a break - but at different suction pressures. There is no option to change the timing so not great if this designed setting isn't optimal for you.
The plus side is that they have re-designed the horn so that you no longer have to sit hunched over to allow the milk to drain into the bottle. All the parts are BPA free as well.
In summary, this pump was such a disappointment as compared to the previous model. It's loud and the pre-set pump speed/pressure options are limited.
Date published: 2013-09-26
Rated 4 out of
It gets the job done.I like this pump overall. It's easy to use, expresses milk efficiently, and is kinder on the breasts when compared to Ameda. There are a few things that would be awesome upgrades for the next model: 1. make it quieter (it is so noisy and embarrassing when I have to pump in public#; 2. make it so women can choose to pump the right, left, or both breasts #currently there is only the option of pumping both#; and 3. have it come with larger collection bottles #currently I have to stop halfway through pumping to empty the bottle so I can continue pumping, which can get a little messy).
Philips Green Products can reduce costs, energy consumption and CO2 emissions. How? They offer a significant environmental improvement in one or more of the Philips Green Focal Areas – Energy efficiency, Packaging, Hazardous substances, Weight, Recycling and disposal and Lifetime reliability.
Love it or hate it, we want you to rate it!
Write a review and help other people make the right choice for them!