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February 11th, 2014

Medela Breastpump Upgrade Options: What’s the Difference?

Medela has several different types of personal use double electric breast pumps. What is the difference you ask?  This article will provide an overview of the different Medela pumps and upgrade options to assist mothers in choosing the pump that best fits her needs..

Medela Pump In Style Advanced Breastpump Starter Set (57081)

The Medela Pump In Style Advance Starter Set (57081) is just what it’s name implies; this little kit is everything a mommy need to start pumping.  All of the pumps in the Pump In Style line contain 2-Phase Expression that can only be found in Medela pumps.  This set does not include a tote bag, cooler set or extra bottles but those items can all be purchased at www.breastpumps.aeroflowinc.com/store.

What’s included:

  • Pump In Style® Advanced double electric breastpump
  • 1 set of tubing
  • 2 – 24 mm PersonalFit™ breastshields
  • 2 valves
  • 2 connectors
  • 2 membranes
  • 2 – 5 oz/150 mL breastmilk bottles with lids
  • Power adaptor
  • Instructions for use (English, Spanish, French)

Medela Pump In Style Advanced On-The-Go Tote (57063) and Medela Pump In Style Advanced Backpack (57062)

The Medela Pump In Style Advanced On-The-Go Tote (57063) and Pump In Style Advanced Backpack (57062) are upgrade options from the Pump In Style Starter.  The On –The-Go Tote or Backpack are great for mothers who pumps several times a day and needs all her supplies at her fingertips.  The On-The-Go Tote or Backpack allow for organization of all your breast pump supplies.  If you are a mother who is going back to work or has to pump away from home; the On-The-Go Tote or Backpack allows you to easily set-up and pump when needed.  In both models, the pump motor is built into the bag and the system includes a removable cooler bag and ice pack for easy storage.

What’s included:

  • Double pumping kit with 24 mm PersonalFit™ breastshields, includes connectors, valves, membranes and tubing.
  • Four breastmilk bottles with lids, wide base nipple and travel cap for feeding and storage.
  • 1 – 9 volt AC adaptor
  • 1 – Battery pack (8 AA batteries not included)
  • 1 – Removeable cooler bag and ice pack
  • Instructions for use in English/Spanish/FrenchMedela Breast Pump
  • Breastfeeding Information Guide
  • 1 – Black microfiber bag with integrated motor unit

 

Medela Pump In Style Advanced Metro Bag (57036)

The Medela Pump In Style Advanced Metro Bag (57036) is the third bag style in the Pump In Style line.  The motor unit is not built into the bag allowing for the pump to be removed.  The Metro Bag also comes with additional accessories including a soft pouch for the battery pack, additional flanges and mesh storage bags.  This bag is a great option for the mom who may want the flexibility to remove the pump and not have to take the whole bag unit when pumping.

What’s included:

  • Double pumping kit with 24 mm PersonalFit™ breastshields, includes connectors, valves, membranes and tubing.
  • Four breastmilk bottles with lids, wide base nipple and travel cap for feeding and storage.
  • 1 – 9 volt AC adaptor
  • 1 – Battery pack (8 AA batteries not included)
  • 1 – Removeable cooler bag and ice pack
  • Instructions for use in English/Spanish/French
  • Breastfeeding Information Guide
  • 1 – Versatile messenger bag with removable motor unit in separate bag
  • 2 – Mesh storage bags
  • 1 – Flexible plastic workspace
  • 2 – 27 mm (large) PersonalFit breastshields
  • 1 – Soft pouch for battery pack

Medela Freestyle Breastpump

The Medela Freestyle Breastpump is Medela’s smallest double electric breastpump with 2-Phase Expression® technology.  The Freestyle pump is the ultimate for comfortable and fast and convenient pumping for the mother who pumps several times per day.  The rechargeable battery and hands free accessory kit allows a mother to multi-task while pumping.  The Freestyle pump had a pumping timer, memory button and records pumping sessions so you can easily return to your favorite pumping pattern.

What’s included:

  • 1 – Freestyle pump
  • 1 – Attractive tote bag
  • 1 – Lithium ion battery-rechargeable
  • 1 – AC adaptor/charger
  • 1 – Removable cooler bag and contoured ice pack
  • 4 – 5 oz/150 mL breastmilk bottles and lids
  • 1 – Double pumping kit
  • 2 – Medium (24 mm) PersonalFit™ breastshields
  • 2 – Large (27 mm) PersonalFit breastshields
  • 2 – Freestyle breastshield connector bodies
  • 1 – Set of tubing
  • 2 – Membranes
  • 1 – Hands-free accessory kit
  • Instructions for use
  • Breastfeeding Information Guide

If you’re looking for additional info on the difference between a Medela Freestyle vs Pump In Style be sure to view our breastpump comparison chart. Aeroflow can help you navigate your insurance benefits and get you qualified for your breastpump through insurance.  Visit us online here to qualify and in moments you will be on your way to getting a Hygeia Set.  We look forward to hearing from you!

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