WHY YOU NEED IT
When it comes to expressing breast milk, we don’t come to play. Invest in the best with Medela, considered the holy grail of breast pumps. This is just the right product when you want to ensure you drain your breast completely, it's quick and efficient due to Medela's 2-Phase Expression technology, compact and lightweight (it can easily fit in your handbag), and it's relatively quiet for minimal disruption to the day-to-day.
The Medela has various levels of pumping vacuum, so you can pump more efficiently or at a pressure that feels comfortable for you. The pump can be used easily and switches automatically from stimulation to the expression phase, which helps bring on your let down initially.
There are various reasons why women who have given birth choose to pump, including flexibility so that dads or other care givers can give a bottle of expressed breast milk (EBM), as well as latching problems when breastfeeding, sore nipples or infected breasts (mastitis is the WORST). You may be trying to build your milk supply up (think supply and demand, the more milk you extract from breastfeeding and /or pumping, the more you body will produce), or you may be returning to work and would like to continue to provide breast milk for your baby. Some women experience a let down really easily, while for others it can take a little longer. It can help by looking at photos or videos of your baby, particularly one's where you are breastfeeding, to help bring your let down on. This new version of the Medela Swing Flex comes with a PersonalFit Flex™ breast shield that adapts better to your breast shape and the Medela 2-Phase Expression® technology mimics babies’ sucking for a more natural pumping experience.