When I unexpectedly went back to work full-time, my milk supply began to decrease. I tried to pump as much as possible, but sometimes with only one or two person coverage, I wasn’t able to pump as consistently as I should have. Couple that with Evan starting solids, and I started to feel like my supply was really in trouble. I wasn’t able to express as much milk, and it became a serious source of stress in my life. While I was doing my original research on pumps, I had heard that the Medela Pump in Style Advanced (PISA) was very efficient, and so I decided it was worth a shot to try a different pump and see if that helped me maximize my pumping sessions.
Medela and Ameda each produce a double electric breast pump. These pumps are ideal for working mothers who need to pump regularly, but are not exclusively pumping. The Medela Pump in Style and Ameda Purely Yours Pumps are comparable in quality, with both manufacturers offering an upgraded version of their standard double electric as well. The Ameda Purely Yours is typically somewhat less expensive. The Medela Pump in Style Advanced allows for more user control over vacuum strength. This pump also incorporates cyclic suction to allow for a more natural response to the pump.
Two of the products that The Breastfeeding Shop offers from Medela includes the "Medela Pump in Style Breast Pump" and the "Medela Pump In Style w/ Tote." The Medela Pump in Style Breast Pump includes a fashionable carrying case, two bottles, power pack, and tubing. The Medela Pump In Style w/ Tote is designed for moms on the go, and can be used several times throughout the day. It comes with four bottles, a microfiber lightweight carrying case, battery pack, flanges, two 24 mm. breast shields, and a cooler. Inevitably, moms who choose either one of these products will find them convenient, and that they can pump faster.
The Medela Pump In Style Advanced Metro Bag is the most stylish way to conveniently carry your pump and accessories! Along with the other Pump In Style products this year Medela employs their new 2-Phase Expression breastpump technique that mimics the natural sucking rhythm of your baby, helping to produce more milk in less time!
This professional grade breast pump features Medela's two phase pumping technology originally developed for the top-of-the-line Medela Symphony breast pump. It features two pumping phases to mimic the baby's fast suck during let down and slower suck during expression phase nursing. The Advanced On-The-Go Tote Bag breast pump has a removable DayCarrier Kit. It is a great pump for the mom who needs to pump frequently. The Medela Pump In Style Advanced features a very compact lighter weight bag, but the bag does have only minimal storage space for additional items you may wish to carry with you. The bag style was introduced in 2011. The bag used to be a shoulder bag but has been changed to a lightweight fabric tote bag with drop down flap on the bag front.
This pump also comes with 4 collection bottles, 2 PersonalFit Breastshields and Connectors, one contour cooler pak, an 110/120V AC adapter/transformer for use in the USA, and a battery pak (uses AA batteries). Replacement parts and accessories for this breastpump can be found on our Medela Pump In Style Advanced Breastpumps Page.