Medela Freestyle and Medela Pump in Style Double Breast Pump Comparisons
|Medela Freestyle||Medela Pump in Style Advanced|
(On the go Tote)
|Daily use, double electric, portable breast pump.||Daily use, double electric, mobile, rechargeable breast pump|
|2 Phase Expression Technology||2 Phase Expression Technology|
|Fully-adjustable vacuum and speed settings||Fully-adjustable vacuum and speed settings|
|Carry bag included||Carry bag included|
|Removable cooler and ice pack||Removable cooler and ice pack|
|4 Breast milk containers||4 Breast milk containers|
|Includes a rechargeable lithium ion battery||Battery pack uses 8 AA batteries (not included)|
|Priced at about $280.00||Priced at about $195.00|
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Differences Between the Medela Pump in Style Original (Advanced) and the Medela Freestyle Double Breast Pump Explained
Both the Freestyle and the Pump in Style are excellent double electric breast pumps. For the roughly $100.00 more that you pay for the Freestyle, you get a rechargeable battery rather than having to use batteries, though both breast pumps are compatible with a car adapter (sold separately).
The Freestyle also claims to be hands-free, but many of the moms that have used it have reported that the hands-free capability is unreliable. If the hands-free feature is your deciding factor, you may want to look into buying a hands-free pumping bra.
I think that for the difference in price and similarity of features, the Medela Pump-In-Style Advanced wins on this one.
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