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Medela Pump in Style Advanced Breast Pump with Shoulder Bag

84% Positive Reviews
Rated #1 in Breast Pumps


Pros: Very Fast

I love this pump - I got the Medela Pump in Style Advanced Backpack since a backpack fits my style better - It Just looks like a regular backpack, no one knows what's inside or realizes where I disappear to for 10 minutes -


I highly recommend Medela's breast pumps - There are cheaper ones but pumping isn't about spending quality time with your nursing child - It's about getting through your day quickly to get home to your nursing child. (cheaper won't give you the double pumps and that's what makes this so fast)


If you have to pump daily, it's very important that pumping not become a burden - get a good pump that will work quickly - The double pump that lets you do both sides is amazing. Besides that 2 pumps takes half the time, Each side is causing the other side to let down faster (I once saw this with a friend who thought she would be able to nurse twins together - Didn't work cause the babies couldn't drink as fast the milk was coming - but here, fast is perfect)


Medela rates very high because it does it's job very well (even if you prefer to pump one side at a time) - plus its wonderful bags that include insulated cold storage for the pumped milk till you get it home - Just find the bag that fits your lifestyle - I love the knapsack. My friend who works full time in an office with older men who really wouldn't be comfortable even "thinking" that she breat feeds, has the  Medela Pump in Style Advanced The Metro Bag  It just looks like a large pocketbook (these men have no idea whether it's in style and they would never dream of asking a lady what's in her large pocketbook blush.gif )



Pros: quiet! multiple settings, easy to work

Cons: can be expensive (health ins covered mine)

I get so little out of my manual pump that when my insurance told me they would cover a pump I got this one and its marvelous. I love its 3 suction settings, its easy to clean, replacement parts are easy to come by, it travels well and it's quiet!  Really no complaints here!

If you had to buy one out of pocket, well, i wouldn't be able to afford it!


This breast pump kit is honestly my favorite thus far. I have had a few children and have been given a couple other pumps as baby shower gifts but none have compared to the Medela Pump! I really seemed to like this one a lot!


This is a great pump! I think it's really important to have a pump that you like and that works well... I spend more time with my pump than I do in my car, so I see it as that important of a decision. I also pump for two... some for my own little guy and extra for a friend's baby, so it's doubly important for me. This pump is reliable, strong and very easy to use. The accessories are great and all the pieces are very easy to assemble and disassemble for cleaning. I use the micro-steam clean bags and it is so much faster than traditional boiling sterilization. I do not imagine that I would have the patience or time for hand-expressing and this works fast for me. Plus, all the accessories and compatible bottles make the whole process very easy.




Pros: quite efficient, not too noisy, different speed settings and starts with different pumping action for let down

Cons: price

I loved this pump (as much as you can love a pump) it was my almost constant companion when I went back to work when my DD was 10weeks old. The bag it comes in is unobstrusive enough and doesnt scream breast pump, everything fits nicely inside - I like the cooler bag that comes with it. It is relatively quiet for a pump and pretty efficient. I would pump every 2-3 hours during the day and twice at night when I returned to work so that I could build up enough supplies for my hungry hungry baby. The pump traveled to and from work with me and on planes etc. It does get heavy to carry after a while. I like that you can choose to pump either one side or the other exclusively or both at the same time, and that the speed and suction is variable. Also it has a good let down pumping mechanism at the beginning. I wished that I could have had 2 so that I could have had one at home and one at work but the big drawback to that idea was price. I have used it for over a year and a half, for my daughter and for supplying some donor milk. These pumps are great, but expensive. The pic below is of my work set up...messy but it worked




Pros: very durable

Cons: expensive

I used it my first month, fast and cool, loved it!! 


Pros: Easy to pump, easy to clean, lots of accessories available, portable, long-lasting

Cons: noisy

I actually bought mine used, used it for a year, then gave to a friend in need. And then ANOTHER friend gave me her old pump when she found out I was expecting again. That goes to show how durable these pumps are! I had a manual pump, but the pump in style is easier to use since I can just hold it on while I'm watching tv or reading. The pump has different settings and even a let-down mode; so, it's customizable to each mama. The pieces are easy to take apart, wash, and reassemble. The parts are also dishwasher safe if I'm not mistaken. If you are planning on pumping on a regular basis, I would recommend this pump for you.


Pros: breast milk from a working mom

Cons: Plug required

While the bathroom was the only private place with a plug, I was able to provide my milk to my son even though I worked during the day.  I loved it.  The time it took to pump was my break during the day.


Pros: Carrying case is convenient - Battery option is really nice

Cons: Suction weakened within the first couple months

This pump got me through some road trips due to its convenient bag and battery versatility. I personally felt like the motor weakened considerably over just a short period of time. Although many of the reviewers at the time said that Medela was happy to replace the motor, it just seemed like way to much trouble - especially after paying such a high price.

Medela Pump in Style Advanced Breast Pump with Shoulder Bag

12555 Features: -Pump with shoulder bag. -Improved 2-Phase Expression Technology allows moms to toggle back and forth from stimulation to expression phase. -All parts that come into contact with breast milk are BPA-free. -Top selling personal-use pumps with new design. -Includes AC adapter and battery pack or use with 9-volt vehicle lighter adapter (sold seperately). -PersonalFit breastshields. -New bottle design. -Integrated motor. -Single user item. -Use by more than one user may pose a health risk, performance questions and voids the warranty.

BindingBaby Product
FeatureAdjustable suction/vacuum
LabelMedela Inc.
List Price$279.99
ManufacturerMedela Inc.
Number Of Items1
Product GroupBaby Product
Product Type NameBABY_PRODUCT
PublisherMedela Inc.
StudioMedela Inc.
TitleMedela Pump in Style Advanced Breast Pump with Shoulder Bag
Height16 inches
Length8 inches
Weight8.95 pounds
Width16 inches
Batteries Included0
Package Quantity1
ColorShoulder Bag
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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