Medela- Pump in Style Advanced Starter Set (PISA)
The PISA is a quality double electric breast pump that is very easy to use. One dial controls speed and suction, and there is a built in let-down phase to help stimulate your letdown (when your milk begins to flow). This pump is covered by most major private insurances on its own or can be included as an upgrade option for the On the Go Tote, Metro Bag, or Backpack. These breast pumps are considered upgrades because of the accessories that are included.
The Medela Personal Double is a double electric breast pump, and the option Medicaid will cover if you are interested in the Medela brand. It is similar to the PISA, however it doesn’t have a letdown phase and the dial only controls the suction level.
The Freestyle is smaller more compact double electric breast pump that has a digital display and button controls as well as lithium rechargeable ion internal battery. The Freestyle is a good option for moms who need to be more mobile while pumping, but because it runs off battery power and has such a small motor, it is only recommended as a backup pump for moms that are exclusively pumping, or using it to keep up a supply. This pump is an upgrade option for private insurance.
The Spectra S2 is a double electric breast pump that has separate speed and suction controls, as well as a massage setting that helps stimulate your letdown. The S2 is a closed system pump, which means that there is a barrier between your milk and the pump’s motor. During the massage phase the pump runs at 70 cycles per minute (amount of times the pump sucks) with a suction setting between 1 and 5. When the massage phase is turned off, you can customize the number of cycles per minute from 36-54 and can choose a suction setting from 1 to 12. The Spectra S2 is a great pump for exclusively pumping moms or someone trying to maintain a supply. This pump is covered by most major private insurances.
The Spectra S1 is the exact same pump as the S2, but with a high quality rechargeable lithium ion battery. While using the battery, it holds the same suction using either the AC adapter or the battery which will hold its charge for three hours of pumping time. This pump is an upgrade option due to the rechargeable battery included.
The Spectra S9 is a smaller more compact double electric breast pump that has a digital display and button controls for the massage feature and combined speed and suction. This pump has a lithium ion rechargeable battery that is quieter than the Medela Freestyle. The S9 is a good option for moms who need to be more mobile while pumping, but because it runs off battery power and has such a small motor, it is only recommended as a backup pump for moms that are exclusively pumping, or using it to keep up a supply. This pump is covered by most private insurances.
The Purely Yours is a good option for moms who are going to mostly be home with baby, but may occasionally like to pump for times that you will be going out without baby or when another caregiver would be doing a feeding. It is a closed system pump and has independently adjustable speed and suction controls, but is on the lower end as far as suction strength. This pump is covered by most major private insurances.
The Ardo Calypso is a double electric breast pump that has separate speed and suction controls, and is a closed system pump. The basic pump is covered by most major private insurances and it is also available with other accessories as an upgrade option.
If you have any questions regarding any of these pumps or what would be covered by your insurance, please give one of our Mommy and Baby Support Team Members a call at: 815-758-0911. We would be happy to help!