Yeah! So, daily we wake up to a world of new opportunities. What we slept in yesterday might just turn out to be what’s used for something more fanciful tomorrow. And for mums, we could say motherhood is a beautiful thing.
Right from the day, a woman gets pregnant she begins the journey of motherhood. She fantasises how life with her unborn bundle of joy would look like – nurturing the baby and more. But one fact is, yesterday’s meal ain’t good for today’s baby! Hence, for the on the go mum who loves motherhood but has to keep up with an ever busy world, having the right tool can make her world rock!
Nothing rocks a mother’s world than knowing that baby’s breakfast and all meals are served fresh always. Did you say no to formula babies and yes to breastfed babies?
With Medela’s Pump in style Advanced pack and the Spectra Baby USA S2 Double/Single Breast Pumps, baby’s got fresh milk always and mummy’s got her gig going always! Anytime! Anywhere!
Now, the focus of this piece is a comparison of both the Grand Spectra and Medela breast pump packs. This would be done against their features, reviews and more. So, who’s gonna be the winner? Watch out!
Definitions: Spectra s2 vs Medela
The intrinsic value in breastfeeding, especially within the first 2 years of a baby’s life cannot be over-emphasized. Health experts have tirelessly stressed the importance of placing the infant on exclusively breast milk for the first 6 months of the baby’s life. This is to protect the infant from the consumption of too much-processed foods and likely contaminated foods and water.
More so, the mother’s breast milk contains nature’s own very high content of lactose, carbohydrate and later fats as is required for baby’s growth and development. Breast milk contains the protein and calcium intake required by the infant for developing and repairing body tissues. The calcium helps build strong and healthy teeth and bones.
The Spectra s2
The S2 Spectra Baby breast pump is a digitalized pump that can be used either singly or on both breasts to suck milk for baby’s use. It helps for mum’s convenience while pumping milk for baby’s use daily.
Pump in Style Advanced Breast pump by Medela is an electric breast pump with pumps or suction tubes for either a single or both breasts (double). It is special to help mums pump out milk on several occasions in a day.
Compare features: Spectra s2 vs Medela
Features of The Spectra s2
For the Spectra you get:
- 2 bottles
- 2 suction tubes
- 2 black flow valves
- 2 breast shields
- AC adapter
- The pump
- 2 stand
- 2 Duckbill valves
- 2 caps for the bottles
- Requires lithium metal batteries
Features of The Medela
Medela Pump in Style
- Double electric pump
- 3 Microfiber bags to choose from (The Metro Backpack, One-the-go-tote, Battery Pack)
- 4 breastmilk bottle with lids.
- Single knob speed/ vacuum adjustment.
- 1 removable cooler bag and ice pack.
- 1 flexible plastic work surface.
- 9 volts AC Adaptor
Comparing the two machines: Spectra s2 vs Medela
The Spectra and Medela breast pumps are both great products, suitable for suction of breast milk. However, there are certain things that make each unique from the other.
First, the S2 is designed as an improvement on the Medela, so we sure need to look out for any signs of improvement that can cause the S2 to stand out, above the Medela.
The Medela is a lovely product due to its mobility with the backpack. It also has the removable pump in separate bag making it easier to choose what you need for every outing if you do not require so much per time.
However, while the Medela has an item weight of a whopping 8.5 pounds, Spectra weighs 3.3 pounds which are 5.2 pounds lighter than the Medela. On that basis, the S2 is quite more portable.
In terms of physical size or dimensions, the S2 seems to be smaller as well, this could be good news for mum’s one or two bags for baby’s clothing and her personal items.
The S2 makes lesser noise when operated as compared to the Medela.
|A bit noisier||Produces less noise when pumping milk|
|You can separate pumps and others but weightier by a total weight of 8.5 pounds||Lighter to carry with 3.3 pounds weight|
|Quite a good technology but fewer advances than the S2 in stimulating and releasing breast milk.||A better pumping experience, more improved. It massages mum’s nipples to stimulate the nerves for the process of releasing milk.|
Compare Reviews: Spectra s2 vs Medela
Having carefully studied the Spectra vs Medela breast pumps as well as reviews by so many users, I can only come to one conclusion that the Spectra is the winner of the product comparison and reviews.
The reason is, the Spectra is a clear improvement on the Medela. The process of first massaging the nipples to get them ready to release milk, a stoppage that allows milk to build up before pumping is quite too.
Besides, since the Spectra allows between 100 – 240 volts power it means it can have wider acceptance outside the US besides having the US market.
Lastly, apart from being lighter and less noisy, its extra features of a light and timer clearly shows it’s got mum’s back.