If you’re scoping the market out for a super efficient breast pump, you have probably stumbled across the brand Ameda. A lot of breast pump users find themselves torn between Ameda and another brand in terms of who makes the best product. Even though every brand has their fair share of strengths and weaknesses, I will attest that Ameda makes some really nice stuff, especially considering their affordability. But are they necessarily the best?
One of the things that really makes Ameda stand out is their versatility. They’re known to have one of the best manual breast pumps in their one-hand breast pump. Lots of mothers like it because, as it is in the name – it can be used with one hand. This allows you to read a book with the other, or do pretty much anything else. It’s about as easy to use as you can get with a breast pump. It’s also very easy to clean because of its simplistic design, not to mention its portability. You can take this anywhere you go; just throw it in a backpack or your luggage and you’re good to go. The only major downside of this one-handed breast pump is the physical demand that comes with it. Constantly pumping and pumping can get very tiring – although some mothers look at this as a way to exercise!
Their one-handed pump is definitely one of their best products, even though it’s one of their cheapest. But when you look at some of their higher end gear, you might start to question whether your Ameda loyalty is valid or not. A lot of Ameda’s best breast pumps get knocked for being too heavy and bulky. You can take a look at their most expensive model, the Platinum, and see that as a glaring weakness. Meanwhile, the Purely Yours and the Elite models both have very breakable parts. No one wants to pay a hundred dollars on a “high end” breast pump if they have to go out and get another one anyways because of the parts broke off and it is unusable. This is why I highly encourage you to go out there, read reviews, experiment, and find the best product for you – whether it’s Ameda or not.