Philips Avent Manual breast pump with bottle SCF330/20 Easy for on-the-go use Pump with soft massage cushion Includes bottle and nipple Travel cover and sealing disc is rated
3.9 out of
Rated 5 out of
Excellent design outshines the competition!I developed mastitis not long after I started breastfeeding. Breastfeeding alone was not helping alleviate the pain, so I turned to a competitor's electric pump that I paid hundreds of dollars for. I found that the flange was hard plastic which failed to create a suction, and didn't express milk very efficiently. Since the expensive electric breast pump failed to live up to my expectations, I went shopping for a breast pump that might actually work, and provide some relief from the mastitis pain. I came across the Avent Comfort manual breast pump with the soft massage cushion, and decided to give it a try. After all, it seemed very reasonably priced, so what did I have to lose. After only five minutes of pumping with the Avent Comfort manual breast pump the pain I was suffering from decreased significantly! I was amazed at how well it worked! This product out performed the competitor's expensive electric breast pump BY FAR! I expressed more milk with the Avent Comfort manual breast pump in ten minutes than I did with the electric pump in one hour. The design of the Avent Comfort manual breast pump is genius! The soft massage cushion is comfortable and creates the suction necessary for efficiently expressing milk. This product is so easy to use, and works so well, that it is the only breast pump I rely on. Thank you Avent for making such an outstanding product!
Date published: 2013-04-29
Rated 5 out of
Didn't know I could love a manual pumpYes, all manual pumps have a carpal tunnel risk. But this one is sooo much better than any I've tried. I used to only use a manual pump in a battery-related emergency, but on the Avent manual pump, suction is so good and it's so comfortable that I've started leaving my beloved electric home on short trips. With this hand pump, I've pumped under a scarf at a concert, in a cab, and even at home (where the double electric would be an easy choice) - that's how much I like this pump.
With some quick squeezes for a few minutes in the beginning, the Avent manual breast pump gives me a great letdown and I can just squeeze slowly after that. I've found silicone liners/cushions on other pumps to have a slightly sticky texture that ended up pinching my skin in use, but the cushion on this pump isn't perfectly smooth, so it won't grab your skin
I've struggled with other manual pumps where the handle doesn't stay straight while you pump - and you're constantly adjusting the angle. Once I get going, I can use this pump with one hand. And my son likes the Avent bottles, so that's a bonus.
It's also really easy to clean - I don't know why no one thought to put the gripper tab on the duck bill valve before - it's so simple.
I've been recommending the Phillips Avent manual breast pump to all my pregnant friends. I was given this to try as part of the weeSpring Parent Panel.
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 4 out of
Easy and ConvenientI was given this to try as part of the weeSpring Parent Panel and I really enjoyed using this pump. It's very convenient and portable. I like to use it while I am at home and I like that I can walk around if I need to and I'm not strapped to an outlet. I don't like how loud it can be. The handle squeaks about 50% of the time so I wouldn't be comfortable using this in public as it wouldn't be very discreet. I work full time and I pump while I am at work 3 times during the day so I still use my electric pump so that I can have my hands free but the manual pump is so much more efficient. I can pump the same amount of milk in half of the time. The pump has a very soft silicone guard which is very comfortable when using and makes it nice for any size. The pump is also very wide so it is super easy to clean. I can actually fit my sponge all the way through so I know that I am cleaning every corner. The pump also comes with a bottle however we didn't use it much. My son is 8 mo so the flow was too slow for his liking. Also, the bottle that it comes with to pump into is only 4 oz so if I am pumping more than 4 oz I have to pour it into a second container to continue pumping. I wish it came with the larger bottle instead of having to but additional pieces. Overall I enjoyed using this pump and like the accessibility of it. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 2 out of
Couldn't get much milkI only used this pump a handful of times because I was never able to express much milk with it. The first problem for me was that the flange was too wide for my nipple so I ordered the smaller size and I think that helped. I only knew to do that because I had to do the same thing with my electric pump. It would be nice if this product came with the small, medium and large in case your nipples aren't the exact size of the medium, but oh well. For me, even with the small size, I wasn't able to express much milk. I found the positioning awkward to do with one hand, and it makes a squeak, so, not easy and not discrete. I was hoping to use this when on trips to not have to lug my electric pump and also while my baby is nursing on the other side for the times he only feeds on one side, but it was too clunky and loud for that to happen. As far as cleaning goes, it's a hassle just like every other pump because there are so many parts. I wouldn't say it's harder than other pumps but I find the whole pump cleaning world to be a pain in the butt. Also, the bottles from this brand don't work well for my baby because even the smallest flow nipple is too fast. All in all, I would not recommend this product, but also, I find these things to be so personal that who knows, it might work for you. Please note, I was given this pump to try as part of the weeSpring Parent Panel. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-04-15
Rated 5 out of
Easy to use and comfortable!The Philips Avent Manual Breastpump is easy to use and easy to clean. The parts are all easy to put together and it is easier to clean than my electric pumps. I was surprised at how comfortable the pump was to use. I love that it comes with a little cover for the flange which made it easy to travel with (though I still stuck it in a plastic bag). This pump really makes traveling with a baby easy. The pump parts are so easy to clean and put back together again. There are less parts to clean, too, which is helpful. And because it is so easy, I even use it when I need to pump at home and don’t want to deal with the electric pump. It’s just a great, versatile pump (meaning it’s been great for travel and regular use).
The pump does make some noise when hand pumping, but it’s not terribly loud. Sometimes my hand would get tired pumping, but it wasn’t too much of an inconvenience, I would just switch hands or change the way I was using my hand to pump. I have never noticed that I get less milk from using this pump than I do when I use an electric pump. The bottle it came with was great. The natural nipple is perfect. It’s actually my baby’s favorite bottle to use and we have tried several. It is easy for him to hold and the flow and suck is perfect for him.
I definitely recommend this pump.
This pump was received from the weeSpring Parent Panel for my honest review. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-04-15
Rated 4 out of
Easy cleaning and assembly, good for being on-the-go!Disassembling, reassembling, and using the pump was intuitive, I was able to figure it out without consulting the manual. Even on the first use while getting a feel for the pump, I was able to produce about as much as I normally do with the double electric pump I use every day at work. The massaging cushion definitely made the pump comfortable, although I can’t say for sure that it is not just an electric vs. manual pump difference. My only complaint is that the grip was a little awkward and I kept slightly unscrewing the bottle from the pump because of that. The pieces of the pump were all dishwasher-safe so cleaning was a breeze. I liked that the valve piece had a tab you could pull on to avoid having to pull on the actual valve when removing it from the pump for washing. This is not going to beat the efficiency of a double electric pump, but it was useful for occasionally pumping a small amount of milk to mix into my baby’s rice cereal or purées when he was starting solids. I bring this pump with me when I am going to be away from my baby for several hours in case I have to relieve engorgement; I've never felt the need to use it on the go, but it gives me peace of mind to know I have it! Thank you weeSpring Parent Panel for sending me the pump to try and review! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-04-14
Rated 4 out of
Almost perfectI bought this as my only pump because I intended to mostly breastfeed and pump whenever I needed to leave my baby for more than a couple hours.
It’s great, light, comfortable and easy to use.
I tried an electric pump while in the hospital, and this is so much more comfortable.
The only reason I’m giving it 4 stars is because after a couple months, the handle started squeaking. It’s not very loud, but I didn’t do that when I first got it. So I don’t know if it’s usage thing or a design flaw.
Date published: 2018-11-24
Rated 4 out of
Great pump and super easy to use but...I am a first time mother and I haven’t tried anything other than this pump, as I’ve always heard philips is the best. I have no problems expressing with this pump..I just wish there wasn’t a very persistent squeak every time I squeeze the handle. Very inconvenient when trying to pump while baby is sleeping.
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