View or Add Comments About This Page
?What are the differences
between the Medela ® Pump
In Style™ Line of breast pumps and the Ameda ® Purely
Yours™ line of automatic breast pumps??
Both are double breast pumps that let you express milk from both breasts
at the same time. Both lines mimic the baby's natural sucking action.
Both lines are simple to use. Either can be run by AC or by battery.
And they're both ?professional-grade? automatic breastpumps. However,
there are important differences between Ameda and Medela, outlined below:
Cleaner - Ameda is the only breast
pump manufacturer that has received clearance from the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) for their patented pumping system keeps collected
breast milk protected from potential contaminants (viruses, bacteria)
that may be present in the pump and/or kit tubing. In addition, the
Ameda pumping system keeps contaminants in the environment ? even
cigarette smoke ? from coming into contact with the expressed breast
- Weighs Less ? The Medela ® Pump
In Style™ weighs over seven pounds. By contrast,
the Ameda ® Purely Yours™ speed and suction
control is controlled by a computer chip ? so the motor weighs less
than one pound.
- Simpler Clean Up ? The patented Ameda
pumping system keeps out contaminants. Because of the Ameda design,
no breastmilk ever backflows up the plastic suction tube. This means
the plastic suction tube (a difficult piece of equipment to sterilize
and dry) does not require any cleaning whatsoever. Cleaning the Medela ® Pump
In Style™ breastpumps, however means having
the user boil all parts that come in contact with the breast or breastmilk
before each use, including the plastic tubing.
- Better Value ? The Medela ® Original™ Pump
In Style™ sells for $249.50. The Ameda
Purely Yours with Tote® is just $199.95. The Medela ® Pump
In Style™ Advanced™ is $299.95, while the Ameda
Purely Yours Backpack® is just $229.95.
Click here to view the complete
line of Ameda automatic breastpumps
All Medela and Ameda breastpumps are BRAND
NEW and come in the manufacturer's factory sealed box.