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MY EXPERIENCE WITH 2 PUMPS:

Ameda Lactaline Pump vs the Medela Mini-Electric PLUS

(by Cindy Lee)
 
 
 
PUMP FEATURES AMEDA LACTALINE MEDELA MINI-E PLUS
Suction Settings (Strength)
Cycle Settings (Speed)
Bottle Holders
 

Weight
Works w/ AC Adaptor
Works with Car Adaptor
Works with Batteries

8
35,40,50 or 60 cycles/min
Built-in. Holds better b/c of backing (see pix of pump).

1.0 Llb
Yes
Yes
Yes, 6AA
 

Not sure
35 suck-release cycles/min.
Built-in; but bottle tends to topple easily.

Not sure, but appears lighter.
Yes
Not Available
Yes, 2CC

ACCESSORY FEATURES AMEDA LACTALINE MEDELA MINI-E PLUS

Single/Dual Pumping Options
Tubing

Bottles
 

Membrane/flange
Pump Tote Bag

Yes
Exclusive design prevents milk back-up.

2X4oz bottles. 
 

Not as flimsy
Available.

Yes
Milk gets into tubing if not careful. Difficult to clean/wash.

2 X 5oz bottles.
 

Flimsy & may tear easily.
Not available.  Need to use own cooler bag.

OTHERS AMEDA LACTALINE MEDELA MINI-E PLUS
Warranty

Motor
 

Price (BMSG member price)
 

1-year

Quieter even at maximum settings

Slightly cheaper than Medela Mini-E Plus

Only 3 Months

Noisy and becomes noisier with use.

Slightly more expensive.
 

 

Cindy's Personal Opinions:

I prefer the Ameda Lactaline to the Medela Mini-Electric Plus because:


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