If you’re a working mom, who has to work all day, whether in office or in home, you would surely search for a pump which is portable and easy to carry. When it comes to portability which is not expensive, Spectra M1 / 9 Plus Advanced Portable Double Electric Breast Pump may pop up your mind. What makes this chic little pump so much lovable? Let’s see what surprise this small box has for all the moms.
Portability – Less than 1 Pound
The Spectra M1 / 9 Plus Advanced Portable Double Electric Breast Pump is absolutely light pump weight that is less than 1 pound. It is portable and so small that you can carry it even in your diaper bag. You would not need a big extra tote to carry the pump. Also the sleek and cute design of the pump is much popular among the mothers. The kit is 14 Oz or 400 g approximately in weight, making it easy to carry even in the pocket of your sweater.
The Spectra Pump kit works on electricity as well as on batteries. The kit comes with an AC Power Adapter making it easy to express milk anytime at any place. So even if you’re at a place where you don’t have an electric outlet, you can easily use it with batteries. The battery of the pump lasts up to 90 minutes approximately. Another great option you have with the Spectra M1 / 9 Plus Advanced Portable Double Electric Breast Pump is that it can work on the voltage supply of 220V supply as well. This lets you travel easily to any other country and you don’t have to worry about the electric voltage. Being rechargeable, and light weight the Spectra Pump is the first choice when it comes to the portability breast pump.
The Spectra Pump comes with few parts and they’re easy to wash and clean. Many moms don’t like the standard bottle holders available with the pump. But you can use other brands like Medela with it.
Suction – Simple Two-phase System
The tag line of the pump says that it comes with “two phase cycling” or we can say with a “let-down button”. For the new mothers, the two phase cycling or let-down concept may be a bit new. A two cycling pumps are the mimic of the human babies in breastfeeding. The first phase is the simulation phase where the pump will suck the milk in short, low and frequent pattern. This is the “let down” pattern. The second phase is the phase when the milk starts to flow in like the baby breastfeed. It will be long and deep compared to the first phase. So, if you’re a new mother, Spectra M1 / 9 Plus Advanced Portable Double Electric Breast Pump is a great option with the simple to use Two Phase system. It will make you adapted to the baby’s sucking pattern just with the use of a button. And if you’re not new, still it will be a good choice!
Apart from the two phase cycling, when buying a breast pump, you even put more attention to the vacuum strength and cycle rate. The vacuum range of Spectra M1 / 9 Plus Advanced Portable Double Electric Breast Pump is up to 300mm Hg. While other pumps like Ameda and Medela comes with the vacuum level of 250mm Hg. You can control the level according to your comfort in the Spectra pump. The cycle length of the Spectra pump is between 30 to 46 RPM (Rate Per Minute). An actively feeding breast have the cycle rate between 50 and 60 RPM. Spectra 9 Plus have 10 levels of suction in expression mode and Spectra M1 have 5 levels. Both Spectra 9 Plus and Spectra M1 have 5 suction levels in massage mode.
Those who expect higher suction levels, may not like this pump. Also, if you go beyond the normal 240 mm Hg level, you may feel the vibration feel odd and it may stress you out. The recommended setting is 240 mm Hg for any pump.
Spectra M1 / 9 Plus Double Electric Breast Pump cannot adjust suction level and suction strength separately. Each mom has her own breastfeeding “RHYTHM”, especially for those who cannot build or maintain milk supply, they require a more customizable breast pump which allow them to adjust both suction cycle and suction strength. Usually these breast pumps are more expensive, but it is worthy to invest. If you to get more information, please read Spectra Cimilre S1 / S2 Hospital Grade Double/Single Breast Pump Ratings and Reviews or Hygeia EnJoye LBI Double Electric Breast Pump Ratings.
Comfort Level – 25mm
The two flanges available with the Spectra pump, are of 25mm size each and you get two tubings with it. The tube and flanges fit perfectly to the breast and it sticks to your skin very well. Although it is not hands free pump, but the flanges will stick easily to let you pump with ease.
Designed with Closed System
The Spectra M1 / 9 Plus Advanced Portable Double Electric Breast Pump is a closed system pump. Hence, it will prevent the milk from going back to the tubes and pump. This makes the pump more useful as a closed system prevents the milk from leaking. They’re more easy to use and are hygienic compared to the open system pumps. As milk is never exposed to the tube or pump, it is free from any contamination. Also, you don’t need to wash the tubes every time you express the milk. This will not only save every precious drop your milk, but will also spare you from extra work and time you use in cleaning the pump.
Noise Level – Quiet Pump
The Spectra M1 / 9 Plus Advanced Portable Double Electric Breast Pump is quiet. Most moms mentioned that Spectra M1 is quieter than Spectra 9 Plus.
Spectra 9 Plus has timer in the screen and Spectra M1 doesn’t has this feature.
Sleek design, portable, small, double pumping option, easy to clean and use, two phase cycling option, adjustable suction level and vacuum strength, can be used anywhere as it works on electricity as well as batteries, hygienic and leak proof due to the closed system. A lot of features for a small pump!
Overall, the Spectra M1 / 9 Plus Advanced Portable Double Electric Breast Pump is ideal for the mom who have to carry the pump around wherever she goes and has to pump the milk more frequently. But not for the moms preferring higher suction levels and speedy expressing. With few faults and long list of advantages, the Spectra M1 / 9 Plus Advanced Portable Double Electric Breast Pump is truly a smart, affordable and portable breast pump for the smart mothers of today’s world.