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Breast pump - Spectra S9 plus review

Breastfeeding is the best gifts a mother can give to her baby, but it really takes effort for its success

Breast pump is always in my to-buy-list since I know I'm pregnant, cause I know after my maternity leave, I'll definitely go back to work, therefore the only way to ensure adequate milk supply for my baby is by me pumping out breastmilk and start storage as many as I can. 

I spend hours searching for reviews for different breastpumps, also talked to few friends about their choices, then I narrowed down my choice to these 3 brands - Medela freestyle, Spectra S9plus and Eve's love. 

Medela Breastpump is definitely the dreamed breastpump for all breastfeeding mother, however, it's much more expensive compared to other brands, cheapest deal I can get after surveying in different shops and baby fair is RM 1899 with free Avent bottle sterilizer. 

Spectra breastpump is recommended by my cell group member who just delivered few months earlier than me. While visiting her in the confinement centre, she showed me her breastpump, she is using spectra M1. I'm amazed by how quiet it is during pumping, and most important the accessories are lesser and easily assemble. However, my friend to me the suction of her breastpump make her feel painful, so she suggest me to buy S9plus if I'm buying spectra breastpump, cause it has more suction level to adjust.

Eve's love breastpump is recommended by my Malay colleague in Melaka. She just back from maternity leave that time and she told me she loves her Eve's love breastpump cause it's pink color... =_=lll. Then she told me it's a product from Malaysia, which makes the price reasonable and affordable. However, most of the baby shop in Seremban didn't sell this brand.

After much consideration and discussion with Nick (cause he wants me to get the Medela breast pump), I decided to buy Spectra S9 plus breast pump, cause the review is quite good and the price is reasonable.... I got it from my favorite baby shop in seremban - BB dot Com, at uptown avenue, it cost me RM 680 with free cooler bag, 10 bumble bee bottles and ice pack.

Here's some description of my breast pump - Spectra 9 Plus Portable Double Electric Breast Pump, quote from the company website:

Spectra S9+ Breast Pump is a new compact breast pump from South Korea with the feature of single/ double sided pump, massage (Let Down) mode that help in stimulating your body's let down reflex to speed up the start of milk flow.

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What features does the Spectra 9 Plus have?
  • The Spectra 9 Plus comes with a complete double kit so you can double pump – pumping both breasts at once saves so much time, which as a busy mum trying to find time to express, you will really appreciate. Double pumping also ramps up levels of prolactin (the milk producing hormone) in your blood, so is better for supporting milk supply.
  • The Spectra 9 Plus has a nozzle for each milk collection kit, making it easy to swap from single to double pumping. Just attach a milk collection kit to both nozzles if you will be double pumping, or if you only want to single pump, you can just close off the second nozzle.
  • Letdown mode – switch with a touch to the letdown mode, which is a light, quick mode designed to speed the start of milkflow, just the way a baby does. This will get you expressing faster and help your body get on board with the job of expressing milk.
  • Easy adjustment of cycle speed & suction strength – touch button controls allow you to adjust suction strength and cycle with one touch. As you increase the suction, the speed will slow down.
  • Inbuilt rechargeable battery – yes, we know you love this feature. Use your Spectra 9 Plus while plugged into mains, or just use it wherever you like from its inbuilt rechargeable battery.
  • LCD display so you can easily see where you’re at with vacuum and cycle settings. There’s a battery indicator so you know how much charge you have left on the battery AND there’s a timer so you can keep track of how long you’ve been expressing.
  • The Spectra 9 Plus is  our most portable pump – lightweight and slimline, it will slip easily into your handbag. If you are a busy mum running around after kids or needing to pump on the go, then you will love being able to hang the Spectra 9 Plus from your wrist or around your neck, team the pump with a handsfree pumping bra (to hold the breast shields in place handsfree) and pump on the run!
  • Closed system – like all Spectra breast pumps, the Spectra 9 Plus has a closed system, which means that there is no way for milk to get into the pump motor. Milk particles in the pump motor can lead to the growth of mould and is a potential source of virus transmission.
  • As always with Spectra breast pumps, the Spectra 9 Plus has high performance vacuum with maximum suction of 300mmHg.
  • Slow-flow teats are suitable for newborn feeding
Very long and lengthy right, here's the short n sweet description of Spectra S9 plus breast pump:
  1. Feature of Single/double sided pumping in a tiny package - the pump weights only 300gm!
  2. Closed system - prevents breast milk backflow into the motor
  3. 5-level Massage mode and 10 Level Suction/Speed adjustment
  4. Much quiter than traditional electric breast pumps
  5. Built-in rechargeable battery
  6. Suction pressure of 300 mmHg
  7. Super easy to clean - only the funnels needs to detached and washed after every pumping
  8. Automatically shuts off after 30min
  9. LCD screen
  10. Timer
This the motor of the breast pump:
Side view:




Spectra actually have many different breastpump, here's the table for comparison.





The breast pump comes with :
  • 1 x Spectra S9 Plus main pump
  • 2 x Wide neck breast shield (28mm size) - (you can purchase 24mm and 32mm shields separately)
  • 2 x Wide neck Bottle (extra ones can be purchased separately)
  • 1 x Slow flow soft teat 
  • 2 x Tubing
  • 2 x Disc
  • 2 x Cap
  • 2 x Backflow protector (New version)
  • 2 x Valve
  • 1 x Power adaptor
Battery Information :-
  • 3 LED bar battery indicator on display = Operating 2 hours
  • 1 LED bar battery indicator on display = Operating half hour
  • Battery indicator flashes = Operation less than 30 minutes, it need charging

So, here's my breast pump..

I used it 5-6 times nowadays. It's very convenient and easily to b used. Just need to connect the funnel to the bottle, then connect to the breast pump, then can start pumping edy...

This the bottle....

Got that " made in Korea" printed on it one, lol...

The funnel. I wash this after pumping for two times...
When u buy the breast pump, it comes with two 28cm funnel. If u have bigger or smaller boob, can buy either size 32cm o 24cm to suits ur breast...

Oh ya another good thing about it is , u can use it as either single pump or double pump. Most of the time I'll use double pump, but there's sometime, when I need to breastfeed my baby, I'll use the single pump mode to pump out the breastmilk from the another side of the breast. It save my time from waiting my baby finish feeding then only gets to pump, cause sometime u really need to multitask to complete ur daily chores... 

This the amount of my breastmilk after pumping for 30 minutes...

And thanks God I manage to stock up my breastmilk ! 

Till then.

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