- Automatic cycling simulates baby’s suckling
- Vacuum-control dial allows you to adjust suction pressure
- Pump horn has full silicone cushion insert for increased comfort
- Operates on either an AC adapter or 3 AA batteries
- Compact, lightweight and discreet
WARNING! Can melt or start smoking!
Folks, I am NOT kidding! A local TV channel 3 affiliate here in Ohio ran a story the other day about a couple that had one of these that greatly malfunctioned. The new mom interviewed said that the product started emitting a burning smell, and when she looked down at it, she couldn’t believe her eyes… the plastic around where the power cord plugs in was completely melted! Then to add insult to injury, they claimed that Evenflo would take a while to send them back their refund. Perhaps this was a ‘fluke’, but I felt obligated to tell all of you about this. My wife is expecting our first child in August, and we will be looking at breast pumps as well. But not Evenflo.
DO NOT BUY THIS!!!
I WAS VERY UNHAPPY WITH THIS PUMP. I’M A FIRST TIME MOM AND DIDN’T REALIZE THAT IN SOME CASES SPENDING THE EXTRA MONEY IS SOMETIMES NECESSARY WITH BABY SUPPLIES. IN THE HOSPITAL I WAS SUPPLIED WITH A MEDELA HARMONY PUMP TO USE AND WAS VERY HAPPY WITH IT, I THOUGHT THIS WOULD WORK THE SAME AT HOME. I WAS VERY WRONG!!! I LIVE IN A SMALL TOWN AND WE HAD A 3 HOUR RIDE HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL. BY THE TIME WE ARRIVED HOME I WAS VERY ENGORGED AND DESPERATE. MY NEWBORN HAD LATCHING ON PROBLEMS AT FIRST SO AS SOON AS WE GOT HOME I ASSEMBLED THE PUMP AND SAT DOWN TO USE IT. NOTHING HAPPENED. I THOUGHT I WAS HAVING LETDOWN PROBLEMS SO I TRIED HAND EXPRESSING AND WAS SUPRISED TO FIND THAT I WAS SPRAYING MILK EVERYWHERE! THERE WAS JUST NOT ENOUGH POWER TO PULL OUT THE MILK. I WAS VERY UPSET ABOUT WASTING MY MONEY. IT’S NOT LIKE THIS IS A RETURNABLE ITEM. LUCKILY THE HOSPITAL HAD SENT ME HOME WITH A MEDELA MANUAL PUMP AND THAT WORKED GREAT UNTIL I COULD FIND A DECENT RENTAL. PLEASE LISTEN TO THE LOW RATINGS ON THIS PUMP. I DIDN’T AND I REGRET IT. I COULD’VE SPENT THE ADDITIONAL MONEY AND PURCHASED A GOOD RECOMMENDED PUMP. I ENDED UP THROWING THIS PUMP AWAY AND I CRINGED WHEN I DID IT, IT FELT SO WASTEFUL!
Its ok, it works, They say 2 pums at once is better.Recomend u get it, its a good buy.
Really like it!
I originally had a Medela Swing, which was ok. It was my first pump, so I didn’t know any better. But when we out of town, my pump stopped working because it shorted out (my dog had bitten thru the wire, and when my husband tried to re-connect the wires, it died). Anyway, I needed a pump badly, we went to Wal-Mart and bought this one because it was a cheap fix. When I first used it, it felt sort of violent at first because I was used to my Medela,which is very gentle. But it was only because I wasn’t used to the Even Flo. Well, I was amazed at the amount of milk I got in such a short amount of time (a full 5 oz in maybe 10 minutes!!!but I was pretty engorged, too). I think it’s much more efficient since there is no tubing, which can reduce the suction power. I havent had any problems with the pump at all, and am very happy with this purchase and price. The breast pads that came with it are terrible, though, and I stick to Lansinoh pads, which ROCK! They don’t leak at all, even in the morning when I tend to be full. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because it is pretty loud, and the flanges only come in one size.
Okay as a backup pump
I have an Ameda Purely Yours Double Breast pump that I used to pump in between breast feeding. I had an unfortunate accident with my cat chewing up some of the parts to that pump, so needing a pump until I get the new parts in I bought this one. This is an okay pump for under $40. I have been able to express about the same amount of milk with this pump that I have with the Ameda with a little more work. I would not recommend it for full time pumping if you work full time, but if you mostly breast feed it has been good for me expressing the excess milk 2-3 times a day. I have been using the pump for about 3 days now. I have been able to get a total of 6-7 ounces out when my breasts are full in about 30 minutes. There is no speed control on it, but it does have a suction control. On max suction the pump is not very strong and I have to put pressure on the breast and lean forward to make sure I get a good milk flow. It is easy to assemble, light weight, and easy to use. You basically get what you pay for with the performance.
IF I could give 0 STARS I would
This one is a total waste of plastic. I used it once a day and it lasted 7. I hate evenflo products but went against my better judgement anyway. The motor weakened by the day. IT IS LOUD!!! ALL NOISE NO WORK! I had to squeeze with the motor at the HIGHEST setting to get just a little.I would get about a total of 4-5oz after 30-45 min. When I called the company(which has the worst hours), they just sent me a bag of parts and said you figure it out. It took 2 wks for them to arrive. Parts made no difference. First they said no return. I said like hell you wont. Then they said only half the MSRP with me paying shipping. I still have the damn thing. Not even worth going to the PO for half the price minus shipping. I ended up with a free brand new medela hand pump from WIC(if I had only asked from the get go). With that one, I got a total of 10oz in 5-10 min. Next time around, I will fork out the money for the electric medelas. Cost more but they know what they are making.
Oh how I miss thou
I received this pump as a gift at a baby shower for my first child (2 years ago). I wasn’t looking forward to pumping, but when I finally tried this out, I was amazed.Pros:it didn’t hurt (i had been told pumping hurt)it was easy to cleanI got 3-4 ounces within 10-15 minutesCons:it is a little loudit slowly lost suction over a few months time and stopped working by the time my daughter was 5 months old.Since this no longer worked, I found another pump for my second child. I did researched and found a pump that others recommended highly. I hate it, hate it hate it. It pinches slightly, there is no way to adjust the fit, it takes 40 minutes to get 1 ounce, its a pain to clean. It also still works after 7 month.MY CONCLUSION: BETTER RESULTS AND THE PRICE WORKS OUT TO ABOUT THE SAMEI miss my inexpensive Evenflo pump. The way I see it now is.. even if I had to replace this one (at $50 each purchase) every 4 months (that would be 3 times in a year), Its still a better deal then some of the more expensive ones. that would be $150 toward pumps that worked well for me but needed replaced often instead of $150-400 on pumps that don’t work for me and last the whole year.I’m currently thinking of asking my husband to ‘reinvest’ in this one and using my more expensive one as a backup.
I have been very satisfied with this pump and have not had any problems with it.I am using the same one for my second daughter that I used for my first.I usually use it every day,to relieve engorgement and to be able to freeze my milk for future use.You have to make sure to wet it so it will suction on well.I always use the lowest setting and it works fine for me.I have used it while riding in the car too,thanks to the batteries.If I had to rely on a pump all the time I would probably get a double pump.For what I use it for it has been great.You get what you pay for,and I don’t know why these people expect it to work as well as a $200 Medela.