Medela Pump in Style

Medela Pump in Style Advanced Review – Great for Beginner Pumpers

Medela Pump in Style



I spent months and months shopping and researching for the right breast pump while I was pregnant. Breastfeeding came as a challenge with my first child, and I wanted to give it another go with my second. I ended up choosing the Medela Pump in Style Advanced Backpack. Overall I am very happy with my choice, and I am confident I would choose it again. Here is my review in hopes of making your choice a little easier.


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The Good

  • Easy to use
  • Great starting point for beginners with easy set up
  • Easy to clean
  • Double or single pumping
  • Portable with three different styles to choose from

The Bad

  • Higher Price
  • Condensation can get in to tubing
  • Pump is a little noisy



  • Double or single pumpingPump in Style
  • Comes with breast shields, tubing, valves and membranes
  • 2 phase expression technology
  • One touch let down button
  • All parts that touch breastmilk are BPA, DHEP, and phthalate free
  • Battery or cord power
  • Adjustable suction strength
  • Reliable and Dependable
  • 2 year Manufactuerer’s limited warranty
  • Comes with cooler bag, freezer pack, as well as milk storage bags and Calma Feeding Solution
  • Three styles of tote bag to choose from

What You Get

    • 2x Personal fit standard size (24mm) breast shields
    • 1x Practical discreet carrying bag (3 to choose from)
    • 1x Medela breastfeeding accessories Pack ($40 Value)
    • 1x Cooler bag with freezer pack
    • 1x Calma nipple
    • 4x 150mL BPA free bottles with lids

Pump in Style

Even though this pump is on the higher side price wise, it is definitely worth the extra dollars. There are three different styles of tote bag to choose from: Backpack, Tote bag, Metro bag. All contain the same pump, the only difference is that the metro bag pump is removable, whereas with the other two the pump is built right in to the bag. The convenience of having it built right in to the bag is that you can literally take it with you wherever you go, put it down beside you, and you are ready to pump.

The best thing about this pump is how easy it is to use. You just attach tubing to the pump, turn it on, and you are ready to go. This is not like other pumps where you have to read the instructions each time you want to use it. Great choice for beginners and experienced pumpers alike!

This pump is best used for a mother who is pumping exclusively and is unable to breastfeed, has multiples, or if you are trying to build up a large back supply to have on hand in the freezer. It is powerful, and gets the job done fast. This pump is great for mothers who need to pump away from home, as the bag it comes with contains everything you need, and conceals the pump from lookie loos.


You can’t go wrong with the Medela Pump in Style Advanced Double Electric Breast pump. It is fast, efficient, and keeps on working. The replacement parts for this pump are inexpensive, and can be found easily online, or at almost any store that sells Medela breast pumps.

If this pump receives any complaints at all it is usually surrounding the quality of the tote bags. I have not had any issue with my backpack edition, and I take it with me almost everywhere.

Overall you will not be disappointed by this pump. There are lots of add on accessories that you can purchase to accompany your pump, such as the hands free nursing bra.





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11 thoughts on “Medela Pump in Style Advanced Review – Great for Beginner Pumpers”

  1. That’s a really great article!
    Very detailed and my favorite part – an honest one!
    You have no problem showing the cons and not just the pros of this product.
    And honesty is always appreciated.
    I’m not a Mom yet, but now I know where to look for information when I’m about to become one!
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. My aunt was looking for this and she wanted something which is easy to clean. She always complains about how hard it is to clean the older one. Medela Pump seems versatile. However how is the quality price ratio?

  3. Thanks for this helpful review! My friend is expecting and will definitely refer this pump to her! I love how you provide consumers with the value and quality of the product! Thanks!

  4. This product is kind of ironic and made me smile as just a few months ago as a 74 year old male, I went to hospital with a breast lump, of course expecting the worst, but following blood tests, X-rays and and gel scan, it was official, I have a boob, due to lack of testosterone following prostate cancer.

    I hope my comment gives you a laugh

    Best wishes for success in your business


  5. This sounds like a great option for beginners! Though, the backpack looks a bit unattractive at the first sight, to be honest (but who cares, as long as it is practical).
    I’m just married and I am not yet ready for a baby but my sister is pregnant now. Will definitely introduce her to this product! I reckon this is particularly useful for pumping when you are out of home?

    1. Hi Crystal,
      Thank you for your comment! Yes, it is great for on the go pumping – everything you need fits right in the bag/back pack – including the cooler bag and freezer pack for milk storage.

  6. Thank you for this super helpful review Montana, one of my close friends is expecting and she’s added a breast pump to her wish list. I’m not a mom yet so I have noooo idea what I’m doing lol – I can now safely go ahead and make sure her wish comes true without worrying that she’s going to hate it! 🙂

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