Breast pumps: Compare features & prices Medela Swing review http://www.which.co.uk/baby-and-child/nursery-and-feeding/reviews/breast-pumps/medela-swing/review/
The Medela Swing electric breast pump is a popular choice; we asked mothers to tell us how satisfied they were with it, and put it through tough tests.
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Whether it features an electric pump, or you pump manually using a handle.
Single or double pump
A double pump means you can express both breasts at once. A single pump means you can express one breast at a time.
Size of pump
Given as maximum dimensions LxHxW in cm. Overall size is of the pump unit only.
Power cord (cm)
Length in cm of power cord (if electric) for the main pump.
Maximum battery life in minutes as measured by our labs.
Whether the pump comes with a feeding bottle to collect the milk in, or another type of collection container. The collection containers we tested had a larger capacity than bottles.
The make of bottles which are compatible with this breast pump.
Maximum fill volume (ml)
The maximum fill level for the main bottle, or collection container, that comes included with the breast pump.
Weight when full (g)
Weight of the breast pump (g) when full to the maximum level indicated above.
What's in the box
What's included in the box when you buy it.
Breast shields included
Number of breast shields included in the box.
Size of breast shield
Dimensions of the breast shield (HxWxD in cm)
Breast shield material
The material the breast shield is made from
Adjustable expressing levels
Whether the pump has a variable speed of expressing or not. This is usually found on electric models. Manual models will have one setting only.
Vacuum range (kPa)
The higher the number the more versatile the breast pump is because there's more options to find an expressing level that suits you. Manual pumps do not have an adjustable vacuum level, like electric pumps, but you can vary the degree of expressing by how much you pump the handle.