Test bench - Freestyle double electric breast pump from Medela - Results

Medela asked three moms to test one (1) "freestyle" double electric breast pump worth $ 495. They had a period of eight (8) weeks to test the breast pump and here are their comments.

Vanessa Bonato, Montreal Quebec

I have been using the Medela Freestyle double electric breast pump for a month now and it really lives up to my expectations. I was so happy when I learned that I had been chosen for the test bench. For me, the breast pump is an essential accessory. With my first baby, I used the single Medela pump and was very happy with the results, but the double saves so much more time and if you use the Medela bra also, you have two free hands at the same time, which for a mom is time-saving and genius! It feels very comfortable and is also powerful. I also like the fact that the machine is very easy to use and that the format is discreet. I remember my first breastfeeding experience. I was so insecure and for that reason, I did not breastfeed as long as I would have liked. There is also a 24/7 helpline to call if ever you have any concerns and questions which is very much appreciated when you are a first-time mom and not exactly sure if you’re doing things right. Once again, it gets two thumbs up from me!

Mylène Therrien, St-Hubert Quebec

I was lucky to participate in the test bench for the Medela Freestyle breast pump. From the start, I must admit that I had an automatic breast pump from another brand but, after using the Medela Freestyle breast pump, I am quite charmed by this gem that makes life easier for active moms. Being very busy, I need a tool that facilitates breastfeeding or pumping anywhere. It is small, practical, easy to transport, and discrete. I would have loved to have it for my first child… Now, I wouldn’t know how to live without it! Medela is the BMW of breast pumps. The battery holds its charge very well… you can even pump in the changing room of a SPA in complete peace. My only comment is that since it is sold as freestyle, I think the product would get added value by including a freehand attachment, or a bustier for easy pumping. I definitely recommend this product to all active moms who are breastfeeding.

Véronique Cellard, Montreal, Quebec

At first, the electric breast pump scared me. However, it must be said that I am a first time mother and I had not used a breast pump before. I thought that using it would be complicated. However, from the first try, I was pleasantly surprised. The instructions included in the box are very clear. The breast pump is easy to assemble, easy to use and is much faster and more efficient than manual breast pumps. The Medela Freestyle Breast Pump is really handy for stocking milk in the freezer. The manual adjustment of the speed makes its use personalized. I especially like its small size which makes it possible to slip it in the baby’s diaper bag and carry it everywhere very easily.

I also used the free breastfeeding support service when I bought the breast pump. A revelation! The advice of the lactation consultants helped me a lot in the first few weeks of breastfeeding and that's what made me not give up.

The only comment I would have is that I had to get a different size of nipple shields than those included in the box since they did not fit me. Maybe we could choose the size of the teats during the purchase?

Overall, I highly recommend the Medela Freestyle Breast Pump for its efficiency, easy use, and comfort.

Freestyle double electric breast pump

Winner of several awards, Freestyle is our most popular breast pump! Spend less time pumping and more doing what matters to you! Designed for frequent daily use, Freestyle helps maintain your milk production by ensuring that baby receives the beneficial properties of breast milk for as long as you want. Compact and easy-to-use Freestyle features Medela's exclusive 2-Phase Expression® technology, scientifically proven to produce more milk in less time *. The Freestyle Breast Pump gives you the freedom to pump anywhere at any time. It runs on battery (3 hours of pumping per charge). With ties for hands-free expression. Available with the Calma® pacifier, scientifically proven for a natural passage between breast and pacifier alternately. Freestyle to pump, preserve your milk and feed baby. All parts that come into contact with breast milk are free of BPA, D.O.P. and other phthalates.


Medela offers breastfeeding accessories and breast pumps to mothers in Quebec and around the world. A long-time champion of breastfeeding, Medela is the only company to develop products based on the latest research by leading breastfeeding experts and feedback from breastfeeding mothers. As a result, Medela pumps are the number one choice for healthcare professionals, healthcare facilities and mothers around the world. Only you can provide what’s best for your baby. Medela can help.

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