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VI-B. Battery pump options Evenflo Soft Touch




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This article is from the Breast Pumps FAQ, by bweiss@cs.arizona.edu (Beth Weiss) with numerous contributions by others.

VI-B. Battery pump options Evenflo Soft Touch

I'd like to cast my vote for the Evenflo Soft-Touch Ultra that I used.
It's battery operated (optional plug-in) with 5 suction levels (low to
high), a suction release and 3 nipple size options (S/M/L). It is
light weight and has the suction release right at your thumb-tip so
it's pretty easy to simulate natural sucking. It uses regular 4 oz.
Evenflo bottles so it's easy to buy extra. This was the only slight
disadvantage I found since I'd have to change the bottle when pumping
6-8 oz on one side. It comes with a pretty peach carrying case which
I didn't use very much since I didn't need to pump at work or
anything.

I purchased the pump at Toys R Us for around $30 (with a coupon, of
course :). [note: price is at least 2-3 years old]
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I have had an Evenflo and a MagMag pump. The Evenflo died right after
the warranty ran out. The MagMag felt better, had a better design,
worked better and I'm really sorry I wasted my time (and money) with
the other.
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I use Evenflo's battery powered pump (optional AC converter
available). It cost around $38 and uses 2 "C" batteries. It will use
most 4-oz plastic bottles, but works best with Evenflo bottles. I
find it relatively easy to use, and convenient. It is VERY easy to
clean and discreetly portable. I simply close my office door and pump
for about 20 minutes each morning and afternoon to provide enough milk
for my 4 month old son to use at daycare.
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I originally bought an electric Gerber ("Precious" Somethingorother)
and I didn't like it at all. The breast cone was made of a hard
material, and the suction was too intense (it hurt).w The one I have
now is an Evenflow and it can be used with batteries or a 3V DC
adapter. It has a flexible breast cone and a pretty good suction
adjuster, so I'm happy with it. The HOME show displayed many electric
version several weeks ago and I remember seeing an electric pump that
had two hoses (one for each breast). The Evenflow is also good
because it doesn't have moving parts (except the button you press if
you want to simulate a sucking motion). Many of the ones on the HOME
show had pumps that moved in and out. A LLL friend of mine
recommended the Health Team "Gentle Expressions" but I couldn't find
that one in any stores.

 

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