About The Freestyle
The Medela Freestyle is a double pump with a rechargeable battery, lightweight components, and a carry bag for pumping on the go. Like other Medela models, it features patented 2-Phase Expression technology, which mimics the natural feeding motions of a baby to allow for a proven 18% increase in milk ejection. It is easy to move, and is designed for moms who need to pump on the go.
Medela Freestyle Design & Features
The Freestyle is a lightweight and compact device that comes with a 3 hour rechargeable battery for use on the go. It is specifically designed for moms who pump multiple times per day while on the move and, as such, was built with comfort in mind. It features adjustable speed/vacuum settings so you can personalize the pumping experience to your individual needs, a digital backlit display, and a memory feature so that you do not need to reprogram your settings with each use.
Below is a video by Medela showing how to set up and use the Freestyle, as well as some quick stats regarding comfort, price, quality, and noise output in comparison to its competitors.
Pros & Cons Explained
The pump on the Freestyle has been heralded as easy to set up and comfortable to use. Some users have said that it does lack suction however, and can depreciate even further when the battery drops below a certain point.
The Freestyle falls in line with the average price of other pumps in its category however, there are often sales on sites like Amazon so you can usually find it for lower than the normal price.
Medela’s 2-Phase Expression technology has been proven to get 18% more milk when double pumping, and allows users to achieve faster milk ejection with better flow than other competitors. When combined with the Freestyle’s low weight (5lbs), included carrying case, and ease of assembly, it makes it a great option for moms who need to pump on the go.
The Freestyle has a noticeably higher noise output than some of its other competitors and machines in the “hospital grade” category. This is largely due to the small size of the device itself, but may pose an issue if you are pumping in a place where less noise is desirable.