The Spectra Baby S1 is a double (or single) electric breast pump that can be operated from either a rechargeable battery or on AC current. It is a hospital grade pump, which means you can depend on it for lots of use every day and it costs hundreds and hundreds of dollars less than other hospital grade pumps. The price of this pump is its most outstanding feature.
Being inexpensive is just one good feature of the S1. It is also designed for use by mothers who are finding it difficult to express. The S1 has a massage function which helps to get the milk flowing and then an expression mode for maximum pumping efficiency. The different modes are designed to imitate how your baby sucks. The switch between modes is done automatically or, should you choose, you can switch back and forth manually.
Spectra Baby USA Dew 350Design
The Spectra Baby USA S1 is designed to be the best hospital grade battery operated pump on the market, bar none. It comes with controls for the speed and strength of the pump, whether it is set to letdown (massage) or expression mode and for its built-in light. The S1 also has an LED panel that lets you know if you are in massage or expression mode, suction speed and strength, remaining battery power and time. The S1 comes in pale blue with a white carry handle.
The fully assembled pump is shown in the picture below.
The Spectra S1 has many excellent features.
- The pump is stronger than its competitors meaning you can get more milk in less time (the vacuum range is up to 350 mmHg)
- While strong, the pump is also very quiet so you can incorporate it as part of your daily life, at 45 db it is quieter than a fan
- Battery or AC power. Built in battery with 3 hour life at maximum charge
- Pump weighs only as much as four apples. It is light and portable.
- Hygienic, eliminates milk backflow into pump
- BPA free
- Massage (letdown) and expression modes
- 2 level built-in light
- Portable, with its own handle
- Designed for daily, long-term use
The Spectra S1 normally sells for around $280. This price is substantially less than its competing hospital grade battery operated double electric breast pumps.
The package includes:
- 1 x Breast Pump
- 1 x 2 Year Warranty
- 2 x Tubing and backflow protectors
- 2 x Bottle stand
- 1 x 25 mm flange
- 2 x Hygienic silicone duck bill valves
- 2 x Collection bottles with lids (BPA free)
- 1 x AC Adaptor
- 1 x Timer (built in)
- 1 x Nightlight (built in)
Ratings and Reviews
I find that Amazon reviews provide great insight into the quality of a product and so we have included the Rating and the number of reviews for you to see here.
The Spectra S1 Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (30+ Reviews)
Videos of the Spectra Baby S1
The following video is a longish positive review of the Spectra S1:
This short video highlights the quality features of this pump
You cannot beat this price for a battery operated hospital grade double breast pump with its own handle, timer and light. You just cannot. And this breast pump comes with a host of features that make pumping more efficient and comfortable. The S1 is a great buy!
What I like:
- The price, the price, the price, the price!
- The S1 features a massage/expression cycle for mothers who are having a hard time with expression
- It’s powerful motor allows you to maximize expression, yet the many controls allow for your comfort
- It is quiet and light weight, allowing you to integrate pumping into the rest of your life
- The S1 has backflow control and is BPA free
Honestly, this is a great electric breast pump for the price, comfort and efficiency dimensions. Spectra maintains that it is the most advanced hospital grade battery operated pump on the market today.