We think this is going to excite you! If you’re looking for a breast pump rental, then you’ll know that hire fees are costly – usually at least $100 per month , and then add another $50 plus for the breast shield kit (the attachments to the pump required for collection of milk). This isn’t because breast pump hire providers are greedy, it’s because the Medela and Ameda breast pumps usually provided are thousands of dollars. A pump like the Medela Lactina is a workhorse, designed to provide pumping for many years, and is a long-term investment.
Ultimately, however, what you’re really paying for is the name. There’s not a great variety in breast pumps available in Australia, and so not only do brands like Medela have little competition, they are able to charge prices far in excess of what’s available in other countries (like the US). Take a look at the cost of a Medela pump on Amazon and you’ll see what I mean.
Sweet Beats have scoured the net far and wide, spoken to many breast pump manufacturers and finally come across Spectra, a Korean manufacturer of breast pumps, accessories and milk bags whose products are sold and hired all across Asia, the UK ,many parts of Europe and have been recently introduced into the US with huge success. This is a quality, powerful, modern and attractive style of breast pump – and of course the best part is that prices are a fraction of those asked by Medela and other brands already available in Australia.
We need to reinforce – the prices aren’t because they aren’t as good -it’s just that the well known brands (in Australia) are sold at inflated prices.
We have personally trialled, tested and examined all breast pumps on the market and we can tell you that the Spectra Dew 350 can stand toe to toe with the Medela Lactina any time – but it’s less bulky, less noisy and of course, less expensive.
Sweet Beats will provide the Spectra Dew 350 hospital grade breast pump at the best price we possibly can as we introduce it into the Australian market. At $239 to buy or just $70 a month to hire (including breast shield price), this is the best choice for the canny shopper.