Spectra v Medela

We’re frequently asked by customers how Spectra breast pumps compare to Medela breast pumps. Now there are many breast pumps out there, and in Australia, Medela is one of the best known names in breast pumps. However, we’d like to think that Spectra breast pumps are now giving Aussie women a real alternative, offering great features, a far more affordable price and the quality pumping performance that’s essential to best support your breastfeeding journey.

Let’s compare a popular Medela breast pump to one from Spectra

Considering the Medela Swing? It’s a good pump, but lets look at what the Spectra 9 electric breast pump from Spectra offers:



  • Portable and lightweight
  • Portable and lightweight
  • Dual phase program option to encourage letdown and speed milk flow
  • Dual phase program option to encourage letdown and speed milk flow
  • Adjust vacuum strength
  • Adjust vacuum strength
  • No rechargeable battery – uses disposable batteries or mains power
  • Adjust cycle speed
  • Single pumping only
  • Inbuilt rechargeable battery giving 3 hours continuous use
  • Open system – less hygienic
  • Single or double pumping – saves time & better supports supply
  • Closed system – a physical barrier prevents milk getting anywhere near the pump

Don’t take our word for it, though! Take a look at what women who’ve used both Medela and Spectra breast pumps have to say.

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