Medela Calma Nipples
The desciption states that this product comes with bottles and nipples. Does this version come with the Calma nipples or is this the older version with regular Medela nipples? I can not tell as the Sears product description does not have a picture of the box. I have attached a picture of the new box with the Calma nipples to help you verify.
Mine did come with one Calma nipple. Purchased in jan2013.
Date published: 2013-02-25
Does this same product go by the name "Medela Swing Breast Pump" ?
The Medela Swing is a single pump, whereas the Medela Freestyle is a double pump. I believe that the Freestyle is also lighter than the Swing. You can find a lot more info on the Medela website. I have the Freestyle and I like it. It is great for mothers that are returning to work and still plan to breastfeed.
Date published: 2013-01-10
Does Sears offer an extended warranty that you can purchase on bigger purchases like this?
Sears does not offer Protection Agreements on this product.
Thank you for choosing Sears.
Date published: 2012-06-05
closed or open system - medela swing pump
i was wondering if this pump has a diapragm preventing the tubing to get contaminated with milk and vice versa (closed system)
also what model year is this pump and are the bottles bpa free?
Yes it is a closed system. The bottles are BPA free. I don't know the answer to your question about the model year.
Date published: 2012-05-17
Can you hook this breast pump up to playtex bottles?
is there a way or somthing you can buy with this product to hook with playtex bottles
Yes, the breastshield/cap is a standard size that will fit onto most plastic bottles. I have tried it with the small Evenflow and Gerber bottles as well as the Playtex Ventaire. I have not tried it on glass bottles but would think that it works as well.
Date published: 2010-12-20
Is this breast pump returnable if upopened and unused?
The returns policy isn't especially clear about this.
I suspect it would be considered a "Health care product," which once "out of its original packaging" is excluded from the returns policy and "will not be accepted for refund or exchange".
But you did say "unopened", right? Typically the Medela products are closed with a small safety seal at both ends of the box; they're not encased in shrink-wrap or anything like that.
I could easily see them refusing to take it back because it wouldn't necessarily be clear that it wasn't "unopened".
FYI: It is standard practice for most retailers to not accept breast pumps for returns for hygenic reasons.
Date published: 2010-03-26
Quality of the pump
Is this pump the same quality as the "Pump in style" pumps? Or is this a cheaper version?
All Medela pumps are of the same high quality but designed for different use. This pump is a single electric pump, great if you are planning to support breasfeeding with pumping. The Pump in Style is a double electric pump which will allow you to pump both breasts at the same time. This is great for multiple births or for a mom who wants to reduce pumping time.
Date published: 2010-01-13