Besides noisy sound from Medela Freestyle motor, this breastpump also is not milk-bottle-friendly (ader ke perkataan camni). What I mean is, Medela Freestyle’s breastshield compatibility with other milk bottle. I’d used 3 brands of milk bottles to pump Widad’s milk; Medela, Mom Little Ones, and Bumble Bee.
Comparison between Medela , Mom Little Ones and Bumble Bee bottle with Medela’s breastshield body:
Number of ring
Medela - 3 ring circle
Mom Little Ones (MLO) – 2 ring circle
Bumble Bee – 3 ring circle
Milk bottle security with Medela’s breastshield body
Medela – off course secure, no leaking and no twisted back
Mom Little Ones (MLO) – loose, 2 to 3 times and leaking occurr. If you tighten tightly the bottle’s ring, there are tendency to twisted back.
Bumble Bee – tighter and secure compare to MLO
Ranking from tighter to loosen – Medela , Bumble Bee, MLO
Medela – no sealing disc
Mom Little Ones – have sealing disc, sometimes its snaps tightly to screw cap sometimes its not
Bumble Bee – similar with Mom Little ones
Disadvantage when there is sealing disc, the breastmilk is highly expose to contamination if the disc is come off from screw cap.
Medela – expensive (RM69/3pc = RM23/pc)
Mom Little Ones – moderate (RM39/6 = RM6.50/pc)
Bumble Bee – the cheapest (RM30.90/6pc = RM 5.15/pc)
Convenient to feed baby
Medela – As my Medela bottle do not have sealing disc, I need to take off the lid and put the collar ring with teat.
Mom Little Ones – You need to take off the sealing disc and put the teat
Bumblee Bee – similar to Mom Little ones
As for me, i think Medela bottle is more convenient and less contamination because you just need to take off the lid and put the collar ring with teat whilst MLO and Bumble Bee, contamination is likely to happen.
Note : Its is recommended to use Medela bottle when pump the breastmilk and use other brand as storage bottle.