Philips Avent Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump Review #LoveIsInTheDetails

Philips Avent Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump Review

I’m now eight months into my breastfeeding journey with Petit Prince, and it has been quite different from my breastfeeding journey with The Heir. From a tongue tie that was not diagnosed until he was four months old to donating over 40 litres (1352oz) of breastmilk so far, breastfeeding Petit Prince has been an exercise in patience, perseverance, pumping, and paying it forward. When The Heir was born, I rented a pump for the first month and that was it. I became pretty skilled at hand expressing when I wanted to leave him a bottle or put breastmilk in his infant cereal or purees. Although hand expression is an excellent skill to acquire through your breastfeeding journey, sometimes you just need a really good pump. This is where the Philips Avent Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump comes in. No matter how good of a hand expresser I am, it can’t compare to the speed and efficacy of my Avent Comfort pump. What’s more is that “comfort” isn’t just in the name of this pump, it actually is comfortable. Crazy, right? Let me tell you more about it!

The Details:

The Philips Avent Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump comes with everything you need to get started pumping right away. Included in the box are two breast pumps, one motor, two Avent Natural bottles with two newborn nipples, two sealing discs for storing breastmilk in the bottles, and a travel bag for transporting the pump. There’s also a sample of Avent’s day time and night time breast pads.

Philips Avent Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump Review

The Avent Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump can be used as a double pump or as a single pump, depending on your needs at that time. If baby just fed off of one breast, you can pump with just one breast flange on the side baby didn’t nurse from. Or, if you like to pump while baby is nursing, you can do that too! The breast pumps come apart for easy cleaning. It consists of a silicone diaphragm, the pump body, the massage cushion, and a white valve. Once assembled, the pump is a closed system. I’ve talked about closed and open breast pump systems before, but just to recap it a bit I’ll explain what a closed system is again. A closed system breast pump is one that uses a diaphragm to prevent milk and condensation from forming in the tubing that runs between the breast pumps and the motor. This makes the Avent Comfort Breast Pump a hygienic system for expressing milk. If milk or condensation forms in the tubing between the breast pump and the motor, it can make its way to the motor of the pump causing bacteria and mold to grow. In turn, that mold and bacteria could make it back through the tubing and contaminate the milk that is being pumped. In other words, you want a closed system pump.

The pump motor itself is lightweight and a compact design. This makes it fairly discrete to carry around, especially if you’re going to be pumping at work. In addition to the on/off button, there’s a button that stimulates a let down, and a button for each of the three suction options (low, medium, and deep). What about this comfort business? This is where the massage cushions come in. The massage cushions have these innovative massaging petals on them that help to mimic baby’s natural sucking to help stimulate a letdown and milk flow. These cushions are placed into the flange part of the breast pump, and create almost a vibrating feeling rather than the more traditional pulling feeling you get with other electric breast pumps.

Philips Avent Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump Review

The travel bag that the Avent Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump comes with is really handy, and it’s not humungous or cumbersome. It easily fits the pump’s motor unit with the silicone tubing and caps attached, both pump bodies fully assembled, both 4oz Natural bottles that come with the pump, the adapter to plug it in, and an extra bottle. As an added bonus, the breast pumps come with a cover, so you can put the cover on the breast pumps once assembled and attached to the 4oz bottles, and place them right into the travel bag. You can be sure that no dust will get onto the breast pumps while they’re stored in the bag, so they will be ready to use right away when it’s time to pump.

How it works:

There’s not a day that goes by where I do not pump. My main goal in pumping is for donation to the Northern Star Mothers Milk Bank here in Calgary, but I do sometimes need to leave a bottle for Petit Prince too. Most days, I pump once in the evening after Petit Prince has gone to bed. I’ve also pumped first thing in the morning when Petit Prince has unexpectedly slept in and I needed to alleviate some engorgement, and on the occasional afternoon when I’ve needed to leave a bottle of fresh milk for King Dad to give to Petit Prince. I feel like I’ve really put the Avent Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump to the test, and I like it!

Let’s start with the comfort. Is it all just a name or is it really more comfortable? It is actually more comfortable than other pumps I’ve used. The way this pump feels on the breast is different than the way other pumps feel. At first, it was a little surprising because I wasn’t expecting it to be so different. The best way to explain it is that it feels almost like a vibrating massage on your breast. Where other pumps can be more like a strong pulling or even slight pinching, the Avent Comfort pump is neither of those things. It’s the massage petals on the comfort cushions in the flange of the breast pump that contribute to that feeling of comfort.

Philips Avent Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump Review

Avent has really thought out the details with this pump, and it’s really the little things that make this pump just that much easier to use than some others. The parts are much more sturdy than I expected them to be. There’s nothing flimsy about this pump. The silicone diaphragm that creates the closed system is substantial. It doesn’t feel like it will tear or rip when I’m attaching it to the breast pump or removing it for washing. The white valves are thick and sturdy, and even have a special grip on them to make it easier to remove them for washing. No more worrying that they’ll get lost at the bottom of a sink full of soapy water and you don’t have to worry that you could easily tear them. The pump body itself has large openings making it really easy to get right in there and thoroughly clean it.

Philips Avent Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump Review

I also really like that the breast pumps are uniquely designed to allow me to sit upright and pump comfortably. There was no need to lean forward at all to ensure the milk isn’t pooling in the breast pumps. Having to sit leaning forward can put a strain on your back and isn’t ideal for helping you to relax. Being able to sit comfortably with the Avent Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump allowed me to feel more relaxed, and that has always helped me get more milk.

How about the milk output with the Avent Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump? Oh it’s good. Really good. I had no trouble getting my average output and then some. I also didn’t need to be hooked up to the pump for long periods of time to adequately drain each breast. Most of my pumping sessions lasted just 15 minutes. I found the gentle stimulation mode triggered a letdown quickly (within 2-3 minutes), and then I was able to select the level of suction that was best for me. I could do the deep suction level, but I found the medium suction level was usually adequate and very comfortable.

Philips Avent Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump Review

Milk output with the Avent Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump was excellent when used as a double pump and as a single pump.

How about the noise level? Well, no pump is perfect! I will admit that this isn’t the quietest pump I’ve used. When using the pump as a single rather than a double, I did find it got a bit louder. I found the amount of noise the pump made to be lessened by keeping the motor unit in the travel bag when pumping. This muffled the sound enough that it wasn’t quite so disruptive.

The Avent Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump attaches only to Avent bottles (or bottles with the wide opening). It’s not a huge issue as the pump comes with two 4oz bottles to pump into, but if you tend to collect more than 4oz from each breast in a pumping session it can be a bit of a challenge. Thankfully, larger Avent bottles are available at most grocery or drugstores, so if you need a larger bottle to pump into, they’re not particularly hard to come by.

Final Thoughts:

Avent has really thought about the details with their Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump. From the innovative massage petals on the soft breast cushion to the grip on the valves, no detail has been missed. Avent clearly knows what a pumping mom wants and needs in a breast pump, and this pump truly delivers. The Avent Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump provides a comfortable pumping experience in a hygienic closed system, and includes everything you need to pump, store your breastmilk, and feed your baby.

Philips Avent Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump Review

Petit Prince is excited about the Avent Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump, and you should be too!

You can connect with Philips Avent on social media by following them on Facebook and on Twitter. If you’re interested in learning more about the Philips Avent Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump just CLICK HERE.

How would you like the chance to WIN 1 of 20  Philips Avent Comfort Double Electric Breast Pumps? The giveaway is open to the USA & Canada (excluding Quebec, Alaska, and Hawaii) and closes on June 24th, 2016.

Philips Avent Double Breast Pump

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Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Philips Avent and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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127 Comments on “Philips Avent Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump Review #LoveIsInTheDetails

  1. We would love to try this pump, or even donate it to a new mama friend who found her insurance will not cover a pump. Great review!

    • I would use the Avent double electric pump for my own little one, Carsen James, who is currently 7 weeks old!! I’m exclusively breast feeding him now but this pump would really come in handy for when I need to relieve some pressure or prepare to leave him alone for a few hours and he can be bottle fed or to help build up a supply to have on hand for emergencies. Thanks for the chance to win one! Carrie

  2. I have the manual pump by avent and it’s way better then the other i have tried . The electric one would be fantastic

  3. I would love to use this pump for myself. The one I’m using right now isn’t very good.

  4. I would love a double pump. I too pump at night after I put bug to sleep, and I am not a big fan of my over priced single pump! Thank you for your review! ps who wouldn’t love a breast massage

      • When I went to Thailand years ago I ago I got a thai massage, as you do when in Thailand. The woman massaged my breasts. It was honestly the greatest and most surprising thing ever!

  5. I would love to use this pump. I’ve heard good things and wonder if it would be better than my current pump.

  6. Thanks for such a thorough review! I’m super intrigued by those massage cushions now 😉 And Avent baby bottles are my favorites, so being able to pump directly into them would be useful when pumping before leaving baby with a babysitter! (Also, that’s so awesome that you’re pumping extra milk to donate! You deserve major kudos for that!).

  7. My co-worker just had twins. How helpful would this be for her!

  8. I would use myself as I also donate to the northern star mothers milk bank and my pump appears to be on it’s last legs. I also pump the occasional bottle for my little master and would definitely put this pump to daily use.

  9. I would save this to use for a future LO. I had issues breastfeeding my first, initially, and had to rent a pump for the first few weeks until breastfeeding improved. After that I used a hand pump occasionally, but had a hard time. I would love to have an electric pump for next time!

  10. I’m pregnant with my second baby, so would definitely use the pump for him/her! I nursed my first for 20 months, and pumped for the first 12. The poor pump gave up after that, so I need a new one this time and this pump seems great.

  11. I need this so bad its one of the few things i have to buy for my sweet baby. Thank you for the opportunity.

  12. I would love to try this pump! I hate my pump and I bought a manual with I likeore bit it is a lot of work! This would be amazing!

  13. I’d be using it for my newborn, but would gladly pass it on to a friend when we’re done.

  14. I have never used this pump, but it looks like it is nice quality!

  15. I would use this to pump for my baby due at the end of the summer. It looks like a great pump

  16. THis would be for my babies. I’m intrigued and would like to try these comfort petal things!

  17. Would love the chance to try this! I would love to breastfeed, but am preparing that I won’t. There is a family history of bottle feeding, from need and not by choice, so I am preparing for the worst.

  18. I do a lot of pumping and would like to see if I like this more than the 1 I have right now. So I would keep it for myself.

  19. I would use this for myself, I LOVE Avent naturals bottles and it would be so awesome to have a pump that worked directly with that style of bottle

  20. I would give this to my daughter-in-law who is expecting our first grandchild this summer.

  21. I would use this pump. It looks like it would be so comfortable! I’m in need of a new pump!

  22. I will share it with my wife who is currently breast feeding!

  23. I would keep this one for myself. Would have loved a double pump with my last!

  24. If I win, I will use it for my little one in october, then when I’m done I will donate it to a mom in need.

  25. I will be using this pump for myself, I am due July 4th so this would come in perfect time!

  26. After my baby was born 5 weeks prematurely, an electric pump has been attached to me to try and stimulate milk supply. We rented one from the hospital temporarily but I am resolved to keep pumping even though my supply is still weak. If I were to win this pump it would be used 8+ times per day to feed me baby what little bit my body is producing. I’m not giving up!

  27. This would be for my daughter-in-law or daughter. Both are starting families. We will see who is first!

  28. I’m not able to get a breast pump through insurance so I’m scrambling to afford one!

  29. I would totally use this on our little miracle. It took us over a year and we are so happy our miracle is due 11/14/16. We could be happier.

  30. I need one of these, as I don’t have one yet and know I will need one for my new little one.

  31. I would donate this to a local group that helps out families in need!

  32. If I were to win I would use for my baby due in the next couple weeks then pass it along to another mom in need 🙂

  33. As much as I’d like to try this pump, I’m not planning on having a baby soon so I’d share with my sister in law

  34. I would use it for me! My last pump stopped working, so I could put this one to good use!

  35. If I were to win this I’d be using it for myself and my little ones!

  36. Babe is due in 5 weeks, and I’m also hoping to be a breastmilk donor. So I would definitely use this pump for myself <3

  37. I’d so love to win this to facilitate donating to the milk bank!

  38. I would use it for my baby and of course share! Thanks for the chance!

  39. i will use this for baby number 2 due in november! 😀

  40. I would use this for my new baby due in July! with my youngest I just had a handheld pump!

  41. If I win, I am going to be giving it to my sister who is 7 months pregnant. The baby was a surprise for her and her husband because she didnt think she could get pregnant (She has PCOS) but here comes the little miracle baby anyways!

  42. I would use for the LO we are TTC currently as the one I had previously I didn’t really care for and have heard great things about these

  43. Will absolutely use it for me! First baby coming in July and while I want to EBF, we’ve all gotta pump eventually and I was planning to rent one when I needed it.

  44. Researching pumps and this one was definitely on my list. I’d try it out or give it to someone who needed it.

  45. I would keep this for myself to use to feed my little one! Due in October.

  46. I would use for my little one. I just started trying to build up a freezer stash just in case I can’t feed him myself for any reason. I’ve been hand expressing but a pump would help me get to my goal even faster.

  47. I would not share lol Im due october so need a pump this is perfect

  48. I’ve heard good things about this phlips avent product! Going on my wish ♥ list now.

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