Getting my Spectra S1 breast pump was the best decision I have made in terms of purchases for my breastfeeding journey.
It saved my milk supply.
I got this pump when I was at my wits end and actually about to quit breastfeeding. The bundle that I got was from Amazon and it came with a set of flanges, valves, tubing and 5-ounce bottles with adaptable nipples for feeding.
An important thing to mention about this pump is that the bottles that are compatible with it are unusually large in diameter at the top. In other words, all of the Medela storage bottles I had would not work with this pump.
In order to use them I needed to pour the milk that I pumped from the Spectra bottles into the Medela bottles. Not the end of the world, but only having two bottles compatible with the pump got a little old. This meant I needed to wash the bottles immediately after using the pump. Every. Single. Time. Talk about time consuming.
The other downside to doing this was the milk I was wasting from transferring bottle to bottle. I could not afford to waste any of my precious liquid gold!
You need to know this if you have a Spectra Breast Pump.
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That is what prompted me to think smarter, not work harder and just buy more Spectra bottles.
Easy, right? Not when Spectra wanted to charge me $12.99 for one bottle. No offense Spectra, but really? I could see maybe 2 bottles for that price, but that was even still a little steep for my taste. Not to mention that was for only a 5-ounce bottle. I was looking to get a larger volume.
Then I came across these bottles on Amazon by NeneSupply.
I was skeptical at first and not too fond of the idea of buying something not “name brand ” for my pump or baby for that matter. Since they were Amazon Prime, I had nothing to lose in trying them.
Long story short, I loved these bottles so much I decided to buy another set of six 5-ounce ones too!
Some information about the bottles:
- They fit perfectly onto the Spectra flanges.
- The lids have an inner silicone ring to prevent any spills and make for a tight seal!
- BPA free
- Dishwasher safe
- They are compatible with Avent pumps too (if you have one of those).
- Can be sanitized in boiling water or steam
The only con I should mention is that these particular bottles don’t fit into the spot on the pump for a bottle to sit in. The base of these is a little too large. This really doesn’t bother me as I never used that aspect of the pump anyway, but I figured it was worth noting to you. I want to give you as much information as possible when making your decision to purchase these.
If you are looking for more bottles compatible with your Spectra breast pump, give these a try!
I know they don’t have the “Spectra” name on them, but for the money you save- it is well worth that compromise (if you even consider that to be a compromise).