The Pump Station & Nurtury has a long association with Medela as one of their oldest authorized retailers, and our lactation consultants strongly recommend the Symphony as the very best & most effective breast pump available anywhere. This is the Medela "flagship", the hospital-grade (multi-user) pump that is the benchmark by which all others are judged, and the pump we rent to our local Santa Monica customers. The latest generation from Medela is the Symphony PLUS.
What is the difference between the Symphony and Symphony Plus?
Medela research and clinical evidence suggest that unique infant sucking patterns exist in the earliest days of life, and help "program" a mother's breasts for optimal milk production. Success in these early days has been shown to play an important role in determining longer term lactation success.
As a result of this insight, Medela developed the Symphony Plus with TWO programs: first, the INITIATE program (Initiation Technology™) proven to help mothers initiate, build, and maintain their breast milk supply and provide the benefits of human milk to their preterm or term infant by mimicking a newborn’s natural feeding behavior in the first few days after birth.
Second, the MAINTAIN pumping program; which uses 2-Phase Expression Technology®, to mimic a baby's natural nursing rhythm after the initiation stage. The MAINTAIN program is used to build and maintain a mom’s milk supply and should be used by day 6 post-birth and for as long as mom wishes.
Because of its simple cleaning & multi-user format the Medela Symphony PLUS is often selected by organizations seeking to establish their own lactation spaces. Don't risk your investment or your warranty - only purchase the Symphony from a Medela authorized retailer like The Pump Station!
Pictured: Medela CEO Annette Brüls visiting The Pump Station Santa Monica, flanked by Pump Station CEO Cheryl Petran and PS Founder Corky Harvey.
Symphony Plus Features & Benefits
Initiation Technology™: Used soon after birth, can significantly increase breast milk production. INITIATE program contains a mixture of stimulation phases, an expression phase and a pause phase.
2-Phase Expression® technology: Can be used by all mothers to help build and maintain milk production. MAINTAIN program can be used to build upon initiation and maintain their milk production.
Convenient: Single or double pumping.
Two separate, independent membrane units: Allows switching between single and double pumping by simply applying or removing the second collection kit to the breast.
Let-down button: Moms can easily return to stimulation by pressing the let-down button.
Initiate and maintain milk supply: If direct breastfeeding is not possible, as well as collect breast milk at work or during other absences from the baby.
Hospital grade (multi-user): The pump's kit (sold separately as Symphony Pumping Kit) is separate from the pumping mechanism and protected from overflow by a specially designed membrane.
- 1 - Symphony Breast Pump
- 1 - Symphony PLUS Program Card
- 1 - quick start card
- 1 - protector for card/cord
Symphony Hard Carrying Case & Double Pumping Kit, sold separately.
- Unit Weight: 7.05 lbs
- Unit Size/Packaging: 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 x 12 1/2
- 3 year limited warranty
- Item # 101030195
IMPORTANT SALES TERMS FOR THE SYMPHONY:
- ALL SALES FINAL. Product warranty issues are handled directly by Medela.
- We do not collect Sales tax on shipments outside of California.
- This item ships FREE to all 50 States.
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