Medela Sonata vs. Freestyle Breast Pumps
NOTE: Medela is kicking off the decade with an innovative update to the most popular breast pump in their line-up, the Freestyle. The New Freestyle Flex is geared towards the on-the-go needs of the modern-millennial-multitasking-mom. Read our full product review HERE.
The Freestyle mentioned in this article is comparing the Freestyle that came out in 2008.
Sonata vs. Freestyle
Pump, pump, pump, it up!
We know that shopping for a breast pump isn't something that you do every day – so we are breaking down the details of two of our favourite Medela pumps.
Read on for our comparison between the Sonata Smart Breast Pump and the Freestyle Double Electric Pump.
Both have the trusted Medela name behind them that you already know and love.
You may be exclusively breastfeeding but eventually, there will come a day when you may need to have a stash of liquid gold on hand [HELLO, date night!] so use this information to help you choose the right breast pump for you!
If you are just starting your search for a breast pump be sure to give your health and benefits provider a quick call. Depending on your plan a portion of your breast pump purchase could be covered and that information will be helpful to know before you begin shopping.
There are three main differences that set these pumps apart.
Sonata Smart Breast PumpIf you are looking for a high-tech pump the Sonata is for you.
It is modern looking and weighs about 2 pounds + it is the quietest Medela pump on the market. At first, we didn’t even realize it was on!
[Thank goodness for the light-up display.]
The Sonata connects via Bluetooth to the MyMedela® app allowing you to track all your pumping sessions through a personalized dashboard.
It also has a silence control button that alerts the user when they power the device ON and OFF or can even inform you of an air leak. What a smarty-pants!
Freestyle Double Electric Pump
The Freestyle offers a ton of flexibility. It may be small but it is also mighty.
The pump itself is small enough to fit into the palm of your hand which gives the user true freedom to roam around. If you are a new mom you must be thinking freedom and flexibility? Sign me up!
What we mean by that is you really can take the Freestyle anywhere!
When used with the Medela Easy Expression Bustier you can continue with your day—unload the dishwasher, do your make-up-- essentially can use the device hands free.
Convenience is NEVER lost on a busy Mama and the rechargeable battery allows you to pump anywhere, anytime!
Time To Decide
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- Both are double electric pumps and are ideal for moms who pump several times a day
- Both of these pumps feature 2-Phase Expression technology, which mimics babies’ natural sucking rhythms—and you can adjust the strength of the suction using the plus and minus buttons.
- They each have their own “let down button”, digital display, memory button, and timer.
- Both pumps include:
- 4 BPA-free bottles with lids
- 2 different size Breast Shields
- 1 cooler bag with ice pack
A NEW feature offered by Medela with the purchase of either of these breast pumps is an invaluable recourse, FREE 30 day access to Medela 24/7.
This service gives you 1:1 access to certified Lactation Consultants who can hop on video chat with you to assess your latch or any other issues in real time—even in the middle of the night!
Remember breast pumps are final sale so be sure to head into one of our stores to touch and feel both pumps before you buy. Our store advisers would be happy to help you choose the best pump for you!
Leave them in the comments below!