I have been lucky enough to obtain both a Medela swing and a Lansinoh single electric pump and can say hands down the Lansinoh pump is the winner. Firstly setting up the pump, attachments and bottles is easy. All the pumping parts are simple to clean and sterilise (you don’t have to sterilise with breastmilk this but it gives me peace of mind). The pump is a lovely shade of purple and lightweight enough to move whilst out and about. I am someone who can only pump small amounts frequently (30-60mls each time) although occasionally I manage to get 90mls. The let down setting is brilliant and I have found that if I revert back to the let down setting when my milk output slows on suction mode that I produce a lot more milk.
Having used both the Medela and Lansinoh pumps I have found that I manage to express more milk (10-30mls more) from the Lansinoh pump and I’ve used and tried both pumps at various times of the day and at various points between feeds or whilst feeding on the other breast. I’ve double pumped and changed up which pump has been on which breast and still express more milk from the Lansinoh. The other benefit of the Lansinoh breast pump is that you can express straight into Lansinoh milk bags. This saves cleaning and sterilising and means it can just go straight into the freezer when done. The bags fit perfectly onto the pump but definitely need to be taken off the pump with two hands (not a one handed holding the baby job). This makes expressing a lot easier. The Lansinoh breast pump is worth the money.