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This pump is a life saver. During the power outage we experienced during Isaias I could still pump. The change of handle orientation for left and right pumping, and the easy handle operation makes a successful pump session possible.   — Maria

Best breast pump! - This is my second pumping journey and how badly I’ve wanted an Ardo pump. After plenty of research, I was sold on the companies compliance with the WHO Breastfeeding Code, the closed system, and the quietest pump on the market. This pump has not disappointed!! I’m a childbirth educator and doula and recommend it to all of my clients. Even the hand pump is helpful on occasion and I’ve had the best customer service experience. I highly recommend this pump!   — Sierra S.

Highly Recommended - The family of Ardo pumps are the finest available breast pumps on the market today. Ardo has considered the need for effectiveness, a quiet, closed system, as well as a choice of flange sizes. With the Swiss design and manufacturing, choosing Ardo means that mothers finally have a pump that out shines every other. Ardo is perfect pump for every mother.   — Kathleen Huggins, R.N., M.S., IBCLC, Author of "The Nursing Mothers’ Companion”

Great Pump, my favorite by far! - I am a working mom of 3 and spend a good deal of time out on the road away from my baby. I started using this pump when my son was 12 months old and have been using it for nearly 6 months. I love how I have full control over the speed and strength of the suction and am really able to mimic my baby's nursing style. I also love how quiet this pump is! I can pump comfortably in an office or on the phone without the worry of others hearing the pump. This being a closed system is a huge added bonus for me because I can use this unit through multiple children! I've used a number of different brands and this is the only one that I have stuck with! I can't recommend it enough!   — Krys F

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Feels great - This pump feels realistic, it provides a pleasant pumping experience.   — Realistic Feeling

Best pump yet! - Bought this pump sealed in box from a friend, and boy am I glad! It's definitely quiet. For 4 months now I've used my spectra brand pumps and there had to be something better! I found this Ardo set and I've used it 4 hours a day since it was delivered! Virtually no pain, my breasts have recovered from damage from my other pumps, and it empties in half the time! 5 stars!   — Pumpinmama

Quiet, Efficient, Small/Portable, Comfortable. I Love this pump & this company! - I absolutely love my Ardo Calypso Double Electric Pump! I also love the company as they always seem very easy to work with, responsive, & clearly care about their customers & products! I am a working mother of 1 & have been exclusively breastfeeding our little one for going on 4 months now. Needing to have a milk supply saved up for when I went back to work & then continuing to pump once I had to return to work both seemed like daunting tasks. THANKS to my Ardo I have been able to do both successfully & easily! There are really so many pumps out there so let me break down why this one is THE BEST: - It is QUIET! Quietest pump available & let me tell you, this makes pumping SO much more enjoyable, not feeling like you're a cow hooked up to some loud "ka-chunk ka-chunk ka-chunk" sounding machine. This makes pumping at home nice because my husband couldn't even hear it if I had the nursery door shut while I was pumping if he had a work call to be on, or if company was over. Also, when I have to pump at work it's nice to have something as quiet as possible. I CAN BE PUMPING & ON A WORK CALL & NO ONE CAN TELL because of how quiet it is :) - It's SMALL! (see my pics) this pump is SO small which makes taking it on the go a breeze! It's the size of my hand basically & fairly thin (again see pics) it seriously reminds me of the little CD player/walkman I used to have lol This small size really is a huge bonus. - It's PORTABLE! In the early days when we were first home with baby & I was trying to store milk to build up a freezer stash it made it much easier to pump because I could just use it with batteries & didn't have to be plugged in to an outlet & only sit in that spot! There have been many times I have been pumping with this & walking around to throw in a load of laundry etc. So I like that I don't have to be stuck in one spot. I also have to pump in the restroom while at work, so I like that I can be standing up & moving around/or if I am working from home & I am pumping I can be pumping & getting other things done/moving around. - It's EFFECTIVE & RELIABLE! This pump seriously works GREAT! It gets all of my milk out easily & is comfortable. (Anyone saying it's not getting their milk out should probably evaluate their flange size, because I selected a proper fitting flange & have never had an issue for a second). I do faster cycled with lower vacuum to initiate a let-down, then once my milk is flowing out I switch it to higher vacuum & lower cycles (this is what the manual suggested & it works great). -It's EASY TO CLEAN & A CLOSED SYSTEM. I seriously love that all of the parts are easy to clean & that it's a closed system, so no yucky bacteria or moisture can get into the pump itself! :) This pump is wonderful (SO ARE THEIR FREEZER BAGS & MANUAL PUMP TOO) I am sure you will be happy with it! :)   — Monica

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Quiet at last - The Ardo has some nice pros and a few cons. For starters, it is very quiet, which is very nice. I use it while pumping one side, while my baby nurses on the other, often in the middle of the night, right next to my husband. Because it's so quiet, she can often still nurse calmly and usually falls asleep even though the pump is very close by. I also really like the stands that hold the bottle. I've used other pumps before and it's nice to know that when I put the pump parts down, they aren't top heavy and wont fall over. The pluses out weigh the minuses but there are a few things I wish were different. Mainly, that the bottle demarcations were easier to see. Also, I wish the pump remembered my last setting when I turned it back on. Thanks to the weeSpring Parent Panel for sending me this breast pump!   — Lily N

Couldn't get a good fit, but loved the pump. - This breastpump has qualities I wish my other double pump had and lacks features I didn't know I would miss. I bf both of my girls and have been pumping to supplement for one right after the other was done, for the last 2 years. This is the 3rd electric double pump I have used, 4th pump altogether. What I really, really like about it is it's portability. There's not much to the pump so I can bring it with me anywhere and it fits in many of the handbags I currently have. I can't even consider doing that with the Medela double pump I have. The only thing about using it anywhere is that the power cable is only 4 feet long so I have to set myself up pretty close to an outlet. You also don't want to set up anywhere there is even a remote amount of debris, because the tubing on it is a weird matte material and EVERYTHING sticks to it. I normally pump sitting on the edge of my bed and my tubes after only one use are covered in little cotton fuzzies. I don't know if they are going to have other attachments that will be available, but I wasn't able to find a flange that worked very well. I normally use a 27mm for my Medela pump, and the Ardo came with 26s, 28s and 31s. I tried both the 26 and the 28 but neither felt comfortable. They also have a flexible flange that sits within the 31 that is supposed to allow you to massage without losing suction. I like the concept, but on my smaller breasts this piece didn't get any results. Should you find a flange that fits properly, this pump is really customizable. The Medela double I have has 2 settings: a build up to let down, and the monotonous pump. Then it has a knob where I can turn up or down the intensity of the suction. This portable Ardo is completely customizable. It takes a bit to get used to what setting you want it on and what works best for your own let down, but once I have it right I let down faster and I can change the setting to the monotonous pump at exactly the rate and strength that I want. As far as pieces go, this pump is hands down easier to clean. There are less pieces and they are sturdier than the Medela. The only exception is this terrible, dust-magnet tubing.   — Anginator

Great Pump! - Having pumped for all 3 of my children (ages 4 years, 2 years and 1.5 months) – I’ve only ever used the Medela PIS until now. When the Ardo Calypso arrived, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. The pump is smaller than I thought it would be and SO incredibly quiet when it’s on!! So the biggest pro for me – this pump is a closed system! Yes – this means no milk condensation in the pump…ever! I also noticed rubber feet on the base of the pump, which prevents the pump from slipping off the table. The double A battery compartment is built into the pump, so there are no extra adapters that you need to purchase if you need to pump in the car or away from an outlet. The ability to customize the suction strength and cycle time is also helpful…if you have pumped before and know what to expect when you’re pumping. I feel like this feature could be confusing for new moms as the Medela PIS has much easier controls. When I pumped with the Ardo Calypso, at first it was confusing to set up, but there are so many helpful videos on YouTube to assist with using the pump. I did notice that once I was set up, I pumped about the same as I would have with my Medela PIS. The suction didn’t seem as strong at first, and I had it cranked to the maximum setting, but after the pump “warmed up” I noticed the suction was better. Figuring out my personal expression cycle took a bit of trial and error as well. I did yield about the same amount of milk as my other pump for that time of day. One con that I noticed is that the power cord is about a foot shorter than my other pump…not a deal breaker, but it was noticeable as I had to sit slightly closer to the outlet when I was pumping. Also, when fully put together, the bottles/flanges felt a little heavier than the Medela set up – for double pumping, a hands free bra would be needed – as there’s really no way to adjust the suction/cycle if you’re holding the flanges to your body. As with other reviews, the material of the tubing does cause dust and hair to stick to it, but again that’s not a deal breaker for me. As this pump is not readily available in the U.S. yet, I believe purchasing extra parts (bottles, flanges, etc.) can only be done online – I did not see any Ardo parts at my local baby retailers. I would like to try the soft optiflow inserts to see if they did help with milk production, but they are not included in the insurance package. In conclusion, this is a great pump – I will likely use it more often when my maternity leave ends and I’m back at the office – the quietness of the pump will allow me to pump while taking calls - and for a working mom, that is a pretty big deal. Thanks to the weeSpring Parent Panel for sending me this breast pump to try and review!   — Cindy M.

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Easy to carry around, silent and smooth - I love this product because it is very smooth on the nipple. It makes the pumping experience more comfortable because it doesn’t make much noise and it is easy to move around the house. I would encourage people to cut some holes on an old bra and that way, Ardo becomes a hands free pumper.   — María

Making motherhood a little bit easier - I adore my ardo calypso! It’s really helped to ease me into a nice feeding routine. The pump is small enough to easily take to work with me and so silent that I can actually hear myself think while pumping.   — May

Quiet pump! - This pump is not only easy to clean but also extremely quiet while I’m pumping! Other pumps would wake my babies up but not the Ardo Calypso pump. I’m so glad I bought this breast pump.   — Sonia

Amazing pump! - This pump is so quiet that I can finally pump and not wake up my baby. It’s also extremely easy to clean and won’t take me an extra 10 min of cleaning after each pump session. I’m slo happy with my Ardo Calypso pump.   — Soniasaiid

Highly reccomended - This is the best product on the market. Any mother who tries it will choose it over the other pumps as it is so customizable for the comfort of the user with 64 different setting. It's so quiet it can be used anywhere anytime. and the peace of mind knowing the closed system prevents contamination of the pump an tubing is an extra benefit.   — DME company

Amazing kit - This kit is everything ! I love the green color and the shape of the bottles . the bag holds everything ! And the pump is pretty amazing too! So glad I got this   — Kim

This pump is the lightest hospital pump I have used. The individual settings allowed me to select the most comfortable setting every time, rather than having to rely on pre-set suction and cycle values. I got more milk than with the other pump after my first baby.   — Nicki

Wow! For the price it looks secure for all needs! Love the color and the holders for the bottles and the bpa free plus vaccum seal! And it's quiet!! My baby won't hear it just smell my milk lol but what a plus that this pump offers compared to others - Wow! For the price it looks secure for all needs! Love the color and the holders for the bottles and the bpa free plus vaccum seal! And it's quiet!! My baby won't hear it just smell my milk lol but what a plus that this pump offers compared to others   — Bre

Highly Recommended - The family of Ardo pumps are the finest available breast pumps on the market today. Ardo has considered the need for effectiveness, a quiet, closed system, as well as a choice of flange sizes. With the Swiss design and manufacturing, choosing Ardo means that mothers finally have a pump that out shines every other. Ardo is perfect pump for every mother.   — Kathleen Huggins, R.N., M.S., IBCLC -- Author of "The Nursing Mothers’ Companion”