Medela Sonata™ Smart Breast Pump

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Sonata™ Smart Breast Pump is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 71.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Literally the best pump I received this breast pump from the weespring parent panel and I fell in love! This is the 3rd breast pump I have tried since June 2017. I though the last one I tried was great but this is even better! It's sleek looking and very portable. You're not trapped sitting in one spot stuck to the wall. cause you CHARGE this one. so cool! It's not loud at all which is a plus. We all know how annoying loud breast pumps are. The milk stimulator feature is great! and it's so cool cause it connects to the app medela app. the little cooler for your milk is amazing and I wish I had it for traveling in the past. plus bag to carry it around with you. I can't say anything bad about this pump what so ever. its amazing! Thank you medela for making such a great product!
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Pump On The Go! For my first kiddo, I used the Pump In Style Advanced and liked it. I was given the Sonata breast pump to try as part of the weeSpring Parent Panel and I absolutely love it! I've used it now for a few months and can't say enough great things about this pump. My favorite features of the Sonata are the battery (I can get 3 solid 20-minute sessions without fear of losing power), noise level (no fear of being on a call at work while pumping, they'll never know), and the ease of cleaning. Those pump parts y'all - they are a lot easier to clean than the Pump In Style. I started using the Sonata once in a good routine when back to work after having my second kiddo, so didn't use the My Medela app, but I think I would have really liked using that in the first couple months of pumping. The display that shows the time/level is a little hard to read, but it's not a huge issue. If you're able, go for the Sonata, it really makes a difference.
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Pump Ever!! The Medela Sonata Breast Pump is amazing!! It is the quietest pump I’ve ever used. It is lightweight, and I love the place to hold which makes it super easy to carry. I love that you can charge it up and take it with you. The charge lasted through numerous pumping sessions for me. I liked the bag it came with to carry the pump and supplies on the go. I liked that the pump links up to the My Medela App to keep track of when I pumped, and I could input how many ounces. The best feature for me was the way it pumped. Not only was it the most comfortable pump I’ve ever used, but it also gave me an increase in the amount. I highly recommend this pump, and have recommended already to everyone I know!! Thank you to the weeSpring Parent Panel for giving me this Pump to try!!
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect pump for working mom I received this product from the weeSpring parent Panel at no cost. I use this pump multiple times a day, 5 days a week at work and love it. I also had the Medela Pump in Style which I got through insurance. I never had any issues with it and always pumped a good amount but the Sonota is definitely a step up! I love that it connects to the app and helps me keep track of times and amount that I pumped. You can look at the data to see if a certain level works best for you. I also used the app to keep track of nursing which was very convenient. So easy to sync to the app and you just hold down the Start button to complete your session and log the amounts. I also preferred this one for work because it's so much quieter. I sit in an office with the door closed and do not have to worry about coworkers hearing me which is a relief. I didn't really notice the pump changing in responsiveness but I liked that you could choose one of two different settings to see which works best for you. The suction also doesn't seem as intense. I was starting to get very sensitive from using it multiple times a day but once I switched to the Sonota that seemed to go away. Also be sure you are using the right size shields! This set comes with two sizes which is nice. The parts are also easy to clean. There aren't any small membranes to keep track of and you can easily put everything into a basket in the dishwasher. It's great that it also comes with the travel kit for the milk. This is a must for going to work. The only thing I disliked was that the pieces are not see through like with the Pump in Style. I have to bend my neck to look and see if anything is dripping into the bottles. Otherwise, I don't know when to stop. If the top was see through it would be much easier to see if I am still successfully pumping. I really enjoyed that this pump is lightweight, even with a built-in battery! I haven't had to use it yet but it's such a relief that I don't have to hunt down an outlet (if I had this product sooner it would have been perfect to bring to a wedding where I had to hunt down a place to sit with an outlet). I definitely recommend this step up from the Pump in Style. So many great additional features.
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Medela Sonata Ive tried a few pumps and struggled to get my milk supply up since my baby is 8 months old now. I felt like I was failing! I really now know it was just my pump. The Medela Sonata pump is amazing! It helped my supply since I was not ready to give up giving my baby breast milk. This pump is quite enough that it did not interfere with my daily life! The app is easy to use along with the pump. The pump itself is easy to use and the parts are easy to clean! I can’t wait to use this more and continue to breast pump! Thank you Weespring parent panel and Medela for the chance to review this product in exchange for this amazing pump!
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Upgrades! I’ve been using this pump for a little over a month and it’s a great upgrade when compared to my Medela Pump In Style. I used the Pump in Style with my first child for ~10 months. I started using the Sonata for my second child, just as I returned to work and started pumping 3-4x/day, 5 days/week. My absolute favorite features are the extremely quiet operation and the timer on top. And while the app has more features than I care to use, I like the Bluetooth feature that helps me keep track of my pumping sessions. I typically keep this in one place as I use this during my work day while my baby is in daycare but I’ve also flown with it and loved the battery capability. I was skeptical that the pump could keep its power but it was effective with the battery as it is plugged in. The only thing I have a little trouble with is tightening the bottles while attached to the pump parts. Perhaps it’s a design feature to prevent over tightening but if you turn too far, the bottles pop off. It takes a little attention to find the sweet spot. Overall I’m thrilled with this pump. It’s efficient, quiet and has lots of little perks that make it stand out against my original pump. Thanks to the weeSpring Parent Panel for providing me with this product!
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pumping on the Go I began my pumping journey with a different Madela pump which worked well but tied me to an electrical outlet. Receiving the Madela Sonata pump from the weeSpring Parent Panel days before I returned to work is one of the happiest days of my breastfeeding/pumping experience! I do not have an office, nor am I in the same location for work. Finding an outlet near a chair and table is almost impossible. Enter the quiet, sleek, battery-operated Sonata with ice pack and carrier for four bottles. This pump has made returning to work so much easier! Though I do wish the bag was slightly larger to fit cleaning wipes and a pumping bra, it is compact and rides nicely on my shoulder. I love that there is a timer function on the pump as I do not have to keep my phone nearby in order to know how long I've been pumping. If I had this pump from the beginning I would probably have used the app, but I track ounces in a different app that tracks a variety of baby activities and like the convenience of one app. There are several pieces to the pump that need to be washed, but they are large and easy to clean, which I appreciate more than my other pump. This also makes it easier to rinse/clean while on the go without the worry of losing small pieces! The downfall is that it is a bit heavier and sometimes requires more support than my hands-free pumping bra provides. I have continued to pump the same amount as my previous pump in a shorter amount of time. Yay for more time to actually eat during lunch! I am in love with the portability and efficiency of this pump. If you must pump at work, this is THE pump.
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Medela Sonata Does Not Disappoint! As a mom of two I have tried four different types of pumps! I have always loved how versatile the Medela accessories were but the pump in style is very bulky- which I hated. The Sonata gives me the Medela accessories but with a compact, portable pump! The shape and portability is similar to the Spectra Breast pumps but the Sonata is much nicer in my opinion. I love that the pump is rechargeable- this is the first pump I have used that was. It is also small enough that I can use it discreetly. It also comes with a great travel bag and travel accessories. This is also the only pump that I have used that allowed me to use an app with it! I have really struggled with breastfeeding my youngest and at times I have felt like I am attached to the pump. The sonata effectively expressed milk. It seemed to be more effective than the Medela Pump in Style. I would highly recommend the Sonata over the Pump in Style. Because of struggling to produce enough breastmilk with my youngest, it has been so important to have a great breast pump. I love the Medela brand and the Sonata did not disappoint! I would recommend this pump to any new mom that wants to breastfeed. Thank you to the WeeSpring Parent Panel for allowing me to try this product in exchange for my review.
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features and Performance Overall, I was really pleased with this pump. I have never used an electric pump before, and as such can only compare it to the inexpensive hand-held pump I purchased when my baby was first born. However, the features of this pump are amazing and I will definitely never go back to the hand-held pump! It works quickly and efficiently once you find the right size breast shield. I love that the pump is customizable in terms of the shields - neither of the two that came with it worked very well for me (it would express milk but it took a long time and expressing all the milk was difficult). I was able to purchase one size smaller, though, and it worked so much better from that point on. My one complaint would probably be that it was difficult for me to determine what size breast shield I needed - the instructions are clear but it is much easier said than done and required a lot of trial and error. In all though, the features are fantastic. It's very convenient that the pump hooks up easily to the app; I'm terrible at tracking manually, so it's really useful that it sends the information automatically. It definitely was not disruptive in terms of noise, either - I don't have any other electric pump to compare it to, but the noise level did not bother me at all. I love that it can be used without being plugged in, if needed, and that it has an option to help with let down in addition to the traditional pumping setting. It's super nice to be able to pause the session if needed without stopping the whole thing, too. In addition, it's really easy to take apart and clean the parts that need to be washed frequently, which is a big plus. I think the carry bag and accessories that it comes with are wonderful, as well! Everything fits neatly in the bag if you need to take the pump on the go and it's very discreet. I also really appreciated the custom cooler that perfectly fits the bottles for easy storage while out and about. I love the ability this pump gives me to take some time to go do things by myself occasionally while still providing the nourishment my baby needs and keeping my supply up. I would definitely recommend it! I received this breast pump from the weeSpring Parent Panel in exchange for my honest review.
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High tech makes pumping easier I received this Breast pump from the weeSpring Parent Panel. I love the Medela brand. I was very happy to see the bottles & lids I already had fit perfect, it’s nice to be able to interchange them. The display on the motor doesn’t fully display for me (see photo). All of the other icons do work. The Medela app allows me to see how long I’ve been pumping so I’m still able to know my duration. I enjoy being able to see how long I’ve pumped as well as inputting my oz collected. I do wish that part wasn’t manual as it is an additional step. There are 14 pieces to be washed with this pump. I’ve used another pump previously that was much fewer pieces but not as quiet while in operation. This pump is quiet & efficient. I also love the bag and milk storage cooler with ice pack that comes with it. The stand to keep the bottles upright was genius & helps prevent spills!
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE this pump!!! I LOVE this pump! I pumped almost exclusively until my older son was 12 months and I am now a working mom with a 6 month old. Honestly this pump is a game changer for me. It much more comfortable than any other pump I have used in the past. I would almost call it gentle. I was very skeptical but I seriously get more milk from this pump than my other pump!! About an extra half ounce for me each session. I also love the battery - after lugging around disposable batteries for traveling on planes for a year and a half, this is so awesome. No batteries or cord needed when it is charged. Additionally this pump is SOO quiet that you hardly notice it. I am used to pumping in meetings and it seems like no one even notices when this pump is running. Thank you Medela!! and thank you WeeSpring parent panel for this pump.
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this Pump! I am very happy with the Medela Sonata Breast Pump. Compared to the pump I was using before, the Sonata is far superior. It is much quieter and does a more efficient job. I definitely noticed an increase in my milk output when using this pump compared to my old pump. It is so quiet I don't worry about waking my husband or daughter, also there is no need to raise the volume on the TV. Being able to charge the pump and carry it where ever I need is extremely convenient. The carry bag and milk cooler bag are wonderful for pumping while out. I love the idea of the MyMedela app but it didn't always work for me. The blue tooth connection would cut in and out at times and not always record my pumping sessions. But I really liked the MyMedela app for keeping track of how much I pumped and then also using the same app for recording other data such as feedings, changes and sleep. I have been telling everyone I know that pumps how wonderful this pump is. Thanks to the weeSpring Parent Panel for providing me with this Breast pump.
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet and Efficient! Thank you to the weeSpring Parent Panel for sending me the Medela Sonata Breast Pump to try and review. For the past 9 months, I breastfeed my daughter when I am with her at home, but pump 3x during the day at work. I received another breast pump through insurance that I had been using up until now. Around month 9, I noticed my production starting to drop despite my efforts to bring it back up (additional pumping sessions, breastfeeding on demand, lactation teas, etc.). Enter the Sonata - this breast pump is incredibly efficient. So much so that my production increased almost immediately. I love that it is hospital grade without being overly bulky or heavy. Some of the features that I fell in love with were: 1) The user interface, it is digital, very intuitive, and allows you to control the settings, while looking extremely nice 2) The timer function! I was forever forgetting how long I had been pumping with my old pump - with this I do not have to worry as the machine starts timing when you start 3) The internal battery function - it is so convenient to not have to carry charger/cord around with you wherever you need to pump. The battery also lasts a decent amount of time (3-4 days with regular use) on a single charge 4) How light the pump is! I honestly couldn't believe how non bulky and sleek looking it is. I bring this to work with me every day and it is much lighter than my other pump. I also have it sitting on my desk at work and it is very elegant looking 5) How quiet the pump is! I am fortunate enough to have a private office but the walls between our offices are very thin so the loud suction noise of other pumps always made me feel self-conscious. The Sonata is so quiet that my co-workers are not able to hear it through the walls 6) The MyMedela app is very convenient for keeping track of your pumping sessions.. Although I think I would use/appreciate the app more if I had this pump when I first started pumping 7) This pump is priced incredibly well for being hospital grade. I searched around for other hospital grade pumps and they were easily double, if not triple, the price of the Sonata Some of the things about the pump I didn't like were: 1) The transition from stimulation to expression phase. The first suction of expression phase is always a little rough for me, but the feeling only lasts for a moment and does not take away from the overall enjoyment of the pump 2) The bag that comes with the kit (which has nothing to do with the actual pump itself) is a little non-functional. It is awkward to carry and not very fashionable. 3) The bottle components are a little bulky. There are a number of parts to put together, 5 including the bottle, that are very large and cumbersome. I use a hands-free pumping bra and I need to have it tight around my chest in order to hold the bottles up. What is nice about these parts though, is they are all dishwasher safe and there are no nooks or crannies for water to get stuck in and mold. Overall, I think this is an amazing, hospital grade pump with only a few minor flaws. It is quiet and efficient, while still beautiful.
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome pump I previously had a different pump same brand and it was clunky and heavy and just not easy to move around with. The medela sonata pump is the total opposite! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! it came with a cute carrying case that looks like a purse so no one knows that your walking around with a pump, a seperate bag with bottles and an ice pack to keep your milk cool while your at work. Best part for me, it's QUIET! I recently went back to work and this is the easiest pump for traveling mommas! oh did I mention it doesn't need to be plugged in all the time, it's electric! Thanks to the weeSpring Parent Panel for providing me with this Breast pump. Would definitely recommend this for working mommas that need to pump on the go!
Date published: 2018-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have baby registry item! Breast feeding was important to me and I knew I needed a breast pump I could rely on for every day frequent use. If you’ve pumped before, you know that no two breast pumps are created equal. I put the Medela Sonata to the test and my first opinion on it was that compared to other breast pumps that I have used, the Sonata made it more efficient and comfortable to use in public places. It’s my everyday go to when ever I need to pump. The Sonata is so quiet that it makes other breast pumps sound like dinosaurs. This made all the difference in the world to me as an active mom who is always out and about on the go. On the surface, the Sonata is simple, sophisticated looking and portable. One of the things I appreciated most about the Sonata was my ability to pump free roaming and to not have to be tethered to a wall outlet until I was finished. The MyMedela app made it easy for me to time all my pumping sessions, provided me with a customizable personal dashboard with the ability to keep track of how much my baby ate, my pumping stats, keeping me on track of my baby’s development, and also provided me with great information to read about during my breast feeding journey. As a mother who had to suffer through engorgement and Mastitis, it was great to be able to have all the information I needed within the App. The Sonatas effecfiveness provided me with dependability and comfort. Knowing that I could depend on the effectiveness of this breast pump to make what is already hard easier on me made all the difference I the world. The responsiveness of the pump kept up with my changing body effectively, and constantly left me extremely satisfied with my output during each session. The Medela Sonata is versatile and very customizable. A must have baby registry item for sure. Thank you to the weeSpring Parent Panel for giving me the opportunity to review the new Medela Sonata breast pump. I received this breast pump as a free item, but these opinions are my own.
Date published: 2018-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Diamond of Breast Pumps! If you are like me, you are a busy frazzled momma trying to keep her sanity while properly taking care of your precious child. Taking care of my precious child came in a way I didn't expect. t tried EVERYTHING to get my baby to latch after the hospital, but after several failed attempts. I decided that pumping was for me. I started with a hand pump. I know, what was I thinking?! I then switched to an electric pump, alternating breasts. It took a lot of time, the suction wasn't great, but it allowed me to get enough milk to satisfy my baby. In walks the Sonata. Holy Moly, why did't I start with this? This pump has the strongest yet smoothest suction. I am getting over twice the amount of milk I did with the previous electric pump. The noise level on the machine is so minimal that I can pump next to my sleeping baby. I have used this pump at home and at work. The size of the actual pump is so great to hide in my tote bag at work. I am a teacher so kids notice EVERYTHING! Not my pump. I quietly leave when they head to art or music and pump away without questions. The last and probably favorite feature of this pump is the app. The app allows me to keep tract of when I pump and the amount. The app also tracts the growth of my baby! Telling me how big her stomach is, how many wet diapers, weight, hours sleeping. etc. It's a great app. Thank you to Weespring Parent Panel for solving all of my breast pumping issues by gifting me this product!! I LOVE it.
Date published: 2018-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use, quiet, comfortable! I was given this breast pump to try as part of the weeSpring Parent Panel and I have to say, it is amazing! This is the third pump I’ve had and I absolutely love it. Not only is it really quiet compared to others, but it’s really easy to use as well. It also makes pumping more comfortable compared to all of the other pumps I’ve tried. My favorite part would have to be how you can sync it with your phone. The most important part though, is milk expression. My supply actually went up from using this pump. I have many friends who just had babies and I’ve told them all about this amazing pump. Again, thanks weeSpring Parent Panel!
Date published: 2018-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This pump made me enjoy pumping, for real. I was given this breast pump to try as part of the weeSpring Parent Panel and I've been using it every day since! I also own the Medela Pump in Style Advanced and while it performed ok, the Sonata is truly an improvement over the previous version. First and foremost, it is much more comfortable to pump than the previous version- I'm finding that the settings/pumping rhythms are not painful at all (whereas the PISA seemed to be a bit aggressive/painful, but I found the settings had to be high to get any sort of output) and because I'm more comfortable/relaxed, I'm finding my output to be increased over the amounts I'd get with the PISA, and in less time, which is so great. Secondly, the ability to move around the house without being connected to the wall while pumping is a game changer. The battery life on the Sonata is pretty good; I would say it lasts through about 6 or 7 15-minute pumping sessions before needing to be recharged, so I plug it in every night before going to bed. But even if I forget to charge it the night before, I find that it charges up pretty quickly, so even a 10-minute charge will get you through one or two pumping sessions in a pinch. In addition, the design of the pump is great. The buttons are intuitive and it is easy to operate right out of the box. It is also markedly quieter than the PISA, which means I can actually hold a conversation while pumping, and I'm not afraid that it will wake the baby if he falls asleep while pumping (he only eats from one side per feeding; so I pump the other breast during each feeding to keep up my supply and prevent clogged ducts). Another thing I wasn't sure if I'd use but find myself now using every single day is the Medela app. It connects quickly and seamlessly via bluetooth to the pump and it makes it so easy to track pumping sessions (as well as breastfeeding sessions, diaper changes, weight, etc.). I'm finding it super interesting to track exactly how much milk I'm pumping per day/week and identifying patterns/times of the day where I'm more likely to produce more/less. If I were to have any hangups, it would just be that there are still a lot of parts to take apart and clean, which can get a bit annoying when you're pumping 6+ times a day. If it's possible to design a pump with less individual parts, that would be an even greater improvement. But all in all, I would have to say I'm honestly very impressed with this pump and I would even go so far as to say, enjoy using it. If you're looking for a good pump, this one should definitely be considered.
Date published: 2018-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this pump! i could not be happier with the Medela Sonata breast pump. I was given this pump to try as part of the weeSpring Parent Panel.This is my second baby and I came to dread pumping with my first child. But this pump has made such a difference - it is so much quieter and easier to pump anywhere with the rechargeable battery. I feel like I’ve also been able to express more milk in a shorter amount of time. I love the timer so that I know how long I’ve been pumping as well. The parts are larger and easier to clean than the old Medela pump in style I had previously, and I don’t have to worry about losing the tiny membranes anymore. The accompanying app wasn’t particularly useful for me but I could see it being more helpful for a first time mom or someone who works outside of the hope and wants to keep track of pumping sessions daily. If you have a chance to buy or upgrade to this breast pump, I would absolutely do it! The set came with a chic black bag to carry everything, as well as some extra bottles, ice pack and cooler to transport milk. I would highly recommend this product for any pumping mamas!
Date published: 2018-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it The Sonata is the best. I'm in heaven
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Game Changer for Pumping Moms I received this pump from the WeeSpring Parent Panel and couldn’t be more impressed. From the quiet but strong suction to the touchscreen and Bluetooth feature, this pump changes the game completely. I’ve used the Pump in Style Advance prior to receiving this pump and there is just no comparison. In my opinion, this pump wins even over the Symphony. Love, love, love!!!
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best tool for breastfeeding! Excelent product! Very quiet in comparisson with others. This pump help me to have more milk in each seasion... really! Easy to clean. Includes a cooler, very usefull. The bag is pretty and descreet.
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I got this pump from my mom for Christmas. It is so quite and I love that it has a rechargeable battery and doesn’t always have to be plugged in. The app that is contected to the pump is awesome to keep track of pumping, feeding and changing. Love this pump!
Date published: 2018-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flexibility and customer service I bought this pump because I don’t have to have it plugged in to pump, givng me more flexibility. I had a few sporadic issues with my first pump as the customer service was amazing!
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect breast pump ! This breast pump is soooo quite! It sucks out my milk just as my daughter does and I’m glad I picked this one !!
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super quiet and easy to use! I received my new Sonata pump yesterday and I’m already in love with it! My daughter is 5 weeks old and I am an exclusively pumping as she refuses to nurse, so I spend quite a bit of time using my pump. I also have a freestyle that is great when I’m on the go. But this sonata was perfect for middle of the night pumping. Extremely quiet and I love the connectivity to the Medela app!!
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome breast pump! This breast pump works amazing and is so quiet! I love that it also has a rechargeable battery!
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An excellent pump with expensive replacement parts This is the first pump I’ve ever used, and so far it’s excellent. It was a financial stretch to buy it, but so far it’s been easy and comfortable to use, and I haven’t had any issues with it. Unfortunately, I just found out that you can’t purchase replacement tubing for this pump without buying an entire accessory kit. Replacement tubing is available for other Medela Pumps, and had I known it wasn’t available for the Sonata, I likely would have made a different (and less expensive) choice.
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from High Quality Breast Pump I am a working mom, and I mostly pump as opposed to breastfeeding my son directly. I have struggled with my milk supply since returning to work, and I have tried several different breast pumps to combat this issue. Compared to other pumps, the Sonata is extremely comfortable. I have had some pain with other pumps that I have used, and I have not experienced this at all with the Sonata. It is easy to customize the suction strength and frequency to find the perfect fit. The Sonata also expresses more milk than other brands that I have used. The machine is very quiet as well, which is really important if you are pumping at work, and has a great battery life, so you don't have to worry about being connected to an outlet. Something unique to the Sonata is the My Medela app - this is an awesome feature that allows you to track stats on your pumping experience and milk output, which is so crucial for anyone concerned about milk supply, or anyone pumping more frequently than breastfeeding directly. My only complaints about the machine are that it is pretty large, so you definitely have to have a pumping specific bag to carry it around in, and it is an expensive pump. I received the Sonata from the weeSpring Parent Panel so I did not have to purchase it myself, but I would be hesitant to spend this much, as this model was not an option through my insurance. However this is a really wonderful pump that is both comfortable and really efficient!
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Medela Delivers Again I was very excited to receive this pump from WeeSpring to review. I have been pumping since going back to work a few months ago after my little one was born. I have been using another Medela pump and occasionally, another brand of pump. I prefer the Medelas over the other brand I have. There are several features of the Sonata that make it stand out from the crowd. -Portability--This pump is much smaller than my old Medela pump/bag. It doesn't take up the same amount of room on my desk. I also LOVE that I can charge it and don't need to plug it in. This is SUPER handy when in different buildings for meetings. -Comfort--I found this pump just as comfortable as my other Medela. I always use a hands-free bra and I have no problem getting work done while pumping. -Output--I'm always surprised at the amount I am able to pump during a 20 minute session. I attribute it to the efficiency of this pump. -Digital/App--I love the digital features on this pump. I like there are two different settings to try and lots of levels. I like that it automatically switches from letdown mode to regular pumping mode. Most of all, I LOVE the MyMedela app. It is by far the most user-friendly, easiest app for pumping/feeding I have found. I love that the Sonata automatically connects to it (easy to set up!). I like the tracking for breastfeeding/pumping (and other things like diapers, sleep, bottles, weight, and height). It is motivating and helpful. -QUIET--Finally, every time I turn on this pump I'm surprised by how incredibly quiet this pump is. It doesn't "talk" to me like my other pumps. This is super helpful when I'm on the phone or in a room with thinner walls. So, why only four stars? The main drawback is the number of parts needed. I appreciate the closed-system and that the tubes don't get condensation, but there are so many parts to wash each night. While annoying, I wouldn't let this small drawback outweigh all the great features this pump offers. I would, however, invest in some steamer/sanitizing bags (Medela sells them too). They have been a lifesaver in the evenings to help sanitize all the parts.
Date published: 2018-03-14
  • y_2018, m_5, d_26, h_7
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.8
  • cp_2, bvpage2n
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_71
  • loc_en_US, sid_58200, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RATING, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_medela
  • bvseo_sdk, net_sdk, 3.2.0.0
  • CLOUD, getReviews, 0ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT
  • bvseo_sdk, net_sdk, 3.2.0.0
  • CLOUD, getContent, 16ms
  • QUESTIONS, PRODUCT
  • bvseo-msg: The resource to the URL or file is currently unavailable.;