Spectra Dew 350 Electric Breast Pump
Yes, you read right! A hospital grade breast pump for under $250! The Dew 350 was the first pump we introduced here in 2012 and remains a firm favourite with mums. The Dew 350 is a simple, powerful hospital grade breast pump which is ideal for most pumping mums. It has been used by hundreds and hundreds of Aussie mums now who love how effective it is, how easy to use, and how quiet! Please feel very free to read the reviews on the ‘reviews’ tab or come and visit our facebook page and ask other mums directly!
The Dew 350 is hospital grade, so it has a larger motor and is not a small pump – it is about 2k and 20cm across the base. The Dew 350 does need to be plugged in and can’t be used with a car adaptor, so if portability is essential to you, then consider one of our portable breast pumps, like the M1. If you are able to set your breast pump up at work or somewhere at home and just pump in that spot, then read on. The Dew 350 has suction up to 350 mmHg, and with its strong motor, this means that you can be sure of pumping strong enough to draw out milk and build supply if needed. The suction is completely variable – the dial can be turned to adjust the suction all the way down to zero, and then turned up to suit your comfort level once pumping. When single pumping you might have the dial turned 1/3 of the way, and 2/3 of the way for double pumping. The Dew 350 has an easy and comfortable pattern of suction which mums just seem to love – it’s a very smooth action.
The drawback of the Dew 350 is that it has no letdown mode – the letdown mode is a quick, light pattern of suction which helps trigger letdown, or the process by which your body starts the milk flow. As a general guide, the longer you’ve been breastfeeding, the harder it is to get a letdown with a breast pump, though every woman is individual so there are many exceptions. The Dew 350 will work wonderfully for perhaps 90% of mums, but if you’re a mum who finds it harder to express, then a letdown mode will really help, so look at the M1 or the S2. We generally advise that if you’re a new mum wanting to express, particularly if you are relying on the pump or need to build supply, the Dew 350 is ideal, but if you’re a mum with an older baby, say going back to work at 10 months, then you’re more likely to need a pump with a letdown mode.
What features does the Dew 350 have?
Powerful, efficient pump with a gentle pattern of suction.
Comes with everything you need to double pump, which saves you time and also better supports milk supply.
Is suitable for heavy duty use ie 8 x a day.
Suitable for initiating lactation and building milk supply.
Very quiet – it has a soft, constant noise (sounds a little like heavy breathing) and has none of the ‘frog’ noise that breast pumps generally have, so you can pump next to your baby or at work without worrying about the noise.
Closed system – like all Spectra breast pumps, the Dew 35o has a backflow filter which ensures that moisture from your milk cannot enter the pump motor. Using a pump without this kind of protection can result in mould growth in the pump motor and is a potential source of virus transmission.
What are the negatives?
The Dew 350 needs to be plugged in and can’t be used with a car adaptor
You can’t change the cycle speed and doesn’t have a letdown mode, which some women need.
Should you buy the Dew 350 or the S2? Please read our post explaining the differences: Dew 350 v S2
Spectra DEW 350 hospital grade pump Milk collection kit containing:
Wide neck breast shield (24mm size) x 2
Bottle x 2
Slow flow soft teat x 2
Tubing x 2
Disc x 2
Cap x 2
Backflow filter x 4
All components in contact with your milk are BPA free.
Vacuum range 0 ~ 350 mmHg
Cycle length 46 RPM
Two years Warranty
Motor life 1,500 hours
Country of origin: South Korea
Yes, comes with everything needed for double pumping