We were first notified of the latest innovation in breast pumping technology at the end of 2020 and have been waiting to get our hands on their incredible new breast pump, the Spectra Synergy Gold. This pump has dual power, not to confused with just dual or double pumping. It actually allows the breasts to be stimulated independently so you can increase the speed and/or suction on the lazy breast to encourage more milk extraction. This type of technology is what double pumps were going for when they were first invented by Einar Egnell, founder of the Ameda Egnell company back in 1942. But not much has changed in this field other than portability and speed. Dual electric pumps became smaller, faster, more portable and some are even wearable. As I said, not much has changed, until now!
What is different about the Spectra Synergy Gold Breast Pump is that is had dual motors that operate independently. Why is that helpful? Double pumping increases prolactin for increased milk production, but until now each breast had to be treated the same. The same number of sucks per minute at the same level of suction. But as you know, your breasts aren’t twins – they are more like sisters. Allowing for each breast to be treated individually allows you to increase suction more on one breast increase speed on the other breast that responds better to more cycles per minute. Think of this pump more like nursing twins. Even twins have different needs when it comes to pace of feeding and different abilities when it comes to strength of suction.
While the new Spectra Synergy Gold Breast Pump has the most advanced technology in the industry, it has retained the hallmark features for which Spectra is known. The Synergy Gold has a true closed system with a hygienic barrier to prevent breast milk contamination, has a mild indirect light for breastfeeding at night or use as a night light, and uses the same Spectra accessory kit as other Spectra breast pumps so if you are upgrading to the Synergy Gold Breast Pump, your Spectra breast pump parts and Spectra bottles are compatible. And Spectra offers 20mm, 24mm 28mm and 32mm genuine Spectra breast shields.
The Spectra Synergy Gold Breast Pump offers the same 270 mmHG strength of suction as the Hospital Grade Spectra S3 Pro. It is ultra quiet and has a timer control, 3 levels of light illumination, LCD touch screen with dual controls for each breast, timer and mute mode.
And I may be a lactation nerd, but can I say this pump is sexy! Love the name of this pump and white and gold color scheme which makes you feel like a lactation professional even if you aren’t one…lol! After all the definition of synergy is a cooperative action between two in order to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects. Like most of you, we were happy to have 2020 in our rearview mirror for a myriad of reasons and are happy to have the Spectra Synergy Gold Breast Pump now available!
Synergy Gold breast pump parts are similar to the tried and true Spectra S1 and S2 breast pump parts with the exception of specialized SG tubing. Spectra white duckbill valves and backflow protectors are the same in the Synergy Gold. Replacement Synergy Gold Breast Shield Sets with SG tubing can be purchased as well.
Here is to more effective pumping!