Spectra Breast Pumps through Insurance
Spectra Baby USA came on the scene in 2011 and their pumps – including the award-winning Spectra S1Plus and the Spectra S2Plus – have quickly become some of the top-selling breast pumps. Spectra breast pumps are known for their quiet, gentle and customizable, feature-rich operation.
The devotion so many moms have to their Spectra breast pump may be because the company and its products were founded by women who are registered nurses and moms. As Spectra says – Made for Moms, By Moms.
Following is everything you need to know about Spectra breast pumps! If there’s something we don’t cover, don’t hesitate to email us.
Why Do So Many Moms Choose Spectra? Spectra Breast Pump Reviews
Most moms qualify for a Spectra breast pump through insurance – and many moms can get the Spectra S2 breast pump at no cost. Here at 1 Natural Way, moms can choose from three models of Spectra double electric pumps – Spectra S1Plus, Spectra S2Plus and Spectra 9Plus.
What do moms love about Spectra pumps?
I had to return to work very early on and had NO idea how I was going to do it, but the pump is easy to pack up and take with me every day
The [night light] allows me to pump at night without disturbing anyone else. It’s very quiet and I can sometimes get away with pumping without waking up my sleeping husband; that way I can stay cozy in bed.
It’s a beautiful pump that is so easy to assemble and operate! I no longer have anxieties of how to use my pump as the instructions are clear and the design is very logical. Also, I love that this pump has a back flow protector making it a closed system that is hygienic, yay!
With my old pump I would only get about half of what I pump with my spectra! I love how it actually resembles nursing because I can get multiple let downs using the massage feature when the milk flow slows down. This pump is amazing!
Mom-Approved (and Loved!) Features of Spectra Breast Pumps
1 Natural Way offers three Spectra pump models – the Spectra S1 Plus, Spectra S2 Plus and the Spectra 9 Plus. All of these models are double electric pumps and all offer the following features:
- Single or double pumping options
- Hospital strength vacuum range up to 270 mmHg
- Backflow protection (closed system)
- Display that is visible in the dark
- Two-phase pumping with adjustable suction levels
- 2-year limited warranty on pump and 90 days on parts/accessories
While all of the Spectra breast pumps offer these exceptional features, they also all have their own distinctive attributes that ensure that they meet the unique pumping needs of the unique moms using them.
Spectra Breast Pump Comparison Chart
|Covered 100%?||Built-in Battery||Size||Max Suction||What's great about this pump||1 Natural Way Recommends for:|
|Spectra S2 Plus||Free with most insurance plans||No||3 lbs; 7.9 x 7.9 x 6.7||270; hospital strength||It’s an incredible value – 100% covered under most plans and full of thoughtful features||Anyone, really! Women returning to a job outside the home will love its portability|
|Spectra S1 Plus||Fully covered by some insurance plans||Yes (3 Hour battery life)||3 lbs; 7.9 x 7.9 x 6.7||270; hospital strength||Offers all the S2 does plus a lightweight inbuilt battery that gives it amazing portability||Exclusive pumpers and women who will travel a lot while nursing/pumping|
|Spectra 9 Plus||Free with most insurance plans||Yes||.5 lb; 4.75 x 2.75 x 1.5||260; hospital strength||So tiny and light, it can fit in the smallest of bags||Women who want a second, highly-portable pump or those who are primarily nursing|
Frequently Asked Questions about Spectra Breast Pumps from Spectra Baby USA
Are Spectra breast pumps hospital strength or hospital grade breast pumps? What’s the difference?
Although sometimes used interchangeably, hospital strength and hospital grade pumps are different. The Spectra pumps carried by 1 Natural Way – the S1 Plus, S2 Plus and the 9 Plus are hospital strength.
Generally, hospital grade breast pumps are designed to be used by multiple moms over an extended period of time. So they need to be strong, efficient, and hold up to very frequent pumping, being moved around a lot and being operated by moms who are still trying to get the hang of it. In other words, hospital grade pumps are heavy-duty!
A hospital strength breast pump, however, refers to one with stronger suction/vacuum like you may find in a breast pump for use in the hospital. Many moms find that a hospital-strength pump offers shorter, more efficient pumping sessions and some feel that they support better productivity as well.
What are the differences between the Spectra S1 vs. S2?
There is really only one difference between the S1 and the S2 – a convenient, inbuilt rechargeable battery in the Spectra S1 Plus. The built-in battery offers three hours of battery life, making portability easy and worry-free.
Aside from the rechargeable battery in the Spectra S1 Plus, the S1 and S2 Plus are exactly the same (settings, shape, size, materials, etc.) – except for their color. The S1 is ONLY available in blue and the S2 is ONLY available in pink (sorry #boymom)!
Can I get a free Spectra breast pump through insurance?
Spectra breast pumps have SO MANY great features and are so HIGHLY RATED that some moms think that they can’t get one fully covered by insurance. The fact is, most moms that work with 1 Natural Way can get the Spectra S2 Plus through insurance at NO COST, and most plans also fully cover the Spectra 9 Plus.
While some insurance plans will cover the S1 Plus at 100%, most moms can expect to pay an upgrade fee between $29 and $99.
What are the differences between the Spectra S2 vs. Medela?
The Spectra S2 Plus and the Medela Pump in Style Advanced are the pumps we send to moms most, so you can be assured that both are both tested and trusted. People ask this so much that we wrote a whole blog post on Medela vs Spectra – it has a bunch of specific information to help you compare the two. Below is a brief summary from that blog post.
The Medela Pump in Style breast pump comes with a battery adapter for easy pumping anywhere (so it could be considered more portable). The pump’s one-touch let-down and a dial to adjust speed and suction makes it incredibly simple to set up use. Parts and accessories are widely available.
The Spectra S2 breast pump is lighter, quieter, and has a closed system (that is arguably more hygienic). The night light is a nice feature that allows you to pump in the dark. Also, moms have a lot of control over the suction speed and vacuum strength settings for optimal comfort.
Still not sure what Spectra breast pump is right for you (or if the right pump is a Spectra)?
Not clear on the Spectra S1 vs Spectra S2? Wondering if the Spectra 9 Plus will be “enough pump” for your needs? Or maybe you are still curious about Spectra vs. Medela (or any other popular brand of breast pump)?