I bought the SuperGenie to use while moving around the house instead of the Spectra s2. The first time I used the liquid kit with the spectra, I got great results. It took a couple of tries to get the pump to extract milk. It was great one time. After that, it went downhill. The pump just wouldn't work- I wouldn't get a letdown for almost 10mins, only 5-10ml till 20mins. I used the pump for 4 days and got mastitis and lost my milk supply. My body just didn't respond to the pump. Maybe I should have bought the Genie Advanced since they call that the mini-spectra. Guess we'll never know! However, the customer service is great. The pump can be taken around the house and the app and recorded programs are a great feature.
I had to do a claim on my super genie and it was quick and easy!
I have not programmed my mumbling session yet because I'm still figuring out what works, but so far this pump is great! I've been using the liquid kit for 1-2 weeks now and they are comfortable! I would definitely suggest putting nipple cream all over where the flange will touch because when the flange vibrates the silicone you can get a little polished the first few times you use it. My house has a lot of animals, so I have to be mindful of the tubing and flange as those can attract hair. The flange cover really helps me keep everything clean. It's a little top heavy so I started pumping into the bottles that come with the kit and setting them in the two bases provided to keep them sturdier. Very easy to clean. I was able to hook up a medela flange as well and it worked. The pump itself is small, but has a good suction. It's draw pattern is a bit of a vibration. I'm getting about the same output with this as I was with my old Medela, but this is more comfortable, lighter, and much easier to move around. I'm really happy with the pump so far.
Using the correct sized breastshield is really important to have the most comfortable pumping experience. We are all different shapes and sizes, and it can be really hard to know which breastshield size you will be when you start pumping.
A baby's mouth compresses a nipple evenly all over the nipple and areola, whereas a breastshield flange is rigid. As a result, if your flange is too large, the areola will 'bunch' up into the flange, which can cause pain and nipple trauma. You want the flange to be just wide enough to fit the base of your nipple, preventing the areola from being able to get pulled into the flange.
Using our nipple ruler is a good place to start.
If you've used the ruler and you're still not sure, we're happy to help with another opinion. If you'd like us to give you feedback, please take a photo of your nipple through each size so we can compare how each fits. You can send your pics through the 'chat' function at bottom right of the page.
For extra help, send a video of your nipple in the flange while you're pumping through our Fitting Room.