Here is a side by side comparison of the Ameda Purely Yours Ultra vs the Medela Freestyle breast pumps.
There is no pump that is “the best” as it’s individual to your needs. I have broken down the similarities and differences so you can find the best one for you.

Ameda Purely Yours Ultra Medela Freestyle
  Ameda Purely Yours Ultra Medela Freestyle
Designed usage 

 

A few times daily in addition to nursing, such as returning to work, or to increase supply. A few times daily in addition to nursing, such as returning to work, or to increase supply.
Power Uses AC cord, car adapter, or 6 double A batteries Uses AC cord or the 3 hour rechargeable battery
Vacuum Strength 50-250 mmHg 50-250 mmHg
Pumping capabilities Single or double (or adapted for hand pumping) Single or double
Settings 4 speed settings between 30 and 60 times a minute, 8 suction settings between 50 and 250 mmHg – the dial stays on the speed setting from previous use, and it gets adjusted to the suction when you turn it on Stimulation phase and expression phase (let down) which comes after 2 minutes or when you manually hit let down. Max speed is 110 times per minute. Built in memory of last time’s pumping session. Adjustable suction. LCD display.
Fit Includes 3 sizes of flanges for the most common sizes; 4 others are available to be ordered 2 sets of flanges are included to fit the average woman
Open/Closed Sysem Closed: hygenic barriers mean that no milk will be transferred into the motor and it can be shared with no fear of hygiene, and no fear of one’s own milk collecting in the motor Open: no barrier, tubing may require sterilizing/cleaning (instructions available from Medela to run the motor with no flange to dry out the tubing), motor can potentially get milk in it. Should not be shared.
Hands free? Pump is not designed to be; can be with a hands-free bustier or with pony-tail holders as shown here Pump includes accessories to be used hands free and is extremely small so it can be used while the mother is mobile.
Weight 1 lb Less than 1 lb
Cleaning Very easy. No need to wash tubing. Very easy. Tubing should be cleaned by running the motor for some extra time.
BPA/DEHP Free? Yes Yes
Accessories Tote Bag
Cooler
3 Ice Packs
6 4 ounce bottles
One-Hand Breast Pump Adapter
Milk Storage Guidelines Card
Pad for a clean pumping surface
Car Adapter
Drawstring bag to carry flanges
Tote Bag
Ice Pack
4 5 ounce bottles
Support belt and extension
2 Replacement Adapters
4 Replacement Bra Adapters
Warranty 90 days for the parts, 1 year on the motor 90 days for the parts, 1 year on the motor
Customer Service Excellent Excellent
Pricing Listed at $299.99. Amazon frequently has it cheaper. Check here for the current price.Amazon.com Listed at $379.99. Amazon frequently has it cheaper. Check here for the current price..Amazon.com

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