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Is a Spectra S1 worth the $100 upgrade compared to S2? FTM here so wondering if you’re able to do other things while pumping, like drive/walk around or is it something you have to sit down and concentrate on?

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Worth it to me. My upgrade was only $30 - make sure if you’re able to shop around, you do! My insurance gave me a list of providers that were covered and they had different upgrade costs.

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Worth it. I preferred to pump sitting in one spot, but HATED needing to stop my non-battery pump to soothe crying baby/let a dog in or out/preheat the oven/check to see who was at the door/refill my water. Ended up keeping my S2 in my bedroom for nighttime and using my S1 pretty much full-time. And plenty of people pump while driving but I can’t imagine that’s the safest thing in the world.

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Worth it to me. I was able to pump in the car while my hubby drove. Also could pump from anywhere.

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Ditto. So worth it for these reasons.

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Worth it. My apartment doesn't have that many outlets and it was nice to be able to use it anywhere in my apartment without having to be close to an outlet. Plus, if you're pumping and sonething is in the oven and you want to check on it or the baby cries and you need to get up and check on your kid, you won't have to interrupt your pumping. You can just pick the pump up and take it with you. Also, I took it to my parents house or my office sometimes. The portability is not a must have but it's convenient. The price difference is pretty small. In the grand scheme of the costs of having kids this is like 2 cents. Make your life easier and splurge.

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I have an S2 and velcro’d a rechargeable battery to it so I can get up and “do things”. But honestly, I find it hard to really do much and I sit down when I pump anyways 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Agreed, excellent point!

Yes!!! Bring it with me on camping trips etc

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Worth it. Just the freedom to sit anywhere, sofa, bed, rocking chair, etc without thinking about it. Battery lasts a few days of 10x a day pumping at 15 min each session. I don't walk around much other than to occasionally put a hand in the baby when he's fussing in the Snoo, or refill my water because breastfeeding makes you sooo thirsty. Still glad I got it though. Will be getting the Elvie when I go back to work in person someday. Highly recommend this bra for pumping and breastfeeding. Works great, affordable, comfortable and available on Amazon.

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Totally worth it for all the reasons mentioned above.

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