Are you thinking about getting a Motif Luna? Here’s a complete Motif Luna breast pump review, including the pros and cons, how to make it portable, and what bottles you can use with it.
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What is the Motif Luna Breast Pump?
The Motif Luna is a great double electric breast pump for working moms.
While it’s a newer pump and maybe not as widely used as other breast pumps, it is very similar to the Spectra S2.
What are the pros of the Motif Luna?
Some of the advantages of getting a Motif Luna include:
1. It’s powerful and effective
It’s a powerful and very effective pump. Many women who had used both the Luna and other pumps said that they emptied faster with the Luna. (Motif has also done research on the subject.)
2. Settings are flexible
You have a lot of flexibility in the settings that you use on your pump.
With most pumps, you are able to change the vacuum speed (the strength of the suction); the Luna also allows you to adjust the cycle speed (how frequently the pump pulls).
3. Has LED and backlight
Many users really like the LED and backlight; they found that these made going back to sleep after middle of the night pumping sessions much easier, as it’s possible to pump without turning the lights on.
4. It’s closed system
The Luna is a closed system pump, which means no milk in the tubing.
5. There is a rechargeable battery option
You have the option to buy a Luna with a rechargeable battery or one that requires you to be connected to an outlet. (The one with the rechargeable battery is about $30 more.)
This is key for being able to pump on the go or even just not be tied to your wall at home.
6. Breast shield options
You get two different sizes of breast shields – 24mm and 28mm – included with the pump.
Here’s a closer look at how the Motif Luna looks and works:
What are the cons of the Motif Luna?
There are also a few disadvantages:
1. The noise level is a bit loud
The pump isn’t especially quiet (but it’s not as loud as some other pumps either).
It’s on the bigger side, so it’s not the most portable of pumps.
Getting the option with a battery does help with portability, but it’s still a little large.
Motif Luna Pump accessories
Because the Motif is a less widely-used breast pump, it may be difficult to find replacement pump parts or bottles at a brick and mortar store near you.
As a result, I would recommend buying a few extra sets to have on hand in case the ones that come with your pump break or are lost.
Another option is to figure out how to hack your pump to use Spectra or Medela breast pump parts.
Using the Luna with Spectra pump parts
The Spectra parts are very similar, and swapping them out is fairly straightforward – you just attach the tubing to the Spectra parts instead of the Motif parts.
As Spectras have become more popular, their replacement pump parts are seen more often at Target and other stores.
Using the Luna with Medela pump parts
It’s pretty easy to use Medela breast pump parts with the Motif Luna using Medela tubing.
All you need to do is take off the yellow end of the tubing that plugs into the pump, and it will fit into the Motif Luna tubing port. Some people are able to pull it off; you can also cut it off.
If you’re still using your Medela tubing with a Medela pump, buy an extra set of Medela tubing to do this.
What bottles are compatible with the Luna?
The Luna uses wide-mouth bottles. Spectra and Avent bottles are also compatible with the Luna.
You may be able to pump into narrow-mouth bottles with an adapter like this one.
Motif Luna Breast Pump review: Bottom line
The Motif Luna isn’t one of the best known brands, but almost everyone I’ve interviewed who has used it loves it.
The Luna will work great for either a working mom or an exclusive pumper. I would recommend getting the option with the rechargeable battery if possible.
(You may be able to get a Motif Luna free through insurance. Check out your eligibility here.)
Have you used this pump? Tell us your Motif Luna breast pump review in the comments!