Re: Is there any benefit to the free style over the PISA
I have only ever used the Freestyle, but I love it. I also considered the PISA Metro Bag and am glad I chose the Freestyle.
It's so small and I like that it runs on a battery charge. I only seem to need to charge it every few days, and that's pumping 3 times a day for 15 minutes each time (I do find that I pump more when the battery is at least half charged). In the bathroom where I pump at work the only electrical outlet is right next to the toilet. I sit on the other side of the room in a chair as far from the toilet as I can get, and I can just rest the pump on my lap or on the counter. No need for an extension cord! It would be a pain to always have to plug the pump in.
I needed to swap out the standard horns for the next size up, but I think that would have been the case with the PISA as well.
I don't use the hands free setup that comes with the pump. It seems overly-complicated to me, and I don't use the SoftFit shields anyways. I have a Simple Wishes pumping bustier and use that instead, or I'll just use the rubber band trick with my nursing bra if I'm really in a hurry. I really like pumping hands-free in general but you could do that with any pump, given a little ingenuity.
I had a 25% off coupon at BRU that I used to buy the Freestyle. It brought the price down to around the same as the PISA Metro Bag.
Katie - mom to Lily, 8/5/2010