“My ardo breast pump has been amazing. I was really nervous when it came to pumping as so many mums have said they really struggled. I've never had an issue (I've always managed to pump enough milk) and I think this is largely due to the quality of this breast pump. It's a shame the pump is bulky and therefore not portable but they've just released a newer model which looks like it is and to be honest it's forced me to sit down with a cup of tea and chill out which every new mum needs. I was quite intimidated at first by all the parts but it's super easy to put together and to operate. I've loved it and will definitely be holding on to it for the next baby. Thanks for making my breastfeeding journey a little easier. 9 months in and still going.”
“I exclusively pump, so I use this pump a lot. I was struggling to find a pump, so this was recommended to me by one of the NICU nurses. I've only had 1 problem with it in 8 months due to losing its suction slightly which ardo quickly solved and brought me a brand new pump the next day free of charge. I would definitely recommend this pump”
“I purchased the Ardo Calypso pump for this baby after having used the hospital grade equivalent while in hospital with my first born. I had previously bought cheaper pumps but didn't find them nearly as comfortable or efficient.
I'm pleased to find that the Calypso functions just as well as Ardo's hospital pump and is just as comfortable and quiet. I'm very glad I decided to invest in a decent pump and Ardo is definitely my first choice.
I have recommended Ardo to a couple of friends who are also very pleased with their purchases.”
“I had had a bad experience with a shop bought electric breast pump not fitting properly and causing injury, so I had loads of questions before I rented an Ardo pump and Debbie was really friendly, kind, knowledgeable and super helpful. I rented the pump for two weeks and the smaller inserts fit me better so I bought a kombikit manual pump converter which I also like. Really easy to arrange pick ups etc. as well. Great company.”
“Hi, I used the wire yesterday for the first time leaving the beach and it broke. I was so disappointed as I was relying on that working on the way home to express. Really unsatisfactory product and got no use out of this.”
We are sorry that you are disappointed with the pump, however, this is a medical device, a hospital grade breastpump which is used in NHS hospitals across the UK. Therefore if the performance was poor, as you state, it would not be allowed in the hospitals. This breast pump is a high-value item and that is why it is available for rental so that we can make the costs affordable for parents. It is frustrating that you chose this forum to post a negative review rather than contact us in the 2 months you were using it to get any help or advice.
Hi Sarah, we are sorry to hear that you had issues with the pump, however, we cannot find on our system that you have contacted us for any help? We try and ensure that customers can contact us in many ways either by telephone, online chat, and social media channels. Expressing is a learned experience and we would have loved to help you. Please get in touch so your pump does not have to live in the cupboard x
“Used an Ardo Calypso in hospital and decided to buy one as a result. Compact, easy to use, easy to clean! Great service too.. when a fault developed with my pump Ardo arranged a replacement to be delivered within 24 hours, no questions asked! Have recommended several times as a result!”
“Nice and small, you can hook the pump on and have a hand free for holding baby and walk around. I’ve not used more than 2 settings but they might be useful. I have to bend forward slightly when pumping or the milk doesn’t go into the bottle which hurts my back. The most annoying thing is it doesn’t switch off when you press the power button. Who has time to press and hold?”
Hi, we are sorry that you are unhappy with the pump, however, we cannot see on our customer service system that you contacted us about the power button, as you do not need to hold it down? We have lots of ways to get in touch via website live chat, email, social media platforms or just give us a call, we can help. Not with gravity though as you need to bend slightly for the milk to travel but not so it hurts your back.