Unimom Opera+ Review

Unimom Opera+ Review

Unimom Opera breast pump review
Looking for hospital grade, endless combinations of suction levels, single pumping, alternating or synchronized pumping AND duel motors, the Unimom Opera+ is hands down the way to go.

Right out of the box I was impressed with the size of this pump! Then once powered on and the chance to start changing modes, options and suction strength I was wowed all over again. This pump can really do it all, the LCD touch screen is easy to use and operate. Adjusting each duel motor suction strength individually took me a minute to figure out (set single L and single R individually then switch to alternating or synchronized pumping) but it’s easy enough and works seamlessly once set.

The first time I used this pump I didn’t respond as well as I would have liked. I was concerned that since I responded so well to this pump in the first 15 minutes I was going to have trouble responding to this pump for any additional let downs. This was the issue I had with the Zomee, since the Opera+ and Zomee have the same ownership in common I was worried maybe I’d experience a similar situation. However, a few mins after what I thought would have been my final let down due to desensitization to this pump, I had another let down. I was very relieved for this letdown and it gave me hope for future sessions with this pump. Moving forward I never had a reason to question it’s ability to move and trigger letdowns again. Long story short, I fell in love.

The Unimom Opera+ has been known to be covered under insurance. I think because this pump is a lesser known hospital grade pump when compared to the popular hospital grade pumps it may be easily overlooked. I’ll admit, I’m guilt of this. But after using this pump I really believe it should be one of the front runners, I’d love to see this pump offered to postpartum moms in recovery following delivery.

The only downside to this pump, if you consider this a disadvantage, there is no built in vibration. I for one prefer my pumps not to have a vibration supplied by the pump, I’d rather use an external vibration source ie lactation massagers. This pump has so many suction and cycle level combinations it would be hard not to find what works for you. I hope this pump becomes increasingly more popular in the near future!

Update! Quick story and testament to the effectiveness of Opera+!
My sister-in-law Gina had been struggling with reoccurring clogs, she just can’t kick ‘em. After multiple attempts to “bust” two clogs found in her right breast, she paid my house of pumps a visit and has the pick of the litter. She chose the Opera+, quickly also impressed by its size and light weight. After only 14 minutes into her session and some gentle hands on massaging she noticed the knots her in breasts starting to deflate. Boom, two clogs gone! This pump has a wide range of cycle options, 26-42 in expression mode and 60-100 in massage mode, it’s truly impressive and has proven its self most effective.

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, if this pump is eligible under insurance or for a reasonable upgrade, I’d be all over it!

𝘚𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘺 𝘱𝘶𝘵, 𝘪𝘵’𝘴 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘷𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵. 𝘔𝘺 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘳𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘐 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢 𝘧𝘦𝘸 𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘩𝘴 𝘭𝘦𝘧𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘮𝘺 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘫𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘺. 𝘐𝘧 𝘐 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘮𝘺 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘬𝘪𝘥, 𝘪𝘵 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥𝘯’𝘵 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘣𝘦 𝘢 𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯. 𝘐 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 100% 𝘣𝘶𝘺 𝘪𝘵.
- Gina
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The customer service for this pump is horrendous. I was sent a defective pump which has caused very bad nipple damage. The pump continuously sucks in without releasing on one side. My engineer husband says it seems like something is stuck in the motor. It has taken over a week since I contacted the company for them to even take any action. And they only respond every 24-48 hours via email.. they don’t have anyone that will speak on the phone. They want me to return my pump so they can “fix it” but there’s no guarantee that they’ll actually fix. Do NOT trust this company with your milk supply. I can’t comment on if the pump is good or not because mine is defective. Complete waste of money to get this pump and now I can’t get an actual working pump through my insurance because this is the one I chose (and still had to pay quite a bit of money).

Kimberly Gambrell

This is a terrific breakdown of hacks! Which would work for the unimom opera? It has so many parts to wash each day!


Thanks so much for all your info and commitment to this population! I’ve learned so much from you!

My Unimom has a leak and I think it’s the duckbills. I’ve just replaced them though and am kind of stumped. What duckbills do you use for yours and if I wanted to get different backflow protectors to see if I can get it working properly, what do you suggest?


Arden Hicks

Came here to ask the exact same question: can I hack this pump to use Lakteck or other silicon flanges? Is it compatible with Medela flanges?


Yes, if you know what parts are hackable please share!


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