I bought this pump for a mere $20, so for that price I really wouldn't complain, however, it retails for about $90, so I am going to base this review on that price.
Assembling this pump is extremely simple, so that was a plus. I didn't like the sterilizer that it came with as I find it a little small and takes too much time shuffling things around to make what I need to fit in it fit!
When you first start to pump, it can be a little painful, however, once you get going it no longer hurts.
I find that I need to sit in an awkward position to ensure the milk flows into the pump, rather than back out and into my lap. Once all that is worked out, it can extract quite a lot of milk from the breasts.
You would think that you need to constantly keep pumping, but that's not the case. Once the milk starts flowing you can just hold the handle down until the cavity fills, then release the handle and repeat.
I love how the bottles can attach directly to the pump, or to storage pots. Means you have more options as to how you use/store you breast milk.
All in all, if you found this pump for a good price, I would highly recommend it.. otherwise, it may be worth investing in a different pump if you were going to pay the higher price for the few design flaws it has - that are really annoying... after all, after spending time expressing, I'm sure we would all cry over spilt milk.
I am very happy with this pump.
It is easy to put together and take apart, it is easy to clean and comes with its own sterilising box which is great (until you forget how long you are supposed to sterilise it for and how much water to put in :P)
I used it when travelling. I pumped in the car so we could feed bub on the go. It worked beautifully!
It is 2 years old and is still in perfect working order and will be used again for any future children.
It does hurt your hand a little bit, if you are pumping for a long time but for occassional pumping, you hardly notice a problem.
I do not pump that much and have used an electric pump in the past but needed a new pump for the baby while she was in Child care.
This was a great price and much more affordable than an electric pump. Very easy to use and came with really good accessories. Is small and compact for travel. It is also easy to clean.
Really happy with this product.
I was only able to breastfeed for 8 weeks and used this the whole time. I loved it! It was very easy to use and didnt really take much effort.
Will use it next baby for sure.
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