Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Electric Breast Pump

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  • 4.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to use

    • Weaknesses:

      Noisy and annoying to clean

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    I was practically attached to this 24/7 at one point when trying to increase my milk supply, unfortunately it didn’t really help increase it but that’s another story.
    The pump was easy to use, fitted really well and was actually quite comfortable (well as comfortable as something sucking on your boob can be!). I felt it worked well while I was still producing plenty of milk, I could fill a pouch quite quickly. It was only as I started drying up that it took forecer but that’s down to me not the product!

    I also got this while it was on offer at half price so as far as I’m concerned it was good value for money.
    Pros
    Comfortable, easy to use, powerful

    Cons
    Really annoying to clean- has to be done after every use and breaks down into about 7 parts so you have to dismantle it and put it back together each time.

    My verdict- I am expecting again now and will use the same pump second time round. Maybe get not be the quietist on the market but I think it’s probably still up there with the best.
  • 4.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Gentle, easy to use and number of levels

    • Weaknesses:

      The suction cup around the breast deshapes and expensive

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    The pump is a great buy although is quite costly. The pump is gentle on the breast and has three levels of suction dependant on your need. The down side I have is the suction cup around the breast de-shapes when sterilised. I had to put it in the fridge to tighten it up after each use.
  • 4.38/5
    • Strengths:

      Good suction and easy to use

    • Weaknesses:

      It's not a double pump

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    This is a good pump with good suction and easy to use but if like me you decide to exclusively pump then it could be better as it is only a single pump and can take a while to do both breasts. I have bought a double pump for at home but with this one being portable I can take it out with me for a quick pump while I am out of the house. The pump is a little noisy and I did find myself turning the tv up so I could hear it, but it never woke the baby. The pump itself is easy to use, comfortable and is easy to take apart to clean and sterilize.
  • 4.25/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to take along when travelling

    • Weaknesses:

      Container too small for all the products

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    This is an easy to use product. It cleans quickly and easily as well. I love how I can take it with me, whenever we are travelling.
  • 4.13/5
    • Strengths:

      Good value for money

    • Weaknesses:

      Very loud

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    I got this as I already had bottles to fit that I was given as a present. The machine is loud I really didn’t expect it to be so noisy as baby was sleeping and we both got a fright. I should have tried it before hand. Does the job though and good value for money.
  • 4.00/5
    • Strengths:

      It does what I need it to do

    • Weaknesses:

      Very slow and very noisy

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    I have used this for the past 9 months. It is very noisy so best used whilst you baby is awake, if they are a light sleeper. Everything is easy to clean and easy to re assemble once cleaned. I find that 2 of the pump settings are very similar, wish one was a little bit stronger. Sometimes it takes over an hour to get a few ounces ( but that might just be me), so make sure you have the time to sit down relax and pump for a bit. The set is handy and comes with everything you will need so that is a plus, I use the sterilizing box to store all of the pieces in as well. I bought this second hand off another mum so can't comment on the price really, but you do get a lot for your money.
  • 4.50/5
    • Strengths:

      Can be used on batteries or mains power

    • Weaknesses:

      Very noisy!

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    This electronic breast pump is a great buy! In the box you get everything you need to be able to sterilise, express, store and feed.
    The pump itself is very easy to set up and get going but I would definitely recommend reading the instructions throughly first. I don’t think it would be possible to set up correctly without doing this.
    It is very easy to get started expressing. It starts straight away when you press the on button. It has 3 suction levels. I found all 3 levels comfortable and helped express a good amount of milk.
    I love the fact that you can use it on either mains power or battery meaning you can take it out and about with you if needed. The only downside is that it can be very noisy so not very discreet for those out and about expressing sessions!
    I am so impressed with this breast pump set. It comes with everything you could possibly need. It is quick, easy and comfortable to use at home or on the go using it with battery’s. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a breast pump set!
  • 4.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to use

    • Weaknesses:

      Pricey

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    I used this breast pump; I only pump a lot as I mostly just feed naturally however this really helped me in the newborn days when my nipples were so sore thishelped me carry on and build up my milk supply.
  • 4.75/5
    • Strengths:

      Can use one handed and easy to use

    • Weaknesses:

      Very noisy

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    I like this product but don’t use it very often, I find it easy to use and can be easily taken apart to clean and comes in its own box to use as a steriliser.
    I love that you can use it one handed but it’s very noisy and drains batteries if not using mains power.
  • 4.25/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to use

    • Weaknesses:

      Very noisy

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    Product is quite expensive for a breast pump but the best one i have used also easy to hold and use only weakness is the noise from the pump itself. Good that it is electrical and can also be used with batteries.
  • 4.25/5
    • Strengths:

      Quick and painless

    • Weaknesses:

      Really noisy

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    I love how easy it was to set up. So simple to use and was painless controls are simple to use. Great storage and easy to clean. I got this in sale when I was pregnant and have been using it to express for when I'm out. I also like that its portable.
  • 4.38/5
    • Strengths:

      Comfortable, good value for money, esy to buy bottles

    • Weaknesses:

      Hard to really clean, no "flutter" option

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    I bought this pump because it was tommee tippee and I had already been given tommee tippee bottles. As tommee tippee bottles and accessories are so easily available in most supermarkets/chemists/online it makes it really easy to get extra parts. I also like the fact that you pump straight into a bottle that you are then going to use which reduces how much sterilising you need to do.
    The bit that goes on you is very soft and comfortable. There are three settings although it doesn't have a "flutter" setting to get the milk going which some of the more expensive ones do but I never felt that I was missing out not having that.
    i did find that the nipple attachment was a little tricky to clean but I just soaked it in Miltons to put my mind at ease that it was really really clean.
    I can really recommend this pump. It's great value for money and did me 18months of pumping and is ready for the next baby!
  • 0.50/5
    • Strengths:

      none

    • Weaknesses:

      poor suction and noisy

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    so the worst night of my life. My newborn daughter was refusing to latch on without screaming, she had lost 12% of her birth weight and instead of being able to express to top her up I was hooked up to the pump for FAR too long and got 10ml in 2 hours.THEN the bloody thing broke, it just stopped working! I was a wreck, my baby girl was screaming as she was hungry and thank god it was 6 am. I was sure there was something wrong with me that my milk wasn't working.
    A small trip to the hospital to see a nurse and a lactation consultant. I was hooked up to a madela pump and sent home with a manual one (saved my sanity!) just to show it wasn't my milk that wasn't the issue as it flowed with the right pump.

    I now advise everyone to pick up a madela manual hand pump (get the electric pump if you can afford it) and give tommee tippee a WIDE berth because if i can save someone else from going through that panic and heartache then its 100% worth it because i wouldn't wish that on anyone.

    I can't provide a picture as upon returning back from the hospital it was immediately thrown in the bin (it was cathartic to do it after the long day I had been through)
  • 3.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Different speeds

    • Weaknesses:

      A bit difficult to clean

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    I am still using this product and I like the fact it has different speeds and that its quicker and less hassle than using the manual pump, however when it comes to cleaning I struggle, I feel that there's lots of nooks and crannies and parts that come apart that it makes it difficult.
  • 4.75/5
    • Strengths:

      Works well. Easy to clean and put together. Multiple settings.

    • Weaknesses:

      Noisy and only comparable with tommie tippie bottles

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    It's a really good pump! It works quickly and efficiently. It was easy to assemble and use and also comes with the option to put batteries in which is great for when you are out and about. It's also very easy to take apart and clean. It has multiple settings which are very useful and you are able to pump directly into the bottle which is great for quick feeding.
    The downsides are that it is very loud and is not compatible with bottles that aren't Tommee Tippee. The price was high however, also reasonable given how well it works.
  • 3.75/5
    • Strengths:

      It has 3 different speed settings and a long wire.

    • Weaknesses:

      It is quite loud.

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    I got this pump as a gift so I'm not sure about the price. There is a lot of bits to put it together but once you have done it a few times it doesn't take long. I did think it was a bit loud once it was on, but overall I was very pleased with it.
  • 3.88/5
    • Strengths:

      Compact pumping unit and sreriliser

    • Weaknesses:

      Noisy

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    I bought this kit on sale before my little one was born. I have been using it to build a supply for use when I got back to work. Easy to use and not too fiddly to clean.
    I find the pump mostly comfortable, though it only has one size of breast cup and I do wonder if a larger cup on the pump would make it more comfortable or even efficient. I only ever seem to get an ounce after 20 minutes of pumping on one side. Though this could just be me. I've never tried another pump so have nothing to compare to.
    I am pleased with the pump though as it does what I need it to.
    The sterilizing unit fits comfortably in my small microwave and fits all the parts easily at once.
  • 3.13/5
    • Strengths:

      It does pump

    • Weaknesses:

      Very noisy

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    It pumps slowly so it takes a long time to get anything, I never managed to express much at a time as it takes too long. It is very noisy, I can’t use it when my baby is sleeping in the other room as it wakes her. When I first used the pump I was still in a maternity ward, a number of midwives were not impressed by this pump at all and offered me the use of the wards pump.
  • 3.25/5
    • Strengths:

      Does the job

    • Weaknesses:

      Noisy

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    I bought this 6 years ago for my first and still use it with my second.
    It works well to enable me to express however it is so noisy it makes the experience very mechanical.
  • 4.50/5
    • Strengths:

      Gets milk out quickly and pain free

    • Weaknesses:

      Very loud

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    This breast pump is easy to assemble and disassemble. It didn’t hurt to get the milk out and I found that I could fill the bottles really quickly. The only thing with this pump is it’s very loud and I couldn’t express if my daughter was asleep as it would have woke her up.
  • 3.38/5
    • Strengths:

      Easily essembled, great storage box

    • Weaknesses:

      Noisy, not as productive as hoped

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    I brought the Tommee tippee pump with my second daughter and was shocked at the little amount and amount of time it took to get a decent amount of milk.
    Assembly is easy and the handy storage box is brilliant for sterilising and keeping it all together.
    I have used it again for my third daughter but I try to avoid using it due to the amount of noise it makes my husband cringes when I turn it on and my toddler covers her ears.
    It's a shame because I used a lot of tommee tippee products but I feel it's a little bit of a let down.
    Also the flange that is supposed to be suitable for all sizes was not as well fitting as hoped.
  • 4.13/5
    • Strengths:

      Electric, easy to clean and put together

    • Weaknesses:

      Not always strong enough

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    Good breast pump as it works to help express milk without much effort other than sitting on the settee! However personally I find it quicker to express by hand as it can take a long time for the strongest suction to work.
  • 4.13/5
    • Strengths:

      Can express large quantities of breast milk straight into a.bottle.to feed

    • Weaknesses:

      Will only fit Tommee tippee bottles

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    This pump can.express a good quantity of milk in a short space of time. I manage to get a full bottle on most pumps. The only.downfall.is that it only.fits Tommee tippee bottles. Obviously this is due to the brand and using bottles of the same brand. But my little girl only takes a nuby bottle so I have to re-dispense before feeding. Some sort of attachment to use other bottles would be nice.
  • 3.25/5
    • Strengths:

      Its does the job

    • Weaknesses:

      A bit pricey

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    Overall the product is good, except that its quite expensive. But it does the job beautifully, no pain. I used mines a lot, and am satisfied with it.
  • 3.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to clean and assemble

    • Weaknesses:

      Air tube keeps disconnecting. Not enough power in suction.

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    We had the manual pump to begin with which was fab and then had to get an electric pump due to needing to express. This was priced amazingly and thought we were into a winner after the success of the manual. However the air tube kept disconnecting, meaning it would lose the flow and power from the actual pump wasn’t great. It does have 3 different speeds to mimic flow which is good. But just didn’t work for us as too little power. Moved to another pump which worked fantastically for us.
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Description

The Closer to Nature Electric Breast Pump is designed to mimic a baby's natural suckling action, for great results at the touch of a button. The silicone cup makes the Electric Breast Pump ultra-comfortable to use.

Choose from 4 settings: light, low, medium and high. It is recommended that you start with the light mode to encourage let down, then move onto the setting that feels right for you.

- Portable and lightweight

- Includes handy steriliser box

- Only 3 parts

- Easy to operate, clean and assemble

- BPA-free Contains: 1 x Electric Breast Pump, 1 x Closer to Nature Easi-Vent 150ml bottle, 1 x Milk Storage Pot, 6 x Disposable Breast Pads, 1 x Microwave Steriliser Box

Only 1 Milk Storage Container Included

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