Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Electric Breast Pump

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  • 1.50/5
    • Strengths:

      Reasonable price in theory

    • Weaknesses:

      Leaks, hard to use properly

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    I'm really disappointed with this electric pump and have even emailed the manufacturers to tell them so. I bought it as it seemed like a really good price but it's not considering how useless it is. First of all the pump doesn't mimic a feed at all, it just pumps at constant intervals. Secondly you have to lean forward when using the pump to get the milk to drain into the bag. Thirdly it traps milk around the rim so as you remove it from your breast it leaks. Nightmare! I wish I'd have spent more money investing in something better. I get better results using a handheld silicone suction pump.
  • 3.88/5
    • Strengths:

      easy to use

    • Weaknesses:

      noisy

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    The pump is comfortable and easy to use; however, it is a bit noisy. It could be more powerful but it has 3 speeds, so that helps.
  • 3.63/5
    • Strengths:

      This was relatively priced

    • Weaknesses:

      It’s not as powerful as I hoped

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    This product is good but not as powerful as I’d hoped. I get more milk out and. Hand pumping. That said, I can easily pump and feed at the same time with the electric so it is convenient.
  • 4.38/5
    • Strengths:

      Collected loads!

    • Weaknesses:

      Way too noisy!

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    Great at doing the job, I used to keep it on flat out and produced a lot of milk, downsides are it’s so noisy, sounds like a heard of cows mooing.... And the tube kept falling out. But good for when your at home and it did the job
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      So quick and easy to use

    • Weaknesses:

      A bit noisy

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    I love this product especially at the start when my will was all over the place this made sure that I wasn't wasting any and could freeze at a later date. It's very easy to sterilize in the container provided and is so quick to use.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to use and comfortable to use

    • Weaknesses:

      Hard to get in the box to sterilise.

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    Easy to use and assemble, a bit loud, and doesn't hurt. Just Remember not to put the tube in the steriliser as it will melt it. And start low to begin with so you do t bruise your nipple
  • 4.63/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to use with different speeds

    • Weaknesses:

      Lots of parts

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    I initially used the Tommee Tippee manual pump, but moved onto the electric pump for ease once I started to pump more often.

    I love this electric pump as it is easy to use, it has 3 different speed options and it easily fits onto my breast. Having the different options helps the flow of my milk throughout stages of pumping.

    The only downfall of the pump is the multiple parts which need to put together and cleaned each time.
  • 4.75/5
    • Strengths:

      3 different pump speeds, battery and mains

    • Weaknesses:

      Lots of parts to clean.

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    Good pump, better than hand pumping. Has 3 different speeds so can do it quickly or slower. Can use batteries or mains so can be used on the go. Shame it has so many parts as makes it awkward to clean and sterilise.
  • 3.75/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to use. Easy to take apart to clean.

    • Weaknesses:

      Not that effective.

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    The Tommee Tippee Electric Breast Pump
    Right, so this pump is super easy to use. Once you've mastered how to take it apart and reassemble it's quick and easy making the cleaning process less of a pain! It's a simple design, clear instructions, not too many buttons to add any level of complication for a sleep deprived mumma. All in all, if you want to express, it works!

    Cons - Despite the breast pump being easy to use, i personally don't always find it effective. I find it a very very slow process and I often have to try hard to imagine my baby is feeding in order to get any milk flow. This being said once it's start it does get the job done. I feel it should offer different sized attachments for the breast. As a one size fits all may not be the most comfortable option. Personally I find that it is a tad large and feel like my nipple is going to be sucked off into the device. Once you get over that and find a way to hold it to make it comfortable and fit your breast shape, then you are set! Much easier than manually pumping away and losing grip.

    Overall a good product which gets the job done but could do with a few extra details.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Comfortable

    • Weaknesses:

      Can feel a bit like a cow haha

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    This was great for allowing my husband to feed my daughter. The noise didn't bother my baby. Great customer service from Tommee Tippiee sending me out a replacement tube for free upon request (I was willing to pay).
  • 4.50/5
    • Strengths:

      Good suction

    • Weaknesses:

      Short use on batteries

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    I have found that this pump does what it’s supposed to do. Cleaning is fairly simple, it goes together easily and doesn’t look like any of the parts would easily snap or break. It only lasts maybe 1 and a 1/2 pumps (say 45mins) on battery power which gets expensive if you have to pump away from a socket. I’ve been using for 3 months it still works well.
  • 3.63/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to assemble and use

    • Weaknesses:

      Quite awkward to sit and use

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    I want 100% happy with this when I first used it but in saying that I was first time breast feeding mum. I found it quite awkward and found I had to sit forward in order for my milk to flow down into the bottle. Is very easy to assemble and use though and easy to disassemble and clean. I would try this again as I know how it works but It just didn't have the wow factor for me
  • 2.88/5
    • Strengths:

      Good price

    • Weaknesses:

      Not as effective as others

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    I bought this product on offer and am very glad of that. There are lots of removable parts to this which make it quite a faff to clean and sterilise. The air pump tube is difficult to fit and often falls off mid pump. The shield is comfortable and the multiple settings are good but generally I didn’t find that it expressed as much as my manual pump and found it fiddly.
  • 3.88/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to use

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    I love this makes expressing so much easier. Shame you can't get it in deal with the express to go pack. Easy to use and take apart to clean.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Quieter than the dearer 1 i had

    • Weaknesses:

      Fiddly to clean

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    Loved this pump was a lot quieter than my medela and I feel it was a more effective pump! Can be fiddly to clean was my only issue.
  • 4.25/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to use/set up

    • Weaknesses:

      Needs some jiggery to fit it all in the sterilizer

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    Fab pump, easy to use and set up. Instructions are really clear and easy to read. Has 3 speeds so can pump quickly when needed. A relief when engorged. Portable and easy to use and clean during breaks at work. Fab bit of kit, used with my first and now going to use with new baby
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to use

    • Weaknesses:

      cant find any

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    Absolutely in love with my breast pump, so say to use and can do other tasks (like feed my daughter or read with my son) whilst using it as its electric not manual!
  • 4.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to use

    • Weaknesses:

      So many bits to clean

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    I love how fast this works for me. It take me twenty minutes to express when i need to. I don't like how many bits there are to clean and sterilise. I also think it can use more setting to really get what works for you but this pump definitely works for me and have found it easy to use.
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to use, comfortable and pain free

    • Weaknesses:

      None for me

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    This breast pump was a god send for me, I had really bad sore full breasts that leaked all the time. After using this breast pump it was a massive relief can’t fault it.
  • 4.13/5
    • Strengths:

      Effective

    • Weaknesses:

      Fiddley parts which defeat the point of sterilising

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    Good pump! If you have tender breasts the three settings help. However I found the first setting could be quite sensitive. Bit noisy but effective at extracting milk!
  • 4.88/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to use

    • Weaknesses:

      None

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    I loved my breast pump. I really struggled with breast feeding and this pump allowed me to ensure my baby still received breast milk. I found the pump really quite comfortable and easy to use. There are quite a few pieces in the pump, but once you know how to assemble it is very simple and take only moments. I found it easy to clean and fitted in my steriliser well too, so i had no issue with keeping it clean.
  • 4.50/5
    • Strengths:

      Really comfortable and easy to use

    • Weaknesses:

      Some parts are tricky to put together after sterilising

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    Really pleased with the pump. As a first time mum I was worried about what it would feel like, if it would hurt ect but it is so comfortable and easy to use I was really impressed. The only negative I have found is the cup that goes around your breast has two parts which you have to take a part to sterilise but to put back together you need to handle them quite a lot which seems to defeat the object of sterilising. The steriliser box also struggles to fit all of the pump parts in at the same time so you have to do it in two stages which isn't a big issue but can be a little annoying if you are short on time (hense the 8 rating for hygiene and design). Other than that I am really pleased with the product. It has three different settings of intensity. I have found the first doesn't express much but is a really good starting point then after a couple of minutes you can go onto the next setting with little discomfort. I would recommend this product, especially to first time mums who, like me, had no idea how to use a pump.
  • 3.50/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy and portable with mains or batteries

    • Weaknesses:

      Very loud and indiscreet

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    This product started off good but slowly the suction decreased. Although it did the job, as an exclusive expressing mum I found it unsuitable for continuous regular use. I would say it is good for a mum who just wants to pump occasionally but not as a pump to use as a regular breastfeeding accessory . It is very loud and a few people commented on this.
  • 4.75/5
    • Strengths:

      Very comfortable, easy to manoeuvre, easy to clean and sterilise, easy to use.

    • Weaknesses:

      I have none

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    I am very happy with this product, it is amazing, easy to use and clean, I didn’t feel overwhelmed putting it together. The 3 levels of suction is amazing as some days they were too tender to use level 3 so could chose level 1. Overall I’m very happy with this product and I would 100% use it again.
  • 4.75/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to use

    • Weaknesses:

      Noisy

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    I didn’t use my pump too much as I was solely breast feeding .. my sons didn’t take to a bottle.
    After using a manual I bought this purely for trying to get my son to take bottles for when/if I went out. Easier and less time consuming than a manual.
    It’s a good pump, easy to use, easy to clean and does what it should. The downside is... it’s noisy. And you still have to use one hand to hold it on. It would be great if it was hands free and made a less hideous noise. Luckily I didn’t have to use it as much as some mums did so I didn’t come across too many issues.
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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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