Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Electric Breast Pump

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  • 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
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      Easy to use

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      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

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      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.
  • 4.63/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to use, quick

    • Weaknesses:

      Noisy, suction could be better

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    I’ve really loved using the tommee tippee electric breast pump, it’s quick and easy to use and clean/reassemble. I love that it can be stored and sterilised in its little box very handy for travelling. It’s compact and the design is pleasing to the eye. Weaknesses of this pump are that it’s suction could be stronger but again I am comparing to hospital grade pump I used whilst on the postnatal ward and it’s a little noisy too, these are the only things that could be improved but it’s still an excellent product and these do not hinder its effectiveness or use.
  • 4.75/5
    • Strengths:

      3 settings which really help with pumping. Battery and mains operated

    • Weaknesses:

      The breast 'cup' can leak.

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    I love this pump. Used it for my first child when I returned to work and now with my second child. Love the fact it has 3 settings to suit personal needs. It is a little noisy but it's helpful being able to use it with batteries or mains. I did have an issue with the breast 'cup' but i contacted tommee tippee and they were brilliant and sent out a replacement.
  • 3.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Good idea .

    • Weaknesses:

      I could get more milk out by doing it manually.

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    Bought this product thinking it would be a good idea however all I managed to do was get milk all over my hand or me it didn't seem to suction on very well so milk would get wasted and we no how golden breast milk is so wasn't happy.
  • 2.25/5
    • Strengths:

      Sadly none for me

    • Weaknesses:

      Not powerful enough

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    I bought this from baby's r us. I couldn't produce any milk using this pump at all. I ended up returning it and buying a medela electric pump, it was far more successful.
  • 4.38/5
    • Strengths:

      Quick and easy

    • Weaknesses:

      None

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    Having previously used a manual pump this electric pump is amazing. Very easy to use. Expresses milk quickly and I found even the lowest suction level is strong enough.
  • 4.38/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to assemble and use, can be compacted down for storage, easy to clean

    • Weaknesses:

      The suction isn't great, awkward to hold, the wire isn't very long which restricts movement

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    This is a good product but could do with some improvements.
    The 'Tommee Tippee closer to nature electric breast pump' is a good product. The pump is very simple to assemble and use, easy to clean and is small & compact which means it is easy to store. However, it does have a few flaws. I found that the suction wasn't strong enough. It would start off ok but then 5 minutes into pumping after having put it on the max setting, it starts to lose the strength of the suction.
    Instead of taking around 15 minutes on one breast it took around 30minutes + just to pump one boob, when you have a newborn baby you just don't have the time to sit down for 1 hr pumping.
    The other problems I had with the pump was I found it quite awkward to hold especially because the wire wasn't quite long enough. I didn't find it very comfortable on my nipple which was one of the reasons i bought the closer to nature pump. If 'Tommee Tippee' improved on these flaws I think it could be a very good product.
    I would consider using this product again if they made some improvements.
  • 4.00/5
    • Weaknesses:

      Very loud

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    This product is brilliant easy to use, and cleaning and putting back together is very simple, although it’s very loud when you are using it.
  • 3.75/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to use and sterilise

    • Weaknesses:

      Suction isn't the best

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    This is a good product for expressing but I often use this pump coupled with a silicon hands free manual pump as it allows me to express more. I can express around 3-4oz with the pump alone but combed wiyh the manual silicon pump I usually get around 6oz. The parts fit together easily and sterilizing is very easy. The part that goes onto the breast seems to be a little loose fitting at the end which attaches to the breast pump which leads to a poorer suction but on the whole it's a good breast pump.
  • 4.13/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to use

    • Weaknesses:

      Does leak some times when pumping

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    I have had this breast pump for over 2years I used it with my first daughter to express when I went back to work so easy to use didn’t take me long to express either. The only thing is it sometimes leaks on the breast suction part but other than well made easy to clean breast pump I’d be lost without it.
  • 4.13/5
    • Strengths:

      Saves you breaking your wrist!

    • Weaknesses:

      Noisy and expensive

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    Only used this for a couple of weeks as I was unable to express enough milk. Bought it because it was easier and quicker than hand pumping. Only problem was it was very noisy and the pipe kept coming off. No matter how much it was attached to the pump.
  • 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.
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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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