This was easy to assemble with minimal parts to put together. However the suction did not work for me. I was very engorged and thought this would help to relieve some of the pressure but I couldn't get anything out. It actually hurt my nipples to use.
I do like that it comes with it's own, decent sized steriliser.
That was my very first breast pump. It's cheap and looks good for first but not when I started to use. I didn't find any manual that shows how to clean, not enough suction power and soon start to hurts your hand. Better to use an electric one.
Does leak and waste the precious milk if not in the correct position
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I’ve had two of these pumps now easy to use and great value for the money but be careful when attaching as can leak if not in correct position , easy to wash and sterilise and even comes with its own storage box great value for money
Has a gentle suction so my let down comes easy. Compact and comes with its own carry case/ sterilizer.
Have found that if you've got a weak flow like I have the milk does escape down your breast and effects the suction. This is more down to me than the product though
It is quicker than hand expressing but it does take some getting used to. I would urge anyone planning on breast feeding and expressing to learn how to hand express before trying to express using a pump (electric or manual). I tried a couple of different products before I even tried to hand express and they didn't work but as soon as I got the hang of hand expressing they started to show results. Learn how your body works before you let machines take over.
I bought this when visiting family a few weeks after my baby was born. I had accidentally left the charger for my electric breast pump at home and needed something to tide me over for a couple of days.
It was a very harsh suction and made my nipples sore, up until this point with my electric pump I had not had sore nipples at all. It also didn't express much milk and was labour intensive. I needed to use both hands, one to pump and one to hold it on to my breast. I would question whether it was just me, except I was producing plenty of milk with the electric pump.
However, it was enough to prevent my breasts becoming engorged and it came with the handy steriliser which was the perfect size for the pump, and I now use as a travel steriliser. It fits 2 bottles in it and I would imagine fits in any microwave.
It is discreet being a manual pump.
To summarise, I wouldn't buy this pump again. If I were still expressing I would use it in emergencies only. It is a low price, but even so, I would want it to work a little better.
I mainly used this pump for when I was very full to ease the pressure and I will take it to work with me to pump there (as the electric version is very noisey)
I wouldn’t use this all the time as it is a lot of work so I tend to use it as and when I need to!
Great product and easy to
Dismantle, clean and put back together
Convenient. Cleans well. Few parts to assemble. Excellent price
Can't change suction.
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Been using this pump for 4 months now. I find it easy to assemble with minimal parts to put together. The suction works well for me, I can get my let down reflex to kick in really easy and get a good quantity of milk each time. It's comfortable and very easy to use as well as being quite quiet. It comes with its own convenient microwave steriliser, the pump and all attachments fit into this and it's just bobbed into the microwave with a little water for a few minutes and it's then ready to use! It doesn't have an adaptable suction level although this is not an issue for me. Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to occasionally pump.
Tried this with my first as I wanted to express on a few occasions to leave baby with grandparents. Unfortunately this did not work for me at all, managed to express barely anything and it was hard work to get what I did.
I bought this as I wasn't sure if I would be able to breastfeed so I wanted to try and pump straight away. This pump is great for starting out. The suction is great, and fits round you lovely but it is alot of hard work and after a week of using this every day my hand was getting sore. Great if you arent using very often, but if you are I would suggest using an electric one.
Bought this to use, as I thought it would be great to be able to Express sometimes to enable Daddy to feed baby and give me a break. However it was so time consuming and hard going that it never happened very often. I had to keep changing hands, as it gets sore pumping so hard for not much return in my case. I only use it when I really have to now.
I bought this when pregnant as I planned on expressing a couple of night feeds once baby was here so my husband could help out.
Initially I was really impressed with the product, the quality seemed great, instructions were clear. It’s especially great that it can all be stored neatly away in the box and the box can be used to sterilise the pump.
However when it can’t to actually using it, even to just express one feed it’s a lot of work, unless you have an easy and fast let down you seem to be pumping at least a couple of times to get each drop, I was attached to it for so long that it just became really uncomfortable, not just for my breast but for my hand as well because your wrist is at an awkward angle to be able to use the pump and the handle itself isn’t particularly comfortable.
I switched to an electric tommee tippee pump, not being sure if it was the manual pump making it difficult or if this is just how expressing is! Granted, pumping is more work than baby breastfeeding, for me it certainly takes longer to get a few ounces than I think it takes baby to get those ounces (which is normal) but the electric pump was certainly more effective. And due to being more effective, I wasn’t attached to it for so long and therefore my breasts didn’t suffer!
Overall, if you’re only planning on pumping once in a blue moon or you already know your let down is sufficient enough that it’ll flow well well then is a great option budget wise and storage wise. However if you plan on expressing relatively regularly or are a first time mum and not sure how it’ll all go, I’d highly recommend the electric option.
this is a manual pump, I brought this to fill in the few days before mt electric breast pump arrived. this was in fact easy to find at any supermarket. you will need to take all parts apart to be able to then sterilise it, which was not much different to the electric ones i used. it does come with a handy small sterilising box. i can't say it was a complete waste of money, as it did what i needed, fill in while my electric one came, but the sterilising box i still use as a handy travel bottle steriliser, rather than taking the big one, and a travel steriliser would have been the same price at the breast pump. so i can't really complain.
Bought when pregnant with my first. Manual pumping is hard work. You need to use both hands. One to hold the pump secure on your breast and the other to pump otherwise if the suction is lost then milk gets spilt.
Cleaning and sterilising is simple and the sterilising box is handy for storage as well.
This breast pump is blooming hard work. It's a good workout for your hand. Not something you can do while relaxing. Plus, it's brutal on the nipples too. And when you disconnect the pump handle from the bottle, it can get a bit messy, perhaps because of the amount of force needed to actually get it going. If you're in a pickle and NEED to express unexpectedly, then this will work, but I'd go for any other model.
Amazing value for money! Especially if you will be using on the go.
The steralising box the pump comes with makes it easy to take on the go as well as to clean anf steraliser.
It comes apart simple and easy for cleaning and the best part is that it goes back together easy too!
The only downside is manual pumps do give uou hand ache after a while. I do have an electric pump for home use. But for on the go this is perfect!
This was a lifesaver in the early days when breastfeeding wasn't working out for me. It was a great starter kit. If breasts are engorged and baby is having trouble latching, it's easy to attach this on and pump. It comes with the relevant attachments for storing the milk you've expressed and even has a bottle. So it is great to have to help aid breastfeeding in those stressful early days.
For the money, yes it's good. It's very easy to use, take apart, clean and re assemble. It does the job. However, it discolours quite quickly and leaks when being used. Get am achy hand after a while! I would recommend but not as a daily pump over a longer period of time.
Brilliant for the odd express or to test if you get on with expressing before paying out for a decent one. It does the job and is ok for the money. It's easy to take apart and clean. However, it leaks when in use, discolours quickly and easily moulds out of shape when sterilizing. Unless you have a very good flow, i doubt it'll be quick.
I bought this to pop in my bag for when I'm out without baby. It's not so small and compact but handy if I have no access to electric. However when I'm using it milk seems to spit out of the top, I end up in a bit of a mess. It's quite tricky to make sure you have washed everything correctly. The price is more than reasonable though.
A good value pump that is easy to use. It comes apart easily to clean but it will take ages to dry so get used to the inside being wet! It pumps quickly but if you use the express pouches they can sometimes fill with air. If this happens it’s loosen the bag a little.
I have used this with both my children but only managed a few days of it before giving up.
It can be quite hard to get a natural sucking motion as you have to squeeze the handle with your hand. It takes quite a while I wouldn’t recommend it as a pump to use constantly but ok for the odd bottle every now and again.
The sterilising tub was a happy extra and I even kept it for sterilising food bowls and spoons later on
I bought the Nuby electric breast pump which I love but needed a manual one that would help me pump whilst out and about. Because I have a lot of tommee tippee bits I thought could use this one. But it's just awful. I feel it's not collecting properly. I have to sit forward as if i sit back it leaks all down me. I managed to get 2 oz this morning in the storage bag but I.must of had 2oz over me as well. Which is heartbreaking. The middle bit that connects to the pump keeps coming apart whilst pumping and this is making it even more messy.
Really awful to be honest. Really hard to give a proper clean all fiddily bits and places that liquid can get stuck etc. Tried for about a week before giving up and having to borrow an electric one from the baby centre near me.
Handy to have as a back up if you're unable to use an electric pump but can be a bit tiring having to constantly pump. Breast shield will fit a range of sizes though I do struggle sometimes to get into the right position to effectively get milk out. Once I have got it positioned right I can get a fair it out. Comes with sterilizing box which is handy to keep it all together to transport. Easy to take apart for cleaning. I do get a bit of leakage when taking the pump off also.