I wouldn’t say that breastfeeding is the hardest part of motherhood. But with that being said, I won’t say it is the easiest part either. My breastfeeding journey with all 3 kids have their fair share of ups and downs. I’ve come to learn that each child is different and we simply learn from experiences.
Having breast-fed 3 kids and going through 3 different breast pumps, I consider myself a semi professional in this area.
This is the first time we are reviewing a breast pump that is not so “mainstream”. The Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Single electric Breast Pump.
The Great Reveal:
Other than the breast pump and the electrical unit. There are also a 150ml feeding bottle with slow flow teat, 1 breast milk storage pot, 6 breastpads, and a steriliser box that doubles up as a carry case.
There are 3 settings on the electrical unit. Low, Medium, and High. The flexibility of being able to operated the breast pump on 4 AAA batteries makes this an added advantage for those who pump on the go.
There were chunky parts that made up the breast pump. Assembling the breast pump was simple and cleaning it was a breeze.
I totally liked the idea of pumping directly into storage pots. Perfect for mixing up with rice cereal when the baby starts weaning. Less transferring between bottles hence, less wastage. I swear every drop is like precious liquid gold!
The Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Single electric Breast Pump is Comfortable spelt with a capital C! I’ve used a similar product from a leading brand and it hurts badly. The silicon seal on the breast pump made a difference. Seriously gentle on the breast!
The white noise from the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Single electric Breast Pump is similar to other electric breast pumps out in the market.
I like the product. But, if I had to nit pick, I’ll say the Bottle Stand wasn’t stable and it tends to topple. So my suggestion would be pump and store immediately, rather than have to cry over spilled milk (pun intended).
Even with that being said, I would reccomend the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Single Electric Breast Pump for it’s extreme comfort. The Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Single Electric Breast Pump is avalable at Mothercare for $299.
Full Disclosure: We were given the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Single Electric Breast Pump by Mothercare for reviewing purposes. No monetary compensation was recieved.