I’m sorry for my absence as of late but life has been majorly hectic recently. I am trying to get back into the swing of writing and blogging so I’m starting back with a review of the hugely popular Haakaa breast pump. I’ll be honest, when the lovely folk at Haakaa contacted me to ask me to do a review I was a little sceptical that this compact silicone device would have the power to yield any amount of milk. After all, it has been months since I last pumped for both of my (big) nurslings and my supply has regulated to simply meet their demand. However, I was very intrigued by the Haakaa pump so I agreed to give it a go.
Let me start by saying this pump is so compact! It fits into any handbag or baby bag with ease which is really important for those mamas who need to be away from baby and pump. Nobody wants to be lugging around a huge electric or hand pump with all the tubes and accoutrements that go with it. I decided to give the Haakaa a go after a rare night when both Leo and Isla had slept through. I suctioned it on to the opposite side whilst feeding Isla on the other and completely forgot it was even there.Within 5 mins I had 120mls in the bottle. In the past it would have taken me at least 30 mins to pump that amount and I would have been left with a vaguely numb boob in the process. This was effortless. No holding the pump in place, no hard plastic on your boob and a quick and easy result. The fact that is so quick is a real bonus for mums who don’t want to be pumping for hours.
Another HUGE plus that this pump has going for it is how easy it is to clean. No need to take apart various components like other pumps just simply wash in warm soapy water and steam sterilize as required.
All in all I am very impressed with this little pump and it seems from the popularity of it, that others would agree. If, and when I have another baby, I will definitely be investing in a second one for those early months of feeding.
Haakaa is available to Irish and UK customers at Haakaa UK on Amazon for around £16.
This is not a sponsored post. The product mentioned was sent to me for free but all opinions are my own as always. I will never accept a product that I am not genuinely interested in nor will I review a product that I do not feel is worth reviewing.