It’s been just over 6 months I’ve been a breastfeeding mama – I can honestly say I’ve had mixed feelings throughout the journey.
From over producing, to producing near enough nothing to the point my son was getting frustrated. I would get so upset knowing breastfeeding just wasn’t agreeing with me, to this day I still don’t know what caused my decrease in my supply. I can honestly say it was one of the hardest parts of motherhood!
But with perseverance and patience and with huge help from Boobix I was able to breastfeed my bubba again! (Thanks Mums & Tea!)!
As I had to start mixed feeding my son, it meant expressing was very important! I received a Tommee Tippee electric breast pump from a family friend and that is what I had been using until it felt like the pump was ripping my nipples off (literally). They would get raw red and expressing just became a chore for me.
However, I was lucky enough to receive this amazing new 2in1 Single Breast Pump from MAM! MAM has been my life saver since my bubba started using a bottle, it was the only brand he would use, and he also uses their pacifiers too! We are HUGE fans!
Thanks to my new breast pump I’ve now enjoyed expressing again! There have been so many positive factors about this pump and this is NOT paid review, this is my honest review.
Firstly what I LOVED about this pump was that there is a manual pump AND an electric pump!
The pump screen also has an electric dial, so it gives you a variety of options to choose from with the touch screen. You can change the strength of the suction, you can also change the type of pulse the breast pump uses. With the digital face it allows you to time how long you express for (which for me was very very handy – it gives you an idea of how much you express in a certain amount of time).
You have the option for the pump to use batteries (perfect for when you are travelling), and it also has the option to use a plug which I preferred as I felt it was more powerful. Using battery the electric face tells you how much battery life is left, a function that the Tommee Tippee electric pump did NOT have!
What I loved the most about this breast pump was how QUIET it was!!! This was music to my ears – when I used my last pump it was so noisy it was embarrassing. I remember taking it on holiday when I travelled with hubby and my friends as soon as that pump came on everyone knew what I was doing (how embarrassing!)!
This was a perfect function especially when trying to express next to a sleeping baby!
I loved the storage pots they also provided, perfect for refrigerating and transferring to bottles when ready to feed. I used to find the breast milk bags very awkward, and clumsy me would always spill liquid gold when transferring it.
I had stopped expressing because I was not enjoying it, it was just a chore and it was painful! Now I’ve started expressing again, my milk supply as increased majorly and it’s no longer a chore, if anything I’m excited for the results as I’ve been able to express about 4-5 ounces at a go which is a lot for me!
I would honestly recommend the new MAM 2in1 Single Breast Pump for all the breastfeeding mamas out there, it has allowed me to enjoy my breastfeeding journey. My son is now 6 and a half months and before I had him I promised myself I would breastfeed for 6 months so I’m super happy that I have surpassed my milestone! So let’s see how the next 6 months go with my new pump. I will be sure to update you all.
Oh, I forgot to mention it’s great for a present too and the pump can now be found in all stores that stock MAM and Online too!
RRP: £130 (July 2018) – MAM Website