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Thank you to MAM Baby UK for gifting us with their latest product: The MAM 2 in 1 single breast pump (electric and manual). Although the product mentioned in this review was sent to me free of charge, the opinions I have shared are my own.
I have breastfed my baby daughter for nearly one whole year now – an achievement I am really proud of. However, now she is a little bigger, there are some occasions when I can’t take her with me.
Like all parents I want to ensure my baby is in the best possible care when I leave her so the ability to use a reliable, effective pump has been key to continuing to breastfeed whilst gaining more independence.
Designed to offer ‘maximum comfort and independence for you and your baby’ MAM’s latest 2 in 1 single breast pump combines the convenience of manual expressing with the power of electric expressing.
When I unboxed the pump I was pleased to find that there are only a few pieces of equipment making it easy to assemble. The instructions are clear and concise too so you can be sterilising and expressing in a matter of minutes.
The pack contains everything you should need:
- 1 x breast pump 2 in 1 electric top
- 1 x breast pump 2 in 1 manual top
- 1 x breast pump 2 in 1 funnel cover
- 2 x Easy Start bottle with sealing disc (1 x 130ml/4.5oz and 1 x 160ml/5.5oz)
- 2 x storage solution
- 1 x breast pump 2 in 1 adapter
Once I had sterilised, cooled and assembled the pump I settled down and began to express.
Helpfully, when the pump is in stimulation mode it offers 9 settings so you can choose a strength which you feel comfortable with.
Then, when you feel your milk is beginning to flow, you can switch to the expression mode which has 9 settings too.
Immediately, I was impressed by the super silent motor unit. It still made noise but it was noticeably quieter than previous pumps I’ve used. It also displays a helpful timer so you can see how long you’ve been expressing on both sides.
The electric pump motor unit also boasts up to 5 hours of rechargeable battery power which means you don’t have to be tethered to a mains socket. The suction tube is also a good length so you can comfortably express in a variety of positions.
Although I was feeling nervous about leaving my baby and felt pressure to produce and provide a good amount of milk to cover my absence I was surprised that I was able to express 120ml of breast milk in a short time.
The two milk storage pots included make it super easy to date your milk and place it in to the fridge until it is needed.
When it came to my husband giving my daughter the milk in my absence he was really impressed by the self sterilising Easy Start anti colic bottles which are also included.
Both bottles can be sterilised in 3 minutes and have a vented base ensuring that baby is able to drink calmly while the bottle works hard to regulate pressure balance and airflow.
I am really impressed by MAM’s latest breast pump and I feel that the price point of £130 is good value because the pack provides all the equipment you need.
Although I can feel anxious when leaving my daughter it has helped me to know that I can express quickly and painlessly as and when I need to ensuring that she will still receive breast milk.
Have you used a breast pump? What are your top tips when expressing milk? Comment below and let me know – I love hearing your hacks, hints and tips.
Click here for further information about the MAM Baby UK 2 in 1 single breast pump (electric and manual).
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