Jade’s Review of the Haakaa Breast Pump
For the past two weeks I have been trialling the Haakaa Silicone Breast Pump. I have expressed daily, at different times of the day using the Haakaa. The reason I have done this at different times is to see the variation in the amount of milk I am able to collect.
Day 1 – 10 minute expression @ 7am, 50ml
Day 2 – 10 minute expression @ 6am, 50ml
Day 3 – 10 minute expression @ 3pm, 30ml
Day 4 – 10 minute expression @ 1pm, 30ml
Day 5 – 15 minute expression @ 8pm, 30ml
Day 6 – 15 minute expression @ 7am, 50ml
Day 7 – 10 minute expression @ 7am, 50ml
Day 8 – 10 minute expression @ 11am, 30ml
Day 9 – 10 minute expression @ 6am, 40ml
Day 10 – 5 minute expression @ 7am, 20ml
Day 11 – 5 minute expression @ 12pm, 20ml
Day 12 – 10 minute expression @ 8pm, 30ml
Day 13 – 10 minute expression @ 7am, 50ml
Day 14 – 10 minute expression @ 7am, 50ml
530ml of breast milk from using the Haakaa on 1 side in 2 weeks!
I have found the Haakaa to be incredibly easy and very comfortable once I got the hang of it. I feed my son on one side and I catch the let down on the opposite side. I find this to be the best way to start expressing, as the oxytocin hormone is released when you snuggle or breastfeed your baby.
I have been using the Haakaa once a day, whenever I could sneak a few minutes of quiet time with just Bobby and I. The reason I have tried to have quiet time is to try and connect with Bobby and really get that let down happening.
The Haakaa is by far the best, most comfortable and easiest manual breast pump that I have come across. I highly recommend that every breastfeeding mum have one – compact, lightweight, silent, the Haakaa comes with me in my nappy bag because I never know when I’m going to need to whip it out and collect all that liquid gold.