A silicone breast pump is a special type of manual breast pump made from silicone in a one-piece design. Silicone Pumps differ from traditional manual breast pumps as they don't require a continuous manual pumping action to extract breastmilk. Silicone Pumps when pressed into the breast provide a gentle suction to collect breastmilk in a more effortless manner. They are essentially a hands free milk catcher that helps breastfeeding mums collect and store their liquid gold while breastfeeding their baby on the opposite breast.
Silicone Breast Pumps are a great option if you are primarily breastfeeding and wanting a simple and easy way to create a stash of breastmilk, to reduce engorgement or looking to increase supply gently.
If you have a slow let-down reflex or limited milk supply, or need to express full feeds multiple times per day then you may find a a silicone pump beneficial but it may not tick all the boxes for a breast pump as you may need more stimulation to produce a let down to express a larger volume of breastmilk. In this case we recommend also looking at our range of electric breast pumps.