Disclaimer: I received a free product for my review! These views are my own and were not at all influenced by the party who gave me this opportunity..
For the nursing mommy…
I recently was able to try out Tommee Tippee’s Closer to Nature electric breast pump (check it out HERE.) Though I plan to solely nurse, I love being able to pump and save for those times we may be out and about or just to make things easier while my husband is away if I do not feel like breastfeeding and want someone else to help feed my son.
This pump is perfect for just that–pumping for small occasions. Personally, when regular pumping (which I am doing much of right now as I just had my son) I prefer to use a double pump (Tommee Tippee has one HERE) to keep things quick and even, like if my son decides to only eat on one side. The closer to nature electric pump is small, easily portable, and can be powered by batteries so you can take it with you on the go!
The motor has three suction levels and the pump pumps at the same speed. The pump was not fast enough for me compared to what I am used to in a breast pump, but the pump is very comfortable, especially with the soft silicone cover for the cups. I would not mind not being able to adjust the speed as much if I did not have another kid to look after, but I cannot deny that this pump did a great job at expressing milk. As for sound, while it may not be completely discreet and silent, it is as loud as most other pumps I have tried and will not be disruptive if you are out and about.
The parts separate easily for cleaning and are BPA free to make it mommy-approved! I LOVE that this pump comes with a sterilizer box. You just toss the pieces into the box with the certain amount of water and pop it into the microwave. The package also includes a closer to nature bottle, milk storage containers, and disposable breast pads.
The Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature electric breast pump is sold at Target or Babies R Us and runs for around $150.
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