As a stay-at-home-mom, you must be wondering why I needed to get a breastpump. Besides reducing the occasional engorgement that happens (usually in the middle of the night when the duration between feeds are much longer than in the day), it allows my husband to be involved with feeding our son.
I am in my 11th week of breastfeeding and I find the Ameda Lactaline breastpump to be convenient and easy to use. Besides it’s simplicity, the pump is really easy to clean. After a pumping session, I remove the flange and valve, wash it with soapy water, and load it in the steriliser.
I read many concerns pertaining to spare parts for other brands of breastpumps. From what I have learned, other brands bring in spare parts because the pumps have a higher chance of wear and tear. The design of this pump directs milk straight into the storage bottle from the flange which means you will have less contamination and less worry that mold will grow in the tubes. Having said, there is a lower likelihood of having to replace these parts. However, if need be (since I have only used this pump for 3-months to-date), the spare parts are available through Amazon or InfanTree, the distributors.
The other feature that drew me to purchasing this pump is the adjustable speed and suction function.
When I purchased the pump, I also bought 10 Bumble Bee 5oz PP storage bottles (RM 35 for 10 bottles from Babyland, SS2) which fit the flange perfectly.