Breastfeeding. a phase every mom goes through, but nobody said it was easy.
Both my mom and mother-in-law (MIL) didn’t breastfeed. Both of them was traumatized and that using manual pump (which was the only thing available then) didn’t really helped them express milk.
I have undergone all the bumps in breastfeeding — Mastitis , Breast engorgement , nipple sore, nipple crack, and so on, you name it. No matter how prepared I was reading books and researching (while I was still pregnant), it’s just not the same when you actually experience it.
I promised myself even before I was pregnant that I would breastfeed. So when I gave birth I immediately practiced breastfeeding, the colostrum letdown was easy but then the first milk letdown was another story. My ob-gyne Dra. Rebecca Singson is pro-breastfeeding and she believes that every woman can produce milk, it only takes encouraging, support from family or friends and the right tools.
Right. Right tools. So this got me to try a breast pump that would suit me and so I found Pigeon electric breast pump.
It’s compact and easy to use, perfect for first-time moms like me. It’s complete with a 4 oz. bottle, nipple, bottle stand, breast pump motor and battery compartment, gasket & breast sheild, nipple stimulator, and motor flushing tube.
Pros: lightweight, compact, battery operated, adaptor operated
Cons: it doesn’t come with an adaptor, manual press & release suction
I’ve also noticed that with the use of an electric breast pump, it stimulates the nipples, helping moms who have inverted nipple alternate direct breast feeding with expressing milk.
For moms and moms-to-be I think Pigeon has one compact and easy to use electric breast pump.
Over-all this ain’t bad for a price of P2,200 you can’t go wrong with it.