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.
i’m a manual breast pump mommy. i used the babyflo brand for keon and kade. hehe i dunno for some reason, i enjoyed pumping milk manually hahaha
oh and the joy of seeing the bottle fill up with milk every pump is the best.
but then, it’s another story na when you see your milk slowly running out. boo-hoo! good for you you lasted more than 2 months. quota ako sa 2 months everytime. 🙂
yay for breastfeeding moms!
how’s baby gabby? 🙂
Good to hear that you are breastfeeding 🙂 Breastfed infants are usually smarter than formula-fed ones 🙂
YAY to breastfeeding! 🙂
Your so right breastfeeding is no easy part of being a mommy…..specially for a first time mom like you….i had breastfed my first son for like only 4 months coz i had to go back to college (since i am a proud teenage mom back then 😉 ) but i really wanted to breastfeed him for at least 6 months….anyhow, now that i have my second born and he’s 7 months already i still breastfeed him yay! even if im workin 8 hrs i make sure i pump in d office (3x in 8 hrs) to keep my breastmilk….i do manual pumping thank you very much! hehe….it’s such a great great reward since my baby’s tummy never gets upset easily and he is such a chubby lil munchkin so it’s really good that you are a pro breastfeeding mom…..cheers to us!
YAY to us! 🙂 oh manual pump? I salute you! 🙂
Hello, does this give you sore nipples?
Hi! When I used it I didn’t experience any sore nipples. Now with my second child, I use Medela Swing and so far, so good. Will post a review about it soon. Thanks! 🙂
evelyn villanueva says
My mother in law gave me this Pigeon’s Breast Pump & Feeding Set, i put batteries on it and tried it but seems like its not working.. i cant feel anything at all…the vacuum isn’t working. I hear the brrrr sound when i turn it on but thats the only indicator that its turned on nothing else.
Im a first time user of breast pump, did i do anything wrong? I checked the accessories and mine is lacking the motor flushing tube and the gasket, is that the reason why its not working well? Can i buy those missing parts? I really want to breastfeed…
Jackie Go says
Hi Evelyn, this is my first breastfeeding tool and as far as I can remember, mine worked properly naman. Although if I were to compare it now with other breastfeeding pump, there are better ones I’d recommend. If you have a missing part, perhaps you can get in touch with Pigeon (try sending a message on their Facebook page?) so you can get the missing parts. That may be the reason why your pump is not working properly. Good luck on your breastfeeding journey 🙂