So you’d made the decision to breastfeed, you’re learning on the go and trying to figure it all out. Having been there myself (twice) I know what it’s like. It’s confusing, it’s weird, it’s all rather foreign. All you want is for your baby to feed and to feed well.
Now there could be times when you’ll need a breast pump. You may like your partner to be able to feed your baby, you may have to return to work and need to pump, you may be heading out and need to leave milk for someone else to feed your baby or you just may want to capture all that extra liquid gold goodness you’re producing.
And I’m sure if you’ve done your research, you’ll know there are many different brands out there. It can get confusing.
There’s one brand in particular that I think ticks ALL the boxes.
The New Zealand brand, the Haakaa breast pump.
The Haakaa breast pump is affordable
First and foremost, it’s affordable. This is huge. There’s so much you need to buy when you have a baby, so if you’re able to find a product that does everything it’s meant to and is at a great price point, then that is definitely winning in my book! (they start at $32.73 AUD which is $34.90 NZD)
How does the Haakaa breast pump work?
So, you’re looking at it thinking, how does the Haakaa breast pump actually work? Let me tell you, it’s so simple, it’s crazy.
Just suction the pump to your breast and the pump will literally do the work for you. Because it works on a suction basis, it draws your milk out via the pump by using suction.
To start with, you can encourage milk flow by squeezing the bottom bit of the silicone base, place the pump on your nipple, release the squeeze and watch the magic happen!
Now because there are no electric parts, no cords, no batteries etc, it means there’s no annoying noise. Gotta love that!
Haakaa Gen. 3 breast pump
Always looking to improve on their last product, the Haakaa Gen. 3 breast pump is their latest and greatest. It can come with a baby bottle teat attachment too. So that’s a nice handy combo to have!
The Haakaa Generation 3 keeps the same simple and effective breast pump design as the originals, except now you can express directly into a detachable silicone bottle for easy feeding or storage.
With a quick twist of the top, you can swap out your breast pump flange for any of their range of optional interchangeable attachments (each sold separately).
They also have a feeding spoon dispenser for when your baby moves on to solids, a sippy bottle top to help your independent toddler transition from a bottle to a cup and sealing disks to preserve any leftover food or milk after feeding.
Made from 100% food-grade silicone, this compact breast pump and teat combo is perfect for long-distance plane or car rides, or simply anywhere you would like to express quickly and discreetly.
Features of the Gen 3 Haakaa breast pump
- Express breast milk using the power of natural suction!
- 100% food-grade silicone.
- Easy and effective milk expression.
- No cords or batteries required.
- Small, portable and convenient.
- Accommodates different breast sizes.
- Soft, naturally-shaped silicone nipple designed to closely mimic breastfeeding.
- Made of food-grade silicone with great anti-impact performance.
- Dual anti-colic vents prevent unwanted air intake.
- Safe in microwaves, boiling water and sterilisers.
- BPA, PVC and phthalate-free
How do you clean the pump?
The team at Haakaa say to wash before and after each use.
They strongly recommend sterilising this product using a steam steriliser or by boiling in water for 2-3 minutes. Do not use any bleach-based cleaners or tablets to clean or sterilise this product. Do not use UV sterilisers to clean this product as it may impact the lifespan of the silicone parts.
Chrissy Teigen loves these pumps!
Not only do thousands of women all around the world LOVE the Haakaa breast pump, but celebrities too! Chrissy Teigen is a big fan!
So, if you’re on the look out for a pump or know someone who is, be sure to check out the Haakaa breast pump.