Introducing the Lansinoh Affinity™ 2in1 Double Electric Breast Pump – the pump that’s easy to use, kind on your wallet and gentle on your breasts.
The light and portable Affinity™ can be used as a single or double pump, and is mains or battery operated. Effortless to assemble and easy to clean, our BPA-free pump features ComfortFit™ breast cushions for a soft, secure fit. You control the 8 suction and 6 cycle settings to the level you find most comfortable without any compromise of effectiveness
- 2 separate phases to simulate your baby’s natural sucking pattern
- Quick change button to switch easily between the let-down (stimulation) phase and the expression phase
- As effective as a hospital grade pump*
- Guaranteed against milk back-up in tubing and pump
- Express more milk in half the time**
- Compatible with most standard neck baby bottles
- Informative, back-lit LCD screen – also suitable to use under low light conditions
I have always Breastfed all of my children, and followed the advice of not expressing too early and letting breastfeeding get established before giving bottles, but with every child they have never taken to a bottle, and would refuse to feed if anyone else tried to feed them, which was rather difficult if Asa and I ever wanted to go out!
This time I spoke with the Health Visitor at Tyrus’s six week check and she said that now he was six weeks old and he was gaining good weight (above the 75th centile!) it would be OK to express some milk and try him on a bottle.
So I was extremely excited (yes, we mums do get excited over strange things!) when I was given a Lansinoh Electric Breast pump to review. I have never used an electric pump before and was excited but nervous at the same time.
I have always expressed using a manual pump, although I have to admit it was always rather awkward and you could guarantee when I wanted to express quickly I would sit and pump for what seemed like an eternity to squeeze out 2oz, and get extremely frustrated.
The Affinity is a double pump, so I didn’t have to worry about uneven breasts – yes ladies we have all been there one looks like Jordan and the other is half the size…
It had very easy to follow instructions on how to set it all up, which took me seconds and then I switched it on. It begins with a two minute let down phase which stimulates the breast and then it moves onto the pumping cycle. The rhythmic cycle is very soothing and relaxing, it isn’t too noisy and doesn’t feel like a cow being milked..
It has many different settings to suit each individual mummy. A lovely lilac colour that isn’t too in your face, plus it doesn’t take up much space, which is a bonus in this household.
It was very easy to take apart and clean, I was a little unsure when I saw some of the tiny tubes, but they do not come into contact with the milk, so do not have to be taken off and sterilised.
There are no tiny bits that can be lost when trying to reassemble.
I was amazed at how quickly the milk containers filled with the milk and although I could feel the suction it wasn’t uncomfortable, and I didn’t feel like I would lose half of my breast in the process.
It was easy to work and could be stopped with a simple pressing of a switch.
Within a very short space of time I had two containers full of milk that I transferred into the milk storage bags and I have frozen them, just in case some brave person offers to babysit all six children (highly unlikely) or someone else in the family can feed Tyrus when he gets a little bigger, I am going to wait a little longer to try him with a bottle.
I would definitely recommend this Breast Pump and think it would be fantastic for mothers who are returning to work and need to express quickly and efficiently.