I was recently sent a MAM manual Breast Pump to review.
The set contains:
1x Breast Pump
1x 130ml Anti Colic Bottle
1x 160ml Anti Colic Bottle
2x Slow Flowing Teats
2x Sealing Disks

The
pump itself has only 4 parts, so it is really easy to clean. The handle
part of the pump is not suitable for sterilising, but as the milk does
not come into contact with it, this is not a negative factor. It was
really easy to disassemble for cleaning and sterilising, and it was
simple to put back together again, too. Any MAM bottle can screw onto
the pump, so if you’re lucky enough to have a great supply, you can
attach a large MAM bottle instead of the 2 small ones supplied.

I
have a Medela Swing, and usually get about 2-3oz in total if I spend 1
hour pumping both breasts. With the MAM Manual Breast Pump, I spent a
total of 20 minutes pumping and got just short of 2oz. The first time I
used the pump, I had to stop pumping when I got to just under 2oz, as I
noticed the MAM bottle was leaking from the bottom. The next time I
pumped, I triple checked the bottom of the bottle and realised I hadn’t
pushed down the base seal fully the first time – Make sure you check the
seal before use otherwise you could lose your breast milk!

All
in all, I really like the MAM Manual Breast Pump. The RRP of £35.75 is
higher than some other pumps, but it is definitely the most effective
manual breast pump I have ever used, so well worth the RRP in my
opinion. My hand didn’t get achy while using the pump, and the breast
shield (funnel) was comfortable to use. I like manual pumps as you are
not confined to one location. There was an instruction DVD included with
the pump, which I found very helpful, too.

I have given it 4
out of 5 purely because the base seals are a bit fiddly to insert. I
would recommend it to friends if they were looking for an occasional use
pump.

This is not a sponsored post. I was sent the pump to review but all words and thoughts are my own.

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