Product Type: Tommee Tippee kids equipment
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Member Name: samjibabe
Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Freedom Breast Pump
Advantages: Easy to use, easy to clean, small
Disadvantages: A little uncomfortable in the beginning
I brought this a few days after giving birth to our daughter, which was 3 years ago and I have noticed that in that in the past 3 years the price hasnt changed much at all.
We had our daughter a week before christmas and with many family gatherings and different people to visit, a breast pump was very handy for us.
I brought it in our local boots store at £19.99 (alot cheaper than some breast pumps they had on the shelves at the time and being a brand name I thought it was a very good price for what you got).
Although the box was very small I was suprised with the amount of things you got in there. It came with the breast pump, 2 bottles plus teats and tops with lids and also a small microwave steriliser, which comes very handy for taking to families homes and sterilising the bottles if you are staying for a long period of time.
The breast pump comes apart for easy cleaning and sterilising which is fantastic as i had a different breast pump when I had my son and it was very hard to get everything clean. You get instructions on how to take the pump apart and clean properly although it was very easy to take apart, you dont really need instructions on how to do it. The instructions also tell you how to use the steriliser for the bottles and pump. I found that with the steriliser the seal around the edge of the lid came loose a couple of times but it simply pops straight back on again and was good as new.
The guard on the pump is very flexable and shapes to your breast as soon as you put it on. On the picture the guard is almost white however mine was clear plastic so you could see if you had it positioned correctly.
the pump works on a trigger so you have to squeeze the handle together to express the milk.
I really liked this pump, it was easy to use and once taken apart it was easy to carry around in the steriliser without being noticable. We was always out of our home a week after my daughter was born, visiting my partners parents and grandparents and my parents so it was so easy to express a bottle before leaving our home and it gave our families the opportunity to feed our daughter and create a bond with her. I was very embarrased about breast feeding in front of family so it took away a little embassasment when we went to my partners parents homes, especially his dad and grandad. It also gave me the chance to catch up on a little sleep at night because my partner had the chance of taking over the night feeds when they got a little too much for me. My daughter never slept at night so it was so nice to be able to pass my partner the bottles and sleep.
I will say that expressing feels nothing like breast feeding at all, it is a little uncomfortable the frst few times you use it however it does get easier the more times you use it. It does hurt alot when you put the pump on wrong, as i found out on the couple of times i did it and i have got to say that it was vry painful.
i would recommend this to parents that want to breast feed but they have busy lives or if they just want a break for a night feed. This was so helpful to us and it was great that i could ask my partner to take the night feeds for me when i was exhausted. The bond i got with my children through breast feeding was amazing, it was great that both me and my children could be apart of something that no one else could be, being able to feed your child from you is magical and with the breast pump my partner and our families could experience this too. A fantasic buy and one i recommend to all my friends
Summary: Fantasic for all new mummies
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