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How to use the Pumpd Breast Pump By New Edition

How to use the Pumpd Breast Pump By New Edition

We recently added this breast pump into our range and thought we would put together a brief blog post to explain exactly how to use it.

First - is the Pumpd Breast Pump right for you?

This breast pump falls more into the "breast collector" category than "breast pump" category because it does not have an actual pump to it. Instead it works with compression, similar to the Haakaa breast pump.

This means it's ideal for you if:

  • You want a back up for times you're engorged
  • You want to collect let down on one side while feeding on the other
  • You want a "just in case" pump

It isn't the best option if you are pumping for a baby in hospital (like a wee premmie), twins, or every day. In those cases we recommend an electric pump - and we have some great options for you on our website.

How do you attach the Pumpd Breast Pump?

These are the instructions as set out on the Pumpd Breast Pump website and in the instructions in the box.

Method One:

Pump Breast PumpHow to use the Pumpd Breast Pump By New Edition

1. Wipe your breast to remove any moisture and to clean the skin.

2. Place your thumb on the milk droplet under the flange of the pump, while gripping the body of the pump with your other fingers.

3. Press down with your thumb on the milk droplet to meet your fingers squeezing the body of your pump.

4. Position your pump over your nipple, making sure your nipple is pointing down and sitting in the neck of the pump.

5. Once comfortable and your nipple is sitting in a position which feels secure, release your grip from the pump.

6. The flange of the pump will stay secured to the skin around your nipple creating a suction. If this suction is causing your skin to pull or feel uncomfortable, simply release some air from the pump or re position your pump in a more comfortable position on your breast.

7. Leave your pump in place and empty into a storage container once almost full, simply re attach to your breast afterwards if you wish to keep collecting milk.

Method Two:

How to use the Pumpd Breast Pump By New EditionHow to use the Pumpd Breast Pump By New Edition

How to use the Pumpd Breast Pump By New EditionHow to use the Pumpd Breast Pump By New Edition

1. Wipe your breast to remove any moisture and to clean the skin.

2. Fold back the flange of the pump to the base of the pump neck.

3. With your thumb and fore finger holding the flange back, place the centre of the pump neck over your nipple.

4. Once comfortable and your nipple is sitting in the centre, gently release the flange and allow the pump flange to sit flat on the skin around your nipple.

5. The flange of the pump will stay secured to the skin around your nipple, creating a suction. If this suction is causing your skin to pull or feel uncomfortable, simply release some air from the pump or reposition your pump to a more comfortable position on your breast.

6. Leave your pump in place and empty into a storage container once almost full. Reattach to your breast afterwards if you wish to keep collecting milk.

How does the Pumpd Breast Pump compare to the Haakaa Breast Pump?

This was our first question and as we stock both, here are our thoughts so far:

  • When compared with the Third Generation Haakaa - it is not as versatile. For example, you cannot convert the Pumpd into a bottle like you can with the Haakaa. With the Generation three Haakaa, there is less wasted milk. And no mum likes wasting milk.
  • Price wise, it's a better price point than the Haakaa, especially because you get the lid with it. I really love the lid, it's easy to clean and easy to use.
  • In terms of Pumping on the go - I think there is a benefit to the frosting of the Pumpd when compared with the Haakaa. It means people are less likely to see your nip - if that matters.
  • Shape wise, they are similar. Personally, I prefer the Haakaa generation two's shape because it has a suction bottom so you can sit it on a table easily. Haakaa generation three does not have that suction base, and neither does the Pumpd breast pump, and I think that's a shame because I love the suction base as it means you can sit the pump on the table and know your toddler or husband isn't going to push it over and waste your milk. 

Overall, I think, I still prefer the Haakaa range, because of the versatility of gen 3 (being able to unscrew the pump top and screw on a bottle top) and the base on gen 2 (suctioning to the table), which are both super nice features - anything that saves milk is going to have my heart. BUT I think the Pumpd is a really interesting option and if I was on a budget it is what I would opt for.

Are you excited about the New Edition range?

We are excited about having another option in store. What about you? Let us know below!

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