Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump, Product Overview
The Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump is easy to assemble and easy to use. It is perfect for occasional use and on-the-go pumping. You can use it anywhere or even bring it along with you when you travel or go on road trips.
You can also easily switch from two pumping modes – stimulation and expression, to help in the let-down and for a more natural way of pumping. It also comes with two sizes of comfort fit flanges, standard (25mm) and large (30.5mm) to help with the right suction.
The wide neck bottle makes milk transfer easy. The pump is also compatible with the Lansinoh Momma Bottles and natural wave nipple so you can pump, store, and feed with the same bottle.
Convenient, Portable and Discreet
When I started breastfeeding, my nipples were so sore because I couldn’t get my baby to latch well. I was terrified when I saw them cracked and bleeding. I found it so hard to breastfeed because it was so painful! Couldn’t help but tear up each time.
So the nurses recommended that I use nipple shields to help me sort things out since I wasn’t keen to use formula. It worked and I was so happy. I kept using it and realised that I had to wean my baby off nipple shields at a certain point.
It was so convenient! It didn’t require batteries or electric outlets. I can even use it late at night or in the wee hours of the morning when everyone was sleeping because it was so quiet.
When we travelled out of the country, I also brought it with me since it was so lightweight and portable. It is so easy to pump milk anywhere because it’s so small and handy. I will definitely bring it with me again the next time we travel. I like how it can easily fit in my bag.
It is Comfortable and Allows for One-Handed Pumping
I love that it has a good suction and it feels comfortable. When I had so much milk, my engorged breasts hurt when they weren’t emptied during breastfeeding. I really loved using this pump and I would feel so relieved after.
What I like most about the Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump was that I can control suction and speed. Unlike the Medela Swing, it was timed and controlled by a machine. This one feels more natural!
I like looking at the milk squirting from the milk ducts and seeing it all flow to the bottle. So I just press the handle again when I see that there’s no more milk coming out, and I continue expressing. I also tend to readjust it so that it can also empty other milk ducts.
It is also easy to assemble and use that I can multi-task a bit since I only need one hand to pump.
However in my experience, if you use it for a long period of time, it wears down your wrist and gives you a bit of hand fatigue (even if it has an ergonomic handle).
You Can Use the Same Bottle to Pump, Store, and Feed
It is compatible with the Lansinoh Momma Bottles with natural wave nipples so you can use the same bottle to pump, store, and feed your baby. They are actually good bottles and you can get a set of three for $19.99.
If budget is a concern, manual pumps are definitely cheaper than electric pumps. I do think that the Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump makes for a good back-up pump.
When my baby turned six months, I tested the Medela Swing and the Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump to see where I can get more breast milk. Hands down, I was able to get twice as much milk using the Medela Swing.
With Fewer Parts, It is Easier to Clean
I used the old, discontinued version of the Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump, and it’s pretty much the same as the new and improved version except that the new one has:
- Two phases which simulate baby’s natural sucking pattern (simulation phase enables a shallow, rapid pumping rhythm to initiate milk flow and expression phase facilitates slower, deeper pumping for improved milk flow)
- Lesser parts and is easier to clean
With the old version, cleaning takes a bit of an effort. You have to take it apart completely when you wash it after each use (remember, it has more parts than the new version). Otherwise, milk collects under the silicone diaphragm on the top.
Here’s a quick video on how to clean the new and improved Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump:
In Conclusion, It Is a Comfortable and Handy Back-up Pump for Occasional Use
I recommend that you get the Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump as a back-up pump. I love that it gives you a natural feeling (natural sucking rhythm unlike a machine) when you pump. You can control the suction and speed, which is why there are a number of breastfeeding mothers who prefer a manual pump.
It is also perfect for travel and pumping late at night. If you want to build a milk stash, you may be better off with a Medela Swing since you can get more breast milk within the same amount of time.
I hope you enjoyed this review and if you have any questions about the Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump or want to leave your own personal review, leave a comment below.