If you ever asked my, which product that contributes the most to my successful breast feeding journey, I would say it is my Avent manual pump This is an older version of the Avent manual breast pump Avent manual pump is a portable handheld breast pump model, which requires no battery or electricity. It is designed for women who want to express milk during breastfeeding. It was claimed to be efficient enough to function like a hospital-grade pump. The main selling point for this pump is its patented 5-petal massage cushion.
Review on the Natural Feeding System
Clinically proven as effective as competitors’ electric pumps, the manual pump preferred by breast feeding moms. The manual pump allows mothers to express milk gently and quickly, results in the same amount of expressed milk, and is more comfortable to use than other manual pumps. It is also an effective competitor for the electric pumps as well.
Why I switched to it?
The reason why I love this breast pump is simple. This is THE ONLY pump that is able pump out most efficiently. I have tried other pumps (even single electric and double breast pump), but none can beat the amount of breast milk that can be pumped using Avent Isis manual pump. Pumping your breasts twice as fast as you should results in less milk production. Their soft massage cushions help you relax and focus on your baby’s needs. This makes it easier to express milk. Strong suction is needed to extract milk from breasts. This pump model provides the strongest suction. Pumping body comes with funnel covers and base covers, making it easy to keep sterile when not used. With other pumps, I need to buy extra storage or sealable plastic bags to keep it covered.
The lightweight design makes it easy to carry around. It doesn’t depend on electricity to work, so it’s great for traveling. I’ve carried this pump to many places, including travel. Seeing my milk spray into the container makes me feel pumped up. It’s an indicator that my milk ejection reflex is starting. When I can’t see any milk anymore, it means my milk production is coming to end. Pumping rhythm is very important for expressing milk. You should be able to adjust the speed and rhythm easily. Avent pumps fast enough to extract more milk, but not too fast as it might damage your breasts. A small star-shaped valve that easily pops out when pumping is annoying.
A quieter pump is better because it makes you more relaxed while pumping. Coconut oil or olive oil can help reduce the noise of the pump. Pumping milk out of your breasts is hard work. You need to be careful not to spill any milk or get it on yourself. Having a bigger breast angle makes it easier to pump for longer periods of time.
Review for Working Mothers
I would say, it depends of your working environment, and depend how you are going to used it. If you are go to pump solely with this pump, please note that it might take you longer, compared to if you use it in conjunction with other electric pump. Moms who need to express milk on the go can use this product.
If you have flexible working arrangement, then yes, this pump it for you. You should be able to continue nursing right up until you return to work. When you go back to work, try to nurse every 2 hours during the day and every 4 hours at night.
Features that I liked a lot
Compatible with whole Avent feeding range. Unit ts directly onto feeding bottles. Small and light weight. Replacement parts included. It has Patent pending Let-down massage cushion.
These nipple shields from Philips Avent provide protection for sore or cracked nipples during recovery by exposing them to air while protecting clothing from contact. The breast milk savers collect leaking milk during feedings.
The Philips Avent Manual Breast Pumps include a patented Let-down massage cushion that claims to imitate the natural feeding process. Some mothers have found it to be either too restricting or it reduces the suctions around the breast, making expression less effective. They prefer using the pump without the extra padding. All manual pumps can cause hand ache if it takes you a long time to express milk but the Phillips Avent Manual Breast Pump’s handle isn’t as stiff as others, and gives the user hand ache earlier than on some other models.
Summing it up, My Final words
This breast pump is easy to operate and very efficient in extracting milk. However, it does have some disadvantages as well, but its main advantage is above all. It is discontinued by the manufacturer, so hurry up, only a few left in inventory.