I was eager to breastfeed my second daughter, but after four feisty weeks of struggle and turmoil at the breast, she preferred to drink from a bottle.
Each week we ask a Real Mom if they would like the NurtureGoods experience. These moms use a breast pump from NurtureGoods in order to describe and share their experiences. In this way, we hope to raise awareness of the NurtureGoods experience and help you make a choice. This week it's mom Melanie's turn Do you read along?
A good pump is very important when you pump milk. A bit of suction power is nice and it should, if possible, also be somewhat handy. Event expert and business mom Melanie Westdijk tested one of the breast pumps from NurtureGoods and shares her experience!
I was eager to breastfeed my second daughter, but after four feisty weeks of struggle and turmoil at the breast, she preferred to drink from a bottle. Fine. I decided to give her pumped milk and possibly combine that with formula feeding. The pumping went so well, however, that I soon had more than enough to feed her completely with pumped milk. No problem, until my old pump gave up. Help! Luckily, I was accidentally approached by NurtureGoods to ask if I could use their new Smart 3.0 Dual Efficient breast pump wanted to test it. Of course I did.
NurtureGoods Smart 3.0 Dual Efficient Breast Pump
What a handsome thing it is, isn't it? It's an electric pump that pumps simultaneously, which is kind of efficient. Not only in terms of time, but also in terms of milk production. It's cordless and you can recharge it with a USB cable, which you just get with it. I can use it about five times for fifteen minutes at a time. flasks until I have to charge it again.
Of course, as a "full-time cobbler," I tested it extensively. I have listed the advantages and disadvantages for convenience.
Benefits NurtureGoods Smart 3.0 Dual Efficient Breast Pump
- As far as I'm concerned, one of the biggest advantages: you see the time on the display, so you know exactly how long you've been pumping.
- No more plugs or batteries, but nice and cordless and USB rechargeable. If you have a breast pump bra, you can wear the pump for a while and it is fairly hands-free. Also handy when you're cooking, for example, or when you're Pumping while working.
- It is powerful, partly because of the many modes it has. There are nine in total; from fast and soft to slow and hard and everything in between. There is always a position that is comfortable for you which makes it painless.
- Unlike my old pump, the tubes, which run from the breast shell to the bottle, are slightly angled. I find this to be a great advantage, as it allows the milk to run straight down and you can pump without leaks.
- The bottles can hold up to 180 milliliters which is top notch for when you produce a lot!
- So it also comes with a teat to give your pumped milk directly to your baby and the lids are also handy accessories.
- The value for money is top notch! It's a lot more affordable than the Medela pumps, but as far as I'm concerned it hardly underperforms in quality.
- Not entirely unimportant: I think it's very beautiful 🙂
Cons NurtureGoods Smart 3.0 Dual Efficient Breast Pump
- It is not as silent as described. At least, there is a so-called silent mode on it, but with that you also immediately sacrifice power. That's not a bad thing if you're not in a hurry, but we mothers #aintgotnotimeforthat.
- Because the breast shells are made out of one piece, you need a separate pump bra with an X-shape, so you can't use your homemade pump bra made out of a sports bra with a hole cut in it. Too bad!
- The flask does not have a clip to attach it to your pants and therefore it is not 100% hands-free.
Want to know more about Melanie? Follow her on Instagram @melanie.westdijk