Lansinoh Breast Pump Reviews – Manual or Electric?

In my previous post, parenting tips for babies, I have suggested breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is beneficial to both, mother and baby. Breast pump is used to express milk from the breast and stored in a bottle to be consumed by baby at a later time. It can be used to express out excess milk . It can also be used to increase the milk flow if you are having problems with the flow. Therefore, I would like to share my opinion of the Lansinoh breast pump through Lansinoh breast pump reviews. There are two types of pumps, manual and electric. I have outlined the pros and cons of both types so that you can decide which one is more suitable for you . 

 

 

 

 

 

Product Name:Lansinoh Single Manual Breast Pump

Price: £24.49

Warranty: 1 Year

My rating:4.5/5

Includes:

1 x manual breast pump body

1 x comfort fit breast cushion(standard size)

1 x silicone diaphragm

1 x stem

1 x handle

1 x container ring

1 x sealing disk

2 x white valve

1 x 160 ml container

1 x bottle stand

1 x natural wave slow flow teat and cap

1 x instruction manual

Other features:

  • Lansinoh is a trusted brand of over 30 years which has been founded by a breastfeeding mum of 2 children.
  • As Lansinoh Single Manual Breast Pump is a manual pump, it doesn’t make any noise .
  • It is comfortable for the mother. It includes comfort fit breast cushion for ideal suction and fit.
  • Ergonomic easy- express handle which reduces hand fatigue.
  • Due to size it is easy to carry around and therefore can be used to on the go.
  • Manual pumps are for mums who would like to express milk occasionally or are not sure how frequently they may want to express milk.
  • Bottle has a slow flow teat.
  • The manual pump has a two phase technology . It is easy to switch between the two phases of stimulation(rapid suction- similar to baby’s natural sucking style) and expression (slower cycles- similar to the longer, slower draw a baby makes during breast feeding).

Pros

  • Easy to clean and assemble.
  • Stores milk safely. You can pump directly into the Lansinoh bottles or storage bags.
  • Trusted brand. All products are safe and effective. BPA and BPS free.
  • Efficient pumping at an affordable price .
  • It is compact and lightweight and does not need any electric power, the pump can be used on the go and discreetly.
  • Ideal as backup pump to an electric pump .
  • Lansinoh is a leader of breastfeeding products. You won’t be disappointed with the quality.
  • You can request for a larger sized breast cushion to the customer service in case the standard size doesn’t fit you.
  • If you are having problems with the milk flow, you can use this pump to increase the flow.
  • Suction isn’t painful.

Cons

  • Only Lansinoh bottles or storage bags fit with the pump.
  • It is manual so you will get tired of pumping if you are planning to use it few times a day.

If you are planning to express milk few times a day, electric pumps would be more suitable, with the manual pump as a backup .

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Product NameLansinoh 2-in-1 Double Electric Breast Pump

Price: £125.97

Warranty: 1 Year

My rating:4/5

Other features:

  • It has got 3 pumping styles and 8 suction levels.
  • Lansinoh 2-in-1 Electric breast pump can be used either as a single pump or a double pump. It can either be plugged to the electrical mains or used with batteries.
  • The pump has got a hygienic design which means that no milk can enter the tubing or motor and therefore prevent mold and bacteria buildup. This reduces the breast pump cleaning time.
  • The pump comes with 2 pairs of comfort fit soft silicone breast cushions, standard and large size.
  • You can pump the milk directly into the BPA free Lansinoh milk bottles or storage bags for safe storing of the breast milk.
  • It has LED features which allows you to express milk even in low light.
  • Lansinoh is a trusted brand of over 30 years which has been founded by a breastfeeding mum of 2 children.

Pros

  • Electric pump is faster and easier to use than a manual pump.
  • You can either use a single pump or a double pump. You can also breastfeed on one side and express milk on the other breast at the same time.
  • A must if you are having issues with the milk flow.
  • If you are looking to express milk exclusively, this is the pump for you.
  • Easy to clean due to hygienic design.
  • Lansinoh is a leader of breastfeeding products.

Cons

  • It is a little loud but not that loud that you can’t hear other sounds for example television sounds.
  • Suction might be painful if you use high intensity.
  • It can be used only with Lansinoh bottles or storage bags.
  • Pump starts with medium intensity rather than at low intensity .
  • Button markings on the pump fade very fast.
  • It might be hard to hold 2 bottles and pump on both breasts together.
  • Sometimes the suction doesn’t work on both the pumps

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Conclusion

Mums have to choose whether they want an electric or a manual pump. If they intend to express regularly, electric pump would be more suitable. If they intend to express milk occasionally then they should buy a manual pump. If you have issues with the milk flow, using a pump may help increase the flow. However, you should always try increasing your flow by putting your baby on the breast more often as your baby is the best pump !

Sterilise the pump and the bottle before every use.

If you have used either of the pumps, please share your experiences via the comment box. I would be happy to hear from you!

Regards

 

 

 

6 Replies to “Lansinoh Breast Pump Reviews – Manual or Electric?”

  1. Priya great review. I remember using both types of pumps during the 11 months I breastfed my son. I used an electric pump at home for the exact reasons you say faster. I needed to express because I needed to improve flow and quantity. I used a manual breast pump for when I occasionally worked in this first year of my son’s life. I didn’t want to scare off colleagues with the breast pump noise. However, this was 11 years ago so I’m sure technology has improved this aspect of the pumps.

    1. Thanks Fleur. Electric breast pumps don’t make a lot of noise due to the improvement in technology. Electric pumps are great for mothers who would like to to go back to work but still want to provide breast milk to their baby! Electric pumps are lot faster. So they are handy if you want to express a lot of milk. Manual breast pumps are handy if you want to pump milk on the go as manual pumps are more portable and silent then electric pumps.

  2. Hey Priya,

    My friend travels a lot and I was thinking of getting a breast pump as a gift so that she can prepare some milk in a bottle while her nanny takes care of the baby while she’s away. The 2-in-1 Lansinoh looks great for someone who’s on the run but if it has that loud of a noise, won’t it affect the baby since they need to be in a calm environment?

    1. Hi Riaz. Thanks for your comment. The 2-in-1 Lansinoh Double Electric Breast Pump makes a noise but it is not that loud that you can’t hear the television. If you require a good quantity of breast milk, for example, when the mother is going to be away, electric pumps are better as they will express the milk much faster. But if you need to be discreet, for example, you need to express milk on the go or pump in the same room as the baby- manual pumps are a better choice.  Manual Pumps are slower than electric pumps. Hope that answers your question.

  3. Thank you for the review. I have used manual breast pump 12 years ago because I wanted go back to work and wanted my son to have nothing else but my breast milk at least for 6 months. It was difficult for me but i had to do it. Now technology has been improved i hope electric one is much better that manual one. I will recommend it to my neighbour who has the problem of breastfeeding her baby but her problem is different from mine . She can’t breastfeed her baby because when she tries she feels pain i hope this pump will help her. Thanks

    1. Thanks for sharing your experience Julienne. I would suggest to your neighbour to get the baby latched on properly to the breast otherwise she will have sore nipples which might be causing the pain. Otherwise she should take help from the nurse or the midwife. Pump only helps if you have got less milk flow. If breastfeeding is done correctly, it shouldn’t hurt. 

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