My Medela Harmony Breast Pump is a real lifesaver.
A bit of background.
During pregnancy, I tried to think everything through, but I neglected buying a breast pump, because I was sure that I would have no problem feeding my baby. Oh, boy, I was wrong.
My son was quite a stubborn guy, and he didn’t latch onto my breast after birth, and it didn’t matter how much doctors and I tried to help him. My breast was too small and tight, and I needed nipple shields.
My husband bought them, and the milk started to flow, finally. But my happiness didn’t last long. Even though we also used an infant formula, my son was always hungry!
When my husband heard about it, he brought me a breast pump. And as soon as I started using this wonderful device, my son started taking the bottle, and we could sleep.
Back home, I called a lactation consultant, and she helped my son to latch on the nipple finally. Our struggle lasted two months, and finally, we could give up bottle feeding. Now, a year later, we face another problem: how to wean, but that’s another story.
So, the Medela Harmony helped me, a lot.
1. Once the milk comes in, the breast pump can gently stimulate lactation and prepare the breast for pumping.
2. It can establish and maintain milk supply. Mine was rather stable, even though some say that breast pumping can increase milk supply.
3. The breast pump can fight lactostasis. I had it thrice, and every time the problem was gone within 2 days.
4. The teat is convenient and tight, it helps the baby suck actively.
5. It can help to collect and store breast milk for later. Sometimes I froze my milk so my husband could feed the baby when I was away.
- gentle pumping
- convenient feeding bottle with nipple and lid
- gentle stimulation before pumping
- a very detailed instruction book.
- a bottle stand and a spare membrane come in the kit
- dishwasher safe
- handy and easy to use
- leaves no hickeys on my skin
- can be used with many bottles
- imitates the process of real breastfeeding
I haven’t found any flaws.
Now our lifesaver is stored in a box. Who knows, maybe I’ll need it again one day...