While the whole bottled milk versus breast milk debate carries on, we’ve decided to put together an article dedicated on how manual breast pumps work.
Manual Breast Pump
There are a few factors that you will need to consider before making a choice. If you are going to be pumping at least once a day, then an electric pump will suit you better. Why not settle for both, an electric pump to do all the hard pumping and a manual pump to control and collect the letdown from the other breast.
A breast pump, whether manual or electrical, can be an extremely helpful device for new moms. By imitating the sucking action of a baby, they allow you to express and store milk at a time to suit you. You can then have a supply of milk on hand at all times to suit the feeding schedule of your baby.
Pumps have been around for a while of course, and while electric versions are popular, manual pumps also have a loyal following. Their very design makes them both simple to use and easy to transport, and the fact they don’t rely on battery power means they will never let you down in an emergency.
The Medela Harmony Manual Breast Pump is specifically designed for the everyday mother who might be spending a little bit of time away from their baby. It is a manual breast pump, which can be preferable for women who are first learning how to pump or for women who aren’t interested in carrying around a large automatic machine when they’re constantly on the go.