This is definitely for the working mom…..all packaged in a kit for complete mobility so equipping moms to be able to express whilst at home or out and about/ work. It is important to express breastmilk even when you aren’t breastfeeding your babies because firstly you will be soooo uncomfortable! The breasts will fill up and start leaking which even with breast shields, will leak through your clothing, but also to encourage a good supply, regular breastfeeding/pumping is ideal. I used a breast pump for several weeks with my triplets. They were premature and couldn’t suck so I wanted to try and maintain my breast milk production until they could and also have a supply that could be tube fed to them once they got to the age to start having milk. I achieved the latter, they got my expressed breastmilk but sadly by the time they were able to suck, I no longer was able to produce breastmilk, mainly because of the stress I had been under whilst they were in NICU.
T&TW Rating: 3/4
Opinion: Quiet, light to carry around.
‘In Collaboration with John Lewis’
The Ardo Calypso-To-Go Double Electric Breast Pump offers a package complete with everything needed to be able to express breastmilk out of the home. Everything packs neatly into a practical bag with a neat coolbag with coolpacks for safe storage of your breastmilk. When choosing a breast pump, consider the amount of use it will get and purchase accordingly. I started out with an economical hand held one, which snapped and really was way too flimsy for the use I was giving it, so false economy on my part.
- Powerful but very quiet, gentle breast pump.
- Adjustable settings, even when in use.
- Mains or battery operated.
- Vacuum seal technology ensure that the pump set offers 100% barrier against bacteria.
- No impurities entering the tubing or pump ensuring reliable protection against contaminating breast milk.
- Mumsnet award for the last four years.
- Breastmilk cool bag and pack
- Can be used as a double or single express
- Comes with 6 bottles.
- Cleaning Brush
- Mains adapter and instruction booklet.
- Swiss manufacture
- Bisphenol A free
As with everything else for your babies, the individual items that make up this breast pump need to be washed thoroughly to remove all residual milk then sterilised.
Many moms comment on the quietness of the pump, which they found was excellent particularly when in the office or on the phone, no one would be able to hear. The pump is light and is not uncomfortable to use. The pump will run for about a week on the battery option. Ardo do not do nipples/teats so the only issue with this is that you can store your breastmilk in their bottles, and freeze but will need to be decanted into your baby bottle of choice. If you are wanting to use a good breastfeeding bottle so your baby doesn’t get nipple confusion, have a look at my breastfeeding bottle article to help you decide.