Breast Feeding Buying List

There are many type of breast pumps available on the market so there are bound to be one that suits your needs.  A breast pump is vital to assist in the breast feeding process and helps you control your feeding routine so you can express even when baby is not ready to feed and providing you with milk reserves. 

But how do you decide what breast pump is correct for your needs?  One of the biggest factors in deciding what breast pump will suit you is time.  If you know you will be expressing at work, whilst travelling or on the go an electric breast pump is for you.  If you plan to only use your breast pump on occasion perhaps once to twice a week then a manual breast pump should suffice.  Many mothers find using both a manual and electric breast pump together to be the best solution as manual pumps are great to use for letdown and once the milk is ready to flow then switch to an electric breast pump for fast and effective expression of milk.

Dual electric breast pumps enable Mother to express milk from both breasts simultaneously making this method the fastest way of expressing milk. The motor for the pump is normally contained in a separate unit making it quieter than single electric pumps.

Starter kits are also available and when you combine it with a breast pump it will provide you with accessories to get you started. 

Breast pump pros and cons

Manual Breast Pumps

  • Pros

    Cheap, portable and very easy to use
    No electric components

  • Cons

    Slower to draw milk than electric pumps Require manual hand use to express milk

Single electric breast pumps

  • Pros

    Quick and efficient Battery operated versions are portable

  • Cons

    Less gentle than manual pumps May not be portable if cannot be battery operated

Dual electric breast pumps

  • Pros

    Fastest way of expressing milk Stronger and quieter motors

  • Cons

    Provides less mobility whilst expressing Larger than manual and single electric pumps

Cherub Baby have one of the largest ranges of breast pumps including 2 manual models, 3 single electric models and 1 dual electric model.  All electric models can be both battery and mains operated and the dual electric model is the only model on the market that has both battery and mains operation.

All Cherub Baby breast pumps include a 12 month warranty.

Breast Pads

Breast pads (otherwise known as nursing pads) are used by Mothers to absorb any leakage from the breast during the period that Mother is breast feeding.  The breast pad is worn under the maternity bra and most breast pads are designed to contour to the breast and concealed within the bra.

The Cherub Natribreathe washable nursing pads are designed to breathe whilst trapping moisture and contouring to your breast for a comfortable and concealed fit.

Breast milk containers

Did you know there are now many different ways to store breast milk.  Breast milk bottles have long remained the traditional choice to store breast milk however some bottles can turn into breast milk containers and you can even store breast milk in breast milk bags for more compact storage.

Breast Milk Bags

  • Pros

    Compact, air tight, portable

  • Cons

    May need to transfer milk back into bottle for feeding Great for freezing, easy to label

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