[Ad – MAM 2 in 1 Single Breast Pump review: I received the product in exchange for my honest opinion and was compensated for my time]. I’m still breastfeeding my almost one year old (wahhhh, where did that year go?!) – and more and more I’m feeling the need to grab a little break when it’s on offer. This usually means going out to work for a few hours a week, aka ‘me-time’.
I’m sure my peers will relate to the fact that popping out to run errands does indeed equate to time off: in the business of parenthood, this is our sad reality.
I was offered the opportunity to review the new MAM 2 in 1 Single Breast Pump (affiliate link) and given that I’m wanting to have a little more freedom and autonomy I decided it was not a bad time to do so. Because even though Elfin can now drink cow’s milk (HURRAH – we’ve passed the milk ladder with flying colours!) several hours apart from a grazer means that if I don’t want to end up dealing with blocked ducts, then expressing is a necessity!
I tried the pump and my immediate thoughts (beyond it being functional and doing what it should do!) are…
The MAM 2 in 1 Single Breast Pump is Clever
I was worried when I discovered that the pump only offers one size of funnel as I’ve come unstuck here before: who knew that an incorrectly fitting funnel can cause pain and harm efficient expression? However, the funnel features a soft silicone insert and its clever design means one size fits all.
I didn’t believe it till I tried it, but it was perfect.
The MAM 2 in 1 Single Breast Pump is Sleek
The design is pretty, if a breast pump can be described in those terms? I’m not sure, but it’s pleasing to the eye anyway. And ergonomic. Plus I love the fact that every component has its own cover to ensure the device is kept sterile between uses. There’s nothing worse than sterilising equipment, putting it away, and not being completely satisfied that it’s still safe for use without re-washing it the next time you come to use it!
Busy mums ain’t got time for fannying around with that lark – it’s one of the perks of breastfeeding after all!
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The MAM 2 in 1 Single Breast Pump is Quiet
There is, in fact, something worse than re-sterilising the many parts of a breast pump, and that’s a lack of privacy because it’s so noisy. Sometimes circumstances dictate that we may have to express at a less than convenient time. Needs must, and it’s nice not to have to advertise the fact with loud apparatus. Likewise, the possibility of waking the baby if they’re sleeping close by.
The MAM 2 in 1 Single Breast Pump is Efficient
Having the function to quickly switch between electric and manual is really handy for on-the-go use. Both options are quiet and comfortable, with the electric option offering two phases, and if you’re unsure whether your preference will be for electric or manual then it’s great to have a pump which offers both.
What I’d Change About the MAM 2 in 1 Single Breast Pump
Literally the only negative I can come up with is I’d love to see a storage bag for the pump – given its versatility as a hybrid, it could easily be considered a very portable choice for women who have that need. Unfortunately I’ve had to pack mine back away in its box as that’s the only options for storage.
Why I Love My MAM 2 in 1 Single Breast Pump
Its convenience. I think that word covers it all really: it’s versatile and flexible, allowing you to get on with life in whichever way you need to. It comes with two different sized bottles; two storage pots; a (rechargeable) battery or electric powered pump, plus a manual option too.
If you’re looking for a hybrid pump which you can rely on in every eventuality, then you won’t go far wrong with this one – it ticks all the boxes.
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