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What’s a manual silicone breast pump?

Silicone breast pump
Silicone breast pump
Silicone breast pump with milk
Silicone breast pump with milk

This is, and they’re great. The one I have is NatureBond brand.

A silicone breast pump is a great aid for pumping and storing milk. Baby goes on one boob, and the pump goes on the other.

You squeeze it as you put it on to create a suction. It doesn’t hook up to any pump and stays there on its own.

Another great use is for relieving engorgement. If you take it with you on the go, you can stick it on and have pressure released from engorgement when Baby is not available to release it for you.

It is good practice to monitor it to make sure the suction stays.

Silicone suction pumps are pain-free and work great. In the picture to the right above, I got 2 oz of milk during a single feeding.

*Note: To avoid Baby knocking the pump off the boob, use the football hold while breastfeeding. It will keep them clear of the pump.

*2nd Note: This post was updated on 2/1/19 with new products and prices.

Naturebond

This is the one I have. I have no complains.

It comes with a stopper, lid, and its own carry bag.

I personally do not use the carry bag, mostly because I do not travel with it, but that would work well for putting it in your purse or baby bag.

  • Price: $13.99
  • Average Customer Rank: 4.4/5
  • Where to Buy:  Amazon.com

Bumblebee

Very similar to the Naturebond version. It comes with its own stopper as well as a cover and carry bag.

  • Price: $13.88
  • Average Customer Rank: 4.4/5
  • Where to Buy:  Amazon.com

Haakaa

The Haakaa comes with a few options at different price ranges. The all-encompassing package has the pump, stopper, and suction base. Other packages vary in what they contain.

I personally do not see a purpose for the suction base. Mine does not have it nor do I wish it did. The stopper, on the other hand, does work great to keep milk from spilling in case of falls. But it is not necessary if you put the milk into a bag immediately after pumping.

Package deal: pump, stopper, suction base

  • Price: $27.97
  • Average Customer Rank: 4.3/5
  • Where to Buy:  Amazon.com

Package deal: pump, stopper

  • Price: $24.97
  • Average Customer Rank: 4.4/5
  • Where to Buy:  Amazon.com

Package deal: pump, suction base

  • Price: $18.99
  • Average Customer Rank: 4.0/5
  • Where to Buy:  Amazon.com

Package deal: pump

  • Price: $14.99
  • Average Customer Rank: 4.4/5
  • Where to Buy:  Amazon.com

Stoppers

If you buy one without a stopper, or loose it, those can be bought separately.

NatureBond

Haakaa

Overview

I love my silicone pump. Out of the options available, I consider the Naturebond and Bumblebee the best deals. However, Haakaa does over some variation in their packages.

If you’d like to see a review of a motorized breast pump, I’ve reviewed Spectra.

What one have you tried? What has been your experience?

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Luis G

Wow never though this exist I’m definitely will comment to my wife.and thanks for the info.

Thabo
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Thabo

Great timing of this post.
My aunt has a new baby and I have been helping her with ideas I can find online and this one will also be very helpful.
I am sure she doesn’t know these just like me.

marketa
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Hi Nicole,
thanks for the informative and insightful post. I used some sort of plastic breast pump which was so painful and difficult to use. I’m definitely going to try the silicone ones you’ve mentioned here.

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Hey Nicole,  though I’m well over the baby having age, I have a few friends who just would not give up on motherhood.  So needless to say there are some over 45 year old 1st time moms in my circle.  This information is exactly what they need.  I will pass it on to them.

Thanx Again for Sharing,  Tu

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Brenda

Breast milk is definitely the best , it provides all the right nutrients, it’s in expensive, provides antibodies to  prevent illnesses to mention a few benefits. I like the idea of promoting breast pumps as this is beneficial to working mothers. Now that your brand is no longer available, what would be your next choice?

Thanks for this post.

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Victor

Thank you for such a great post. The information is explained in details and the comparison of products is just fair. My wife and I went through the process of buying breast pumps twice and we are done but I have a cousin that is pregnant. I will definitely share this with her.