I have to be honest, one thing I didn’t look forward to (having a baby) is breastfeeding because your body is not your own. It entails a LOT of sacrifice and effort too. But don’t get me wrong, I still decided on breastfeeding my newborn, there was no question on that. I just told myself that I’ll do it for as long as I can, no pressure.
In the recent years, there have been so much innovation when it comes to breastfeeding. I have seen this Haakaa silicone pump in my social media feeds and I have heard great stories from friends who swear by it. So when I learned I was having a new baby, there was no question in my mind of using one. I brought it with me to the hospital when I gave birth, but wasn’t able to use it then. I honestly, didn’t know how. I remember using it within a week of giving birth, and was quite disappointed with the output. I then realized that I just gave birth and so my milk hasn’t come in yet. I knew I had to be patient.
As the weeks progressed, I would try and use it – it was very satisfying seeing the milk output. I would remember before my pedia suggested that I use an electric pump (on the other boob) while feeding the baby. It was such an unimaginable act because it entailed a lot of acrobatics, I didn’t bother with it anymore. But I do remember thinking, that the leak from the other boob (while feeding on the other) was wasted. I guess that was how it was, the breast pads that catch the leaks are just thrown out.
The other day – this was the output.
Yesterday – this was the output.
I was so amazed! It was such an incredible feeling seeing all this saved milk – and all without much acrobatics and effort! I swear, this Haakaa pump is such a wonderful invention. It takes getting used to but when you get the hang of it, it’s addicting seeing the results! The best part of it is that, you won’t need anything else actually – just the Haakaa silicone pump itself and let the natural suction do its job and voila! I just need to say it again – WHAT A WONDERFUL INVENTION! My mom was surprised that this was an actual pump! She was used to seeing me with all those contraptions. With Haakaa, I don’t need to use a manual pump as a short-cut, this is the REAL manual pump! It’s lightweight, sturdy, made of silicone and is very easy to clean! I love love the bottom suction as it eliminates accidental spills (I’ve had my share of breast milk spills and I know the heartbreak of seeing it on the floor). So thankful to have this product available locally. Haakaa is exclusively distributed by Quirks Marketing and is available online from Milk & Honey Online Baby Store. It comes in two (2) sizes, the 100ml and the 150ml. I suggest you get the bigger of the two. It’s BPA free, made of quality food grade silicone, super easy to use (it becomes hands free! But of course, as the Haakaa fills up with breastmilk, you’ll need to hold it lightly), it’s really easy to clean too and portable!! To the mom and family from New Zealand who made this Haakaa silicone pump (they have this product patented) you have my heartfelt gratitude on your wonderful product! It’s such a wonderful gift to give and receive. It’s available online from Milk and Honey Philippines – an online baby store. *Lid and Flower stopper are sold separately. They also offer sets in case you’re interested. Just a tip, there are quite a number of imitation of the Haakaa pump. I suggest you buy this, the ORIGINAL and it’s patented! Haakaa is packaged so nicely, take a look: