Haakaa Breast Pump Review
A Haakaa breast pump is an excellent hand-free breast pump option for nursing moms. It gently pumps milk with natural suction. Once it activates via squeezing, you can use it hands-free as it attaches to your breast.
Haakaa Breast Pump Review
The Haakaa Breast Pump is an affordable, simple alternative to a manual or electric breast pump. It allows you to safely collect milk on the opposite breast from where you’re nursing. Nursing moms know how frustrating it is to nurse their baby on one side, only to have the milk flow down on the other.
Nursing moms know how frustrating it is to nurse their baby on one side, only to have the milk flow down on the other. The Haakaa pump helps to prevent your breast milk from wasting.
- The Haakaa Pump’s flange is one-size-fits as it accommodates breasts of all different shapes and sizes.
- The Haakaa Silicone Breastpump lets you express milk via natural suction.
- Easy to assemble and use.
- It is easy to clean as you can clean it simply by boiling it in water for 2-3 minutes.
- The pump is lightweight and portable.
- The Second generation Haakaa Manual Breast Pump comes with a suction base that sticks to flat surfaces to prevent accidental spills.
- A cap that seals tightly onto the flange of your pump to stop spills and prevent dust from entering the pump while using.
- Haakaa Lid is durable and can be pulled and pressed without losing shape.
- Made of high-quality food-grade silicone which makes it eco-friendly
- They are BPA, PVC, and phthalate-free.
- Haakaa silicone breast pumps are 100 percent noise-free!
- Washing and cleaning are easy and fast.
- They come in one or two pieces, so there are no tiny pieces to forget or lose.
- They are lightweight, portable, and bag–friendly
- No need for electricity, cord, or batteries
- Haakaa pumps don’t need a specified hands-free bra
- They are super affordable
- Easy to use with no setup
- They can help you prevent milk waste
- They cannot pump as effectively as an electric pump
- Haakaa pumps can occasionally lose suction.
- It is not 100 percent hands-free.
Types of Haakaa Breast Pump
Where To Buy
Does not come with a suction base.
Comes with a Haakaa breast pump, two silicone nursing cups, and a silicone lid.
Comes with a suction base to balance the container, thus preventing a knockout or accidental fall.
It is simple and lightweight.
Converts from a pump to a feeding bottle.
The suction is much stronger in this third-generation than in the previous ones.
It has a wide bottom which gives it stability making it accident-free.
More expensive than the previous generations.
How to Use a Haakaa Breast Pump
- Step One: Wash and sterilize or sanitize your Haakaa pump before use. You can sterilize the Haakaa by placing it in boiling water for a few (3 to 5) minutes. Then, let the breast pump dry completely.
- Step Two: Position the top of your Haakaa silicone pump over your nipple, ensuring your nipple is in the pump neck, secure and comfortable. Next, squeeze the base of your pump to apply suction. You are likely to adjust the position several times. For good suction, squeeze the bottom before placing it on your chosen breast and free the pump base. If done rightly, the suction will help to pull out your milk.
- Step Three: Let your Haakaa pump take out milk while breastfeeding.
- Step Four: You can remove the breast pump immediately or once the breast milk stops. Then transfer it to a feeding bottle, mason jar, or storage bag immediately to avoid the case of a spill or waste of time and effort.
- Step Five: After transferring the milk into a suitable container, wash your Haakaa pump. Allow it to dry, cover the pump with its lid and store it for subsequent use.
Haakaa Pump Tips
- If any dripping occurs, you should remove the Haakaa from your nipple, but nothing is entering the pump.
- Do not use regular soap or bleach-based detergent to clean your Haakaa! Silicone will become cloudy as a result.
- Even though the Haakaa pump is dishwasher safe, you hand should wash it.
- If your Haakaa becomes too full or heavy, remove it and pour the milk into a storage container before reattaching it. The suction could slip off and spill the milk if it becomes too heavy.
- To ensure a good milk supply, use your Haakaa pump each day at roughly the same time. It will help your body adapt to producing extra milk for pumping.
Unless you strictly formula feed, this is a must-have item if you plan to breastfeed.
Even if you don’t plan to express milk, you can use the Haakaa to collect the excess milk from your other breast, so it doesn’t waste.
You can also freeze your expressed milk in case of an emergency or just a night out for mom.
In addition, the Haakaa is so versatile and cost-effective that even if you rarely use it, it won’t break the bank. Though it is not as portable and practical as some hands-free breast pumps, it serves a good purpose.
Final words! Don’t wait to make a wish list or purchase this breast pump for yourself today to become a multi-tasking mom superstar.
Haakaa Silicone Breast Pump FAQs
Does the Haakaa work as a Breast Pump?
Haakaa helps to avoid wasting breast milk during nursing. However, it is not a suitable replacement for an electric breast pump if you want to rely on pumping alone.
Can I use a Haakaa Pump when I don’t leak?
The Haakaa silicone breast pump collects both foremilk and hind-milk, so you aren’t limited to collecting the milk that leaks out.
When should I start using a breast pump like Haakaa?
Medical experts advise that lactating mothers should wait on using pumping until about six weeks postpartum. This will promote a better mother and baby connection, and you will also build a breastfeeding routine.
However, you can use the Haakaa silicone breast pump immediately after delivery if you have to. It poses no harm or threat. Remember that you will only produce colostrum for the first few days after delivery. You produce very few drops of colostrum every few hours as it is thick.
Even though you can use your Haakaa immediately, it is unlikely that you will collect much milk until after your milk has fully come in (roughly a few days after birth). So it’s still possible that you may collect a few ounces one day and nothing new the next.
Your breast supply will become more consistent once it has stabilized (around seven weeks), and you will experience better success with your Haakaa silicone breast pump.
Certain medical conditions and work may require you to use the breast pump immediately.
Does Haakaa Pump increase milk supply?
What works for one mother may differ from another mom. However, most mothers affirm that the Haakaa breast pump helped increase their breast milk supply.
Your body produces milk; then the baby or the pump drains it, signalling your body that more milk is needed. After your body has regulated, you will only make as much as you have been using or expressing. You can increase your supply with anything that expresses milk, including the Haakaa silicone pump!
After successfully expressing your breast milk, using this pump will stimulate your body to produce as much milk as possible.
Can I replace the Haakaa Manual Pump with an electric pump?
It depends on your budget, lifestyle, and needs. The electric breast pumps are great options if you will be away from your infant for a short while due to work, travel, or other outdoor demands.
However, if you are always indoors, work from home or breastfeed your infant most of the time, the Haakaa breast pump can be appropriate in this case.
If you need a breast pump but are on a budget, the Haakaa pump is a less expensive alternative. It will still get the milk expression job done at a cheaper cost.
Is the Haakaa Pump dishwasher safe?
Yes- the breast pump is 100 percent silicone which can withstand high temperatures. But I’d advise using the hand wash method to wash your Haakaa pump and baby plastics.
How often should I sterilize the Haakaa Pump?
Sterilize your Haakaa pump before use and wash immediately after use. You can achieve this by placing your breast pump in boiling water for about 3 to 5 minutes. Continue with this sterilization process unless your doctor says otherwise.