Today, my youngest (Baby Luke) is 2 months old! Which means we have successfully made it through two months of ups and downs while trying to establish a good breastfeeding relationship.
Among many other battles, I have battled a serious low milk supply that has been very frustrating and almost made me give up completely! Well, recently I ordered a product from the Amazon seller Gray Nod and it is effortlessly helping build my milk supply and makes me feel much more confident in my body’s ability to produce all that Luke needs! I may be able to start putting away a small milk stash in my freezer soon because of it which is amazing!
Want to know what this miracle product is? Okay, I’ll tell you… It’s the Miloo Silicone Breast Pump! If you’ve ever heard of the Haakaa silicone breast pump, it’s JUST like that but a fraction of the price! It even comes with the lid for no extra charge; something Haakaa charges extra for (ps the lid is not air tight on either one)
Wondering how it works? Well, you are in luck because I’m going to tell you. It is as simple as sterilizing it, placing it at the breast (center your nipple to the opening) , lightly squeeze it and release which will suction it to your breast. Depending on how hard you squeeze, it may feel like your nipple is being pinched. If that’s the case, release suction and try again, squeezing a little more gently until it feels comfortable. The suction will draw your milk out while you go on feeding your baby on the other breast.
I love this so much more than an electric pump or manual pump because it is only one piece to wash! So simple. I will say that I do not think this would replace an electric pump because it doesn’t completely empty a breast. It’s just to help catch letdown on the other side/helps build a milk supply.
Throughout the day, I use the pump 3-4 times and I am able to store away 3-4oz per day, which I used to have to feed to Luke when my milk supply wasn’t as great but now I can start freezing and storing away!
The ONLY “con” I have with this item is that the measurement is wrong on the side by 10ml or so. This is not a big deal to me because I transfer it to a storage bottle or bag and get the real measurement. I will take that con to save some money!
My two recommendations:
1. If you don’t have an oversupply and always nurse on each side during a nursing session, use the pump after nursing your baby first from each side. That way you can make sure your baby is getting everything he or she needs and you are just boosting your supply a little. (Remember this is NOT a milk saver, it is a pump. So, using it will signal your body to make more milk. This is how I was able to increase my supply!)
2. If you are less than 6 weeks post partum, you should wait to use this product, along with any other kind of pump. Pumping in any way before 6 weeks can cause an oversupply which could lead to clogged ducts and mastitis.
If you nurse on one side per feeding and don’t want to hook your electric pump or manual pump up to the other side OR you have an under supply and you are looking to increase your supply OR you only want to store a few ounces away per day, this is something I highly recommend! You can order yours here
*I do receive a very small commission when you choose to click on the link in this post to order the product