Pigeon Electric Breast Pump Pro Review
Although completely natural, healthy and the recommended way of feeding your infant, breastfeeding your baby on time, every time can be a challenging task, especially if they’re restless and you’re feeling tired.
Luckily, breast pumps are used as a way to extract the breast milk to feed your baby at any time, and to give you a break.
They’re a convenient method when you’re out in public, on the road all day, or so someone else can take over for you while you’re absent.
When it comes to choosing the right breast pump and brand, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the array of choices on offer, especially when they’re all different prices – some more expensive than others.
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Luckily, reading the pros and benefits of a particular breast pump from personal experience may help to form your final decision.
Here I’ll be discussing the Pigeon Electric Breast Pump Pro, which I highly recommended for a number of reasons.
However, I thought I’d go through a few points as to why I choose the brand Pigeon compared to the other choices out there.
Here are a few reasons why “Pigeon” the brand is a prime choice that won’t let you down.
· Pigeon products can be purchased online and from the comfort of your own home
· They can also be found in local stores and chemists
· The breast pumps are available in 50 countries (which makes the a established brand)
· Pigeon is a reputable brand that has been selling baby products for a long time – since 1957
· The products are seriously some of the best on the baby market
I found that they are the most comfortable to use and great value for money – especially the Electric breast pump which I’ll be discussing in this review.
The Electric Breast Pump – Quick Features
· The electric breast pump is fitted with 28 comfort settings
· It’s easy to control and monitor the strength and speed to suit your needs efficiently
· It’s modern, with an LCD digital screen that enables you to control the speed and power of the pump
· The screen also allows you to time the length of your session
· The two phases of pumping are good if you prefer different options
· The Stimulation phases prepares the breast to milk – which helps to avoid nipple pain when the next phase (Expression) begins
· Electric pumps express the milk quickly
· You can get about 120ml in 20 – 30 minutes
· You can also use batteries instead of an AC adapter to save time on the go
Electric pump or Manual pump: Which one is right for me?
This really depends on personal choice, lifestyle, time, experience in using breast pumps and budget.
Personally, the electric breast pump is great as new mother who is busy often.
I’m always off to different events and occasions and it’s difficult for me to use the manual pump.
It won’t take as long to express the milk and if you’re into technology (like me) the LED screen offers that contemporary quality.
How to use it?
The Pigeon Electric Breast Pump Pro comes with a number of parts (over 10) that can be confusing for first time mums to put together.
I had to really look at the instruction manual for a while to be sure that I was putting it together right, so if you have someone to help, that will come in handy.
It’s important to also consider the safety of using an electric pump – like any electric device, correct handling is vital to prevent any hazards or dangers like incorrect storage, power points, cords, and electric shock, among a few others.
Firstly, you’ll need to insert the AC adapter plug into the socket on the motor, or you can use batteries instead (two AA alkaline batteries) – which reduces the risk of cord hazards and is easier to use on the go.
After you’ve assembled the product, and plugged it in or inserted batteries, you’re ready to go. However, here are a few things to do before using the pump:
· Don’t use a strong pressure to begin with – as it can cause nipple pain, and if you’re still unable to express any milk, stop pumping
· Stop expressing if you are experiencing pain or discomfort
· Be sure not to remove the flange part from the breast while it’s still on, as it can cause nipple pain as well
· Always wash your hands before use
· Sterilise the breast pump before assembling and before use
· Try to relax before expressing, as it might help – do this by sitting back in a comfortable couch while watching TV
Make sure the dial is set to the OFF position and centre the flange over your nipple and press it against your breast (you’ll want to secure it so no air can escape).
Set it to the stimulation mode which stimulates your breast using a slow rhythm (rotate the dial to SM).
Once the breastmilk starts expressing (after 1 to 2 minutes), switch it to Expression mode – which has 6 mode levels (1 is gentle and 6 is strong).
After you’re done, turn the switch off and then remove the flange from your breast once the suction has completely stopped.
Why buy a pigeon breast pump?
As mentioned above, there are a number of reasons to opt for pigeon breast pumps.
But personally they are a good option because of the quality they offer.
Although they’re pricier than a few of their other competitors, Pigeon is known as one of the most reputable brands that can seriously be trusted.
After looking at a few other options from AVENT(RRP $175.00) and Tommee Tippee($140.00) Pigeon offers a sleeker design with a really modern edge.
Although both of these other brands are cheaper and more affordable, they didn’t catch my eye because of their reviews that weren’t really positive.
Likewise, the LED digital screen on the Pigeon pump makes it easy to keep track of the speed and time, which isn’t really available on the other electric pumps that don’t have trendy digital screens.
I think as a young mother, this feature is really attractive too, as we’re more accustomed to technological options that display information conveniently.
Likewise, the Pigeon brand is actually more compact than these two other brands, and is quieter to use, which is another benefit to add to the list.
When it comes to price, the Pigeon pumps are more expensive, but they offer greater features and have received greater reviews from other mothers, even friends of mine.
If you are struggling with your budget though, the NUK Electric Breast Pump($189.00 from their website – although I’ve seen cheaper options and models on Baby Haven and eBay) is one to look into.
However, it’s not packed with features like the Pigeon option, but it is affordable and very compact, available with a battery function which is perfect for busy mums.
You can purchase Pigeon products online, where you’ll receive free shipping for purchases over $65 – which is always a good thing. However, you can also find the Pigeon Breast Pump varieties in local stores such as Chemist Warehouse, Terry White Chemists, or Priceline, among others.
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Personally, I recommend the Electric Pigeon Breast Pump and found it super easy to use. Likewise, it suits my busy lifestyle, and because I’m a younger mother I’m fond of its technological aspects like the LED screen and its compactness, allowing me to take it wherever I go.
How much does it cost?
RRP: $249.99 … How ever, you can buy it for much cheaper in-stores such as at Baby Bunting for only $199
Where to buy?
Get discounted price at Amazon Australia