Lansinoh Affinity Double Electric Breast Pump by Juanne Cronjè
Lansinoh Affinity Double Electric Breast Pump Review
This breast pump runs on electricity, it can also be powered by battery. It takes 6 AA batteries.
There is a letdown phase and a regular pumping phase. You can adjust the suction and speed of the pumping via buttons on the base. You can also return to the letdown phase at any time by pushing a button.
This breast pump is a closed system. That means the milk cannot back up into the tubing and get into the motor. There is a flexible piece in the top of the bottle assembly that keeps milk where it belongs.
What I Like About the Lansinoh Affinity Double Electric Breast Pump
This is a comfortable breast pump to use. The silicone edges of the breast flanges create a good seal. I just didn’t like the shape and feel of the flanges but it did the job. The suction is effective but feels gentle. It feels like a small vibration. I was always able to get a letdown before the 2mins.
This breast pump is easy to use. Just push the button to turn it on and it’s in letdown mode for the first two minutes. You can switch to expression mode any time by pushing the letdown mode button, and then you can easily switch back to letdown mode later on if you need to by pushing that button again. There are plus and minus buttons for the speed and suction levels, too. The display in the center of the pump body shows you which settings you’re using and then switches over to a timer. I love knowing exactly how long I’ve been pumping. It’s nice that the tubes don’t have to be washed. The closed system guarantees that milk won’t enter the tubes. That also means milk can’t reach the motor, so you won’t end up with bacteria breeding in there. It’s also good because nothing is more annoying when you’re pumping to save every last bit of breast milk than losing some of it to the tubes or out of a poorly sealed flange. I used the pump for 8 months without any problems and I expressed 3 times a day, 5 days a week.
It retails roughly between R2 000 – R2 300 but if you can, purchase it through your medical aid if they allow it.
What I Don’t Like About the Lansinoh Affinity Double Electric Breast Pump
The biggest thing I noticed about this breast pump on the negative side is it’s a bit noisy.
The suction doesn’t seem as good when using batteries. I get slightly less milk when I switch to the battery mode. I would save that feature for emergencies so your milk supply isn’t affected.
I wish the bottles fit into the bottle holders a little better. The bottles I got inside the box fit but the newer ones that you have to order through the supplier, don’t fit at all.
Unfortunately the flanges only come in one size