Emma Bonser ~ Australia
Emma Bonser ~ Australia
” I LOVE my Milkbar Breast Pump!
I originally came across the Milkbar Advanced Flow Breast Pump on a Facebook Ad when I was struggling with my previous pump, I was unable to maintain supply without also taking Motilium everyday. My daughter is exclusively fed expressed breastmilk, but I haven’t had any problems with supply using this pump, even now 21 months in!
I struggled with my old pump, it was uncomfortable, I suffered friction burns and I often had to hand massage while using it too. My Milkbar Pump is far more effective at pumping my milk and I don’t have to give myself a helping hand anymore. I got the pumping bra too so now I can just sit back and watch TV while the Pump does it’s thing.
Even though I'm exclusively pumping I’ve managed to build quite a substantial milk stash too, so much so that my freezer has no room for anything else. The Silicone flange is far more comfortable and the battery life is amazing allowing me to travel from Sydney to London without needing to recharge it.
“Being a first time mum, my ultimate goal was to make it to 6 months of breastfeeding my baby. You see, I am a type 1 diabetic, and I was told by Doctors, Nurses and even friends that diabetics can’t breastfeed.. Boy, with the help of the Milkbar Breast Pump could I prove them wrong.
I met Laura, the owner of Milkbar during our stay in NICU as she was in our nursery with her son too, and while we were there with her I learnt a bit about her breast pump as we were pumping all the time!
After coming home from NICU with my son I was using another brand pump and didn’t feel like I was producing as much as I could have been so I purchased the Milkbar pump. I halved my time pumping and almost doubled my breast milk per pumping session. I went from spending 20 minutes each side on the other pump and only getting 80ml, to spending only 10 minutes on each side and getting 150ml!
I would recommend this pump for any first time mum - Thank you Milkbar breast pump!!”
After being able to successfully bf baby/now toddler no.1 we assumed no.2 would be just as easy. Unfortunately it wasn't meant to be. Following a very stressful start with NICU and a haemorrhage leading to a drop in supply, topped off with lip and tongue ties and a high palate my munchkin wasn't able to breastfeed effectively. This gutted me especially when the Toddler was still feeding (1 saving grace). Personally I wanted to try all I could before heading down the formula path. So the next step was to try and boost my supply and express milk for bottle feeding. A friend highly recommended a milk bar pump and after a visit to Laura's stall at the baby expo I was sold. My baby is now almost 5 months old is growing well and I'm only having to pump twice a day and getting 500-600ml in 20min! It's a super comfortable and completely portable pump which is high on the list if you are wanting to exclusively pump. Thank you so much for helping me find a way to get my little man his liquid gold x
— Anjel Jones, New Zealand
I started pumping every so often so my partner could also feed my wee boy.
It became very convenient to pump and my son would take the bottle so easily that he ended up preferring it over time so now i exclusively pump full time.
I'm creating a stash to not only feed him but to also donate if i find that my supply doesn't shorten (I'm starting to get told off for taking up too much freezer space).
My experience with the pump has been amazing. I first borrowed one from a friend to try out but wasn't long before i purchased one for myself. Quite often i can make two full bottles from one pumping session. The supply in the picture is only around 1.5 months worth!