Recently, Lansinoh Laboratories, the makers of breastfeeding salves and support products, introduced a new revolutionary breast pump: the Affinity Pro.
It’s the most advanced breast pump ever created for moms and the first breast pump to offer moms three pumping levels, helping them maximize milk flow, increase comfort and enhance overall breastfeeding success. The Affinity Pro brings the effectiveness of a premium pump to more moms with an affordable suggested retail price of $129.99.
Lansinoh offered Two Bellyitch readers and new moms a chance to give the new pump a test run and here are their results.
Mom One delivered a son prematurely who weighed in at just 3 pounds at birth. She says she was given a Medela pump as a gift and also received another model from her health insurance but loved the Lansinoh pump the best:
I have been using the Lansinoh breast pump for over 4 weeks. The Lansinoh, compared with other products I have used is lightweight, easily fits in a small bag and is very simple to assemble and use. Besides the convenience, I found the Lansinoh helps me stimulate better than other products, which is one of the main reasons I prefer to use it at work. I do not have to pump as long like with other products.
The Lansinoh is also easy to clean, and the storage bottles are compatible with other bottles out there. The Lansinoh does have a battery pack if one needs it, but I have not so far. The only down side is that the Laninoh is just as noisy as other products. Also, I wish it came with more breast pump flange sizes. All in all, the Lansinoh is a great product and is definitely my choice of breast pump!
The Lansinoh looks like perfect for a mom who nurses but needs to pump. The color is warm, the suction looks comforting, and the size looks like a great way to camouflage that mom is making milk in any setting – at home, in the office, or in the car if necessary.
It’s been 10 years since I have pumped but had been pumping with the Medela for 2 months when the Lansinoh arrived. While I quickly assembled the Medela after a decade of storage, it took quite some time to assemble the Lansinoh. The instructions could be made more clearly. Once assembled, I was excited but then soon became startled at how loud the pump is. I knew I would not take it to work because I generally pump in my locked office door, knowing that no one can hear the motor of the Medela. The sound was also so loud that it disturbed my newborn who doesn’t seem to notice when I use the Medela. I also think the storage bag should be redesigned. I am sure my students think I am toting a brief case when I am carrying the Medela. The Lansinoh bag isn’t as compact, nor does it appear to be a briefcase.
However, I was able to use the Lansinoh suction while my Medela suction was being cleaned. I’ve also been able to use the storage bottles interchangeably.
There you have it. Mixed and honest but overall, still pretty mainly positive reviews!