Baby March 1, 2021
When it comes to choosing between an electric or manual breast pump the manual pump has traditionally had the edge for being a more compact and travel friendly option, however the Lola & Lykke Smart Electric Breast Pump is bucking the trend.
This breast pump is small, compact and has no tubes or wires to worry about making it highly portable, it is battery powered with a USB rechargeable battery, one full charge will deliver 2-hours of continuous use. The Smart Touch Screen digital display features a memory button and timer for tracking and recording pumping sessions, it’s here you can increase the stimulation and suction levels, the intuitive smart capabilities automatically move through the two stages stimulation and expression mimicking baby’s natural sucking pattern, there are six levels of stimulation and nine levels of expression. The screen is quite sensitive and without a physical response to the button press it is easy to accidently jump up a few levels instead of just the one.
The pump consists of just five parts that are pre-assembled ready for when you are, it also makes it quick and easy to clean, the breast shield is one size fits all, its smooth and soft construction feels comfortable on the skin, the anti back-flow feature uses a closed system to prevent breast milk from backing up to the pump. The collection bottle included is BPA free, but it is also compatible with most standard baby bottles, which is very handy, it also comes with a teat that can be attached directly to the bottle ready to feed. The bottle stand is a nice touch giving you a secure place to stand the pump upright before and after use, freeing up your hands to rearrange clothing. We also received a 10 pack of Pump Storage Bags (£10), this means milk can be directly expressed into the bags with the pump adaptor, this can then be used in reverse by attaching the feeding teat to the bag and feeding straight away. The bags can be laid flat for fast freezing, they arrive pre-sterilised, leak-proof and ready thaw and warm up for use, the bags are BPA and phthalate free and can be safety frozen for up to six months. Although these bags are convenient unfortunately, they are single use only, this may put people off as society moves away from disposable plastics. The Smart Electric Breast Pump is wonderfully convenient, compact, portable, quiet and compatible with most of the popular baby bottles, if you are looking for a wireless pump with the power of an electric, this is definitely worth a look. RRP £130
- Soft breast shield
- Stimulation and expressing mode
- USB C charger (can even use power banks to recharge)
- Adapters allow pumping straight into bag and feed straight from bag
- Compatible with most baby bottles
- Easy to assemble and clean
- Highly portable and compact
- Storage bags single use only
- Touch screen a little over sensitive
- No carry case included