There are many breast pumps available that it can be hard to choose the right one for you. At Oona, we carry a few different types of breast pumps that we absolutely love. In this article, we break down the differences of each breast pump.
HaaKaa Silicone Breast Pumps
The Haakaa Silicone Breast Pump is a non-electric breast pump made of a single piece of 100% silicone. It provides an easy, eco-friendly, and effective pumping experience. Haakaas are super simple to use, which is so important when you’ve got a newborn.
Haakaa pumps are great if you’re looking to pump occasionally or need something for on-the-go, allowing you to express discreetly, silently and quickly. No electric parts also means that there’s no whirring sound of an electric pump that may disturb your sleeping baby. They’re also great if you have an oversupply as you can use this on one side while feeding on the other (IYKYK!).
They are all one piece for no fuss cleaning which we love. They can be sterilized in microwavable cleaning bags or in boiling water, and they’re also dishwasher safe (that’s a huge bonus)!
We sell the Haakaa pumps in our studios for $26.99+HST for the 100ml and $42.99+HST for the 160ml. You can also purchase them online here ahead of time and pick them up at our studio.
Ameda Mya Joy PLUS Breast Pump
The Ameda Mya Joy PLUS breast pump is an electric double pump that is portable and easy to use anywhere. This pump is truly tiny, super lightweight and so quiet! This pump operates with a rechargeable battery and USB charger, and comes with a little lanyard you can wear on your wrist. You could easily walk around and pump with this pump, since it’s so light.
The Ameda Pumps use a closed system, so there’s no chance the milk will get into the tubing or the pump. The Mya Joy provides hospital grade suction, without the bulk of a hospital grade rental pump!
The Ameda Joy PLUS breast pump is available for purchase for $235+HST in our studios and online here..
Ameda Platinum Breast Pump
The Ameda Platinum breast pump is a hospital grade / multi-user pump that is most used by hospitals such as Sick Kids, and Mt Sinai! If you’ve used an Ameda pump in the hospital, the Hygenikit you got in the hospital is compatible with both the rental & the portable Ameda pumps we have in our studios. No need to buy new pieces!
This is NOT a portable pump. It’s big and needs to be plugged in to use. It’s meant to be used in a single location for the duration of the rental period. As a hospital-grade pump, these pumps have higher suction than a smaller home pump.
This pump is available for RENT from our studios. You can also send in a request for rental online and pick it up at one of our studios.
Frequently Asked Questions About Pumping
How long should I pump for?
This will vary by person, and their goals, and best answered by their Lactation Consultant. But on average 15-20 mins per session.
How can I clean the outside?
A lysol wipe or a caviwipe will do the trick on the Ameda pumps. Those wipes are not to be used on the pieces that are Sterile/come in contact with the milk!
The suction seems to not be as strong as it used to be, how can I fix that?
The likely culprit for suction loss is the valves probably need replacing.They’re quite delicate, a small tear can affect the functioning of the pump.
Is it normal for pumping to hurt?
Pumping should not hurt. If they’re having pain or rubbing of the nipples while pumping they may be using the wrong size flange. Grab a sizer and check the size – NOTE: their size may change at some point in their breastfeeding journey!
How do I store/keep the milk I’ve pumped?
Where can I get more help?
Our lactation consultants have extensive training and are board certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC). They are different from uncertified consultants who do “breastfeeding support”. They are always o up to date on the best practices and current research. Book an appointment today and let us help you!