Yoomi – Breastfeeding friendly bottle

Yoomi

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Selling point for this milk bottle is the self warming system.

  • Warm up milk in 60sec
  • Milk temperature at a perfect 32-34’C
  • Anti colic & nipple resemble teat
  • 100% BPA free

When I first told my husband that I want to purchase this milk bottle, my husband was much skeptical about it. The very first thing that he asked is, why do I need this?

In my opinion, this invention is actually to replace the warmer. Instead of warming up the milk using the warmer, one can straight use this bottle to warm and feed directly – in a much shorter time too!

I would want to share out my review of Yoomi as follows.

  • Should I buy Yoomi?
  • How to use Yoomi?
  • Is it safe to use? I am afraid it may scald my baby or even electrocute my baby!
  • Is it difficult to wash and how many components there are?
  • My experience
  • Useful Video & FAQ

Hope my review helps.

Medela PISA Vs Spectra S1 – Medela and Spectra breast pump reviews blog

 Medela PISA Vs Spectra S1

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This is sharing from a singapore mummy, Audrey Yeo which I obtained from a FB group administrated by her. I learn a lot from this group and thus would like to share the review as follows. You may also join her FB group to get more updates and notifications. 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/401286426675718/

Features 

S1 is a hospital grade pump.

It has a very unique suction where it vibrates ur nipple during suction, triggering your letdown to come faster and also helps to stimulate milk production unlike other pumps which will just pull and release.

It allows you to customize your pumping experience. You can set the suction power and suction duration separately. It is Close System, has a timer(auto off at 30mins) and night light(under handle) to make it easier to pump at night. Has a massage button to help achieve a letdown faster. In-built rechargeable battery which can last around 3 hours of pumping

PISA  is medela’s best normal range pump with the strongest suction. It is an Open System.

It starts off with 2mins of fast suction before it changes to slower longer suction automatically. It comes with a detachable battery pack which requires 8-10AA batteries.

PISA  Cycle: 48-74, stimulation at 117 (12Levels)

S1 Cycle: 38-54, stimulation at 70 (12 Levels)

Experiment made on PISA Level 8 Vs S1 Level 6 (based on the same suction strength and cycle) for 6 sessions each pump.

PISA Cycle: 48, Stimulation 117

S1 Cycle: 46, Stimulation 70

Time taken: 20mins

End results: S1 have an average of 30ml of extra yield as compared to PISA.

Comparison:

S1 weighs 1.12kg and PISA is 1.95kg(1.6kg without batt).

S1 is much quieter than PISA

S1 have separate individual setting for suction strength and duration, PISA has a JOINT suction strength n duration setting.

PISA with eneloop rechargeable battery can last more than 15pumping sessions, S1 last around 3hours of pumping session.

S1 is much bulkier than PISA.

Verdict

S1 is more suitable for people whose concern is more about increasing yield and also to have a more comfortable pumping experience as u can control the suction strength n duration individually. It is also suitable for mummies co-sleeping with their babies as it is a very silent pump. Recommended for Home use, in the Car, and Office use. S1 is also suitable for people who are more concern about budget as it is around 50% cheaper than PISA.

PISA is more suitable for pumping on the go, or for traveling as u will not need to worry about not having enough battery charge as it is very convenient to get AA batteries in convenience store. It is also suitable for people who are more brand conscious as Medela has been a trusted brand and it has a service centre in Toh Guan.

Spectra pump review – S1 vs M1

This is meant to share with mummy who considering S1 vs M1. This review is by Audrey Yeo, a singapore mummy. 

 

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(Experiment conducted by Drey Drey Yeo)

S1 is a hospital grade pump.
It has a very unique suction where it vibrates ur nipple during suction, triggering your letdown to come faster and also helps to stimulate milk production unlike other pumps which will just pull and release.
It allows you to customize your pumping experience. You can set the suction power and suction duration separately. It is Close System, has a timer(auto off at 30mins) and night light(under handle) to make it easier to pump at night. Has a massage button to help achieve a letdown faster. In-built rechargeable battery which can last around 3hours of pumping.

M1 is a normal usage pump.
It has the same unique vibration suction like s1, just that the vibration is much faster for m1, therefore it might not be noticeable.
It has a Joint suction power/suction duration control, as u increase the suction power, the suction duration will also get longer. It is Close System and will auto switch off at 30mins. Has a massage button to help achieve a letdown faster. In-built rechargeable battery which can last around 1.5 hour of pumping.

Comparison of S1 Vs M1:
S1 is 1.12kg and M1 is at 300g
S1 is much bulkier(C:64cm, H:19cm), M1(C:37.5cm, H:7cm).
S1 battery last longer.
S1 may be able to help achieve more yield due to its unique suction.
S1 is much silent than M1.
S1 has stronger suction power.
M1 empties the breast much faster due to its longer suction duration(lv3,4,5)

Verdict:
S1 is more for serious pumping where your concern is more about increasing yield and also to have a more comfortable pumping experience. Recommended for Home use and Office use.
M1 is very portable due to its size and weight. It can empties the breast much faster due to it’s long suction duration, good for people who need to get pumping done in a short duration. Recommended for pumping on the go or for multi tasking(cooking, playing with kids while pumping).

 

 

Pumping at work Ep 1 – Wash and Pump

Officially start work.

 

For my whole confinement leave, I have been planning and thinking what to bring and how to pump during my work time. Worry that I could not pump on time, what boss and colleague would think of my pumping schedule, heavy bags and things to bring and tadaaa.. I ended up bringing three bags and one ice box to work on first day of work. Such a drama queen.

Then moving forward I can actually pack my stuff better in a more compact way.

 

Let’s take a peep what is in my bag 🙂

 

  1. Medela freestyle pump
  2. Assembled parts (breastshield with valve and membrane)
  3. Cover
  4. Small bottle of pureen bottle wash liquid cleanser
  5. Wet and dry tissue

 

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All these can actually fit in my medela bag – Awesome!

Often, people ask me,

 

How you wash your pump?

 

Well, I do not wash my pump – in a way. What I do is, I would rinse them in hot water and put them back in my tupperware container and keep in fridge for the next use.

Occasionally, if my breast milk is oily then I will put in two drops of liquid cleanser into the water to soak my pump. I do not disassemble the parts but just close the container and toss my parts in the water. Then, I will rinse them twice, warm water and hot water. After that I will keep them in the fridge for the next use.

Some mummy may say the liquid cleanser will get stuck in between the breastshield and valve if I do not disassemble them. So I tried to observe and I do not notice any bubbles. The parts feels squeaky clean.

Once, I met a few colleagues in the nursing room and they share with me how they clean and keep their pump parts.

  • Mummy 1. Instead of keep the parts in container, she put in a zip lock bag. After every pump, she will use the wet tissue (she is using pigeon hand and mouth wet wipes) to clean the membranes, valves and breastshields.
  • Mummy 2. Another mummy keep the pump parts separately, using both container and air dry bag. After every pump, she will disassemble the parts and wash them using liquid cleanser (sometimes without) and brush. She will air dry the parts using a special air dry bag and keep the parts back in container once they are dry.

Out of curiosity, I observe how different it makes between them and myself, in terms of time take for each pumping session.

 

Review 1 time taken for each pump

 

  • Mummy 1 She pumped for 20mins (double pump) and spend 2mins to clean her pump parts. In total she took only about 25-30mins to get back to desk.
  • Mummy 2 She pumped for 30mins (single pump and 15mins for each breast) and 15mins to wash and keep her pump parts. In total she took about 45-60mins to get back to desk.
  • I pumped for 20mins (double pump) and spend about 5mins to clean the pump parts. In total I take about 30-35mins to get back to desk.

 

Review 2 things to bring to work

 

  • Mummy 1 She use her handbag (medium size long champ) to put everything in. Fabulous.
  • Mummy 2 She use her autumn bag which is bigger than the mummy 1’s bag.
  • I use my medela bag and in fact I can still put in my purse and mobile in and ready to go. Medela bag is about the same size as the medium size long champ which have a lot of compartments. Super useful.

 

Any mummy want to share your tips how you pump at work? Appreciate your sharing here *wink*

 

I am sharing my pump schedule work here!

 

Supplement effect on my breastmilk

My first pregnancy – I did not take much of supplement other than what is prescribed by my gynae. It is purely only calcium, fish oil and multivitamins. I took these supplement up to my labour thereafter i solely depends on my food intake to obtain the necessary nutrients that I need, for instance, i increase my intake on fish to obtain more protein – hopefully my breast milk have higher protein contain.

 

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This is how my breast milk look like at that point of time.

 

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Then comes my second pregnancy. My friend who fully breast feed her baby up to twelve month old commented on my breast milk that look watery (breast milk suppose to be 90% water, no?). She asked me if I taking any supplement and introduce me to USANA, which i understand is a direct selling product sort of MLM, which i am skeptical about. However, looking at her healthy baby, I decided to give it a try and then I started to take this supplement when I am 4 month pregnant up to today, my baby is 2 month 2 week old.

Plus, there have been widely debate on the Obimin supplement, here, here and here.

 

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Supplement that I am taking is the calcium, fish oil and multivitamins. You can read my supplement review here. It cost me about RM10 per day compared to my previous RM3 per day supplement prescribed by my gynae. Worth it? Let’s take a look at how it affect my breast milk.

 

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Honestly, it does look thicker in color and it does yield more hinds milk. I am not saying it is solely due to the supplement but, it does worth a try for mummy out there.

Let me know your thought 🙂