The Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump Review
The Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump is designed to be convenient, and easy to use. It’s also extremely lightweight and portable.
The Lansinoh Breast Pump offers an ergonomic handle for comfort, as well as a ComfortSeal cushion designed to offer a secure, comfortable seal, allowing you to pump efficiently.
This manual breast pump has 7 parts to assemble, all of which are dishwasher safe and 100% BPA free. It comes with 2 standard size bottles with bottle rings and sealing discs, 2 extra valves, 1 extra silicone diaphragm, and one cleaning brush.
The Lansinoh Breast Pump is whisper-quiet, and works great for mothers who are traveling and need to pump on the road, or mothers who just need a night off for some well deserved rest. This manual breast pump offers one-handed operation, therefore making it extremely easy to multi-task.
- Lightweight, portable, and quiet
- ComfortSeal cushion offers a secure, comfortable fit.
- Ergonomic handle for comfort
- One-handed operation
- Minimal parts to assemble and clean – parts are dishwasher safe
- 2 standard bottles with bottle rings and sealing discs
- Bottle stand
- 2 valves
- 1 silicone diaphragm
- Flange cleaning brush
- 100% BPA free
From what I can tell, this little Lansinoh Breast Pump surprised quite a few people. Because it is a manual breast pump, most figured it wouldn’t be able to deliver what an electric breast pump can, and although that is true to certain extent, most of the reviewers were totally shocked by how well it worked. In fact, 87 out of 98 reviewers rated it 4 to 5 stars, with the max being 5. Those are excellent ratings. Now to be fair, you’re not going to be able to sit down with the Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump, pump for 10 minutes and be done. It’s going to take you at least 30 minutes to empty your breasts, maybe even longer. It’s not fast, but it is effective. Also, it’s a manual breast pump, therefore it can get tiresome after a while, but the ergonomic handle makes it easier, and much more comfortable then some.
Another nice feature is the limited amount of parts to clean and disassemble. In fact, the Lansinoh Breast Pump is so easy to assemble, you might be able to do it in your sleep. There’s no tubing to worry about, no batteries or A/C adapter. Plus, all the parts on the Lansinoh Breast Pump are dishwasher safe, however, I would recommend hand-washing the valves and membrane, mainly because they’re so small and easy to lose.
The Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump is designed for occasional use only. It’s perfect for traveling, and great for emergencies, like your electric breast pump is dead and you forgot to buy batteries. I think it’s important for a breast feeding mom to always have a manual breast pump on hand, just in case. I would not recommend using it as your primary pump, especially if your little one is having trouble nursing. I fear that it would not be able to completely empty your breasts, and this could result in a lower milk supply. Some women can pull this off, as you’ll see below in the customer feedback section, but if you’re having any trouble with your milk supply, or you have in the past, I wouldn’t depend on a manual breast pump. If you’re looking for a breast pump that can handle that kind of use, check out the electric breast pumps, single or double. With that said, I think that the Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump is a great choice! It’s inexpensive, and as long as you take care of it, and don’t over-use it, it will last you for a very long time. Check out what a few of the customers had to say about their Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump below.
- Low Price!
- Lightweight and portable
- Easy to use, and easy to assemble
- Parts are dishwasher safe
- No Tubing, no batteries, and no cords needed
- Takes longer to empty your breasts
- Manual operation can get tiresome
- Not intended for constant use
Must Have, February 1, 2009
By E. Anderson, (Carmel, IN USA)
After exclusively pumping and bottle-feeding for 8 weeks with a hospital pump, I returned to nursing my daughter and needed a simple pump to take care of engorgement issues. I ordered the Lansinoh Double Electric Pump along with this manual breast pump with the plans of trying the manual to see if it works before opening and using the electric breast pump. Well, the Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump worked just as good as the hospital grade pump. I was able to pump 5 oz. in 10-15 minutes. I have, however, always been really successful at pumping. I was really reluctant to try a manual breast pump because the lactation specialist at the hospital referred to them as “Torture Devices”, so I figured they were really painful. Not true with this one. I found the $1000 Medela hospital pump more painful at times than this pump. Furthermore, having a manual breast pump was so liberating after sitting in the same place in the house for 2 months 7 times a day 15 minutes a pop. With a manual breast pump, you can pump while doing chores around the house, in the car on long trips, in the ladies’ room at the mall, etc. It’s quiet – mine occasionally squeaks but it’s NOTHING compared to the loud drone of electric pumps, it’s light-weight, and the pump handle resistance is easy. I recommended this pump to a friend who loves hers just as much as I do. You won’t be disappointed.
This review is from: Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump – See Original
Working mom on the go…bought TWO!, April 12, 2010
By danicay “felixbooks” (Tempe, AZ United States)
I was skeptical about all the rave reviews on here, but I’ve been using the Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump for five months now and the reviewers were right–this is the best manual breast pump out there. About two weeks after I bought the first one, I bought another. So, now I pump BOTH breasts at once w/this pump. I work full-time, sometimes far away from a plug or in my car…I’m usually on the go at meetings or events, so my Lansinoh Breast Pumps have been indispensable. I pump a lot in my car…a few times I’ve pumped in a bathroom stall. I use them at night too when the little one has gotten his fill…I just pump out the remainder and save in the fridge.
I pump w/these 1-5 times a day depending on my schedule, so they’re getting a lot of use. Both of the manual breast pumps still work great. They are practically SILENT (which is nice when you are pumping at work), though I did hear the “squeak” about two months in that a couple of reviewers mentioned–to fix, I put petroleum jelly (just a little bit) on the middle underside of the purple handle where it attaches to the pump and viola, no more squeak.
Not to be redundant w/all the other reviews, but yes, the Lansinoh Breast Pump IS easy to use. My hands haven’t gotten worn out yet. Yes, it IS easy to clean. When I’m out on the road, I run water through it to clean it out. When I get home, I hand wash it and let it air dry (we don’t have a dishwasher).
Overall, I would highly recommend the Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump over any other pump out there. Try it and see…for the price, you can’t go wrong.
Review from: Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump – Paraphrased for size, view original here……