About a month ago I had to go away on a business trip and the first thought I had was – where am I going to find time to express milk! My little one is 6months old and I was and still am breastfeeding her exclusively. I am very fortunate to have an ample supply of breast milk, which is great, but quite challenging when you are away from home.
I found myself sitting in a bathroom at the airport trying to muzzle the sound of the very noisy pump which I could just imagine echoed through that entire airport waiting room. I cringed! A manual breast pump is also great if you don’t want the noise, but from previous experience I will not touch a manual pump ever again. With my first born I also had a lot of milk, and I thought this is great – I pump for 10min and I’ve filled almost 2 bottles. By the time he was 9months old I had so much pain in my elbow I couldn’t understand why. And that’s when I discovered my “baby related” injury; I had tennis elbow!!! Can you imagine!? After some intense googling, I found that this was actually a very common injury when using a manual pump. Needless to say, I went out and got myself an electric pump.
But! If only I had discovered the Hakaa brand sooner I would’ve saved myself a lot of money having to go to the physio to get my elbow crossfit ready again.
This unique little invention makes it so easy to pump manually, without almost even touching it. I tried it last week for the first time and at first I couldn’t understand how it worked. But once I got the hang of it, it was so easy! I was able to leave it “sucked” onto my breast and continued to do some work. The pump is made from 100% food grade silicone and additionally you can purchase the flower “stopper”. Once you are done, you insert the stopper at the top and you can be sure it will be spill free.
It really is convenient, noise free and easy to use.
Hakaa has a very unique story and one that will make you want to support them even more. It was started when environmentally friendly and safe products were needed for a special needs child. In their quest to find such products the owner and creator, Morgan, realised that there is an immense need for non-toxic and safe products. That is when they discovered the Hakaa brand. We are lucky enough that Haylee and Nicole have made these items available in South Africa by importing them and making it part of their very comprehensive range of products under Hey Kiwi.
“Today haakaa has an exciting range all made using environmentally friendly and safe raw materials such as stainless steel, glass, bamboo, and natural rubber. All haakaa products are designed and tested in New Zealand, Manufactured in selected advanced international factories under strict quality controls and successfully tested against the worlds highest safety standards (such as European EN14350 and US FDA).”
I would definitely recommend this product! It is perfect for traveling, dishwasher safe and can easily fit into your handbag! They have a whole range of products available and I can’t wait to try the rest!
Visit their website http://heykiwi.co.za/ to find the product that suits your lifestyle needs!