Most new mothers underestimate the importance of a well-fitted breast pump. I remember wasting so much time getting the breast shield of my pump to fit snugly over my breast for the most effective suction and expression of breastfeeding milk. Having a breast shield that fits comfortably would provide a pain-free and efficient breastfeeding experience, further empowering you to give your best to those you love and enjoy precious moments with your baby.
The first step to choosing the right breast shield for breastfeeding is to understand your body. Every mother’s body is different; your nipple and breast size will differ from other mums. Some mothers also have more difficulty with let-down and will require a breast pump that can effectively stimulate the flow of breastfeeding milk.
Fully customisable breast pump shields
LoveAmme recognises the issues faced by breastfeeding mothers; that’s why they designed their best-selling MadeToTravel Double Breast Pump. The brand is internationally recognised by mothers in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Mothers know that MadeToTravel is known as a time-saver for every breastfeeding mother.
LoveAmme also offers the widest range of breast shields in the market – there are six available sizes ranging from 17mm to 30mm. Their FlexSkin breast shields are made of a soft silicone material that conforms to a breast’s contours.
Once the breast shield has been fitted on comfortably, mummies can begin using their MadeToTravel for expressing breastfeeding milk. Even mums with flat or inverted nipples will find comfort and experience spill-free pumping!
Unique breast pump phases that mimic baby’s development
Additionally, the MadeToTravel is also the only breast pump with two stimulation phases, Stimulation and Dual Stimulation:
- Stimulation mimics a baby’s initial light and fast sucking for a faster let-down of breastfeeding milk.
- Dual Stimulation provides better stimulation for faster let-down and is particularly helpful in relieving engorged breasts. This phase is designed to help mothers who have difficulty achieving let-down during breastfeeding.
Once let-down occurs, mothers can choose between two expression phases, Expression and Deep Expression.
- Expression is a long suction cycle that mimics a baby’s deep and long sucking after let down happens. This helps to empty the breasts more effectively by extracting more breastfeeding milk in each suction.
- Deep Expression is MadeToTravel’s specially formulated dual-level suction that feels like breast compression during pumping. It provides a deeper and more complete extraction of breastfeeding milk as compared to the Expression phase. Mothers with inverted nipples may find that this phase helps in emptying the breasts more effectively.
Each of the four phases have eight standard strengths and another eight turbo levels to choose from. So, there’s a phase and strength for whatever your situation is: regular breast milk expression, assistance with increasing breastfeeding milk supply, unblocking ducts, easing mastitis or engorgement. Even if you feel an onset of milk rush in during breastfeeding, you can easily switch from the standard to turbo cycle.
Choose to double pump if you need to save on pumping time, empty breastfeeding milk reserves more efficiently and prevent blocked ducts, or easily switch to single pump if all you need is to get quick relief from engorgement.
Easy and convenient breast milk expression
The MadeToTravel Double Breast Pump is designed to be your on-the-go breast pump system. At only 224g, it’s lightweight and portable to fit into your handbag. This allows you to express breast milk anywhere and when its rechargeable battery runs low, simply plug it into any USB port.
You can also choose from three T-joints, which enable the MadeToTravel breast pump to fit milk bottles from leading baby bottle brands.
The pump is quiet enough to use while your baby is sleeping or even during a video call, which allows mums to continue multi-tasking through the many roles they have. It can also be used in a semi-lying position, so you can rest while the pump does all the work.
A clear LCD display shows the pump duration and automatically powers off after 30 minutes. An auto-lock saves customised settings so you don’t have to programme it each time that you power it on.
Breastfeeding support for new mothers
Many on the team at LoveAmme are mothers who understand that breastfeeding can get overwhelming for new mums. That’s why they’ve set up a WhatsApp Message hotline (+65) 8463 5060 that connects mums with a Breastpump Consultant who can answer questions about breastfeeding and LoveAmme products.
To get started with LoveAmme, first click here to measure your nipple size and determine the right breast size for you. Then, get your customised MadeToTravel Double Breast Pump at all Mothercare stores and online, Shopee, Lazada, Mummy’s Market and Not Too Big.