Come across one blog. The writer stated that she did not recommend manual breastpump to other mommies out there. I used Philips AVENT ISIS Manual Breast Pump. Clearly stated, a manual breast pump and it served me really well. Hmmm... it is her personal opinion. Tak boleh salahkan dia but for me, it's up to personal choice.
The pump served me for 18 months, every single day, without a failure. And Iman was on breast milk for 14 months. At his 14m2w, I introduced him formula milk. I continue pumping for another 4 months and decided to stop pumping breast milk when Iman was 18 months. That time, I cannot express 1 oz after 30 min pumping. So, cuci semua & masuk kotak. However, after being introduced to formula milk, Iman continue direct n3n feed until now, at his 26 months. He'll turn 26 months in 3 days time. Ingat nak stop tapi bila one whole day tak bagi, it'll engorged. Then, breast milk weaning plan postpone until further notice.
Aku tahu, kat luar sana, tak semua orang mewah dengan breast milk. Aku ni kira biasa-biasa je. Not a type yang boleh dapat 8oz sekali pump. Using manual pump, aku memang boleh rely on it to express and make EBM stock. Allah bagi rezeki untuk Iman.
Mula-mula baca statement manual pump is not recommended, aku rasa nak je bagi komen. I have my personal blog, so, aku bebel je kat sini. Maybe that writer guna brand lain yang memang ada banyak not so good reviews. Macam ni la senang cerita. Kalau rezeki banyak Allah bagi, guna apa-apa pump pon tak apa. Dan tak semestinya guna manual pump, you dikira gagal. Don't ever under estimate what your manual pump can do. If you do not make study on what pump you gonna purchase and you purchase a not so good one/brand, then do not make such recommendation (on not using manual pump).
Ok itu je. Dah lama tak cakap pasal EBM, pump session. Rasa macam dah bertahun. Padahal baru 8 bulan berenti pumping.
Note: This is my personal opinion. I am not offending anyone's feelings. The choice is in you hand. Thank you.