Have you ever heard of Baby Buddha breast pump? I first heard about it from the IGT and Low Milk Supply Mom Facebook group.
I’m interested to try it because the review said that this little pump can beat Spectra S1 in terms of its powerful suction, wow..
As a fan of Spectra S1, I am intrigued to see how this little pump performs. Are you curious, too?
Read more on this Baby Buddha Breast Pump review.
Disclaimer: I received a Baby Buddha Dual Breast pump in exchange for honest review (All opinions are my own).
Baby Buddha breast pump is one of the smallest electric breast pump that I’ve ever tried. Despite its little size, this breast pump is pretty powerful.
What You Get Out of The Box:
east pump motor
2. Pump charger
3. 2 pumping kits: breast shield, massage cushion, membrane, valve
4. back flow barriers
5. bottles, bottle caps and teats
6. lanyard to hang the pump
7. drawstring bag to store all the pumping items
What's so special about this little breast pump?
OTHER PROS THAT I LOVE:
FAQ: Can You use Baby Buddha With Other Pump Parts?
The answer is yes. A lot of moms use it with Freemie cups (use the closed-system version), Spectra flanges, even Medela. The keys are two:
- If you use pump parts that require tubing without end connector, remove the white tube adapter from Baby Buddha tubings.
- Keep it closed system. So if you use Medela parts, please use back flow protector before connecting the flanges to Baby Buddha tubings.
Baby Buddha even shows how to do these 'hacks' in their website. Click here to learn more about it.
Knowing that Baby Buddha has its own programmable pump setting, I started pumping using that setting solely. However, after a few days trying to pump with it, I realized my body did not respond well with its long pull in the stimulation mode. It actually hinders my let down.
So I changed plan and helped to stimulate let down with manual nipple roll and stroke on one side and switching between level 1 and 2 in massage mode before the long pull happens.
This combination works for me to reach let down much faster, yay!
As for expression mode, speed matters a lot to me. Level 2 matches my perfect speed setting, while the vacuum strength is slightly weaker than my preference. However, with the help of hand massage, I was able to get amount almost comparable to what I get with my usual pump.
Having said that, I’ve heard several several reviews that’s saying that Baby Buddha works extremely well for them, cutting down pumping time up to 30% and yielding more milk. Here’s one of them.
t takes a while to get used with a new breast pump. Do experiment on what setting is best for you
- Each individual responds differently to a breast pump. At the moment, it seems that my body respond slightly better to my usual pump rather than Baby Buddha. But, other people may respond better to Baby Buddha compared to other pump.
TIPS FROM OTHER MOM WHO LOVES BABY BUDDHA:
Flip the mode. Use expression mode level 1 to stimulate let-down, then switch to stimulation mode (level 1 or 2) for expressing milk. The long pull seems to drain breast better.
Portability makes Baby Buddha breast pump a great choice for
- working moms
- exclusive pumping moms on the go
- for travelling.
If I need to travel and bring a pump, I would definitely bring my Baby Buddha and leave my bigger pump at home.
I hope this review helps you to determine whether Baby Buddha breast pump is suitable for your need. I try my best to explain all the pros and cons so you can have an unbiased review about Baby Buddha breast pump.
Interested but want to read more reviews? Check out these moms' review as well:
Have you tried Baby Buddha breast pump before? Or do you have any question regarding this nifty pump? Leave your comment and I'll try my best to help.