Medela Harmony Breast Pump
The Medela Harmony Breast Pump is a dream come true. This pump is affordable, versatile, easy to operate, and most importantly extremely comfortable.
The people at Medela are either all breast feeding mothers who realize the need for a comfortable way to express excess milk or geniuses – our guess is both.
The pump is so gentle – it is also comfortable and effective. The pump uses a two step technology that mimics your baby’s natural sucking. In the first stage it mimics the initial rapid sucking of your baby that allows your milk to let down while the second phase mimics the longer and slower sucking of your baby to achieve maximum milk flow. The bottom line is that the suction is perfect allowing you to express milk comfortably and walk away from your pumping session without feeling like you have been plugged into an electrical outlet.
As if the above weren’t reasons enough to love the Harmony, the versatility of the item will surely convince you. You can use the Harmony anywhere. The pump is small and compact and therefore does not require the elaborate set up of other pumps. We love this feature because it can easily be added to a purse or diaper bag (great for traveling) therefore eliminating any need to lug another bag along for the ride. The compact nature of the pump makes it so easy to nurse your baby while comfortably expressing milk on the other breast. If you do find yourself with an extra hand feel free to check email or read a book – it is this easy to use.
The Harmony is silent and therefore you can pump in peace and be discreet! To anyone who has had to bear the humiliation of using an electric pump in a public bathroom would surely understand our excitement about this manual pump. This feature is also great because I can use it in bed while not worrying about waking my husband or new baby.
The Medela Harmony has fewer parts than other pumps which means that it is easier to clean – a huge plus for new moms who are already exhausted! Even better, it is compatible with most standard bottles allowing you to pump directly into the bag or bottle that you are planning on using. While the pump works best with Medela bottles, we have tested the pump with both Avent and Dr. Browns – there is no leaking and it is a great fit.
We have found that the Harmony is great for relieving engorgement and occasionally pumping to build up a future storage. Please know that this pump, as stated by Medela, is for occasional use. This pump will not sustain a milk supply.
If you are looking for a great pump at a great price look no further – go out and get the Harmony!
Reviewed by Paulina