Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Lansinoh Smartpump Double Electric Breast Pump Review
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Having breastfed and pumped for 10 years, I have a lot of experience. During this time, I have found that no two breastfeeding journeys are alike.  Babies are all very different.  Breasts are all different, as well, so you can expect variation in suction and fit on different breast pumps. The one thing for me that has stayed consistent is the fact that I feel a breast pump is a product that is necessary for after a baby is born.  I produce a lot of milk! I’m a mother of five wonderful children and lucky to be a stay at home mother now. I have worked outside the home in the past and it's been nice to have the opportunity to have been able to try out several breast pumps throughout the years. I can say that some pumps truly are better than others. With that being said, here is my experience using the Lansinoh Smartpump Double Electric Breast Pump.
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I was provided the Lansinoh Smartpump Double Electric Breast Pump to help facilitate this review. This breast pump uses blue tooth technology and is one of the firsts in it's kind to lead the pumping community to a better pumping experience. The Smartpump comes with everything you need and more for a comfortable and productive fit, including:

• 4 5oz Lansinoh Bottles
• 2 Breast Flange Bodies
• 4 Storage Caps
• 2 Feeding Collars
• 2 Standard ComfortFit™ flanges (25mm)
• 2 Large ComfortFit™ flanges (30.5mm)
• 2 Lansinoh NaturalWave Nipples and caps
• 2 Bottle stands
• 2 extra valves
• 3 Connection tubes and tubing connectors
• Tote bag
• Cooler bag with ice pack
• AC adapter
• Pump manual

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I am impressed by the Lansinoh Smartpump!  Everything in the entire box fits into the tote bag!  It is a very easy and fast assembly from start to finish. The comprehensive instructions made this such a simple step. I had it all set up and ready to pump in only 2.23 min. My husband was actually timing me! After it was fully assembled, I tried it first in a pumping bra. It took me only a few seconds to get it into the bra. Then I placed the flange on each breast. They fit like a dream! The flanges did not slip all around, they stay put perfectly, thanks to the ComfortFit® ring.  The flanges attach to the flange bodies (middle of the unit) that house the diaphragm.  The diaphragm is what creates the suction.

The flange body screws on to the bottle to collect milk in. Because the flange is separated from the flange bodies, this small detail allows you to place the flange with more ease into the nursing bra. I really think that these special details make the pump a step up from other pumps I have tried in the past. However, I do feel that the entire set-up while in my pumping bra was a bit heavier than what I’m use to. My pumping bra does not have straps, so this could be the fault of the bra. I was curious at that point what it would be like double pumping without the pumping bra. I used my arm to hold the flanges up while wearing a regular nursing bra, that helped hold the flanges in place very well too.  This was an added bonus as I know many mothers do not have a pumping bra. I also liked they give 2 different sizes of flanges. My breasts change shape depending on fullness. I have also had blisters on my nipples and areola. Therefore, the 2 different sizes come in handy. It was great to have just what I needed to make sure they did not get more sore.


Watching the purple diaphragms move provided peace of mind. Knowing and being able to watch the air move let me know it was working and I had a good fit.  All the tubes were air tight. There are 3 total. The 2 that plug into the flange bodies are connected by a “T” shaped connector that goes into the actual pump machine. The "T" shaped connector has a small cap attached to it, so you can close off the connection to one side, allowing you to pump one side side at a time. This single side option is good to use when I’m feeding on one breast yet the other needs emptied as well. The tubing seemed a bit shorter than I personally prefer, because I like to lounge wile pumping. Sometimes pumping is my only “me” time. I still was able to make it work just fine.  My advice is to just be a bit cautious where the pump is in correlation to the tubing so you don't pull hard on the tubing. The actual plug-in cord/ac adapter are long, though, and compensates for the shorter tubing.

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The actual pump machine base is small, it is about as big as the length of my hand. I found this helpful because then there is no need to worry on finding a space to set it, it can fit almost anywhere! I loved that I could move it around with just one hand. However, it is quite lightweight and slick, so it does slide on softer surfaces. It does have non-slip grips on the bottom of it, which will keep it put on solid surfaces. There are separate holders to set the bottles of the pump into when not pumping, but to my surprise, I could set the bottles down - without using the holders - on a flat service and they didn't wobble or spill.  After examining the bottles, I noticed they have a bigger base giving the bottles themselves more stability.


The front display panel is simple to use and does not have switches, dials, or toggles that stick out.  It's all flattened with a plastic overlay protection on top of the buttons, so it's easy to keep clean. The display panel is backlit and bright enough you can use it as a dim glowing light with out it waking up anyone around you. This was nice when I was using the pump over night.

The buttons are self-explanatory, there are 2 modes of milk expression- the expression phase and letdown phase. These are both controlled by one button. The letdown mode was a huge help and the speed control was wonderful. I used the lowest setting and do wish there was a lower setting than that, this pump is strong!  That's good, though! I pumped 2x as much as I have usually been, just on one side. The other side was struggling. I usually have both side letdown at once but one seemed to take longer. I did not get the pins and needle feeling during the waterfall of milk. That alone made it worth it. I know my nipples are a bit sensitive, and if you have sensitivity as well, this is an important factor to consider. The ComfortFit® flange style seems to give you an extra seal and I think that's exactly what makes the suction stronger. It also cut my pumping time down. I feel this pump is wonderful for anyone, especially ones that have a hard time emptying their breasts with pumps. Pumping time was 5-7 min down from 15-30!  

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 This pump is much quieter than I thought it'd be! My dog didn't bark at it. Most of the time, my dog hates the sound of pumps. So she does what we call singing. Usually her lovely melody to me, and at the pump, wakes up the whole house. But with this pump, every time I have used it my dog has slept through it or didn't acknowledge it whatsoever. We all have enjoyed a little extra peace and quiet.

 The pump can connect to the free Lansinoh Baby app on your android or iphone or tablet via Bluetooth technology. When you register the pump, you scan in the QR code on your pump in the app and then it automatically starts up.  You can input baby's name and track more than one baby too! This awesome breastfeeding app keeps track of the date and time you pump, ounces on left or right side, total ounces collectively and has a place for any additional notes.  There is a reminder that you can set an alarm for so you don't forget a pump or feeding session! You can also chart when you nurse, change diapers/what the consistency of the diapers is like, the bottles baby gets and growth progress. It even has some really helpful resources & tips included! It puts everything on a calendar and also into graph form.

You don't have to use the app, it is not necessary for the pump to work correctly.  I do have to say that having this app makes the experience even more amazing! It's so handy to have such a helpful tool to track everything right there on your phone.  You can tell that Lansinoh put a lot of thought into the design of this pump and app. The price is really affordable and you may qualify for a free breast pump through insurance! I can't say enough good things about this pump. I'm truly pleased with all it's capabilities!


What's my favorite thing about the Lansinoh Smartpump?
The way the ComfortFit® flanges fit and how effective it was at emptying me.
Is there anything I'd change?
I would not change anything, but rather add a couple features- such as longer tubing as an option, as well as embossed buttons to help me feel the buttons better at night.
I give the Lansinoh Smartpump a 9.5/10!

Purchase the Lansinoh Smartpump Double Electric Breast Pump on lansinoh.com, Amazon or other retailers like Walmart or Target.
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What are your thoughts about the Lansinoh Smartpump Double Electric Breast Pump?  What's your favorite feature after reading about it?  Do you have an app that you use to track everything baby?  Leave a comment below! 


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1 comment:

  1. A pump is definitely a necessity for me in the early days! I have overactive letdown and pumping can help with excess until my supply regulates. Thanks for your helpful review - Lansinoh is a brand I haven't tried yet!

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