There are some who like the simplest form of electric portable breast pumps, then there are those that'd like one that is jam-load with functions.
If you're the latter, you will love the Aweso 4U Double Electric BreastPumps.
Main Functions in Detail
This double breast pump is designed to achieve high efficient suckling, thereby expressing more milk in less time. In fact, it can save up to 50% of your time, which is really important for new moms.
If you don't already know, the international standard of the suction power of a breast pump is up to 40KPa - any higher and it may hurt your breast. A baby’s suction power ranges from 10-45KPa, and that is exactly the Aweso 4U electric breast pump's suction power range.
The dual suction breast pump has a full LED touchscreen design so it is very easy to operate. Everything is just a slight click away (but note that you will need to long press to power it on/off).
Aside from the usual stimulation and expression functions, this portable electric breast pump has two other modes - automatic and massage.
On top of that, it has a memory function as well. For a breast pump of this size to have all these functions, it is truly impressive.
But what's most amazing, is that each mode has 16 different suction levels.
In default mode, the suction level will strengthen from 1 to 14 automatically.
Otherwise, you can choose your desired suction level to stimulate the milk flowing. There is bound to have one level that suits you best.
With its memory function, the pump will remember where you last stop at so that when you power it again, it will be at the same mode, saving you the trouble (and time) of having to reset your mode again.
It is worthy to mention that the Aweso 4U has a larger and closer fitting. This is to prevent any leakage during pumping so that there is no wastage of precious breast milk.
Also, thanks to its upgraded technology, the noise of the breast pump motor can now be controlled under 45dB thereby bringing comfort to both babies and mothers.
You may note that it does not include an AC adapter in the package. Yes, that's correct - only a USB cable is provided. Which doesn't really inconvenient many, given USB charging is the norm nowadays.
You get to charge anywhere basically - from your laptop, power bank or even in your car.
Nevertheless, the lack of an AC adapter is no doubt a downside to many. If you really want one though, you will have to buy a compatible adapter separately (input voltage of pump is 5V/1A).
Once the built-in 1200mAh rechargeable lithium battery is fully charged, you can run the pump for 1.5-2 hours (average about 4 pumping sessions ) before you need to recharge it again.
One thing to note though, is that it is advisable that the BPA-free silicone parts (cylinder and duckbill valve) be replaced every 1-2 months even though they are hospital-grade and are made of consumable materials.
You should also not wash them with a scrub brush as the liquid silicone rubber may be pierced in the process. To clean, we suggest doing the following instead:
- Clean and sterilize/boil (for about 5 minutes) all the parts which will come in contact with breast milk before use.
- Use a hot towel to warm your breasts to stimulate lactation before expression.
- Freshly expressed milk should be stored in the refrigerator or freezer. Thawed milk must be drunk within 24 hours and cannot be frozen again.
- Do not wash or sterilize the tubes, because water will get into the machine through the tubes and damage it.
Yes, the tubes need not be washed. This is because they are separated from milk with an anti-backflow design.
Milk will only flow down and not upward so you can be sure there is no secondary pollution or contamination.
Pros & Cons
We will say that the Aweso 4U Electric Breast Pump is perfect for those who pump several times per day, work in full/part time or are always travelling.
It is small, lightweight and portable. It is convenient to carry around, for any outdoor use and family trips and best of all, it is very affordable.