The Micoo Single Electric Breast Pump is another highly rated single breast pump that has received a lot of love from its users across the world.
One thing that stands out perhaps the most, is its unique design.
Main Functions in Detail
As you can see, the Micoo does not quite look the same as other single breast pumps.
The whole device instead, is in a C-shape piece - the electric pump is housed at the top where it's connected to a milk bottle that sits below it at the base, with the curve at the side doubling up as a handle.
This is actually a newly upgraded all-in-one design and if you look closely, there is actually no extra tubes required to connect the pumps with the milk bottle and this is the Micoo's winning point.
You see, without tubes, there isn't any need to worry about hygienic issues like mould manifestation or bacteria contamination that are often caused by milk backflowing into the tubes.
Combined this with the anti-back flow design and duckbill valve, you can be 100% sure that milk is prevented from any infection or back flowing.
Also, the silica gel diaphragm will keep milk away from any air contamination.
All components are easily removable so they can be thoroughly cleaned (dishwasher safe), apart from the electrical parts. Incidentally, they are easy to be put back together so disassembling them wouldn't be so much of a hassle.
Now, let's get to its pumping capability. The Micoo has 4 modes in-built in its system - Massage, Stimulate, Express and Night Light - and altogether 9 suction levels for you to choose from.
Users have commended that the suction power of this single breast pump is very strong, with many not needing to reach level 7 or above. Nevertheless, everyone's needs is different and this is why we really like the variety of suction levels provided that caters to that.
We recommend to always massage and stimulate your breasts first before pumping as it will be much more comfortable and pain free.
All of these are easily controllable via their respectable buttons on the LED screen display as pictured left.
To further its pain-free and comfort level, it uses a soft silicone massage cushion to mimic a baby's lips to massage the areola of your breast.
The soft and warm feeling is equivalent to a baby's sucking so not only is this more comfortable, you can also express more milk in a more relaxed manner.
We mentioned above that there is a Night Light mode incorporated as well. It is something we really like because it makes night pumping so much easier.
The night light isn't too strong so it wouldn't disturb your sleeping baby, yet it is sufficient for you to see your letdown supply and operate the LCD device with ease.
While it may not have as many accessories included in the box as Yihunion, the Micoo Breast Pump does provide the following:
In particular, we really like the nursing pads that are included. They are super absorbent so they keep the milk away from your skin yet they are breathable and thin enough to fit your bra discretely.
They are also washable so you can use it again and again for environmental and economic purposes.
On the other hand, the breast milk storage bags that are provided are compatible with most pump brands so even if you've used them up, you can easily get any brand you want and pump directly into them.
All you have to do is open the ziplock of the bag, clamp the adapter below the zipper line and insert the wide-mouth flange.
Voila, you're set for fast, easy breast milk storage. Not just that, it also prevents secondary contamination this way too.
Ah, there's one more thing - you can sit up straight (or in any position that's comfortable for you) when you pump with the Micoo.
Yep, just like the Philips Avent Double Breast Pump, you're not restricted to a certain pumping position to get milk flow straight into the bottle. When you're sitting comfortably, you will feel more relaxed and this in turn, will increase your supply.
Pros & Cons
Overall, the Micoo Single Electric Breast Pump is designed for moms who pump several times a day and who need to pump anywhere they go.
It is small and compact so you can fit it in your bag (without needing a separate pumping bag) and bring with you anywhere you go. As such, we'd say it makes for the best portable electric breast pump for any travelling or full-time/part-time working moms.