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Ardo’s Calypso Electric Breast Pump is simple to use and quiet too. It’s comfortable and comes with a selection of breast shells for different sized breasts. The cycles on this pump are good; giving you optimum control over expressing by allowing you to find a level that is most suitable for you. It might take a bit longer to express with this pump but you’ll achieve a decent amount of milk.
It comes with a nifty little brush for cleaning nooks and crannies and is both transportable and easy to store but doesn’t come with a rechargeable battery option, which makes it a little less convenient to travel with. There are some small pieces that if lost would affect the usability of the product and it doesn’t have double pump capability (although Ardo does have a double pump on the market if that is something you’d prefer). A timer would also be useful and perhaps a teat for the bottle.
It’s pricey but well-made and effective so, overall, good value for money.
Tested by Charlotte Pittal, 31, from London, mum to Isabella, 12 weeks.
Charlotte said: ‘Simple to use and really efficient. Plus, it doesn’t make as much noise as some of the other models I tested, so you feel a little less like a cow being milked!
‘It also comes with lots of helpful information and guidance on expressing, which I found useful.’