- Should Haakaa be replaced?
- Does the Haakaa wear out?
- How long should you use Haakaa?
- When should I stop using the Haakaa?
- Can you store haakaa in fridge between uses?
- Does haakaa only get Foremilk?
- What do you do with Haakaa between uses?
- How long does milk last in Haakaa?
- Can you get hind milk from haakaa?
- Can haakaa create oversupply?
- Can you combine milk from different times?
- How often should I sterilize my Haakaa?
Sometimes this can happen depending how often it is used and sterilised, as well as the method of how it’s washed and sterilised – the more you sterilise your pump, the faster it will lose its suction. Some mums find they need to replace their pumps after a few months while others have theirs for years.
No, not necessarily. There is no “suckling motion” with a Haakaa so it doesn’t stimulate your body to produce more through suckling stimulation. However, the milk removal from the Haakaa will still be replaced by your body (meaning if you use the Haakaa every day, your body will still produce that milk the next day).
5. Attach your pump and leave leave it to do its thing for 5-10 minutes. You do not need to continue pumping like a hand or manual pump.
Once your baby has finished their first side, you can remove your Haakaa and either pop on your cap or stopper or you can swap sides the use your Haakaa on the side that baby has just fed on to catch every last drop. 5. Depending on how much milk you need to collect, you may want to repeat the process another time.
They’re super easy to store (either standing up or laying down flat), fridge, freeze and heat-safe and can be reused over and over again, making them kinder to the environment as well (especially when compared to single-use plastic milk storage bags).
Does the haakaa only collect foremilk? No. Foremilk is thinner and less fatty than hindmilk, so it flows quickly and easily during any pumping session (manual or electric).
Milk collected from your Haakaa can go straight into a milk storage bag and into the freezer. However, if you do not want to freeze just an ounce or two (and I wouldn’t suggest you do. I aim for 4-6 ounces in each bag), you can simply place your haakaa milk in a storage bottle and place it in the fridge.
In the fridge, it can last for up to four days. It is best to keep it at the back of your refrigerator where the temperature is the coldest. You should not add fresh breast milk to cold expressed milk when you want to store them together – instead, wait until it has cooled to the same temperature.
A Haakaa breast pump will collect hindmilk and foremilk and it doesn’t just collect the milk that leaks out.
Haakaa Pump and Oversupply? Haakaa Pumps can trigger an oversupply in some people, especially when used multiple times a day to encourage excess milk removal in the early days. Remember, your body doesn’t know the difference between the baby and the Haakaa, all it knows is if the stimulus caused a let-down of milk.
Milk from different pumping sessions/days may be combined in one container – use the date of the first milk expressed. Avoid adding warm milk to a container of previously refrigerated or frozen milk – cool the new milk before combining. Breastmilk is not spoiled unless it smells really bad or tastes sour.
Clean after each use. We strongly recommend cleaning and sterilising your Haakaa Breast Pump with any steam sterilising system or by boiling in water for 3-5 minutes. Do not use any bleach-based agents or sterilising tablets to clean this product.