I was recently contacted by OMANI® seeing if I wanted to review their OMANI® tronkon rechargeable breast pump. I was initially put off because I had never heard of the company, I couldn’t really find much out about them. It turns out that OMANI® is a start-up company in china. After a few emails with the company, I decided that I would give the Omani Tronkon rechargeable breast pump a try. The OMANI® tronkon rechargeable breast pump has a host of health and safety certificates and has been approved by the FDA. It is also BPA free and made from food grade silicone.
The Omani Tronkon is a closed system meaning that the barrier between the milk collection kit and the pump mechanism keeps every drop of your expressed milk away from the pump’s motor. This is important, as this prevents any contamination of mould, bacteria and viruses as there is a barrier.
The main plus point of the OMANI® tronkon rechargeable breast pump is the fact that not only is it wire free, but it also has a rechargeable battery that is charged via USB. I was happy to find out that the USB wire is the same as my phone and we have plenty of those around so I don’t have to worry about misplacing the cable.
On first impressions, I didn’t have much hope for the OMANI® tronkon rechargeable breast pump. I’m not sure if it was the colour but it just seemed a bit cheap and toy-like. I am not a pink person so it may have something to do with that.
It is important to remember to remove the main engine before washing or rinsing the pump after use. I nearly failed at the first hurdle as I am so used to just rinsing the breast shields on my other pump, that I forgot but luckily I avoided the electric part. It is worth noting that when you remove the main engine that the silicone inner cup can fall out, I nearly miss placed this as I am not used to it.
The pump has two modes and six suction levels. 0 being the letdown mode and then the different suction levels. On my other pumps, the letdown mode is fast however on the OMANI® Tronkon pump is it slow. This goes against everything I thought I knew about milk letdown however it works. I wasn’t very impressed with the settings as unless the pump was on the faster speed I didn’t respond well to the pump.
I then had a thought that the breast cushion wasn’t creating enough of a vacuum. As soon as I removed the breast cushion, I found that I responded to the pump 10 times better. Even though the shield is meant to be there for comfort in haven’t actually noticed any difference, other than being able to express on a lower setting. I am going to continue to use the pump without the cushion as I have noticed that much of an improvement. I do wish that I had more control over the speed and suction however the pump does work.
The OMANI® tronkon rechargeable breast pump also comes with a bottle cap and bottle teat, meaning that you can use the pump as a bottle.
If I hadn’t had know that OMANI® was a Chinese brand I wouldn’t have know the difference compared to a more well-known brand. I wouldn’t use this pump as my main pump as I do find a double pump much better time wise and I would rather be able to adjust the settings more. The OMANI® Tronkon Rechargeable Breast Pump, however, is worth having if you travel often. The pump can be used one-handed so it could also be used to build up a freezer stash whilst feeding baby on the opposite side. I do like the fact that I can wander around whilst pumping as it is truly portable so I don’t have to worry about wires anywhere. I have been known to express whilst sorting out J’s tea.
It is worth noting that although it is advertised as a silent pump, it isn’t silent, it is quieter than my other pump but not silent by any means.
You can get the pump on Amazon here, it’s retailing at £39.99
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