If you are currently breastfeeding, then you know how important it is to have the right tools. A haakaa ladybug is a great tool that can help make breastfeeding easier and more comfortable for both you and your baby. 

In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of using the haakaa ladybug and a review compared to the regular-sized haakaa pump. We will also answer some common questions about this handy little tool!

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What is a Haakaa Ladybug Milk Collector?

The haakaa ladybug is a small, handheld silicone pump that is used to collect milk while breastfeeding or doing household tasks. It can be worn discreetly inside your bra.

A haakaa ladybug is a great tool for moms who have excess milk when breastfeeding and often find themselves leaking spontaneously.

Haakaa Ladybug Review

(below is a partial transcription of my review video above)

Hola, it’s Avi, and welcome back to my channel. Today we’re going to be talking about the ladybug. 

This is a haakaa y’all. Yall are used to seeing this haakaa right? This is a haakaa as well.

I’ve been using it for… it’s been a couple of months now. Yeah, it’s been a couple of months that I have been using this. I kind of wanted to use it to the best of my ability before I did a review on it.

Y’all know that I love love love my haakaa. This is a four-ounce haakaa. I also have one similar to this that holds five ounces. So I use two haakaas when I am pumping throughout the day.

And I love this.

This is essential for your breastfeeding journey. So let’s get into it.

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Pros of the Haakaa Ladybug

We’ll talk about the pros first.

Discretion and Modesty

This can be really discreet. It’s kind of similar compared to the Elvie where you could just put it inside of your bra. That is what the ladybug haakaa is for.

So it does have a place to put your nipple of course and you are able to lightly suction it. You press in like this and you suction it to your nipple after placing it inside your bra.

Like I said, it can be very discreet which is the reason I did buy this so I could place it inside of my bra while at church where I can’t necessarily use the regular size haakaa.

I like to cover up so I put the haakaa ladybug in while she’s feeding on the other side and I’m able to be discreet. She also doesn’t kick it off.

Better Than Nursing Pads

Pro number two: it is better than nursing pads. When I put a nursing pad on I feel like I always leak through the pad. Disposable nursing pads don’t work for me. 

This depends on how full my breasts are and if I’m not using a haakaa on the other side while I’m feeding. If I put a disposable or the reusable cloth nursing pads it helps but it starts to leak from out of the sides.

Therefore, I still get leakage on my bra. So for the purpose of catching a small or bigger leak then the haakaa ladybug is very useful.

Also, if you are breastfeeding at night and you start to leak, instead of grabbing a regular haakaa and trying to do a side-lying feed, you can use a ladybug.

Cons of the Ladybug

Okay, so cons in regards to the haakaa ladybug include:

It’s Not a Pump

When I use it, I get nothing out of it. The thing is, that’s not what it’s meant for. It’s not meant to be a pump.

It’s just meant to catch the leakage but when I watched the haakaa website video, the lady was pouring out like two ounces and I was thinking how?

It doesn’t work for me in just catching leaks while I’m not breastfeeding. It might work for someone else who leaks during the day though.

I loved my regular haakaa so much, I thought I’d also love the ladybug but I just didn’t.

Read Reviews Before Buying

I should have looked at amazon reviews before I bought it and that’s on me. I guess because I went into it with the mindset that it is a pump. If you’re thinking about buying this as a pump, don’t.

Final Thoughts

This is my honest and personal review of the haakaa ladybug. If you’re looking for a pump then this is not for you. But if you were looking for something to just catch a leak and not necessarily pump out milk then yes, this product is for you.

Ladybug FAQ

How long do you leave Haakaa ladybug on?

The haakaa ladybug can be worn for as long as you like, however, we recommend taking it off after every feeding or when your milk flow has slowed down.

Can I use Haakaa Ladybug with a nipple shield?

Yes, a haakaa ladybug can be used while breastfeeding a baby on the other breast with a nipple shield.

Do I need to clean Haakaa Ladybug after each use?

Yes, we recommend cleaning your haakaa ladybug after each use with hot soapy water and allowing it to air dry. You can also sterilize it by boiling it in water for a few minutes. I also have personally used a bottle sterilizer to clean my breastfeeding supplies as well.

Can you wear Haakaa ladybugs to sleep?

Yes, the haakaa ladybug can be worn to sleep. Some moms even prefer to wear it overnight to catch any leaks while they are asleep. When doing so, a great tip is to have a tight-fitting bar so it doesn’t fall off in the middle of the night and spill.

How much does Haakaa ladybug hold?

The haakaa ladybug can hold up to 75ml or about three ounces of milk.

What are some tips for using

Can haakaa ladybug cause oversupply?

No, haakaa ladybug will not cause oversupply. It is not a pump and simply catches any leaks.

Do you have to sterilize the haakaa every time?

We recommend sterilizing haakaa ladybug before each use, however, you can also clean it with hot soapy water.

Can you use milk collected in breast shells?

Yes, you can use milk collected in breast shells. Breast shells, like the ladybug, are a great way to collect any leaks while breastfeeding or doing household tasks.

What is the difference between haakaa ladybug and haakaa pump?

The haakaa ladybug is a smaller version of the haakaa pump and can be worn discreetly inside your bra. The haakaa pump is a larger, manual pump that can be used to collect milk while breastfeeding or expressing milk.

A haakaa ladybug is a great tool for moms who have excess milk when breastfeeding and often find themselves leaking spontaneously.

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