Harmony - Manual Breast Pump | Medela
Harmony™ is a single manual breast pump, perfect for mums who express occasionally and need a lightweight travel companion.
At a glance
- Compact, light and portable: take the Harmony™ anywhere you go.
- Discreet & quiet: pump with it confidently anytime and anywhere.
- PersonalFit Flex™ breast shields: for increased comfort and more milk1.
- 2-Phase Expression technology: its unique handle helps you mimic your baby's natural suckling rhythm 2, 3.
- Simple to use: intuitive and ergonomic design.
- Easy to clean: stripped-down assembly and disassembly, also washing and sanitizing Harmony™ is child's play.
Compact, light and portable
Manual breast pumps like Harmony™ are perfect for busy schedules, as a backup to your electric pump, or for occasional use if you normally breastfeed your baby. Small enough to fit into your handbag and with no need for batteries or wires, mums love their on-the-go hand pumps.
PersonalFit Flex™ breast shield
With a 105-degree opening angle, soft rim and oval shape for a better fit, the PersonalFit Flex™ shield puts less pressure on your milk ducts than traditional breast shields, resulting in a more effective and comfortable pumping session. More comfort for you, more milk for your baby – clinically proven.1
This intuitive 2-Phase Expression technology handle allows you to mimic your baby’s sucking rhythm2,3, making Harmony™ one of the best manual pumps to choose from . To fully benefit from handle’s functionality, first use the short side at a fast pace to stimulate milk flow. After you see breast milk flowing, use the long side of the handle to extract your milk. It’s as easy as 1 - 2!
Perfect on the go and for occasional use:
Lighter, quieter and easier to use than electric pumps, Harmony™ is one of the best manual pumps thanks to 2-Phase Expression technology and the PersonalFit Flex™ breast shield. Simple to use and easy to take anywhere, hand breast pumps are great for on-the-go pumping and occasional use. For mums who pump more frequently, a double electric pump like the Swing Maxi Flex™ or Freestyle Flex™ may be a better choice.
• How are manual breast pumps used?
Manual breast pumps like HarmonyTM are used for occasional pumping, on the go or as a backup to an electric pump, as they’re light and portable, don't need electricity or a battery and are easy to use. Thanks to Harmony's unique 2-Phase Expression technology, you can mimic your baby's natural sucking rhythm 2, 3. Use the short side of the handle at a high frequency first to stimulate milk flow. Once you see breast milk flowing, use the long side to express your milk. You can also control the speed and intensity to find your own optimal pumping rhythm.
• Which is the best manual breast pump?
HarmonyTM, Medela's manual breast pump, is one of the best manual breast pumps on the market because it combines an ergonomic handle with 2-Phase Expression technology, the unique PersonalFit Flex™ breast shield, that makes your pumping sessions more comfortable and effective1, an intuitive design and light weight (only 105 grams).
• Is a manual pump better than an electric one?
It depends on your needs. Manual pumps like HarmonyTM are lightweight and portable, quiet, easy to use and clean, and don't need a plug or a battery. They’re the perfect choice for occasional use if you normally breastfeed, or as an on-the-go backup to your double electric pump. However, for mums who pump more frequently, a double electric pump like Medela’s Swing Maxi Flex™ or Freestyle Flex™ may be a better solution. They not only save you time because you can express both breasts simultaneously, but can also help you pump up to 18% more milk 4.
• Do you get more milk with a manual breast pump?
It depends since not all manual pumps are the same. Now that HarmonyTM includes the PersonalFit Flex™ breast shield, it helps you get more milk than breast pumps with traditional shields. Thanks to the unique combination of a 105-degree opening angle, soft rim and oval shape for a better fit, the PersonalFit Flex™ breast shield puts less pressure on your milk ducts, resulting in a more effective and comfortable pumping experience – clinically proven.1
• Are manual breast pumps easy to use?
Yes, HarmonyTM is easy and intuitive to use. Its ergonomic 2-Phase Expression handle makes it easy to mimic a baby’s natural sucking rhythm 2,3: use the short side of the handle at a high frequency first to stimulate the milk ejection, then use the long side of the handle with a slower rhythm to express the milk.
• Is a manual breast pump effective?
Yes, HarmonyTM is now even more effective than before! This is thanks to the PersonalFit Flex™ breast shield, that is clinically proven1 to provide more milk and empty the breast better compared to the use of a traditional breast shield. Its unique combination of a 105-degree opening angle, soft rim and oval shape help reduce pressure on your milk ducts, resulting in better milk flow and an overall more comfortable experience.
1 Sakalidis VS et al. Breast shield design impacts milk removal dynamics during pumping: A randomised controlled non-inferiority trial. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2020:doi: 10.1111/aogs.13897.
2 Kent JC et al. Response of breasts to different stimulation patterns of an electric breast pump. J Hum Lact. 2003; 19(2):179–186.
3 Mitoulas L et al. Effect of vacuum profile on breast milk expression using an electric breast pump. J Hum Lact. 2002; 18(4):353–360.
4 Prime DK et al. Simultaneous breast expression in breastfeeding women is more efficacious than sequential breast expression. Breastfeed Med. 2012; 7(6):442–447.