Why this maternity brand from Finland grabbed 2 Golds in a row at the MFM Awards
Find out all about MadeForMums award-winning health and wellbeing brand Lola&Lykke, and take a look at their best-selling products made by mums for mums including their iconic Electric Breast Pump
Lola&Lykke is a health and wellbeing brand on a mission to raise awareness about the importance of maternal health and help promote positive postnatal recovery. It originated in Finland and was founded by 2 mums, Laura and Kati who, after experiencing major complications during birth and the postpartum period, decided to help prepare other women for the expected and unexpected events that come with pregnancy and childbirth.
They stand by the saying, "Mama first" and believe when a baby is born a mother is also born and they need as much help, support and guidance as their newborn does. Their products reflect this too and explain why they've won a number of MadeForMums Awards in the last 3 years.
Lola&Lykke also creates a support community for mums with free expert advice, and fantastic products, from breast pumps and bamboo nursing pads to support bands and starter kits. The products are created by mums with mums in mind, so they really understand the journey you're embarking on.
Take a look at all of Lola&Lykke's bestselling and MadeForMums award-winning products.
Lola&Lykke's best-selling products
Smart Electric Breast Pump, £145
Lola&Lykke's Smart Electric Breast Pump first launched in late 2020 and since then it has won an MFM gold award 2 years in a row. This pump allows you to pump and feed from milk bags, for a fuss-free way to feed.
It's easy to use, wireless, lightweight, quiet and compact, making it a great option for busy mums on the go to pump wherever and whenever they need to.
Parent tester Katie, who tested this breast pump with her 1 month old, said, "I wish I had this pump with my first baby as it's powerful with great levels of suction. The silicone flange fits the breast nicely and does a fantastic job without being too loud. In just a few minutes, I was able to express a decent amount of milk."
It has a built-in rechargeable battery, and 4-phase expression technology. The silicone breast shield is curved to stimulate milk flow and tries to guarantee a comfortable pumping experience.
Parent tester Charlotte, who tested this with her 2 month old, loved the design of the pump. "It's a beautifully sleek pump that is genuinely made for mums, at a standard equal to the best on the market, only it's wireless so better," she said.
It's easy to clean and assemble too, as there are only 5 parts.
Lola&Lykke have some exciting additions coming in 2023 to make this pump even better. A breastfeeding app that tracks pumping sessions connected to the pump is being created to complement the breast pump. As well as this, Finnish boxer, mum and product designer Eva Wahlström is collaborating with Lola&Lykke to recreate the Smart Electric Breast Pump in a new sustainable breast pump design which is launching in spring 2023.
To find out more about the Lola&Lykke Smart Electric Pump, read our full review.
Buy the Smart Electric Breast Pump at Lola&Lykke for £145 – Save 15% using code: MFM15
Breastfeeding Starter Kit, £249
Lola&Lykke's starter kits is also a MadeForMums award-winning product, winning an Editor's Choice Award in the MadeForMums Awards 2022.
The Breastfeeding kit includes everything a new mum needs to support their breastfeeding journey. The set includes the Lola& Lykke Smart Electric Breast Pump, a handy cooler bag to store the pump and milk, plus milk storage bags. The milk bags are sterilised, meaning you can feed directly from them using an adapter and feeding teat, reducing the need to carry bulky bottles around. The pack also contains Nursing Pads which are waterproof and absorbent to stop any leaks seeping through your clothes.
On top of all of this, you get on-hand expert breastfeeding advice to help you address any worries, queries or fears you may have about starting the what may seem daunting, breastfeeding journey.
Parent tester Demi tested this set with her 1 month old and loved it. "They really have thought of everything a breastfeeding mum would need, including additions that you would normally purchase separately such as the cooler bag for the breast pump. The quality is amazing, from the packaging it comes in to the individual products inside the box."
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For more details about the Lola&Lykke Breastfeeding Starter Kit, read our full review.
Buy the Breastfeeding Starter Kit at Lola&Lykke for £249 now – Save 15% using code: MFM15
Pregnancy Support Belt (£99) and Postpartum Support Band (£89)
Lola&Lykke have bands to support your belly through pregnancy and beyond, and both have won MadeForMums Awards. The bands were specially designed in Finland in collaboration with Finnish maternity physiotherapists and are currently undergoing their first ever clinical trial on the effectiveness of support belts.
The pregnancy belt is made from stretchy and breathable materials to lift the weight of your growing belly and ease any pressure on your back, pelvis and bladder.
Parent tester Chloe tested the Pregnancy Support Belt. "The product was very simple and intuitive to fit and to reposition as needed. I also liked that there was an additional support band which made adjustments easy as the first layer was already fastened and secure".
The postpartum band has dual compression technology to provide support for weakened, unstable core muscles after giving birth. It offers support for your back and helps improve your posture as well as realign your abdominal muscles.
Parent tester Sophie tried the Postpartum Support Band out and said, "I've been wearing this band daily while out and about. It's not cheap but it feels great and sits perfectly and smoothly around my tummy area underneath my clothes. The photo instructions are also easy to follow which is a big plus."
About the author
Chloe is a Digital Reviews Writer and Coordinator for Immediate Media's Parenting team. She researches and writes articles, recommending the best products for parents, ranging from best sleep aids to best playpens. She has a First-Class Honours Psychology degree where she developed a strong interest in child development.
Chloe is a Digital Reviews Writer and Coordinator for Immediate Media's Parenting team, specialising in household and trying to help parents save money. She researches and writes articles, recommending the best products, ranging from best cordless vacuums to best playpens. She has a First-Class Honours Psychology degree where she developed a strong interest in child development. During her teenage years she worked as a play worker and Brownie volunteer to support children's play.
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