Finding Freedom with Wearable Breast Pumps
Wearable Breast Pump ComparisonFirst up: Elvie. The Elvie is a super popular, sleek and stylish wearable breast pump. It’s known for its whisper-quiet operation and slim, discreet design. It's also been very efficient in my experience but not everyone shares the same feelings for this pump.
Next, the Willow. I’ll call Willow the wild child of wearable pumps. Both the Willow Go and Willow 3.0 have an all-in-one design that allows them to sit right in your bra – no tubes or cords required. However, they do tend to have quite a bit of parts to clean. The shape is a bit larger and bulkier, so not necessarily the easiest to fit in just any bra. They may advertise that you can workout while pumping, but any pumping mom will tell you that is probably not the best idea.
Momcozy is another crowd favorite, providing affordable options without skimping on features. All of their wearable breast pump versions are surprisingly good at what they do, without the major price tag. Moms report loving the S12 Pro and M5! One of their top features are the use of silicone flanges instead of plastic flanges!
Lansinoh is a well established and trusted name in the breastfeeding world. They recently released their wearable pump at target. It may not be right for everyone because it is a bit loud, but it will get the job done, no frills attached. Another similar option is the Imani I2 pump from Legendairy Milk. These both also have silicone flanges, which can be more comfortable for some when pumping.
The Cons of Wearable Breast Pumps
Wearable breast pumps might not be the all-in-one solution for everyone, especially if you're exclusively pumping. While they’re convenient, they aren’t always as efficient as they need to be due to the small rechargeable motors. They are however the perfect solution as a secondary pump when you’re on-the-go. They just won’t be your go-to workhorse breast pump.
Wearable pumps, by design, usually cannot match the suction power of their bulkier counterparts. If you're a powerhouse producer, you might find them a bit lacking. There also may be a learning curve to wearable pumps. Getting the perfect fit and ensuring a good seal in your hands-free pumping bra can take a bit of practice. It's like learning to ride a bike – wobbly at first, but once you get the hang of it, you're cruising. Wearable pumps also come with a not so fun price tag. While the freedom they offer is priceless, it's still an investment. Plus, they aren’t usually covered by insurance, so you’ll have to pay out of pocket.
The Pros of Wearable Pumps
Now, let's talk about everything that makes wearable pumps so popular. For one, they’re cordless and rechargeable. Imagine a world where you're not tethered to a wall outlet or fumbling with a million cords. Wearable pumps give you the freedom to pump wherever you need to. Wearable pumps also make going back to work less challenging. Slip them into your bra, and you can discreetly pump during meetings, brainstorming sessions, in your car, or even while conquering the world from your home office. Plus, with the right bra, there’s no problem switching between pumps or nursing. The Davin & Adley Amelia Cami is perfect for everyday wear, no matter how you’re pumping or feeding.
Whether you're chasing a toddler, braving the grocery store, or simply taking a stroll in the park, wearable pumps are perfect for busy moms. Slip them on, and you're free to handle whatever the day throws at you without compromising your pumping schedule. Wearable pumps are also compact and portable. No more lugging around a mini suitcase of pump parts. They can fit seamlessly into almost any bag.
Wearable breast pumps are also perfect for moms who are exclusively nursing or combo feeding. If you only pump on rare occasions, or when you’re out and about, you’ll love them. And Davin & Adley has the perfect bra for you too. The Ella bralette is made for nursing moms and it also holds wearable pumps beautifully! In my opinion, this is the ultimate combo-feeding pair!
Do I Need a Wearable Breast Pump?
If you plan to pump on the go, multitask, and extend breastfeeding for a few years, the answer is YES! In the journey of motherhood, your breast pump can be your trusty sidekick. Wearable breast pumps are revolutionizing the life of modern moms who don’t want to be tied down at home after having a baby. Pair them with the right bra and you’re set! Whether you're chasing deadlines, chasing dreams, or chasing after little ones, these pumps are here to make your life a little more manageable.
Embrace the freedom, enjoy the flexibility, and let wearable breast pumps be your sidekick in this incredible journey of motherhood.