Best Wearable Breast Pumps
While most wearable breast pumps are small and discreet, some models are more noticeable than others. The Elvie fits inside a bra and is relatively invisible, depending on the clothes you wear and your overall build. It works with or without the Elvie app, which tracks your pumping sessions, milk volume, and pumping sessions’ duration. The Elvie is reasonably active, but not silent. It comes with two sizes of breast shields. Some models are not suitable for steam sterilization, as the nipple shields can warp.
Medela Pump in Style
The Medela Breast Pump Style is a lightweight, hands-free device that incorporates many safety and hygiene features. The pump is made from BPA-free plastic and compatible with standard mouthpieces. The Metro Bag style has a removable motor, but the On the Go Tote or Backpack styles have the motor integrated. Because of their lightweight design, they are easy to use and come with great accessories. In addition, the Medela Breast Pump in Style can be customized to accommodate either single or double pumping.
The Medela Pump in Style uses two-phase expression technology to mimic the process of nursing. The Simulation Phase produces fast suction, while the Expression Phase produces a slower suction. This allows mothers to produce more milk in a shorter time than with traditional pumps. The Medela breast pump in style uses the MaxFlow technology of the Medela pumping system. This simulates the baby’s swallowing action. The pump also comes with a tote bag so that you can easily transport it wherever you go.
The Medela Elvie Wearable Breast Pump makes a great choice for busy moms who require discreet breast milk production. The pump can be used with a nursing bra to pump while on the move. Simply insert your nipple into the shield, press the pump hub against your breast, and pull the bra over the hub. It’s simple to use and comes with a carry case so you can take it everywhere.
The Elvie was designed to be simple to use. The pump mechanism can be washed in the dishwasher, except for its Hub which cannot. It has a teal-colored seal, which is placed over the plastic breast guard. You can use the teal valve to pump milk, which should seal against the bottom of the breast shield. The Elvie also features a large, clear display that makes it easy to see the volume of milk you’re producing.
Freemie Collection Cups
The Freemie Collection Cups breast pump wearable is comfortable under clothing and is discreet. These discreet cups are compatible with most breast pumps, but do not fit with the original Open System cup. The pump is silent, compact, and easy to use. It can be worn on the hip or left on a desk or pocket. While the pumps are not 100% invisible, they are far more discreet than their conventional counterparts.
The Freemie Collection Cups can be purchased directly from the company’s website or from Amazon. Replacement parts are also available. While the pump’s electronic pump is not as powerful as others, the cups themselves are leak-resistant and will not drip milk. One of the disadvantages of Freemie’s wearable breast pump is the lack of a trial period or money back guarantee. However, the pump’s portability and convenience make it well worth considering.
Medela Spectra S1
The Medela Spectra S1 wear-able breast pump is one of the few devices available today that provides a more customized experience than a traditional manual pump. Its patented design makes it easier to use and more practical for many women. There are three types of carrying cases available for the pump, including a backpack and a tote bag. The only difference is the metro bag which makes it easy for you to take the pump out of the bag and wash it.
The Medela Spectra S1 has an attractive design and smooth plastic. It is easy to use thanks to its carry handle. The pump comes with a protective carrying case for storing spare parts, which many women appreciate. It also has a built-in digital readout and night-light. The Spectra S1 is also quieter than the Medela Pump Style Advanced.
The Medela Harmony manual, wearable breast pump is $30 and is very similar to the Lansinoh. The basic features of both pumps are the same, but the Harmony is easier and more user-friendly. It has a smooth handle that’s easy to squeeze halfway. The breast shield is also included with a small divot. This ensures a snug fit. The Harmony is lightweight, and easy to assemble.
It comes with three different carry cases, including a tote bag and a backpack. However, it is not as wearable or portable as its competitors. A double-set of breast pumps costs half the price of comparable wearable pumps. As a bonus, the Harmony comes with an easy-to-use app for controlling your pumping sessions. In addition, it fits inside most standard nursing bras.
Medela Swing Maxi
If you are looking for a wearable breast pump that will provide your baby with the milk and colostrum she needs, the Medela Swing Maxi is a great choice. It’s easy to use and can last up to six hours. The Swing Maxi can be connected to the Medela Family App to store up to six sessions. With nine pre-programmed modes, you can easily adjust settings. It has fewer parts than other wearable breast pumps and is designed for convenience.
You can pair the Swing Maxi with a Bluetooth(r) device, such as your smart phone or tablet. Once paired, the Swing Maxi will turn blue and connect to the Medela Family app. To name the breast pump, simply confirm with the Swing Maxi’s status light, and then complete the set-up process. The Swing Maxi is compatible with the Medela Family app for iOS and Android, and will sync with the device with ease.