Best Wearable Breast Pumps
Although most breast pumps are discreet and small, some models are more noticeable. The Elvie can be worn inside a bra and is almost invisible depending on what you wear and how tall you are. It works with or without the Elvie app, which tracks your pumping sessions, milk volume, and pumping sessions’ duration. The Elvie is fairly active but not silent. There are two sizes of breast protectors included with the Elvie. 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 of BPA-free plastic, and is compatible with standard mouth bottles. 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. The Medela Breast Pump In Style can be customized to accommodate single or double pumping.
The Medela Pump in Style uses two-phase expression technology to mimic the process of nursing. The Expression Phase produces faster suction while the Simulation Phase produces slower suction. This allows the mother to express more milk in less time than she would with a traditional pump. The Medela breast pump in style uses the MaxFlow technology of the Medela pumping system. This simulates the baby’s swallowing action. The pump comes with a bag that can be carried around wherever you go.
The Medela Elvie Wearable Breast Pump is a great choice for busy working moms who need a discreet pump for 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 easy to use and comes with a carrying case, so you can take it anywhere.
The Elvie is designed to be easy to use. The pump mechanism can be washed in the dishwasher, except for its Hub which cannot. It comes with a teal-colored seal that goes over the plastic breast shield. 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 can be used with most breast pumps but not with the original Open System cup. The pump is quiet, compact, and simple to use. The pump can be worn on the hip, or placed on a desk or in your pocket. While the pumps are not 100% invisible, they are far more discreet than their conventional counterparts.
The Freemie Collection Cups are available for purchase on the company’s website as well as Amazon. Replacement parts are also available. Although the electronic pump is less powerful than others, the cups are leak-proof and won’t drip milk. The only problem with Freemie’s breast pump is that it doesn’t come with a money-back guarantee or a trial period. 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. The pump comes with three different types of carrying cases, including a tote bag and backpack. 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 is a beautiful design with smooth plastic. Its carry handle makes it easy to 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. It also comes with a small divot below the breast shield for a comfortable 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 pumps costs less than half of the cost of comparable wearable breast pumps. As a bonus, the Harmony comes with an easy-to-use app for controlling your pumping sessions. It can also fit into most standard nursing bras.
Medela Swing Maxi
The Medela Swing Maxi breast pump is a wearable that provides milk and colostrum to your baby. It is easy to use and has a rechargeable battery that lasts 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.