I wanted to share a quick review and my personal experience with the Elvie Breast Pump with you guys tonight because it’s been a complete GAME-CHANGER for me and has made pumping a heck of a lot easier. In full disclosure this post is not sponsored (paid) for by Elvie but they did gift me the product.
The Elvie Pump is the first SMART wearable breast pump that is silent, free of cords & tubes and easily fits into your nursing bra or tank… (which means no having to purchase a “special bra” or taking off your clothes in an effort to pump) SCORE! Currently, it’s backordered on a number of sites but you can purchase it online or at your local Buy Buy Baby & Target. After my first delivery I used the Medela Breast Pump. I really disliked the tubes, shields wires and being tied to a wall. It was isolating to say the least and the set up and cleaning of the pump was never-ending. Eventually I ordered that “Strapless Pumping Bra” off of amazon to hold the tubes and bottles in place but still the overall feeling was not something I particularly enjoyed. While I was pregnant with Margaret I attended an event hosted by Elvie and I was immediately intrigued with the launch of their new SMART BREAST PUMP. I was gifted the pump and was excited to see if it actually lived up to the HYPE. Fast forward to today and I can honestly say that it has changed my overall expense with pumping for the following:
WHY I SWITCHED TO THE ELVIE PUMP
- It’s a SMART PUMP. Why shouldn’t breast pumps join this century like everything else? So what does that mean? It mean’s you can connect the pump to your iphone and an app! You can turn the pump on remotely from your iPhone so no need to fiddle with buttons, plugs or wires. There is an Elvie app which will tell you things like how much you’ve pumped and for how long (in real time) So while you’re doing other things you can check the app to see how much milk you’ve produced without having to actually look at the pump. You can also track your pumping history so you don’t have to remember or log what time you last pumped. It also charges with an iPhone charger.
- It’s COMPACT, DISCREET & SILENT: The pump fits perfectly into your nursing bra or tank so you can wear it under your normal clothes… aka no more taking off your top or having to change clothes. This was a big WIN for me. I’m liking that I can basically pump anywhere. I’ve worn this pump in the passenger seat in the car, out to eat with my husband and while we’ve had friends and family over to visit the baby. I kid you not that one of my friend’s didn’t even notice I was pumping while I was sitting with her until I took it out from under my shirt after I was finished.
- The HANDS FREE capabilities. No more being tied to a wall or sequestered to another room. You can multi-task all day long with this thing and all you have to do is simply place it in your nursing bra or tank and continue what you were doing.
- The OVERALL pumping sensation: I don’t know if it’s because there are no “tubes” but the overall pumping sensation was a lot less unpleasant with this pump then it was with the Medela. There are 7 different speeds that you can adjust according to your comfort.
To learn more about the pump visit their website: HERE and stay tuned for an exciting announcement coming to my IG stories soon! The company will be issuing more
OTHER BREAST PUMP OPTIONS