Keeping babies happy and well fed is any parent’s most rewarding job, but the out-of-pocket costs for breast pumps can be prohibitive. Thankfully, many insurance plans will now cover breast pump rentals or purchases, so those looking for support while nursing have more options than ever before.
What You Should Know
- Night Light allows for easier mid-night pumping sessions
- Backflow protector for an ultra-hygienic, closed system
- The Bump Best of Baby award winner 2018
This hospital grade breast pump’s narrow tubing doesn’t require cleaning, thanks to the closed nature of the system. This helps prevent expressed milk from entering the tubing, protecting the milk and baby from bacteria while pumping. The rechargeable motor doesn’t suffer the loss of power of many other portable pumps while being operated on-the-go, and the ultra quiet 45-decibel motor makes it easy to pump quietly anytime — even if the baby is sleeping. Plus expressing milk is even faster with a double electric pump, but it also can be used as a single pump if needed. Mothers can also customize this pump’s settings to her body’s response.
“This pump is AMAZING! It’s nice to have the mobility of a rechargeable battery because I can pump and do chores and even pump in the backseat of a car while someone else is driving.”
What You Should Know
- Medela parts, tubes, bags and bottles are available practically everywhere
- Twist knob to adjust motor speed
- Pump into bottles or, with attachment, directly into storage bags
Medela pumps are a ubiquitous item in the workplace, offering ease of use and flexibility, and frequently are covered by insurance plans. The accessories are available at nearly every major store, so if you’re worried about pumping and freezing milk while traveling or away from your child, there’s never any concern about lost or broken adapters, attachments or damaged tubing; the nearest big-box store will have your replacements, no problem.
“Three years later, I’m still using this pump (!) and it works just as well as day one! I belabored this choice for weeks, going back and forth between Medela and Ameda because of the “closed” vs. “open” debate. But this pump is great! I never thought I’d love a pump so much but the portability, convenience, and functionality of the PIS makes my life so much easier.”