To celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, we've teamed up with Elvie Pump, the revolutionary electric breast pump that's compact, silent, fits in your bra for a hands-free experience and is controlled by a phone app. It really is the breast pump for the 21st century, and today they're answering their most asked questions.
Time to shake your tatas, mamas, because it’s World Breastfeeding Week – and we’re especially pumped to talk all things Elvie Pump.
We know that breastmilk is considered to be ‘nature’s own’ food, offering ideal nutritional and cognitive benefits to your baby, while also reducing the risk of many long-term health issues in both mother and baby.
But let’s be real: every breastfeeding journey is different, and unless you and your areolas are blessed, it’s definitely not all “Live, Love, Latch.” However, that doesn’t mean mothers have to choose exclusively between breastfeeding and pumping, with many deciding to do both.
That’s where Elvie Pump comes in. Launched in September 2018, our silent, wearable breast pump was designed to take pumping technology out of the dark ages. That means ditching the hours tethered to a plug socket – listening to the alarming sounds that emanate from a conventional pump – and more time spent with your little one (or even a cheeky moment for yourself).
Keep reading below to find the answers to our most frequently asked questions and see for yourself how Elvie is changing the motherpumping game.
What’s included in the box?
Elvie Pump comes in both Single and Double options, but both come equipped with everything you need to get started – including a two-year guarantee on the hub, plus a free app to help you keep tabs on your pumping history, monitor milk volume in real-time, and even control the pump remotely.
I mean, we don’t want to brag, but we’ve been described as “the iPhone of breast pumps.” And with just five parts to clean and assemble, how sleek is that?
How quiet is it, really?
Mum’s the word, mamas. No, seriously – no loud sucking sounds. Our unique, all-in-one Pump is considered the quietest in the world, as revolutionary technology eliminates noise so you can pump in peace.
It’s in stealth mode so that you don’t have to be.
I’ve never used a breast pump before – how is Elvie Pump different to a standard pump?
Before Elvie Pump, breast pump technology had seen very little progress for decades, with the needs of mothers being virtually ignored. There was a calling for an empowering solution that let mothers’ express milk whenever or wherever she d*** well pleased.
Our Pump sets itself apart from conventional pumps in both innovative design that fits neatly into a nursing bra and Bluetooth low-energy connection that lets mothers track their pumping via smart phone.
But we don’t just talk the talk. Elvie Pump has won 20+ international awards since its debut, including TIME Magazine’s Best Invention of 2019, Wearable Design of the Year at the Dezeen Awards 2019, and two Red Dot Awards in 2020 - including the Best of the Best category. (Woohoo!).
What positions can I pump in?
Elvie Pump allows you to pump wherever the day takes you – take a call, take a walk, or take time to play with baby.
Generally, we recommend sitting or standing, because in-app milk monitoring works better when you’re upright. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be flexible… Literally. Go ahead and pump in downward dog, if you’re so inclined.
How to Use:
Watch the video tutorial below to learn how easy it is to use Elvie Pump.