The commercial availability of hands free pump for personal use only started in the 1990s, but it has come a long way since then. Juggling a breastfeeding schedule with meetings, childcare, exercise and everything else on your calendar might cause discomfort because many individuals start pumping after returning to work. We don't have time to plug ourselves into a wall every couple of hours for 20 minutes!
While traditional wired electric pumps restrict your movement, they allow you to be away from your infant without affecting the milk supply. While hands free pump doesn’t need a plug, they do need your hands, which will keep you from expressing milk.
A wearable electric pump can be useful in this situation
These pumps can be recharged, cordless, and quiet, allowing you to continue typing, cooking, walking, and even exercising while nursing. While you pump, these time-saving devices will free up your hands and body.
There are so many types of breast pumps on the market, so it is worth considering which one will be most useful to you. Believe me; it is worth getting a breast pump before giving birth or at least choosing the right model so that later you do not make decisions in a hurry.
See which type of breast pump is more suitable for you: electric or manual. Also check what breastfeeding accessories you can use.
Manual and electric breast pump - what's the difference?
Even before giving birth, it is worth buying or at least choosing a breast pump that is right for you. Now the only question is how to choose the one that will serve you in the maze of different models? Let me briefly introduce you to the differences between the 2 basic types of breast pumps: manual and electric hands free pump.
A manual breast pump will come in handy when you express milk once in a while. If you are breastfeeding, you have enough milk and you just need to express a little sometimes to leave your baby with grandma for a few hours while you plan a date with your husband or clean up the house.
Certainly, it will be very useful and sufficient to bring relief during food overload.
- Compact - they do not need access to electricity
- Manual expression can be time consuming and quite tedious
An eclectic hands free pump is the best choice if you pump regularly. It will be useful both when you want to go back to work, but you are still feeding your baby with breast milk. It is also extremely helpful if you are struggling with too little food. Appropriate expressing techniques allow you to stimulate lactation.
- You can express your food quite quickly and comfortably
- While expressing, you can relax and, for example, read a newspaper
- It is essential in case you need to express milk more often
- More expensive than a manual breast pump
- It is louder and requires electricity or batteries
You do not know if you will need a breast pump, what model to choose and how to use it? Be sure to read our article with key tips and advice in this regard. You will certainly learn the most important information about breast pumps and mechanical milk expression.
They can be very useful during breastfeeding. There are many reasons why breastfeeding women may want to use a breast pump.
Many women want to return to work or provide a regular supply of milk for their baby quite quickly after giving birth. Sometimes this need is due to medical problems or difficulties in latching the baby to the breast. You may also just want to let someone else feed your baby while away from home. In such cases, a breast pump proves to be helpful.
Whatever your reasons or needs, there are many options to consider when choosing a breast pump. In the further part of the article, we indicate the most important information on the selection of a breast pump, its maintenance and use.
What are the types of breast pumps?
All breast pumps are used to extract milk from a woman's breast. Some do this automatically, whether powered by electricity or a battery. Others are manual, meaning you have to push a lever to create a vacuum and allow breast milk to flow into the container. Let's take a look at what these differences are.
Manual breast pump
A manual breast pump is used on the breast by holding it with one hand while pumping milk with the other. This type of device is inexpensive, but requires you to do all the work yourself. Manual breast pumps can be purchased from several dozen zlotys and they work mainly in case of sudden and occasional need.
Electric breast pump
Hands free pump plug into standard wall outlets to automatically pump breast milk. You can find both single electric pumps and double electric pumps designed to serve both breasts at the same time. The price of such a device, depending on the brand and quality, can cost from 100 to several hundred zlotys.
These are devices that can be used without much effort, but they require access to electricity and are more cumbersome to carry.
Battery breast pumps
Rechargeable breast pumps provide a convenient process of expressing milk from the breast, which does not require the device to be connected to the mains. Also, some electric breast pumps allow you to work on batteries. Since the cordless breast pump can be operated without a cable, it can be conveniently used in many places.
However, it is worth making sure that the breast pump uses a working battery or that you use reusable batteries. Some devices of this type using 8 AA batteries can work for about 8 hours. Depending on the product, you may need to purchase a battery pack separately.
Double breast pump
Dual breast pumps are electric pumps that use two breast shields to simultaneously express milk from both breasts. Thanks to this solution, the pumping time can be reduced by half. This type of solution is especially beneficial if you need to express milk frequently for your baby.
Hospital breast pump
Hospital pumps are powerful devices designed to be used by many people. They can be helpful if your baby is hospitalized or if you plan to pump continuously. A hospital breast pump is the most expensive type of device, which can cost from several to several thousand zlotys.
Some professional hospital breast pumps can be found on the market, although they can sometimes be hired through medical providers or hospitals. If you rent this type of device, you must purchase accessories that should not be used by many people.
A hospital breast pump is usually significantly more efficient than home pumps. Usually, however, this type of solution is not necessary.
How to choose the right electric breast pump?
First, pay attention to the speed of its operation, which is defined as cycles per minute (cpm). If you intend to express frequently, the locator should be at least 35 cpm. It is important that the breast pump also has several pumping modes that you can adjust according to your preferences.
Why Momcozy S12 Pro Wearable Hands Free Pump?
- Unique Features
- Material: PP + Silicone
- Default Flange Size: 24mm
- Silent: Noise less than 50dB
- Suction Force: 280～300mmHg
- Charge Time: About 1.5hrs
- Usage Time: 140 mins/5~6 sessions
- Charging Port: Type-C (compatible with 5V 1A adapter)
- Container Capacity: 6 oz
Benefits of Moncozy S12 Pro Wearable Breast Pump
Milk not enough? Pumping pain? Constant leakage Our hands-free breast pump, the Momcozy S12 Pro, is so convenient that you might forget you're still pumping.
Our S12 Pro wearable hands free pump has a superior double-sealed flange design in comparison to the standard single-flange ones, which can snug tighter and closer to your breasts to not only pump more effectively and comfortably, but also effectively prevent milk leaking! It is as soft as a baby's lips and as collect as a baby's mouth!
The S12 Pro wearable breast pump can fit tighter and closer to your breasts than the standard single-flange ones, which allows it to pump more effectively while also successfully preventing milk leakage.
Our S12 Pro wearable breast pump gives moms that "barely-there" all-around comfort fit and a spa-level pumping experience. This hands free pump is as soft as a baby's lips and as collecting as a baby's mouth.
Pumping Without Effort
With the improved three modes (stimulation + expressiveness + mixed), you can start pumping while imitating your baby sucking for greater satisfaction and less discomfort. Each mode has nine levels to accommodate each breast.
The wearable breast pump's LED large screen makes it possible to read it clearly even at a single glance in the dark. Hands free pump also has a cup-motor Snap-on reminder sound that eliminates any lingering doubt about the duration of a pumping session or the possibility of milk leakage from the milk cup.