Have you heard of the Elvie breast pump? It’s a hands-free, wearable wireless breast pump.
While I am pretty much mostly breastfeeding (we recently included solids in Alayna's diet.) There have been times that I've wanted/needed to pump milk.
I purchased the Elvie Double pump. (Not ready to spend that much? Then you can definitely get away with the single pump if using it in a similar situation as me. If you are exclusively pumping then I'd suggest getting the double pump.)
Now that I am 7 months postpartum, the breast pump I always choose first is my Elvie. This has been true since 3 months postpartum. I LOVE the convenience of being able to pump discreetly while doing many other things. One perk is I can have my 14 year old son sit right next to me and he's none the wiser that I'm pumping.
When I use my Elvie Pump:
👍🏻 When I'm driving. I mean, why not? It gives me extra milk. I'm getting good at multi-tasking. ;)
👍🏻 When I want to create breastmilk popsicles.
👍🏻 To stock my fridge. I like having breastmilk in the fridge/freezer just in case something unexpected comes up. Remember when I ended up in the ER with Postpartum Pre-eclampsia? I was so happy that I had been pumping and had a good fridge/freezer supply. My baby was able to go at least 8 hours without me while being fed breastmilk in a bottle.
👍🏻 While feeding Alayna on one side, I will sometimes pump the other side and she can't kick off the pump.
👍🏻 When I travel I like to have the pump with me just in case.
Do you have an Elvie pump? Do you have any questions about it?
I have a blog post with more details here: https://www.funwithmama.com/elvie-pump-review/