One doesn’t often get excited about a breastpump, but two very smart new designs recently came to my attention.
A new breastcare company, Simplisse, worked with lots of moms and lactation consultants to create a breastmilk pump that does NOT rely on suction. What’s the worse thing about frequent pumping? All that tugging and friction can really take a toll on one’s nipples. The Simplisse Breastpump mimics baby to such a degree that it creates milk letdown and expression, rather than extraction. Lots of real-life moms on sites like BabiesRUs report that it works and really is much more comfortable than other pumps. We’ve decided to offer the pump on our site, as well as some of the other Simplisse breastfeeding accessories.
Another forward-thinking company, Hygeia, is making progress on the sustainability front. Moms who must pump often usually rely on an electric pump. Unfortunately, they are pricey single-user items. That means lots of plastic pumps in the landfill, not to mention a frustrating expense for moms dedicated to providing the best nutrition to baby, even when away. Hygeia makes two electric breastpumps that work in conjunction with $35 Personal Accessory Sets. When you’re done with the pump, another mom can buy a new Personal Accessory Set and use the pump with complete confidence. What’s more Hygeia offers the option of recycling your pump! How cool is that!