Is Elvie or Willow Better?
If you’ve pumped milk before, you may be accustomed to spending hours locked in a windowless room every day with a noisy machine hooked up to your chest. The great thing about wearable breast pumps is that you can continue to go about your daily tasks while pumping. You might have to do some work, drive around, eat lunch, throw in a load of laundry, or put down your baby for a nap. That’s all doable while you express milk — that is with the help of the right breast pump. So, you may be wondering what’s the better wearable breast pump – Elvie or Willow? Both of these quiet pumps are also designed to be portable and discreet.
What’s the Best Wearable Breast Pump?
Willow Breast Pump
How do you compare the Willow vs the Elvie breast pump? With the Willow breast pump, there is no base, no dangling tubes, no plugs, and no cords, and it’s a completely hands-free pump. Just place the breast pump cups in your bra, and they’ll go wherever you need them to go with you. Plus, the breast pump is spill-proof! The milk goes directly into a disposable storage bag with a one-way valve or a reusable container within the pump. Because the bags are not reusable, you may have to purchase more milk storage bags as you go. Or, you could get a reusable container that’s sold separately.
Additionally, the Willow pump comes with an easy-to-use app that tracks how much you pump in each session. It prompts you to change the bag before it gets full. This can be very helpful if you’re a mom who tends to oversupply too much breast milk.
If you’re tired of getting strange looks from people and are searching for the quietest breast pump, Elvie may be right for you. It’s virtually silent, and it’s lightweight. Plus, the pump is shaped nicely to fit inside your bra without anyone noticing. You may not even need to get a pumping bra! Willow is a little bigger and heavier than Elvie. The design of the Elvie and Willow are very similar — they’re all-in-one wearable pumps. But the Elvie pump collects milk in a reusable bottle instead of disposable bags. Although you will have to clean out the bottle between usage. And your milk may spill if you bend over too far.
The Elvie is very easy to clean and reassemble, saving you time at a time in your life that can be exciting and hectic. Additionally, the Elvie breast pump is smart enough to recognize let-down. It will switch over from stimulation mode to expression mode automatically for you. But some moms have complained about the accuracy of the volume tracking in the Elvie app.
Can’t Decide between an Elvie Or Willow? Contact Us!
Both of these breast pumps are great, and there are mothers who defend both of these wearable breast pumps. If you’re having trouble deciding between an Elvie or Willow pump, don’t hesitate to reach out to the team at The Breastfeeding Shop. We are happy to help you find the best breast pump for your needs. Since we have years of experience in this industry, we know all about the different kinds of pumps, like manual and electric. So, we can help you find the best hands-free pump.
How much does a hands-free breast pump cost? You may be worried about the cost of these hands-free pumps. But you may be able to get a Willow or Elvie pump for free with your insurance. Contact us for more info on getting your free Elvie pump. We work with all different types of insurance providers. That includes Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Jersey and Oklahoma as well as Aetna, Highmark, Ambetter, Cigna, Tricare, and much, much more. Our experienced and courteous team can make this process much easier on you, giving you more time preparing for your baby’s arrival.