WEARABLE BREAST PUMP
There has been an amazing development in technology in the field of woman’ s breast feeding pumps. This will drastically change the way moms used to breastfeed. The pump has been developed by an American Silicon Valley-based company Willow.
This is a fully wearable pump which women can easily wear under their bras. It allows moms to breastfeed hands-free. The Willow pump slips comfortably under a woman’ s bra without anyone noticing it. Adieu to big old- fashioned pumps and a noisy motor. There is no need to hide in a corner during a pumping session. Now pumping will be easier than ever before but certainly it is going to cost dearly.
This is the smartest pump as it is connected to an app and automatically transitions to expression phase (depending on the body’ s milk production timing) when it senses that your body is ready for it. The Willow app is available currently on I OS 5 and above but the android version is also coming up.
To start with, you need to just press play and the pump motor will start silently. The battery can withstand a full day without recharging it. This app tracks your pumping session and lets you know about the volume of milk you have pumped.
No tube or motor or wire or pump is visible from outside, everything is inside your bra. Milk is stored in disposable milk bags. A handy auto-off feature will automatically sense when the bag is full. So you don't worry about any monitoring.
The Willow wearable pump kit consists of 2 pumps, 2 flanges of 24 mm, 2 flex tubes, 24 pieces of 4 oz spill-proof disposal bags, 2 cleaning brushes, 2 carry bags, 1 charger besides starting guide and instruction manual. You have to choose correct flange size (27 mm flanges are available separately) and you need a stretchable nursing bra which has a flap. Willow pump costs around $ 480 (and 50 cents for each extra bag) but for the comfort it gives for many of you it may be priceless as it gives you full liberty to pump while you live, work, play, travel or relax. It is available in beta (testing stage) and there has been a positive feedback from users. Willow hopes to launch it very soon.