It’s National Breastfeeding Month, and this August looks a little different than most. With the coronavirus pandemic ongoing and work from home on-the-rise in order to slow the spread of COVID-19, working parents are having to juggle their professional responsibilities while simultaneously caring for their kids. While finding that balance comes with its own set of challenges, work from home has proven beneficial to many nursing parents who might otherwise have had to separate from their newborn after only a few months (or weeks!) of maternity leave, returning to work only to deal with a lack of supportive pumping spaces and resources.
Mama Glow founder Latham Thomas says, “With one in 4 women in the USA going back to work 10 days after giving birth, it can be a real challenge for people to navigate breastfeeding when heading back to work. Even though by law there should be designated, clean and quiet spaces for pumping, many people find it challenging to pump while working. Elvie offers a great solution since the pump can be discretely placed inside one’s bra and its silent so won’t disrupt a meeting, phone call etc.”
No matter where you are or what you’re doing, feeling empowered is a pivotal piece of successful infant feeding, and we love that Elvie has created a pump that caters to all of the needs of breast and chest feeding parents and their busy schedules. Read on for just some of the ways that Elvie’s breast pump is enabling working parents to do it all.
Elvie Pump Is Silent & Wearable, Making it Easier Than Ever to Pump On-the-Go
Elvie Pump is the world’s first silent, wearable breast pump. It allows you to ditch the hours spent tethered to a wall or cleaning tubes, and is charged via a USB cable. Small, discreet and lightweight, Elvie Pump is designed to fit inside your standard nursing bra, so you can pump anywhere, anytime – handsfree. No cords, wires, plugs, or noise – making it the perfect discreet companion when and if pumping in the workplace becomes a part of your feeding plan.
Whether you’re in a meeting or on a zoom webinar presentation and need to empty your breasts, you can easily use the Elvie. It’s also great for travel, like in a car, train or airplane, where you have limited space and access to USB outlets for charging.
Thomas remarks that with the support of an Elvie Pump, “You can really do it all. I love for parents to be hands-free, which means they can do other things. You can cook, play with your toddler, take a meeting, and multitask using this hands-free pump. It really changes your mobility and sense of what you can accomplish in a day when you aren’t bound to a noisy device with cords and plugs. When you can be hands-free, it changes everything. You can tell this is a product that was designed by women because it’s designed with our multitasking nature in mind.”
Elvie Pump Syncs to Your Phone to Track Pumping Progress
Elvie Pump comes with its own phone app, tracking and storing all of your personal pumping information By connecting to the Elvie Pump on your phone, you can track your milk volume in real time, view your pumping history, and even control your pump remotely. As a doula, Thomas explains, “Some people really benefit from having access to an app that provides stats on their pumping sessions. The information can assist your care providers as well.” By sharing your tracking information with your care providers, they can adjust your care plan as needed and use your data to best support you through your feeding journey.
Elvie Pump Automatically Detects Let-Down
Elvie Pump automatically switches from Stimulation into Expression mode when it detects let-down and will pause when the bottle is full. Thomas says, “The let down reflex is a rush and results in breastmilk synthesis. A pump that can detect this response in the body can offer different types of suction to maximize the pumping session.”
Having a hands-free device like Elvie that can sense those bodily shifts for you eliminates any guesswork and gives you one less thing to worry about, letting you express freely.
Mamas, #BreastBeReal for a second: there’s no such thing as a “perfect” breastfeeding journey. Each journey comes with its ups, downs, and downright hilarious moments. So, Elvie is asking you to share your breastfeeding and pumping pics on social media, and to tell them all about your breastfeeding journey – the good, the bad, and the funny. They also want to know how Elvie Pump has made it all that much easier, and are offering a special discount for the Mama Glow community. Use code MAMAGLOW10 for 10% off the purchase of any Elvie product (promotion expires 9/15). Follow Elvie on Instagram!