Guide to Wireless Breast Pumps

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When you’re pregnant, there’s a lengthy list of things you don’t think you’ll need once the baby arrives, and a breast pump other than the one you register for or have covered by your health insurance is frequently on that list.

You might consider investing in a wireless pump Malaysia if you’re returning to work or simply rising from the newborn haze and discover you need a pump choice that’s a little more transportable. After all, although some insurance companies will cover battery-operated pumps, others will not. Or perhaps you simply didn’t know which one to choose when a breast pump was supplied to you (because who does?) and are now considering buying another.

Regardless, if you’re looking for a second breast pump — and are considering a wireless alternative that you can take with you wherever you go — here’s what to look for, as well as some standout selections, according to experts.

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Advantages of using a wireless breast pump

In recent years, wireless breast pumps have grown in popularity, with more high-tech options than ever before. According to Jacqueline Kincer, an international board-certified lactation consultant and founder of Holistic Lactation, these types of pumps are wonderful because they’re portable and allow you to multitask or pump on the go.

Are you unsure if you require a wireless pump? First, think about how you spend your time. Wearable or wireless pumps, according to Julie Cunningham, M.P.H., R.D., an international board-certified lactation consultant, can be handy in workplaces — or any public area, for that matter. These pumps are especially useful if you have a job that doesn’t allow you to take frequent breaks to express milk, as Kincer points out.

Wireless pumps may be beneficial to stay-at-home women as well, especially if they have older children, according to Kincer. “[You] could pump while driving older children to school, doing home chores, or simply to save time.”

Things to keep in mind

There are more wireless and wearable pumps on the market than ever before, but experts say there are a few things to think about before buying one:

  • What is the price range? Kincer points out that wireless pumps are more expensive than plug-in-the-wall pumps. Before investing, think about your budget.
  • Is there a way to operate the pump without having to use your hands? “There are some wireless and battery-operated pumps,” Cunningham explains, “but they still require a mother to hold the pump with one hand while pumping.” Others are genuinely hands-free and wearable.
  • Is it necessary for me to pump one breast at a time or both breasts at once? According to Cunningham, it usually boils down to pricing.
  • Would I be able to express milk if I don’t have some quiet? “Just because the technology allows a mom to pump while clothed and without making a lot of noise doesn’t imply her body will cooperate,” Cunningham points out. Wireless pumps are more expensive, understanding this about yourself before choosing one is important.
  • How strong is the suction? According to Kincer, the suction level of newer-generation wireless pumps isn’t always the same as that of a hospital-grade pump, so if you’re trying to boost your milk production or just delivered a baby and are trying to get your milk to come in, wireless pumps might not be the best option. Before you buy, double-check the pressure on the company’s website or on the product label.