If you are one of the many people who have chosen to breastfeed, you may now be wondering what pump will be right for you. Some mamas find that they’re successful with only one type of pump, while others get on comfortably with a variety.
This week, the team at Natural Baby Shower were thrilled to welcome Lola & Lykke to our growing list of ethical brands and breast pump collection. Both the Elvie breast pump and Lola & Lykke are two styles of electric breast pumps, yet they boast a few unique features.
With this new and exciting arrival, we wanted to highlight some of the main differences between our two breast pump heroes. Read on to discover the differences…
The Lola & Lykke Story
Lola & Lykke was founded to drive an enduring positive societal change that focused on supporting the health and wellbeing of new mums, so that they in turn can cope better at home, at work and in the private sphere.
Lola & Lykke's manufacturers comply with the Business Social Compliance Initiative, which ensures that the environmental, ethical and social needs of the people within the factories are upheld and protected.
The Elvie Story
Elvies' Founder and CEO, Tania Boler, is an internationally recognised women’s health expert who was passionate about improving women's physical and emotional wellbeing while leading taboo-busting conversations around women’s health.
Tania founded Elvie in 2013, partnering with Alexander Asseily to create a global hub of connected health and lifestyle products for women.
Lola & Lykke’s Smart Electric breast pump
Single or Double: Single
Portability: 5 parts
The Lola & Lykke Smart Electric Breast Pump offers 6 massage settings and another 9 for expression, giving pumpers a good range of levels to suit personal comfort. Plus it's extremely quiet, no tubes or wires and, compatible with most standard bottles.
The pump is also virtually silent, sleek and compact design. The uniquely, flexible, ultra-soft breast shield mimics your baby`s natural sucking pattern, reduces pressure and helps massage the breast to promote letdown and optimise milk flow.
What also makes this pump unique is that it’s compatible with most standard baby bottles and has a pump adaptor that allows you to pump directly into storage bags. You can then attach a bottle cap to the storage bags for easy feeding.
Elvie breast pump
Price: £269 - £499 (double)
Single or Double: Single + Double
Portability: 5 parts
The Elvie’s unique features include that it is completely tube-free, hands-free – it’s powered by an internal battery that can be charged via a USB cable so there’s no need for a power cord when it’s in use. Silent and designed to be worn inside your bra, the pump is extremely portable so you can, in theory, pump anywhere!
It also automatically switches from Stimulation into Expression mode when it detects let-down and will pause when the bottle is full. The Elvie App controls the pump remotely as, once it’s in your bra, you can leave the pump in your bra, undisturbed. You can also connect to the Elvie Pump app to monitor milk volume in real-time, track pumping history for each breast and control the pump remotely.