So you're expecting and not sure which feeding supplies you'll need. Between the various types of bottles, nipples, and storage systems and the different pumps you can buy, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. But The Baby Cubby is all about parental support, and we're here to help!
Unless you plan on exclusively formula-feeding your baby from the beginning, you probably will use a breast pump at one time or another. The Affordable Care Act requires most insurance plans to cover the cost of a breast pump, but this doesn't mean you should automatically go with the brand you're given. Sometimes your doctor can even write you a prescription note for a certain brand so insurance will still cover it!
To help you make the right decision for you, here is a review of one of the most popular breast pumps on the market: Medela's Pump In Style Advanced Breast Pump.
This particular breast pump comes in three different styles:
- Metro Bag - a separate bag with removable pump
- On-the-go Tote - a discreet tote with a convenient built-in pump
- Backpack - a simple backpack with a convenient built-in pump
You'll find that each style offers slightly different features to help make life (and pumping) easier. The whole idea behind the Pump In Style breast pump is to offer portability, convenience, and the ability to remain discreet--regardless of your location. Minimal noise produced by Medela breast pumps make it especially helpful when pumping at work or in some other public setting.
Hands-Free Double Pump
All three types of the Pump In Style offer an easy and hygienic way for mothers to transport their pumping gear, along with storage system accessories. With an easy-access battery pack and two sizes of PersonalFit breast shields, each bag type allows you mobility while pumping.
This double breast pump also has the capacity to take all you've got, even if you're at work! With plenty of storage space and the hands-free design, you don't have to feel like you're wasting time while you pump.
The Word On Medela Pump In Style
I've talked to a lot of mothers about their preferred breast pump brands, and I must say that I haven't heard a single negative comment about this pump. My friends who have used it can't stop talking about how comfortable the attachments are, especially compared to other breast pump brands.
The Medela Pump In Style Advanced also uses 2-Phase Expression Technology, which mimics a baby's suckle to keep your milk supply consistent. This specific aspect of the pump makes it much easier to breastfeed and pump, while helping the whole pumping process feel more natural and comfortable in the meantime.
Whether you're a SAHM or one who works away from home, you'll find great benefits with this breast pump. Gone are the days of feeling trapped or restricted by your pumping/feeding schedule. No matter where you go, the Pump In Style will help you get there! Don't forget to check out The Baby Cubby's list of Medela accessories.
For even more in-depth information on available types of breast pumps, check our Breast Pump Info Guide!