We talk so much about breast milk being the perfect food for babies because it is specifically designed for their little growing bodies and promotes bonding between mother and child. But what we fail to realize as a culture and a society is how difficult it is to provide breastmilk by pumping, or the mom that solely pumps.
Most moms I have talked to, including myself when nursing my little ones, find pumping to be incredibly stressful because of all the nonsense that comes with pumping. We have to escape to a little room or office, partially undress, wrestle with cords and machines and flanges and bottles and bags…to pump. I remember the worst was when I was traveling away from my babies and had to pump, practically half of my suitcase was taking up with all my breast pump supplies.
But I’m happy to say things are changing and the new Willow Breast Pump is a total game changer for lactating moms who work or have super busy schedules because it is quiet, completely hands free and discreet! With the Willow you can be on a video conference call while you pump or express at your desk and actually be able to get things done!
The Willow is also perfect for busy moms because you can actually pump while you’re doing other things…real things, like getting your toddler ready for preschool drop-off and pureeing food for your baby. Let’s face it, moms never get to focus on just one thing and we are total masters of the multi-task—so why shouldn’t pumping be a part of that? Willow makes the whole pumping process more seamless and simple. You know I love making life easier!
Available in white or gray, the Willow pump will change the way you think about pumping. You do have to charge these puppies, but you plug them in like you do your phone. The package includes 24mm flanges (27mm are available separately), tubes and cleaning brushes, 24 disposable milk bags, carrying bags, charger, guide and instructions AND there is an app! (I love a helpful app.) It is surprisingly easy to assemble and clean.
The Willow sits on your breast (it is designed to work for different breast shapes) with an easy power button right on top of each cup. Willow quietly pumps and even senses your let-down and can automatically transitions into expression phase based on your body’s production and timing. All the while the app tells you what’s happening: milk volume, pumping time, past pumping sessions.
The Willow is basically a superhero for the pumping population. Undercover pumpers everywhere rejoice! The Willow will allow you to cut the cords literally, and be proud to pump!