Mother and Baby

The Elvie Pump - the silent breast pump we all need

Section: Feeding
Woman using Elvie pump while holding baby

For many breastfeeding mums, in the early stages, breast pumps quickly become an essential piece of baby gear that allows them to express milk and store it for another day.

However, traditional breast pumps often require mums to be near a plug socket, attached by wires and cables, hunched over with large or awkward pieces of kit.

Enter, the Elvie Pump!

The Elvie Pump is the world's first silent wearable breast pump – and it’s a game-changer in the breast pump category.

Femtech company Elvie aims to provide women with modern technology and bring breast pumps out of the dark ages; progress with design and technology has been slow despite a booming market.

Compared to traditional pumping methods, the Elvie pump is groundbreaking; it offers complete discretion for pumping mums, being completely wearable and silent.

Mums can continue with their daily routine while pumping, rather than having to drop everything and spend time attached to a noisy contraption next to a plug socket. You can be in the garden with your older children, helping them with their schoolwork or playing, while silently pumping away. 

The smart features set this gadget apart, too; connect it to the app for live updates on milk volume, to change modes and the level of suction, and check out the insights feature for analysis of how much you’ve pumped over time.

It’s no wonder it won Gold in the M&B Awards 2020 Best Breast Pump category!

Elvie pump in bra

Key features of the Elvie Pump:

  • Small, compact and lightweight
  • Fits inside a nursing bra
  • Hands-free
  • Revolutionary silent technology
  • Five parts and no tubes, cords or wires
  • Closed system for maximum hygiene
  • Two modes: Stimulation and Expression – automatically detected let-down, and pauses when the bottle is full
  • Seven intensity settings
  • Smart app

How does Elvie work?

You can pump any time, anywhere, as the wearable pump is small and lightweight. It can be slipped easily into a standard nursing bra making it not just discreet but truly hands-free. As mums, we know a hands-free product is like gold dust.

It’s also silent – a new concept for breast pumps. Pumping has previously involved a noisy hum, drawing attention from anyone around, potentially causing embarrassment if you’re pumping at work. Elvie’s revolutionary technology means you can pump in peace and quiet.

With just five parts, and no cords, it’s easy to set up and clean. Simply charge it up with a USB charging cable. The built-in milk barrier prevents the milk overflowing into the pump mechanism, ensuring your milk flows hygienically.

Elvie pump

Our real-mum reviews

For the M&B Awards each year, real mums test the shortlisted products and tell us their honest opinions. Here are some of the reviews of the Elvie pump from the 2020 M&B Awards – when Elvie won Gold in the Best Breast Pump category:

Mum Rachael said: “This pump is amazing! As a busy mum of two, I rarely had time to sit down and pump before as someone always needed me. However, with the Elvie, I can pump and get on with doing mum things at the same time. The other day I made dinner whilst pumping! Not being restrained by leads and tubing has revolutionised my pumping.”

Mum Helen said: “This is fantastic to use while travelling and to pump at work. No wires make such a difference. I was able to pump in the car on a long drive to Cornwall.”

Mum Rebecca said: “I love the fact that Elvie is keeping up with technology and it controlled via an app. The fact you can turn it on/off with your phone and see how much your pumping live is great!”

Meet Elvie, the discreet, silent breast pump that allows you to get on with your day while you pump. 

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  • Author: Sophie Knight Sophie Knight
  • Job Title: Contributing Editor

Sophie is a journalist and mum of one, and previously edited before moving on to write about family cars for - now Sophie is Commercial Content Editor for M&B, Closer, Heat, Empire, Yours, Garden News, and 

She is passionate about raising awareness around postnatal depression and is a Mental Health First Aider.

Sophie studied History at the University of Sheffield and has been in journalism for 16 years. 

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