What are some new electric pumping features that make pumping easier?
Gina: There are many types of electric pumps for moms to choose from, but there are some key features that make a big difference in comfort and performance. When I was nursing, using a pump that was high-powered, efficient, and intuitive was very important. Other key attributes for me included being easy to set up, use, and clean; and being able to keep up my milk supply with no problem. I experienced the nightmare of my milk backing up into the tubing and motor of an expensive, well-known pump. It caused mold. So I also wanted to make sure I had a closed system pump, which ensures that no milk gets into the tubing or the motor, and will not cause mold. Being able to separately control speed and suction are also key, because a mom can adjust for her comfort level and can mimic how her baby feeds at the breast. Easy clean up is crucial, especially for moms with time constraints, such as a set amount of time for a pumping session. Using an electric breast pump that has very few parts wil