I have been a very happy Pumpables customer. I absolutely LOVE both my Super Genie and Genie Advanced! Both pumps have given me back my much needed Freedom from being plugged in. I have a very rambunctious 4 year old and now very active 10 month old that both require me to be hands free and mobile. The Genie Advanced provides me with the convenience of portability and provides the same powerful suction as my Super Genie. I love that I can use the provided lanyard or clip and pump effortlessly. My one regret is not purchasing my pumps earlier.
While I’m writing this review, I’m pumping for the first time with my Genie Advanced. I have 2 daughters; a 3yo and a 3 months old. Since my first daughter, I wanted a closed system portable pump, to be honest, I wanted the Baby Buddha pump. My insurance approved it for my second one and I can count with my hands the times I have used it in these 3 months (I am an exclusively pumper), so I would say I have hand expressed 5-6 times daily for 50 days; exhausting right? Baby Buddha cracked my nipples every time I used it, even though I always stayed on level one on both modes. Tired of hand expressing I looked for recommendations on a pumping group in Facebook and many ladies recommended Pumpables pumps and their Liquid Shield System. I was lost, because I never heard about this company. I got into Pumpables’ Facebook group and decided to buy the Genie Advanced, which it comes with the Liquid Shield System. I have tears of joy while I’m pumping for the first time with this pump! I was in awe as soon I started pumping, so in awe, that I had to ask a lady that gave me a quick tutorial through Facebook that “if was normal not feeling anything at all, even though I was seeing the milk coming out?” This is how amazing this pump is. So gentle, so comfy, so wonderful! NO CRACKED NIPPLES! Extremely happy that I invested in this pump. Pumpables, thank you for making this amazing pump!
Only about a week post partum but loving the pump so far. Light and portable and I have not recharged it yet with one or two pumps a day in over a week. Excited to try a double pump with my pump bra and I think it will be great once I go back to work. The liquid flanges are a lot more comfortable than normal flanges. Crossing my fingers that this pump will help me prevent issues I had last baby with cracked nipples. This picture was a morning pump in less than 20 min single side at a time. Glad I ordered this pump with all the choices out there- so much more portable than my spectra.
Using the correct sized breastshield is really important to have the most comfortable pumping experience. We are all different shapes and sizes, and it can be really hard to know which breastshield size you will be when you start pumping.
A baby's mouth compresses a nipple evenly all over the nipple and areola, whereas a breastshield flange is rigid. As a result, if your flange is too large, the areola will 'bunch' up into the flange, which can cause pain and nipple trauma. You want the flange to be just wide enough to fit the base of your nipple, preventing the areola from being able to get pulled into the flange.
Using our nipple ruler is a good place to start.
If you've used the ruler and you're still not sure, we're happy to help with another opinion. If you'd like us to give you feedback, please take a photo of your nipple through each size so we can compare how each fits. You can send your pics through the 'chat' function at bottom right of the page.
For extra help, send a video of your nipple in the flange while you're pumping through our Fitting Room.