I used mainstream brand portable breast pump with my first baby. For my second, a friend recommended Pumpables Genie Plus, she showed it to me and without using it, I liked the closed system with screen to time my pumping sessions and quietness. I was going for the advanced but mistakenly purchased the original when carting out during a night feed... But I am very happy with Genie Plus nevertheless. What I like: it’s light, quiet (comparable to my previous pump which is known to be quiet, so I don’t have another benchmark), extremely easy to use, love the screen with timer, the pump strength selection is very gradual so you can really choose what works best for you, closed system (I really disliked that my previous pump’s connectors valves would be wet with milk!), super compact and love the baby blue color! Could be improved - The bottle shape has a right angle so it doesn’t allow to collect the last drop of my precious liquid - The original doesn’t come with bottles stands, but not really an issue because the bottles at wide enough. Still giving 5 stars because their customer service is awesome :)
This is actually my second pump of this brand. The first one I got used from a co-worker and it died less than 2 months after the warranty was up. I had purchased the liquid inserts set to go with my old pump and it’s SO COMFORTABLE! However I got a Medela Freestyle from a friend but it’s extremely loud compared to this one. I ended up purchasing a new Genie and I’m super happy with it, I just hope this one lasts longer.
Great product, easy to use, comparable to other hospital grade products. Would highly recommend it.
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.