Are you looking for a breast pump that allows you to move around, get things done, or pump in public? The Momcozy pump is a wearable breast pump, and it’s a great mobile option. Here’s a complete Momcozy breast pump review.
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What is the Momcozy pump?
The Momcozy breast pump is a wearable pump where the entire pump goes in your bra (the motor/battery hub goes on top of it).
On top of the pump is the hub that contains the battery and motor. There are buttons to adjust the mode and suction strength on the top of the hub (so you’ll be able see it when looking down at your chest).
Below that is the collection cup that your milk flows into as you pump. Attached to the hub and the collection cup are the pump parts that fit to your breast and provide the suction – the backflow protector, connector, duckbill, and breast shield.
You can see more of the Momcozy in the below stories:
Momcozy breast pump review
Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of this pump.
- Mobility is obviously the biggest pro – you can move around while you pump, and you don’t have pump parts and bottles hanging off of your chest.
- It comes with silicone breast shields, which some people find more comfortable.
- According to users, the suction on this is better than some other wearable breast pumps.
- The price of the Momcozy is good for a wearable breast pump and much lower than some other options.
- It’s not super discreet – with the motor/battery, others can obviously see that you’re wearing it, and it is a bit loud.
- The battery life doesn’t last long, so you may need to charge it frequently.
- It can be difficult to position the nipple (because you can’t see it over the motor), and you can’t see the amount you’ve pumped until you’re done pumping.
- Some people said that it sometimes leaks.
You can read user reviews in their own words in the below stories:
Can you use the Momcozy as your only or primary breast pump?
This depends on why and how often you plan to pump.
Many users (but not all) noted that they get somewhat less milk with the Momcozy than with a double electric pump. Because of this, if you pump frequently, I’d recommend starting with using a traditional pump most of the time in order to protect your milk supply, and the Momcozy when you need to be more mobile.
(Because milk supply is based on supply and demand, it’s important to consistently remove the same amount of milk to maintain your supply.)
1. Exclusive pumping
If you’re an exclusive pumper, it’s important that you consistently and effectively remove milk from your breasts around the clock in order to establish your milk supply.
Because how people respond to wearable pumps can vary a great deal, I would recommend starting with either a traditional double electric pump (like the Spectra S1 or S2, the Motif Luna or the Medela Pump in Style) or a hospital grade pump.
When you need to be more mobile (for example, if you need to move around the house while pumping, or your baby needs to be held while you pump) then you could use the Momcozy to get your pumping sessions in.
If you notice that you’re getting about the same output with both pumps, you could use the Momcozy more often; if not, you might want to pull it out only when you need to be mobile.
2. Pumping at work
If you’ll be at work for eight hours a day or more, multiple times a week, in most cases I would recommend using a traditional pump as described above.
This is for the same reason – that’s a long enough time that removing enough milk from your breasts is crucial to maintaining your milk supply, and you don’t want to chance it if you don’t already know how you’ll respond to the pump.
Exceptions to this might be if you have a job where it’s not feasible to take breaks (note that your employer may be required to provide you with breaks under federal or state law) and you need a wearable pump, or if you’ve already tested out using both a traditional pump and this pump and found you can get the same amount of milk with both.
3. Pumping occasionally
If you’re primarily nursing your baby and only pumping every now and then, this pump is fine to use as a your only/primary pump, as your baby will consistently remove milk from your breasts the vast majority of the time.
Wearable breast pump comparison – Momcozy vs Willow vs Elvie
Wearable breast pumps have gotten more and more popular over the past couple of years.
Generally speaking, I’d put wireless breast pumps into two categories – premium (Willow and Elvie) and discounted (Momcozy, Moms Pump, among many others).
The premium pumps are much more expensive than the discounted ones, but also come with some benefits. They are quieter, are more discreet, have better customer support (both for pump issues and replacing pump parts), and integrate with your phone using bluetooth.
The discounted pumps, like the Momcozy, are far more affordable but do not have all of these advantages.
Here’s a quick breakdown of the differences in features between these pump. (If you’re on mobile, flip your phone to landscape to read the table.)
|Willow 3.0||Willow Go||Elvie||Momcozy|
|Price||Check Price||Check Price||Check Price||Check Price|
|Storage Capacity||4 oz (with bags or container)||5 oz container (7 oz container available)||5 oz bottles||6 oz container|
|App||Yes||Yes (but less functionality)||Yes||No app|
|Apple Watch Integration||Yes||No||No||No|
|Warranty||One year||One year||Two years||7 days|
Read a much more detailed comparison of different wearable pumps here.
Momcozy review – the bottom line
Below is a screenshot I did of an (obviously unscientific, but hopefully it gives you an idea) Instagram poll asking users whether or not they liked their Momcozy pump:
Almost 60% of users had a positive experience with this pump.
Do you have this breast pump? I’d love to hear what you think of it – leave your Momcozy breast pump review in the comments!