My sweet baby and I had a really hard time initially with breastfeeding. He had problems latching due to some medical difficulties and was never able to breastfeed probably. I didn’t want to give up on providing him breast milk, though, so decided to give exclusive pumping a try.
I spent the first month pumping with the hospital grade pump we rented from the hospital. But I hated it. I felt always tied to the pump and felt like I was able to spend less time getting things done or taking care of my newborn. Then a friend recommended the willow pump and she said she loved it. I went back and forth due to the cost and finally decided to give it a try.
This has been the best investment I made for myself during my pregnancy/postpartum. I feel like I gained so much of my freedom back. I also spent a week in the hospital with my newborn unexpectedly a week after I purchased the pump and felt so fortunate to have it to use. I can’t imagine having to try to pump with a traditional pump and care for my newborn in the hospital at the same time.
I would recommend it 100 percent. I would say that the amount of breastmilk I pump per session with the Willow and the hospital pump have been essentially the same.
I have used both the containers and the bags. The bags are by far more convenient. However, the container is fine in a pinch as long as you follow instructions.
My only annoyance with this product is that Willow is constantly out of stock with their bags (literally everywhere).…