Elvie Wearable Breast Pump Review – Is It Worth It?

Elvie Wearable Breast Pump Review and Tips

The Elvie Wearable Breast Pump is certainly high on any breast pump enthusiast’s list of luxury breast pumps. It was one of the first wearable breast pumps to come out and has been a favorite of breastfeeding moms for years now. It does have a large price tag though at around $550. One of the biggest questions mammas have about this pump is – is it worth it?

I have tried a lot of wearable pumps, and I think these things may make it worth the price tag for some.

Elvie Wearable Pump Bragging Rights

  1. Excellent quality parts. A lot of the other more affordable wearable pumps have similar parts that can be prone to leaking after heavy use or need semi-often replacement. The Elvie’s parts are very sturdy, and I’d expect them to last a long time.
  2. The excellent warranty. It comes with a 2-year warranty which is somewhat unheard of. Wearable pumps especially do not last forever and this warranty is very valuable.
  3. Great customer service. I have personally used their customer service and found them to be very helpful. Some of the other more affordable wearable pumps have no customer service or only have it overseas (which can make communication difficult).
  4. A nice app. I go back and forth about this one. The app is excellent and very easy to use but sometimes I miss being able to easily pump without using the app.

Elvie Wearable Pump Details

  1. Design and Comfort:
    One of the standout features of the Elvie Wearable Breast Pump is its sleek and discreet design. Unlike traditional breast pumps that are bulky and conspicuous, the Elvie pump is compact and can be worn discreetly under clothing. Its ergonomic shape and soft, silicone construction ensure a comfortable fit for most breast sizes. The pump is also lightweight, allowing mothers to move freely and comfortably while expressing milk.
  2. Quiet and Hands-Free Operation:
    The Elvie Wearable Breast Pump operates very quietly, thanks to its innovative design and motor technology. This allows mothers to discreetly express milk without drawing attention to themselves. Additionally, the Elvie pump is hands-free, freeing up mothers’ hands to multitask or simply relax while expressing milk.
  3. Customizable Settings and Smart Features:
    The Elvie Wearable Breast Pump offers customizable settings to cater to each mother’s unique needs and preferences. With adjustable suction levels and expression modes, mothers can personalize their pumping experience for optimal comfort and efficiency. The pump also features smart technology, including a companion app that allows users to monitor milk volume, track pumping sessions, and control the pump remotely via Bluetooth connectivity.
  4. Portability and Convenience:
    The Elvie Wearable Breast Pump is powered by a rechargeable battery, providing up to six hours of continuous use on a single charge. This portability allows mothers to express milk anytime, anywhere, without being confined to a specific location or outlet.
  5. Easy to Clean and Maintain:
    Maintaining hygiene is important when it comes to breastfeeding equipment, and the Elvie Wearable Breast Pump makes this very easy. The pump is designed with few parts, all of which are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning and sterilization. The absence of tubes and cords further simplifies the cleaning process, eliminating the risk of mold or bacteria buildup. This not only saves time and effort but also ensures a safe and hygienic pumping experience for both mother and baby.

Elvie Pump Comparisons

Here are some pump comparisons with the Elvie and some of the other wearable pumps I’ve tried:

Elvie vs Willow 3.0: The Elvie is much easier to use than the Willow 3.0. The Willow 3.0 is prone to a lot of error messages. When using its milk collection bags, you can bend over or lay down with the Willow 3.0, and you can’t do that with the Elvie.

Elvie vs Elvie Stride: The Elvie does have a few more bells and whistles than the Elvie Stride, but I think you could be perfectly content with the Elvie Stride if you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option. The Elvie Stride can be better for bigger-chested women because it doesn’t have the motor actually on the cups. The Elvie Stride does have tubes while the Elvie does not.

Elvie vs Momcozy S12 Pro: The Elvie parts are higher quality than the Momcozy S12 Pro and will likely need to be replaced much less often if at all. The S12 Pro does have a higher suction strength. The S12 Pro does not have an app and the controls are on the motor.


The Elvie Wearable Pump is truly a great pump however some much more affordable wearable pumps are also great. The Elvie’s long-lasting parts, nice warranty and customer service, and handy app do give it extra value and certainly make it worth it for some. But if you can’t afford it, there are some other wonderful wearable pumps out there too that may be more in line with your budget.