O my goodness. I was so excited to get my hands on the Willow 3.0 Wearable Breast Pump. I’d heard about it for years! The main things I’d heard about it were 1 – there is a learning curve and 2 – it’s awesome. And you know what? That was kind of my conclusion too.
Willow 3.0 website link: http://shrsl.com/3s010
Willow pumps discount code: Madison10
Willow 3.0 Amazon link: https://amzn.to/3UrhbKy
The biggest thing this pump has to offer is total mobility while you are pumping with the bags. No other pump that I know of will allow you to literally stand on your head or lay down flat and continue pumping without spilling.
The pump also does a nice job. I found the suction to be strong but not uncomfortable. I do feel like it empties me completely, and I am happy with my output when using it.
I found assembly to be rather straightforward and easy once you got the hang of it. The 3.0 model allows you to either pump into the bags or the containers. If anything is off during your assembly though your pump won’t start, and you’ll get an error code on the app. The app will tell you exactly what you need to fix and then you can pump away. Although error codes are very annoying to get when you are all ready to pump, I’d rather get an error code than pump for 20 minutes without any milk coming or worse, have milk spill everywhere.
The pump will automatically switch from stimulation to expression once milk is flowing. If several minutes have gone by, and it hasn’t switched over, try realigning your nipple and then hold the pumps firmly in place for a minute or two. It may have just not been able to get a good suction.
If you are getting an error message about a part and you are having trouble fixing it, there could be soap or milk residue on that part. Try taking a toothpick or q-tip and clean it more thoroughly.
Flip to finish. You have to flip to finish or milk will go everywhere when you take it off. Be sure to watch my YouTube video for a tutorial.