Some mothers have been asking me the difference between Super Genie vs Spectra S1 breast pumps. So in this article, I try my best to explain the comparison of both breast pumps, the similarities and differences. You’ll find the video below if you are particularly concerned about the noise level of these two breast pumps.
Have you been in a dilemma on which breast pump you should choose? I bet you want to have a good quality breast pump for effective pumping. At the same time, you crave for portability. A compact pump that you can bring anywhere without a need for a special bag.
Unfortunately, most breast pumps are either portable (but not strong and comfortable enough for emptying breast) or have hospital-grade strength but bulky.
Now, what if I tell you that your dream breast pump exists. A breast pump that offers hospital-grade strength yet compact and portable.
Let me introduce you to Super Genie breast pump from Pumpables. From the beginning, I can see that Pumpables always strives to offer the best for pumping mamas. Previously, they offered Milk Genie breast pump (you can read my review here), and now they produce its hospital-grade breast pump called Super Genie.
Curious? This Super Genie breast pump reviews will discuss in detail all things you need to know about this particular pump. I will cover its features, 7 reasons why I think you’ll love this pump, pros and cons, plus my personal experience pumping with Super Genie.
Welcoming a baby into the family can be exciting, overwhelming, joyful and stressful all at the same time. But it can also bring along something unexpected but not uncommon: depression. In fact, it is estimated that one out of eight new mothers experience postpartum depression.
What is postpartum depression?
Postpartum depression is a real, clinical form of depression that can develop in a woman immediately following the birth of a child. Unlike the “baby blues,” which are normal and tend to dissipate by the end of the second postpartum week, the symptoms of postpartum depression are more severe and longer-lasting.
In addition to general sadness, mood swings, unexplained crying, irritability and insomnia, you might experience an inability to bond with your baby. You might feel detached, withdrawn, or no longer interested in things that once excited you. Other symptoms include guilt, grief, restlessness, loss of appetite, or feelings of emptiness or worthlessness. In more severe cases it can result in an inability to care for your infant or dark, suicidal thoughts.
There’s not a singular cause for postpartum depression. It may be attributed to a dramatic drop in the production of hormones (estrogen and progesterone) after birth, or the emotional ups and downs that accompany the stress, sleepless nights, and exhaustion that is common in the period immediately following the birth of your child.
But another culprit might be flying a little under the radar….the inability to breastfeed.
How does breastfeeding relate to postpartum depression?
If you ever think that pumping is hard, you are not alone. I’m with you, and so do other mamas. Not only it has a long learning curve, the pumping session itself may take quite a long time. Not to mention that sometimes we have problems with getting the milk out and emptying the breast thoroughly.
Here are some of the most common pumping problems:
Difficulty to get let down /takes so long to get let-down
Difficulty to practice hands-on pumping
Unable to empty breast properly
Clogged duct, ouch....
Is there a way to make pumping easier?
That’s why, I am so excited when I heard about LaVie Lactation Massager. LaVie is a brand initiated by a pumping mom, hoping to help other getting the best experience in breastfeeding and pumping.
But wait, what is Lavie Lactation Massager? In this Lavie Lactation Massager review, I discuss the details of Lavie massagers and how these products may help you having better experience in your breastfeeding and pumping journey.