Elvie Curve Breast Pump review

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by Lorna White |
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Elvie is hailed for creating some of the best breast pumps on the market, and the Curve is no exception. It's designed with a natural suction and a valve that lets you control the suction strength, so you can be as comfortable as possible when expressing. With simple expressing in mind, the Elvie has helped some mothers express up to 4 oz of milk with little effort.

Less hassle than a traditional manual breast pump, the Elvie Curve helps you collect even more milk in three ways: while breastfeeding on the other breast, pumping on the other breast, or whenever your breast feels full.

And, unlike other silicone breast pumps, the Elvie Curve is contoured to neatly fit in your bra—no jutting out, so you’re free to be out and about.

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Price: $37.48

Pros

  • wearable
  • discreet
  • one-press expression

Cons

  • have to decant the pouch into a bottle
  • 4 oz/120 ml: Bonus milk that would otherwise go to waste when you let down while breastfeeding or pumping.
  • One-way Valve: Control pressure for comfortable use and removal.
  • Travel-friendly:  Cord-free, portable, lightweight, and no batteries to worry about— the ideal travel companion. 
  • Safe from spills: Elvie Curve lies stably on its front to avoid spilled milk after use. 
  • Easy to clean: Dishwasher safe and only 2 parts to clean. 
  • BPA free: Safe for mother and baby. Made with food safe silicone, and free from BPA and phthalates.  

Testing the Elvie Curve

How did this product make your life easier?

Claire: The main benefit over other silicone breast milk collectors/pumps is that it is hands-free and fits inside a bra. Especially helpful with a wriggly baby so you can collect milk without worrying it will be knocked off. It is also very comfortable but I think in part this is because the pressure is lower.

Maria: The product has enabled me to make my feeding and expressing sessions very efficient as milk from both sides are collected and there’s no milk wasted. This is especially great for the first feed of the day, as that’s when I found I had the most milk, so therefore I was able to collect a lot of milk from the side I wasn’t feeding my baby from which was stored and used later (which meant less time spent expressing).

Charlotte: The Elvie Curve breast pump has made my life easier, as it means I can pump whilst feeding my baby on the other breast, but still have my hands free to help him if needed. This was particularly useful when he was younger and smaller, so therefore needed more assistance in being propped up, all while the pump was doing its thing on the other boob!

Would you recommend this to other parents?

Louise: The wearability of the product alone is reason enough to recommend it. The fact that you can use it while doing other things around the house or feeding your baby is great. You don’t have to worry about wires, batteries or making sure it’s charged. All you need to do is get it in place set the desired level of suction then you are ready to go. It is good that you can adjust the level of suction by a button and most pumps like this do not have this function. As much as I like this product I would only be able to get a good supply of milk when I was heavily engorged due to a missed feed, which did not happen a lot as my little boy didn’t miss feeds often.

Jessica: I would definitely recommend this breast pump to fellow mums as it is comfortable and easy to use compared to some other similar products. It is also quite small and could easily be packed in a bag if you were going away on holiday so easy to transport. It is quite easy to clean so hygiene isn't an issue.

Maria: This product is an absolute must for breastfeeding mums. I found the Elvie Curve to be a very user-friendly way to catch the let-down with minimal fuss or effort. The design is brilliant as it easily fits into your bra and never leaks (which is very reassuring!!). I also liked the gentle nature of the product, it’s designed to gently expresses the let-down and I loved how you can easily adjust the level of suction via the nozzle at the top, making sure it’s always comfortable.

Would you choose this product above all others on the market?

Jessica: I would choose this product over others on the market as it is of good quality, easy to use and clean and it is small enough to take away with you without taking up too much room. The main thing is how comfortable and discreet it is to use as this is definitely of high importance for me and probably other mums.

Charlotte: I would choose The Elvie Curve breast pump over any other hands-free breast pumps, as it is so comfortable when it is on. I would not, however, choose it over a battery-powered portable breast pump, as it is nicer to get the pumping done as quickly as possible, particularly when I am out and about.

Maria: I have tried other products on the market, and whilst the Elvie Curve is one of the more expensive options on the market, I found it to be very good value for money. When I have used other products, I found that the design either didn’t fit into my bra (so could therefore be easily knocked off by the baby), the product leaked. Or the level of suction was uncomfortable What’s brilliant is that none of these elements was ever an issue with the Elvie Curve.

What changes would you make to this product?

Cammi: The only thing I would like to see on the Evie Curve is a feature to make it easier to pour the pumped milk out. I found that I spilt a bit of the milk and found it hard to get the last bit of the milk out as the opening is very large. It would be good to have a hole with a narrowed opening at the top of the silicone.

Abigail: The price definitely, I feel the price is way too high when compared to other options I can get something which does exactly the same for £4.99 from Aldi, the only difference is that it is less discreet. I love literally everything else about the product but the price is way too high for me.

Claire: The milk collection compartment is made from opaque plastic. Whilst this looks stylish, it means that you can’t easily see if you are having a let down or how much milk you have collected. With other silicone breast pumps, I can adjust the angle and pressure to ensure continuous collection but with this one, it is more like collecting blind.

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