I love my Elvie OG, however, I have elastic nipples and emptying was an issue. I have written a few blogs on this particular issue discussing how the location of the suction holes being in the middle of the flanges, for ordinary moms, can become an issue once you start pumping and nipples block the holes. You can read more details on this issue here. So when I heard about MomCozy, I was excited to see if I would have a better outcome, which I did. I was able to empty better. So what is the difference between the two and which pump would be a good option for you?
I mentioned Elvie’s suction holes are located near the middle of the flanges. Once you start pumping, any mother that naturally has long nipples or slightly elastic nipples may be faced with the suction holes being blocked which reduces its suction. The results may be moms can’t empty and/or it takes longer to empty and tie that in with Elvie only having a suction strength of 220mmHg. MomCozy has the suction holes at the end of the flanges which gives moms more room for their nipples to stretch and not interfere. The suction strength is also higher at 280 to 300mmHg which is a big win for me.
Elvie was quieter and had a natural breast shape. While MomCozy was noticeably popping out the top of my tight shirt and louder to the point where if you were at work, you likely would see people looking around their desks trying to figure out where the noise was coming from. So if you are looking for something discrete, MomCozy would likely not be the choice for you but for the price, it may be a better pump to have if you are in a pinch and need to be mobile and not tied to any cords. Let’s look at some of the other things:
- 2-year warranty
- Quiet, 39.1 decibels
- Sleek, rounded
- Bluetooth/app for tracking
- 2-2.5 hour battery
- 40 minute shut off
- May not be good for naturally long nipples
- May not be good for elastic nipples
- Suction is only 220mmHg
- Costs $499 retail
- Costs $120
- There are a few different models and color options
- Bulky, not fully rounded
- Loud – 50 decibels
- 7 DAY warranty
- 1.30 hour battery
- Not Bluetooth
- Motor may not last long
At a glance, you get what you pay for. If you need to have a mobile pump for seldom travel, doctor appointments etc., I would go with MomCozy. If you need to have something reliable, long term and intend to pump more then 10 times a week, I would go with Elvie OG. My opinion on these pumps may be different than yours, however, I like to show different points of view on the issues moms like me have, with elastic nipples. Unfortunatly, the only way YOU will know what will work is to take the leap and try out a pump. Better yet, do you have a friend that will let you test hers out?
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