Breastfeeding is one of the best ways to closely connect with your little ones during their early stages of life. But let’s be real; whether it’s going back to work or even just heading out for an evening, us mamas can’t always be their on-demand milk machines. That’s why owning a breast pump is crucial during this time in baby’s life!
As a labor and delivery nurse, breastfeeding is a hot topic mamas and I discuss in the delivery room. I like to recommend trusty breast pumps I know are easy to use, comfortable, and effectively gets the job done.
I was excited to try out the brand new pump from Motif Medical called the Luna breast pump. Not only did I want to test this pump out to share with my patients, I wanted to give you my personal opinion as a fellow breastfeeding mama. Here is my review of the Luna breast pump:
Immediately I noticed how sleek and pretty the Motif Luna is after taking it out of the box. The design is very simple and has only a few buttons to make pumping less-than-complicated: mode, cycles, level, LED, and the power button. It gives off an overall stylish appearance that was built for modern motherhood.
I also noticed how small and lightweight it is. The Luna is only 2 pounds! It is so easy to just stick this pump in your bag and take it wherever you need to go. It is built compact and for easy mobility for pumping-on-the-go.
This is what is included in the package:
- 2 – 24mm Breast Shields
- 2 – Silicone Valves
- 2 – Backflow Protectors
- 2 – Tubing
- 2 – Milk Collection Containers
- 2 – Milk Collection Container Caps
- 2 – Milk Collection Container Covers
- 2 – Milk Collection Container Disks
- 2 – Bottle Nipples
- 1 – Power Adapter
Ease of Use!
Sometimes all of these new mom toys can be an absolute headache to setup, as if we don’t already have enough to deal with. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy the pump was to assemble. All I had to do was plug in the power adapter to the pump, connect the tubbing to the backflow protectors and the pump, attach those protectors to the breast shields, attach the silicone valves to the bottom of the breast shields, and screw on the milk collection container. Done.
The Motif Luna has hospital-strength suction on the inside that allows mamas to pump more in less time! Motif understands that pumping can be extremely stressful, time-consuming, and different for each woman. They know that your time as a mother and woman are valuable so it is obvious that they put a ton of effort into a pump that is very efficient!
Easy for Night Pumping!
One of my favorite features about the pump is how quiet it is! Most of us mamas know how loud and annoying some pumps can be. It pumps discreetly with only a 45-decibel hum – AKA quiet enough to not wake your sleeping baby! It also includes a built-in LED night light with three different settings for those late-night pumping sessions and a backlit LCD screen. This screen makes it SO much easier on your eyes to read at any time of day.
The Motif Luna can be covered by your health insurance! How cool is that? The Affordable Care Act now requires health insurance plans to cover breastfeeding supplies and support, so families can stress less when purchasing some of these expensive mama must-haves. It is definitely a win-win being able to own a high-quality pump at a lower price.
Other Cool Features!
Motif Medical has listened to our mama needs, y’all. Here are some additional features the pump has that makes pumping SO much easier:
Single or Double Pump – Pump how you want! If baby wants to nurse on one side while you pump on the other or you if want just some double-pumping action, you are able to choose!
Closed System – This breast pump has a closed system! This means that it has a barrier between milk collection and the motor, preventing damage to your pump or even worse – contamination by bacteria/mold/viruses!
Auto Shut-Off – Turns off automatically after 30 minutes! I personally love this feature because whether I’m distracted with work or happen to doze-off mid-pump, I don’t have to worry about pumping longer than I need to be. Also, pumping more frequently throughout the day in shorter sessions can actually stimulate and build your milk supply!
Massage and Expression Mode – These modes provide full control and maximum comfort. They simulate let-down by mimicking your baby’s natural nursing pattern and expressing milk from the breast with high efficiency!
The Motif Maternity Compression Line!
Motif Medical was kind enough to send me some products from their Maternity Compression Line, so I am super excited to also review the Postpartum Recovery Support Garment and the Pregnancy Support Band for you mamas!
Postpartum Recovery Support Garment – Natural Birth
Motif Postpartum Recovery Support Garments were designed by medical professionals for new moms to help recovery after birth by providing structure to stabilize the stomach, back, and hips. The extra support provided from this medical garment works to improve posture while tightening and toning the areas most affected by pregnancy.
These Garments can be absolute lifesavers for recovery after birth! They are designed to better suit the needs of recuperating moms, usually worn between one week and four months postpartum.
Made with lightweight and breathable Micro Net fabric, Motif Compression Garments hide discreetly under clothing for a seamless, comfortable fit.
All Motif Maternity Compression Garments are insurance eligible.
- FDA listed Medical Device
- Speeds up postpartum recovery time.
- Delivers gentle compression to reduce swelling (edema).
- Stabilizes the abdomen with gentle support panels.
- Relieves conditions like pelvic girdle pain.
- Supports lower back and hips for improved posture.
- Tightens and tones belly, hips, waist, pelvis, and lower back.
Design & Fit
- Discreet and seamless under clothing.
- Made with lightweight and breathable Micro Net fabric.
- A snug and secure fit, without being uncomfortably tight.
- Split crotch design for convenient trips to the restroom.
- Contains silicone leg grippers to prevent the garment from riding up.
- No zipping or buttoning. Easily step into and adjust straps, if needed.
- Nude color.
- 76% nylon, 24% spandex.
*Please consult with your doctor before wearing the Motif Recovery Support Garment.
Pregnancy Support Band
Motif Pregnancy Support Bands were designed by medical professionals for women who want to stay active, comfortable, and supported during pregnancy. These medical devices work by relieving pregnancy-related pressure from the abdomen, hips, and lower back to reinforce the body’s core. Built for a discreet fit and made with breathable fabric, the band’s simple redistribution of weight provides incredible relief and comfort during everyday activities. Recommended for use from three to nine months during pregnancy.
All Motif Maternity Compression Garments are insurance eligible.
- FDA Listed Medical Device
- Relieves pressure on the abdomen, lower back, hips, and pelvis.
- Soothes pregnancy-related pain and discomfort.
- Reduces sciatica (pain targeting the back, hip, and outer side of the leg).
- Improves posture.
Design & Fit
- Choose your desired support, compression, and fit by adjusting the side tension straps.
- The band easily adjusts to grow with pregnancy.
- Discreetly wear under clothing or comfortably over clothing.
- Soft, breathable fabric.
- Machine washable.
- Neutral white colorway.
How to Wear
- Position the band with the padded inside and outer elastic straps on your lower back.
- Secure the front of the band like a cradle, typically below your belly button.
- Adjust the level of support and compression using the side tension straps.
*Please consult with your doctor before wearing the Motif Pregnancy Support Band