Editor Review: Everything You Need to Know About the New Willow Generation 3 Breast Pump
There are a zillion amazing things about becoming a mother, but pumping is not one of them. Pumping sucks. Pumping makes you feel like a dairy cow, tethered to a bowling ball, sequestered to a windowless room with a milk-stained couch when you should be in a meeting or — better yet — with your baby.
However, when I use my Willow wearable breast pump, I feel just a little better about the whole endeavor. I decided to get a Willow after pumping on a flight with a traditional pump. The pumping itself went fine (there were a few empty rows at the back of the plane so I didn't even have to pump in the bathroom), but the anxiety leading up to the trip was not. I knew I had a lot of travel in my future, and that let me justify getting a pricey second pump. With the Willow, I can pump in my seat on a crowded flight, on the subway when I'm running late to work, at Target, in the movies, while driving, at dinner with friends — basically anywhere I live my life.
But the Willow isn't perfect. And every time I use it, I think to myself, "I love this thing — I just wish it were better." Well, apparently the Willow team felt the same way because they just released Generation 3 ($500), an even better pump.