In Sweden, 1939, a leading gynecologist asked engineer Einar Egnell to create a better breast pump. Pumps in those days were bulky, inefficient, and even painful. He then devoted his life to the development of a pump. After hundreds of trials he finally released the Ameda SMB Breast Pump in 1942. It was the first safe, effective, hospital-grade pump in the world. Since then, Ameda has followed in his footsteps to maintain their firm stand on the cutting edge of pumping technology, always being the first to release the latest innovations to the market. In 1998, they created the Ameda Purely Yours, which was the first personal piston breast pump, and is still a line releasing new models. The Ameda brand has always been known for providing nursing mothers with the best that the industry has to offer. Their reputation reflects itself in their variety of innovative, unique, and consumer-friendly products.
The Ameda Purely Yours Breast Pump is piston-driven, giving mom more comfortable and efficient pumping. It includes the Ameda HygieniKit Milk Collection System, for easy clean-up, as well as individually adjustable cycle and suction controls to make the shopping experience completely personalized to the mother's preferences. It's very well adapted for busy moms, with 3 options for power sources (AC adapter, AA batteries, or car charger) and portability. The whole pump weighs 1 pound, and is compact in size. Taking it to work or on errands is incredibly simple. Just toss the Cool 'N Carry tote over your shoulder and go. The tote has cooling elements as well as six 4-ounce bottles to keep a steady supply of milk ready at all times.
There is also the Ameda One-Hand Breast Pump with the Flexishield Areola Stimulator, which quickly and comfortably stimulates the let down reflex. It comes with a silicone insert, which reduces the shield size for maximum effect for smaller nipples. Use is extremely easy, as there is no power supply to worry about, and mom can save time by nursing on one side and pumping on the other. Another option is to use 2 of the pumps simultaneously, which is entirely possible because the pump only requires one hand for use.
Ameda also makes 100% cotton reusable nursing pads. Their multilayered construction is designed to draw moisture away from the skin, to sooth and increase comfort. They are machine washable, and also available in disposable form. Another handy accessory is the Mother's Milk Freezer Bag. These are completely sterile bags that resist splitting or cracking while freezing, and also keep out odors.
Ameda was the first to make a mother-friendly breast pump, and they continue that excellent reputation today. They are fully committed to mothers and their comfort. Paving the way for other companies, they have transformed breast pumps to be the comfortable, effective, and easy-to-use devices they are today.