Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Hygeia Breastpumps - Why I Carry Them

July 28th at 11:52pm
Jennifer Mossholder

Hygeia features Green breastpumps for new parents who are concerned about the growing problem of proliferating landfills with baby products.

With the US birth rate topping 4 million newborns every year, conservative estimates are that at least 2 million breastpumps are purchased annually by new parents. Most of these pumps end up in landfills even though they may have been used for just a few days or weeks. The leading breastpump manufacturers have designated these pumps as single-user devices, and the FDA states that these type of pumps can be not be shared between mothers.

Hygeia, has a “Go Green solution”. The Hygeia EnJoye™ Breastpump was designed and is registered with the FDA as a multi-user product. When a Hygeia consumer no longer needs her breastpump, it can be re-used by a friend or family member when each mother has her own personal accessory set. This means fewer pumps in the landfills.

Re-usable breastpumps are not new to hospitals which use expensive durable medical breastpumps that few consumers can afford to buy or want to carry around. The breakthrough is Hygeia’s adaptation of this leading hospital technology into a consumer retail product that’s portable, economical and safe for re-use between mothers. All the parts that touch a mother or her milk are part of her personal accessory set.

In addition to less pumps in the dumps, the Hygeia EnJoye breastpump features an optional reusable lithium ion battery. This rechargeable battery will last for up to four hours of use, and is another Green feature. Competitive breastpumps typically use multiple AA batteries that end up in landfills after use.

Hygeia is committed to the environment and making the earth a Greener place for new parents and babies.

Sharing Hygeia Breastpumps

Statement of Pump Re-Use

FDA Cleared

Hygeia’s Breastpumps are engineered and designed for multiple users when each mother has their own personal accessory set. All of Hygeia Breastpumps have been reviewed and registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as multi-user pumps.

Longest Warranty

Hygeia Breastpumps provide proven performance and feature robust construction found in hospitals. All our pumps are warranted for three years, the longest time for any personal-use breastpump on the marketplace. Investing in a top-quality Hygeia breastpump is a particularly good option when you're planning to have more children or to share your pump with friends/family members who have their own personal accessory sets.

Ecologically Sound

All Hygeia breastpumps are ecologically sound and designed for sharing between mothers when each has her own personal accessory set. However, many non-Hygeia purchased breastpumps are just designed for one mother and are then tossed into the trash. Increasingly people all over the world realize that reuse of items is more environmentally friendly and the Green way to go.


All Hygeia Breastpumps are designed for reuse between mothers when each has their own personal accessory set. Our personal-use breastpumps feature a unique bacteria/virus filter which is designed to block bacteria, viruses and fluid from entering the pump or causing cross contamination. All the parts that touch a mother or her milk are part of her personal accessory set.

Hygeia Pumps are also extremely easy to clean with disinfectants/cleaners such as Cavicide®, a convenient, ready-to-use, high-level disinfectant that is effective against TB, HBV, viruses, bacteria and fungi.

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