Breast Pumps and Pacemakers/ ICDS

For the younger, female members with pacemakers/ ICDs I'm not sure if you've come across the same problems when getting ready to start a family. 

If you plan on breastfeeding or expressing then it's recommended you have a breast pump. Newer breast pump designs lean towards being 'in-bra' with the motor sitting on top of the collection cups as a whole unit. This leaves the motor practically resting where a pacemaker or ICD would normally be implanted. Therefore not suitable for use due to the potential for interaction.

One current suitable alternative I've found is the Elvie Stride as the collection cups sit in the bra but the motor can be clipped to the hip, far enough away to not cause interference. I just thought I'd post on here as after lots of internet browsing it's not a topic I've seen covered anywhere else!



by Tracey_E - 2023-01-28 17:45:59

I was paced before I had children and breastfed both. My youngest is 24, so breast pumps have changed a lot since then! Thanks for the information. 

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