Breast Pump Guide
Carum – True Hospital Breast Pump
The Carum was developed by Ardo engineers in close cooperation with our in-house lactation consultants as an innovative, next generation breast pump, specifically designed for heavy-duty use in hospitals and lactation rooms. The Carum employs a dual-piston and cylinder technology, and is an ultra-quiet, closed system, easy to clean multi-user breast pump. It features individually adjustable settings for vacuum and cycles and the ability to mimic a baby’s natural nursing action.
The Carum begins in stimulation mode before changing to expression mode after 2 minutes. If the mother stimulates a letdown before the two minutes, she can change to expression mode at any time. Vacuum and cycles can be independently changed which allows the pumping mother to toggle back and forth during a pumping session. Most pumps have an algorithm that does not allow altering, but Ardo realizes every mother and baby are different. So, the Carum was developed to take into account this reality accordingly and supports the mother to find the best settings for her pumping session.
In addition to the 2-phase technology (stimulation and expression mode), the Carum offers a unique sensitive program. The Carum sensitive program gives the mother the option to start the pump basically at zero to avoid a startling sensation, while other pumps immediately start at 50 mmHg vacuum. This feature is especially important for mothers with sore nipples/breasts or anxious new mothers who may be fearful of pumping.
It also offers a backlight dimmer for subtle nighttime pumping. The Carum’s interface is very intuitive and completely adjustable while weighing less than 7 lbs. Mothers that are post C-section may transport the Carum safely. A wheeled stand is also available for hospitals and lactation rooms. The Carum brings independence and reliability to mothers.
Calypso Electric Breast Pump
The Ardo Calypso breast pump is the only personal breast pump made in Switzerland! It features independent vacuum and cycle adjustment – 64 total settings for maximum comfort and gentleness. Moms report that the Ardo Calypso “feels like baby”! Vacuum Seal technology creates a completely closed system – no milk in the tubes or pump.
The Calypso breast pump is a piston-driven, completely closed system, lightweight and ultra-quiet breast pump for the mother on the go. The Calypso weighing less than 1 lb., is ultra silent and extremely portable. This powerful pump can support establishing a milk supply while being durable enough for pump-dependent mothers to rely on. The piston technology allows the suction to maintain its negative pressure, therefore never releasing the breast and allowing the ability to replicate a baby’s natural nursing action. With 64 individual settings, the Calypso is a fully adjustable, completely closed system with intuitive and customizable controls that can be independently changed during stimulation and expression mode. This individually adjustable functionality allows the mother to fully empty her breast during her pumping session. The Calypso breast pump can operate on 6 AA batteries, a wall power plug, or a car adapter.
The AA battery feature, which can be used with rechargeable or off-the-shelf AA batteries, is particularly important in rural, poor, or exposed communities, where power outages are common. While built-in lithium batteries cannot be charged when the power is out, the Calypso can continue to operate with regular or rechargeable AA batteries.
The Calypso model allows for efficient performance so mothers can single or double pump at their convenience anywhere, anytime. The Ardo product line includes 5 different breast shells or inserts: 22mm, 26mm, 28mm, 31mm or 36mm.
Alyssa Breast Pump
Ardo Alyssa is the world’s only breast pump with an automatic Power Pumping program feature. This unique feature imitates when a baby cluster feeds, which naturally increases the mother’s milk supply. This feeding behavior occurs when the baby is in a growth phase and demands more milk from the breast more often. The automatic Power Pumping of the Alyssa mimics cluster feeding with a predefined one-hour interval pumping, consisting of three pumping phases and two pause phases. While the duration of the pumping and pausing phases is predefined, the mother can adjust the vacuum and cycle settings to her personal needs at any time. Power Pumping is a method recommended by professionals to increase milk quantity and stabilize fluctuating milk quantities.
In addition to the Power Pumping function, the Memory Plus function on the breast pump saves the mother’s complete pumping session, settings and time, so she can repeat her ideal pumping session with every use. Mother’s can also control the Ardo Alyssa breast pump directly from their phone using the MyArdo app.
Amaryll Hand Pump
The Amaryll breast pump is a gentle and hygienic manual pump. With efficient operation and additional breast shell sizes available, the Amaryll is a great pumping option with an individually adaptable ergonomic handle. The handle is adjustable with 3 settings to allow the mother to move the handle left, right or center to pump in whichever hand or setting is most comfortable. The Amaryll mimics Ardo’s piston technology as it also maintains the negative pressure and never releases the nipples when in use.