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Motif Aura Breast Pump Ideal for the Busy Mom

If you’re a pumping mom who wants to simplify your daily grind, you’ll want to check out the Motif Aura Breast Pump.

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Published May 22, 2023
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Motif Medical designs quality medical equipment and gear for modern moms, offering a sophisticated, user-friendly line of breast pumps, like the Motif Aura, and maternity compression garments made with the everyday busy mom in mind. The company’s goal is simple: To help you discover your feeding options, support your body, and bond with your baby in a way that works for you.

If you’re a pumping mom who wants to simplify your daily grind, you’ll want to check out the new Motif Aura Breast Pump. This hands-free, wearable breast pump is discreet and makes sense for the modern-day on-the-go pumping mom. In short, the Motif Aura is a smarter, stronger, lighter hands-free wearable breast pump. While the Motif Aura is recommended as a secondary pump for taking on the go, it’s the perfect wearable pump to balance the hustle and bustle of your life as a busy mom – with features we know you’ll love. With the Motif Aura, you’ll never have to miss a pumping session. Check out our full review below!

Motif Aura Breast Pump

All the items that are included with the Motif Aura wearable breast pump

Inside your Motif Aura Breast Pump box, you’ll find:

  • 2 hands-free pumps
  • 2 diaphragms
  • 2 breast shields (29mm)
  • 2 silicone inserts (21 mm)
  • 2 silicone inserts (24 mm)
  • 2 silicone inserts (28 mm)
  • 2 valves
  • 2 bottles (120 ml)
  • 2 bottle caps
  • 2 bottle nipples
  • 2 bottle rings
  • 2 DC5V, 2A power adapters
  • 2 USB-C cables
  • 1 user manual

Why Use a Wearable Pump?

While there are many reasons a pumping mom might opt to use a wearable pump, the benefits of doing so are abundant. Pumping breast milk is time-consuming; being hooked up to the wall or navigating life with a non-wearable pump and its tubing in hand can be challenging to keep up with. This is especially true for a pumping mom with a long list of daily to-dos. A wearable pump can help make it possible to be successful in your pumping journey, despite all (mom) life’s daily demands.

Mom holding her young toddler son on her hip while she is pumping using the wearable pump Motif Aura

My son was born prematurely and spent a combined five weeks in and out of the NICU and PICU, and my wearable pump made all the difference in our feeding journey. Pumping breast milk while he was on a feeding tube would’ve been challenging to maintain with a non-wearable pump alone. At a time when I was in survival mode as a mother, my wearable pump helped me balance a strict pumping schedule, constant trips back and forth to the hospital, and caring for my toddler at home. A perfect companion to my primary pump, it gave me the ability to produce milk while going to be with my baby, scheduling doctors’ appointments and catching up with loved ones over the phone, and even while playing with my then 18-month-old toddler.

Still My Go-To Pump

Mom holding the Motif Aura breast pump with milk in it while she is standing in her kitchen with her toddler boy.

Months later, I rely on my wearable pump to support my ever-evolving breastfeeding journey. Although I am primarily nursing at this point, a wearable pump is still my go-to for long car rides, weekends away when space is limited in my carry-on, and the occasional at-home pumping session in place of a feed. With two busy little ones and not enough time (or hands) in a day to accomplish everything that needs to be done, a wearable pump is a lifesaver.

Regardless of your feeding journey, take it from me: you won’t regret adding the Motif Aura to your feeding toolbox (or, rather, your pumping bag). This wearable breast pump is packed full of impressive features.

Motif Aura: Features We Love

Here are the features of the Motif Aura Breast Pump that we love the most.

It’s Wearable and Hands-Free

Mom laying on the floor playing with her two kids while pumping using the Motif Aura

The Motif Aura is made to fit in your bra – regular bra, sports bra; you name it – giving you the freedom to go about your day while pumping. There are no wires, tubes, or sockets, allowing you to pump easily anytime, anywhere. Because this pump is entirely wearable, portable, and discreet, we think it’s an excellent option for working moms, moms with multiple children, moms who travel frequently, or any busy mom needing to streamline her pumping journey.

You Can Charge On-the-Go

Charging the Motif Aura pump

The Motif Aura features a rechargeable battery that provides more than two hours of usage time, ensuring the breast pump is completely portable for everyday use. It comes with two USB cables and two power adapters that can easily be thrown in your pumping bag, allowing you to charge it at home, in the office, or even in the car, so you never have to worry about running out of juice for your liquid gold – though the battery will last long enough for several pumping sessions.

It Has Soft Silicone Inserts

Putting on the silicone insert on the flange of the Motif Aura

We love that the Motif Aura comes with breast shield inserts in three sizes: 21 mm, 24 mm, and 28 mm. This inclusive approach to sizing is essential because pumping moms often need separate flanges in sizes other than what comes standard with their breast pump. Finding the correct flange size is critical for maximum output and comfort during pumping sessions. Additionally, breast flange size can change over time. The Motif Aura’s soft, gentle-on-the-skin silicone inserts are designed to allow for some leeway in this area.

The Motif Aura is Lightweight and Comfortable

Woman hands putting her Motif Aura breast pump in her bag.
Mom putting on her Motif Aura wearable breast pump while in the car.

Weighing less than half a pound, the Motif Aura is 25%-50% lighter than the leading wearable pumps on the market! This makes it a truly portable, comfortable-to-wear breast pump. It’s also less bulky than other wearable breast pumps, and its rounded motor provides a snug, secure fit within your bra. The Motif Aura’s silicone breast shields and inserts also offer maximum comfort.

It’s Quiet and User-Friendly

Mom sitting on a glider pulling out her wearable breast pump and showing her baby boy the milk in the bottle.

With a motor that produces a less-than-41-decibel hum, the Motif Aura can be used without causing interruptions to your daily routine – or your baby’s. It’s quiet enough to wear while talking on the phone, folding laundry in your little one’s nursery while they nap, or whatever else is on your to-do-while-pumping list. Furthermore, the Motif Aura features an easy-to-read digital, backlit display – a major perk to any wearable breast pump.

The Motif Aura Breast Pump Has a Massage Mode

The Motif Aura Breast Pump always starts in level one of five of massage mode. Massage mode features a suction pattern with fast cycles and low suction strength, encouraging letdown. Because not all wearable breast pumps automatically reset to level one upon startup, we appreciate that the Motif Aura does. This ensures a comfortable, natural onset of milk flow and prevents unnecessary pain at the beginning of the pumping session.

It Has an Expression Mode

The Motif Aura’s expression mode expresses milk as efficiently as possible after a letdown. It boasts seven settings, allowing you to find one – or alternate between a series of levels – that works best for you and your unique pumping sessions. This mode features slower cycles and higher suction strengths, perfect for most pumping sessions. As the Motif Aura Breast Pump consists of two individual motors, we love that you can adjust and customize settings for each side.

Motif Aura Also Has an App

Motif Aura breast pumps on a wooden backdrop next to a smartphone with the Motif app on the screen

The Motif Medical app is a helpful companion to the Motif Aura as it allows you to log pumping session times and milk output amounts. You can even control your breast pump settings from the privacy of your phone. We love the added value this app gives the Motif Aura, especially for moms wishing to closely track pumping sessions and feeding amounts in the early days of their pumping journeys.

The Motif Aura is a Closed System and is Easy to Clean

The valve on the Motif Aura wearable breast pump

The Motif Aura’s closed system is designed to prevent backflow, which helps keep the motor clean and prevent contamination. This is an essential factor to consider in a breast pump, as a closed system ensures the milk your baby receives is clean and safe for consumption. In addition, while washing the Motif Aura in the dishwasher is not recommended, parts can be cleaned hassle-free by soaking them in hot, soapy water for five minutes and rinsing thoroughly. We also love how easy it is to take apart the pump for cleaning and reassemble it afterward.

The Motif Aura pump disassembled

How to Set Up the Motif Aura Breast Pump

Before setting up the Motif Aura, you’ll want to ensure your hands and breast pump parts are washed thoroughly. In addition, the diaphragms, breast shields, and bottle caps should be sanitized. From there, you follow these steps:

  1. Attach the valve to the breast shield.
  2. Twist the bottle to the breast shield.
  3. Insert the diaphragm.
  4. Select the most comfortable silicone insert for your preferred fit. Insert it into the breast shield, pressing firmly in place.
  5. Insert the assembled components into the pump. Be sure to check for a snug fit.
Hands holding one of the Motif Aura breast pumps

Upon completing your pumping session and if your Motif Aura is at 30% battery life or less, charge your motors using the power adapters and cables.

How to Use the Motif Aura Breast Pump

The Motif Aura can be operated with or without a phone. Regardless of how you control your settings, you’ll first place the Motif Aura shield over your breast so the nipple is centered correctly, adjusting the pump to rest securely in your bra. Next, be sure you’re using the most comfortably fitting breast shield insert. Try another size if needed. The Motif Aura comes with 21 mm, 24 mm, and 28 mm inserts to optimize your fit.

Operating the Motif Aura Breast Pump Manually

Here are the steps for the manual operation of the Motif Aura Breast Pump.

  1. Begin pumping by pressing the power button in the motor’s top center. The Motif Aura will automatically start in its massage mode to initiate letdown and milk flow.
  2. Using the “+” and “-” buttons, adjust the cycle and suction settings until you find one that works best for you (this can take trial and error as you get used to your breast pump – and preferred settings may vary over time).
  3. Once your milk is steadily flowing, switch to expression mode, again using the “+” and “-” buttons to adjust cycle and suction settings as needed.
  4. The Motif Aura will automatically power off at the end of a 30-minute session, but you may opt to end your session sooner by simply pressing the power button.
  5. Twist the bottle off the motor and transfer your milk for serving or storage.

Other Things We Love About the Motif Aura Breast Pump

Here are a few other reasons why we love the Motif Aura Breast Pump.

Woman using her wearable breast pump in the car and holding the app to control the pump.

Single or Double

The Motif Aura can be used on one breast or both at once, allowing flexibility in meeting your pumping needs. This is especially helpful for moms wishing to nurse on one breast while pumping on the other. In addition, because each pump is operated separately, you can fully customize your pumping settings for each breast to yield maximum output.

Timed Shut-Off

It automatically shuts down at the 30-minute mark, ensuring you don’t over-pump.

Optional App

While the Motif Medical app is an excellent bonus for tracking and operating the Motif Aura, using it with the breast pump isn’t required.

Memory Mode

The Motif Aura’s memory mode allows you to save preferred settings for future pumping sessions, further streamlining your pumping process.

BPA-Free

All included parts are BPA-free, giving you peace of mind regarding safety.

Suction Strength

The Motif Aura has a suction strength of 280 mmHg.

Warranty

The Motif Aura comes with a two-year warranty for the motor and a 90-day warranty for parts.

Sizing Options

With silicone inserts in three sizes included in addition to its standard 29 mm breast shields, the Motif Aura comes with a total of four breast shield sizing options.

Insurance

Insurance coverage is available for the Motif Aura; coverage amounts will vary based on your specific insurance plan.

The Motif Aura breast pumps are sitting on a rocking chair in the foreground and a mom and her baby boy are sitting on the glider in the nursery in the background.

The Motif Aura is a top choice for any modern-day mom hoping to simplify and maximize her pumping sessions. It makes an excellent secondary, on-the-go option for a standard pump such as the Motif Luna. With its impressive features and user-friendly design, we think you’ll love this powerful, completely wearable breast pump! Click here to get yours!

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Katie is a proud mom of two young children with an extensive background in childhood education and social-emotional development. She holds her Master's in Education from University at Buffalo and… Read more

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