PJ's Comfort® hospital-grade, multi-user electric breast pump and the Sof-touchTM breast cups have so many unique design features. How does Limerick, Inc. get ideas for such innovative products?
Limerick, Inc. was created to help families reach their breastfeeding goals. From the start we knew that this would take breastfeeding education and support. We educated, supported and listened to 10's of thousands breastfeeding women in our Workplace Lactation Program. Soon, we realized that an important way to support breastfeeding families would be to design a hospital-grade electric breast pump that could easily go from the hospital, to home, then back to work with the breastfeeding woman. We held focus groups to determine that comfort, safety, portability, and ease of use were the most important features to breastfeeding women, and we successfully incorporated each of these key features into the design of PJ's Comfort® electric breast pump, the Sof-touchTM breast cups, and all of our feeding accessories. In addition to the important suggestions from the women in our Workplace Lactation Program, and various focus groups, Limerick also works with breastfeeding experts to design and manufacture our extraordinary products.
PJ's Comfort® is available in both the Standard and Executive models. What are the differences between the two PJ's Comfort® models?
Both the Standard and the Executive models feature the same PJ's Comfort® 1 1/2 pound hospital-grade electric breast pump, collection kit and 2 extra feeding bottles. Each model features a unique carrying tote with a cooling section. The smaller Standard model tote can be worn as a backpack or over the shoulder. The Executive model tote has additional inside storage pockets and a pink mesh bag for air drying tubing and accessories. The Executive model also comes with breast pads and a car adapter.
How can I get a PJ's Comfort® breast pump?
PJ's Comfort® breast pumps, collection kits and feeding accessories can be purchased through Limerick, Inc's website at www.limerickinc.com. Our products are also available at select retail sites. Please contact our toll free Customer Service hot line at 877-LIM-ERIC (546-3742) for the most recent list of retail locations.
PJ's Comfort® is a hospital-grade electric breast pump. What does the term "hospital-grade" mean?
Similar to other medical devices, the FDA classifies and regulates all breast pumps. The FDA classifies electric breast pumps into two main groups, single-user and multi-user. Most retail electric breast pumps are single-user. Single-user pumps can never be shared, borrowed or even returned to a retailer. Infectious diseases including HIV and hepatitis may be spread through the sharing of single-user breast pumps. Only multi-user breast pumps like PJ's Comfort® are specifically designed to decrease the risk of contamination and re-infection, and are safe to be used by more than one person in the hospital setting, at work or at home. The industry term "hospital-grade" is often used to describe an FDA regulated multi-user electric breast pump such as PJ's Comfort®.
Why do the Sof-touchTM cups come in only one size?
Our Sof-touchTM breast cups are made with silicone, a soft, flexible material that contours to the breast regardless of size or shape. This innovative design makes pumping even easier. PJ's Comfort® users don't hassle with the guess work of choosing between multiple sizes of detachable breast flanges. Like each of our products, Sof-touchTM silicone cups were also designed with your safety and comfort in mind. Sof-touchTM silicone cups coupled with our unique pumping technology closely imitates your baby's natural massaging suction action and rhythm. This innovative pairing reduces the risk for nipple pain, discomfort and distortion that can be caused by hard, plastic breast flanges.
PJ's Comfort® is a "closed system breast pump". What exactly does this mean?
A closed system breast pump has a barrier in between the milk collection kit and the pump mechanism. This special safety feature safeguards both your milk and your pump. PJ's Comfort® features a 1 micron filter that prevents your milk from ever being exposed to the outside air thus eliminating exposure to any impurities such as dust or smoke, and harmful airborne bacteria and viruses. Because our scientifically tested filter also prevents any milk particles from entering the pump mechanism, and filters the air being exhausted into the room, the risk for cross contamination and re-infection is also eliminated.
What are the cost advantages of purchasing PJ's Comfort® hospital-grade electric breast pump?
The cost to rent a hospital-grade breast pump can be as high as $80.00/per month. Pump renters also need to purchase a collection kit for about $60.00. Rental costs would be as high as $900.00 for the mother that met the recommend 6 months to one year of breastfeeding. Mother's who choose to rent for a couple of months before deciding to purchase a single-user pump will spend over $500.00, and need to learn how to use 2 different pumps. PJ's Comfort® hospital-grade electric breast pump is an excellent investment for women as it can go from the hospital, to home, and then to the workplace. It is also ideal and economical for women that plan on breastfeeding more children in the future. The excellent 3 year warranty on all parts and labor helps to safeguard your investment and save you money.
Can PJ's Comfort® hospital-grade electric breast pump be returned?
Breast pumps purchased through the Limerick, Inc. website with appropriate proofs(s) of purchase may be returned within 1 month of purchase for a refund (minus the value of any personal accessories and a 25% restocking fee).
Is Limerick Inc. environmentally-friendly?
At Limerick Inc. we are committed to doing our part to protect the environment. Limerick, Inc. became an industry leader by establishing the industries first product buy-back program with our retailers, and eliminating the need for multiple plastic breast flanges. Limerick, Inc. inspects, services and qualifies "Certified Used" PJ's Comfort® pumps that can be resold at retail locations. Our Sof-touchTM breast cups are made of soft, flexible silicone that contours to any breast size or shape, thus eliminating the need for wasteful plastic flanges in multiple sizes. To expand our green efforts, we have partnered with the City of Burbank's Green Consultant and have implemented several environmentally- friendly and energy efficient workplace practices.
Clearly, Limerick, Inc is dedicated to helping families reach their breastfeeding goals. How else does Limerick, Inc. support the community at large?
Limerick, Inc's mother and daughter founders are deeply committed to community service, supporting other women owned businesses, and advocating for women and children's health issues. Patricia serves on the Board of Directors for the Kids Community Dental Clinic, while Joan and her daughters belong to the National Charity League (NCL) and engage in various fundraising activities for the girl's athletic program at Burbank High School. Included in the many worthwhile organizations that Limerick, Inc. supports is Villa Esperanaza, or "House of Hope". Villa Esperanza is a Pasadena, California based organization that provides education, support, training and housing for the developmentally disabled (www.villaesperanzaservices.org). Limerick, Inc. is proud to have several hard workers from Villa Esperanza as team members.