What’s the difference between the Elvie Pump and the Elvie Stride?

The Elvie brand develops smart women’s healthcare products.

Internationally recognized women’s health expert Tania Boler launched the Elvie brand of women’s smart health products to address intimate issues that women face throughout their lives. The most popular of the Elvie brands are two sleek, smart closed-system electric breast pumps: the Pump and the Stride. Both have proven popular among breastfeeding and pumping moms, though there is frequently confusion about which does what and how they’re different. Let’s take a look at what the two pumps have in common first.

What do the Elvie Pump and the Elvie Stride have in common?

You can use both the Pump and the Stride as double or single pumps, and you can connect both with your smartphone via the Elvie app to track and log pumping sessions. Both pumps slip discreetly and comfortably into your bra, so you can pump anywhere, making both ideal for travel and for moms working outside the home. Both were designed with few parts and accessories to keep up with, which means there’s not much clean up either. In addition, both the original Elvie Pump and the Stride come standard with:

  • 2 to 2.5 hours of battery life when fully charged
  • 2-year warranty on pump motor
  • 2-phase pumping (stimulation and expression modes)
  • Two (2) 5 oz collection cups

What are the main differences between the Elvie Pump and the Elvie Stride?

Suction strength

With a suction strength of up to 270 mmHg, the Elvie Stride is a hospital grade pump. The original Elvie suction strength only goes up to 220 mmHg.

Collection cups, motors, and tubing

The two Elvie Stride collection cups share a single motor connected via discreet tubes. The Elvie Pump is completely wireless and tubeless. Each collection cup has its own independent motor.


The Elvie Stride has ten intensity levels with both stimulation and expression modes, which gives pumping moms up to twenty options. The Elvie Pump has fourteen combinations.

Insurance coverage

Most insurance companies do not cover the pricey Elvie Pump, or at least not in full, thought you can use money from an FSA or HSA to purchase the Pump. The Elvie Stride is covered by most insurance companies, including Aetna, Geisinger, and Tricare.

The Elvie Stride is a favorite among Milk N Mamas Baby customers.

The arrival of the Elvie Stride thrilled pumping moms who wanted a breast pump as sleek and comfortable as the Elvie Pump but without the steep price tag. You can purchase yours today through Milk N Mamas Baby. If you’re not sure whether your healthcare plan will cover your favorite Elvie pump, don’t worry! As a DME company, we work with a wide range of insurance companies. We can quickly and easily verify you breast pump benefit on your behalf. We can also request a prescription from your doctor on our side once you’re ready to place your order. 

Need help? Give us a call at 1-844-Milk-Mom or email us at milknmamasbaby@gmail.com.