Limerick the more comfortable approach to breastfeeding.
Limerick Workplace Lactation Program.
Limerick received the iParenting Media Award Limerick is a WHO CODE compliant company Limerick is WBENC Certified Limerick received the SBIEC Excellence in Commerce Award.

 

Read what our customers are saying about us!

 

“I have used ALOT of breast pumps including two (other) hospital grade pumps. With my first child I had to exclusively pump and I was unable to effectively let down with the push pull action most pumps use to extract milk. This left me hand massaging and hand expressing the entire pump session. I developed severe tendonitis from it and had to stop pumping earlier than I wanted to it was causing permanent damage. I was devastated and honestly felt like I failed somehow because not only could my child not nurse, I could not pump well either. I just had my second child and I purchased the PJs Comfort pump this time. After one use I sold all the rest. I can let down with this pump EVERY time with no massaging and get multiple let downs. I LOVE this pump as it truly feels like my baby nursing. On top of that it's so comfortable and very easy to use. If you have had trouble or have pain with other pumps, don't give up and give this one a try! I am so glad I did. I am a working mom and being able to pump easily (and quickly) is very important. Thank you Limerick for providing a truly wonderful product. My baby and I are so grateful and I plan to pump as long as he needs it.

Ps. The parts are so easy to clean too. Much easier than other pumps!” 
~ Michelle O., Nashville, TN

“I cannot express how grateful I am for the amazing PJ's Comfort! 

I received the pump three years ago through my husband's corporate lactation program at Ernst & Young when our son was born. It was amazing that they not only offered the pump as a gift to new moms, but also the wives of employees. I was working at a Fortune 100 company at the time, and although the leave benefits were amazing, I would have traded one week of leave for one of your pumps!   When I returned to work myself, I toted the pump with me each day. I could quickly pump and return to work in less than 15 minutes. Amazing, especially when you're on deadline or between meetings.

Fast forward to August 2nd. Just six weeks ago our daughter was born. Due to complications during labor, she was born lifeless and had to be resuscitated. This tragic beginning led to a month-long stay in the neonatal ICU at two different major hospitals in Dallas where we live. 

 At both NICUs, I was offered a pump kit for the Medela available in the pump room at the hospital. That was a bust. In comparison to my PJ's pump, that had me back to my daughter's bedside in 15 minutes, the one time I used the Medela was enough to convince me to tote my pump to the hospital each day. After 30 minutes on the other pump, I only had 3 ounces compared to getting 4-6 ounces in five minutes on the PJ's pump. When you're pumping eight times a day, you need your trusty little pink pump!  I sang the praises of the PJ's pump to the lactation consultants and nurses at both hospitals. One the nurses called is my "Porsche pump" and a nurse manager said they needed one for their staff pump room so the nursing staff could get back on the floor more quickly. If you need anyone to sell some of these amazing pumps, sign me up! It's truly been a lifesaver. 

My daughter is now home and life is thankfully returning to normal. Thank you for all you do and offering such a great product to make it easier to provide the best for our children.”
~ Sarah L., Dallas, TX

“My PJ’s Comfort Breast Pump blew my other two pumps out of the water. Not only is it more comfortable, but it’s easier to clean (which saves us busy moms precious seconds!), easier to transport thanks to its compact size, and powerful! It’s such an efficient machine. It’s pink looks can be deceiving! So glad I tried this wonderful pump out! My friends often ask for recommendations when they’re unhappy with their pumps and I of course point them to PJ’s!”

~ Lauren G., Philadelphia, PA

“Limerick PJ’s is the only reason why I am still able to breastfeed my 4 month old and have a job!! It is truly exceptional and I love it! I was using the Ameda Purely Yours double electric breast pump before this and it would never drain my breasts completely. After starting work, I would come home engorged and in pain. There was no way I was going to be able to travel for work and still be able to pump successfully. I would have ended up in a hospital for mastitis or stopped breastfeeding if it wasn’t for the Limerick PJ’s. Buying this pump was the best decision I made! I have been using it for 2 months now and my baby rarely gets a bottle of formula. The best things about this pump---the soft silicone cups that are so much more comfortable than the hard plastic ones, the compression and vacuum motion which mimics the baby suckling on the breasts, the built-in timer and the ease of cleaning. BONUS--I am able to get much more milk using this pump than the Ameda by as much as 2-3 oz!!  Even the manual pump from Limerick works better than the double electric Ameda pump! I would highly recommend this pump to anyone who is motivated to breastfeed their baby but has to go back to work after a few months.” 

~ Charu H., Hartford, CT

As a father of two young daughters, I am writing you to let you know how much my wife loves Limerick. Thank you for making a great product beneficial for all women." 
~ Mike Gatto, Assemblyman, 43rd District , California Legislature

“PJ’s Comfort is extremely easy to use, very comfortable, efficient, and quiet.  I like the soft cup because it does not pinch or pull on my nipple like the hard cups I had used in the past. . . it really felt like my baby nursing”
~ Kris Coblentz, Burbank, CA

“I am very proud that NBC Universal provides Limerick’s workplace lactation program to our employees.  Returning to work after the birth of a child is difficult but the support of the lactation consultants has been invaluable to our employees, including myself.  The high quality, soft-cupped, lightweight pump makes the process quick and efficient – a benefit to mothers and employers alike.’
~ Beth Huston, Universal City, CA

“I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I LOVE THE PUMP, First because it is soft and the motion is easy on the breast.  Second because the pump yields great results.  At work today I expressed 16 ounces.  I’ve never had that kind of volume”
~ Tammy Goodroe, Virginia Beach, VA

“As a mechanical engineer, I look for well-built products like PJ’s Comfort that perform well and will last.  My wife and I are glad we chose a hospital grade pump with a 1 micron filter that prevents milk for entering the pump so that the pump can be safely reused.  We have used it with both our 2 children and plan to use it with our next child.  It is a great product with great technical support that is worth the price.  I highly recommend it.”
~ Carl Palko, Pasadena, CA

 

IParenting Media Award Reviewers Feedback

“It is a very efficient method to extract breast milk and works wonderfully and entirely pain-free. Moreover, the instructions are very clear and easy to follow.  I loved the extra bottles and the storage container for it.  Also, the whole bag which comes with it looks stylish and does not make it obvious to people that it is a breast pump bag.”
~ iParenting Media Award Reviewer

“A positive characteristic of PJ’s Comfort electric breast pump is the neat and organized backpack that contained the breast pump and all of the accessories.  Another positive characteristic are the soft, flexible breast cups as opposed to the firm plastic cups that other pumps contain.  Lastly and most importantly, it gave me great pleasure knowing that there is a filter on the pump which keeps bacteria from contaminating the milk.”
~ iParenting Media Award Reviewer

“I have been pumping for 19 months and this is by far the most comfortable pump I have used.  I like the suction cups, for the size and material, as they feel natural, almost like there is nothing there.  I also really like the bag it comes in, with all the space needed for the pump and accessories.  The bottle area, with freezer pack is great.  The size of the pump itself is small, which I also appreciate, and the two control buttons make it easy to manager.”
~ iParenting Media Award Reviewer

 

September 21, 2007 by Amy Spangler MN, RN, IBCLC

In the market for a breast pump? Well according to my search engine, you won’t have difficulty finding one, with 1,900,000 websites to guide your selection - everything from what to consider before you buy, to why, when, where, and what to buy.

Buying a breast pump is like buying a computer (some pumps actually have a microchip inside!) They come in all shapes and sizes and offer a wide range of features. Usually, the greater the number of features, the higher the cost. The most expensive pumps are those described as medical- orhospital-grade or multi-user, since they can be safely used by more than one mother.

It’s important to remember that the best pump is a baby. But when babies aren’t available or are sick, the next best pump is the one that allows a mother to remove milk effectively, efficiently, economically, and equally important - comfortably. The pump of choice will vary from mom to mom, which is why there are nearly 2 million websites offering a wide range of products - apparently one size does not fit all - literally or figuratively.

One of the most common reasons mothers give for stopping breastfeeding sooner than they had intended is the need to return to work or school. A review of the Working Mother 2006 100 Best Companies finds that 7 percent of the companies offer no paid maternity leave and only 8 percent offer more than 12 weeks, despite the recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics that babies be exclusively breastfed for 6 months.

I was fortunate in that I was able to stay home when my children were young. On those occasions when I was unable to breastfeed, I expressed my milk by hand or used a small, inexpensive battery-operated pump - admittedly, one that is no longer on the market (my age is showing!) So when I was recently introduced to a breast pump described as, “The only 1.5 pound hospital-grade pump that goes from hospital - to home - to work - PJ’s comfort breast pump,” I was intrigued.

It is produced by Limerick, Inc., a family-owned and operated business established in 1992 by Patricia Kelly and Joan Ortiz (mother and daughter). I must admit I am partial to family-owned and operated businesses. As the founder of Amy’s Babies and baby gooroo, I have the pleasure of working with my sister, who is in charge of sales, my brother, who manages production and distribution, and my son, who coordinates design and marketing. If you’re wondering what I do, it’s a mystery!

As for the mother-daughter operation of Limerick, Inc., Patricia is a registered dietitian and Joan is a registered nurse. Through Limerick they assist businesses and corporations in establishing workplace lactation support programs. Limerick has been in operation since 1992, but PJ’s comfort breast pump wasn’t developed until 1997. Its engineering and design was based on feedback from hundreds of working mothers.

Upon seeing the pump for the first time, two features caught my eye - the fact that it was light weight and the Sof-touch silicone cups - apparently in some instances, one size does fit all. Added features include a built-in timer, 12 volt car adapter, 3 year warranty, and my personal favorite (aside from the light weight and the silicone cups) it has only TWO parts to clean and assemble.

I am no longer breastfeeding (I used to think that at my age it would take a miracle) so I wasn’t able to test the pump. But the movement of the silicone flange against my skin was surprisingly comfortable and the mothers I spoke with who had used the pump were delighted with the results.

I am not suggesting that you surf 1,900,000 websites or that you buy a particular pump based on a single recommendation. While you’re doing your homework, be aware that there are lots of pumps on the market, ranging from bad to good and everything in between. Once you determine your needs, you can better narrow your choices. But if you decide to purchase a multi-user pump, PJ’s comfort breast pump deserves your consideration.

Awards & Certifications

 

California Legislature Assembly
Certificate of Recognition

“In recognition of commitment toward catering to the unique needs of mothers and mothers-to-be in our community. Your personalized customer care, unparalleled expertise, and dedication to maintaining a healthy environment for newborn babies and mothers alike is truly commendable.”

Mike Gatto, Assemblyman 43rd District

Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce
2013 California Excellence Award

Business Life Magazine
Women Achiever Awards 2007

Patricia Kelly, Limerick Inc.

 

Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition
Women in Science & Technology
Patricia Kelly & Joan Ortiz, Limerick, Inc. **

 

Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition
Outstanding & Invaluable Service to the Community

 

Working Women Entrepreneurial Excellence Award for
Customer/Client Service
Limerick Workplace Lactation Program

 

Burbank Woman of the Year Award 2001
Joan Ortiz, Limerick, Inc.

 

Heritage Registry of Who’s Who
Patricia Kelly, Limerick, Inc.

 

Business Life Magazine
Women Achiever Awards 2001
Joan Ortiz, Limerick, Inc.


Who’s Who in American Nursing
Joan Ortiz, RN, BSN, IBCLC


Rotary Foundation
Paul Harris Fellow
Patricia Kelly & Joan Ortiz**

 

iParenting Media Award
Limerick PJ’s Products**

 

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
Nationally Recognized WBENC Certification
Limerick, Inc.

 

Workplace Lactation Program Research Study
Published Pediatric Nursing April/May 2004

 

 

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