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Best Breast Pump

Sometimes moms need a little bit of help in the breastfeeding department. If you need to increase your milk supply, relieve occasional engorgement, or simply provide breast milk for your baby while you are away, a breast pump will get the job done. Choosing the best pump for you will be a personal choice based on a number of factors, including price and portability. But whether you are looking for a small, manual pump for occasional use or an electric pump for everyday expression, the following lists will provide you with some of the best options on the market.

Philips Avent SCF334/04 BPA Free Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump

Online reviewers say the Philips AVENT Comfort Double Electric breast pump works as quickly and effectively as hospital-grade pumps. This pump is ideal for moms who want to get the maximum amount of milk in the minimum amount of time. The breast shield feels warm against the skin, makes pumping more comfortable. It also results in faster let down and more effective expression since it’s designed to mimic suckling. With adjustable speed, vacuum, and rhythm settings, you can customize each pumping session based on your own comfort. This pump also scores points for being easy to assemble, lightweight, comes with its own sleek carrying case and very affordable.

Medela Pump in Style Advanced Breast Pump with Backpack

The Medela Pump in Style Advanced breast pump features a unique two-phase expression technology designed to mimic the way babies breastfeed. This special feature makes this pump one of the most effective on the market. Online reviewers say they’re able to express as much milk with this pump as higher priced, hospital-grade pumps and gets the job done quickly. The Medela Pump is also one of the most convenient to transport. This pump is ideal for working moms since the unit is literally built into the handy travel bag which also holds all of the necessary pumping accessories.

Lansinoh Affinity Pro Double Electric Breast Pump

The Lansinoh Signature Pro Double Electric Breast Pump made this list because reviewers say it’s fast, effective, and comfortable to use. It also scores points for offering fully customizable pumping patterns, meaning you can find the best suction and speed for optimum expression. Reviewers also report this pump is quiet, making it a great option for moms who pump while at work. This pump is compatible with the Lansinoh hand-free pumping bra, allowing you to work or attend to your little one while pumping. As an added bonus, reviewers say this pump is easy to assemble and that the parts are easier to clean than others models on the market.

Spectra Baby USA Dew 350 Hospital Grade Electric Breast Pump

Most hospital grade pumps come with a heavy-duty motor and a high price tag. But the Spectra DEW 350 costs less than $200, making it one of the more affordable electric pumps on the market. Since this pump is hospital grade, moms can express milk quickly and discreetly. Most users report this pump is whisper-quiet, making it ideal for expressing milk at the office or next to a sleeping baby. The Spectra DEW 350 Hospital Grade Pump received the “Parent Tested, Parent Approved” seal of approval award, and since it comes with adjustable suction strength, moms report it’s quite comfortable to use.

NUK Expressive Double Electric Breast Pump

At less than $150, the NUK Expressive Double Electric Breast Pump is one of the most affordable on the market. While it may not be quite as effective as some of the more expensive pumps on this list, online reviewers say this pump is a great buy for the price. Moms love that this pump is so compact and lightweight. They also say the silicone breast shields are comfortable against the body and don’t pinch. While effective at expressing milk, reviewers do say that this pump is noisier than other models. However, the fact that this pump offers a variety of pump speeds and suction strengths is one of the reasons it gets such high reviews from breastfeeding moms.

Philips Avent SCF330/20 BPA Free Comfort Manual Breast Pump

The Philips AVENT Comfort Manual breast pump tops our list because it’s not only comfortable to use, but also extremely effective. Many moms say that they are able to express as much milk with this pump as they are when using an electric pump but without the hassle of batteries and plugs.

The soft, cushioned breast pad is comfortable against the body and doesn’t tug. Since the neck of the pump is slanted, you can sit in a more relaxed fashion while expressing. Plus, since this pump allows you to express milk directly into a feeding bottle, you can preserve nutrients sometimes lost when milk is transferred between containers.

Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump

The Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump gets high marks from online reviewers who sat it’s easy to assemble. and that the silicone sleeve makes expressing milk more comfortable. In addition to being portable and quiet, this pump is also effective in expressing milk quickly; essential for moms who pump while away from home. One nice feature is the special comfort handle designed to prevent hand fatigue and allows for one-handed pumping. A nice bonus is this pump is reasonably priced.

Medela Harmony Manual Breast Pump

The Medela Harmony Breastpump is not only highly rated by online reviewers, but also commonly recommended by lactation consultants. Breastfeeding moms love this breast pump because it’s quiet, effective, comfortable, and convenient to use. Since the handle on this pump swivels, you can easily use this pump with just one hand, even while breastfeeding baby. The Medela Harmony breastpump has fewer parts than most manual breast pumps, which means there’s less to clean. Moms also love that this pump is so easy to assemble.

NUK Expressive Manual Breastpump

Small, effective, and user-friendly, the NUK Expressive Manual Breast Pump gets high marks from breastfeeding moms because it’s so comfortable to use. The breast cushion is soft and designed to help stimulate let-down, which means faster pumping for mom. Additionally, the handle on this pump is ergonomically designed to help reduce hand fatigue. This pump is made from just a few parts for easy cleaning and assembly as well as featuring a bottle with a silicone nipple for feeding that milk can be pumped directly into.

Rumble Tuff Sweet Assist Manual Breast Pump

The Rumble Tuff Sweet Assist Manual Breast Pump made our list because it’s both comfortable and easy to use. The handle on this pump is wider than other models and designed for smaller hands to help ease hand fatigue common which is common while pumping. This pump is also effective, featuring two expression options; this pump mimics a breastfeeding baby, producing quicker expression. This pump is lightweight for easy travel and also reasonably priced.

Jamie C.
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby and more bottles, bath soaps and bouncy seats than you might know what to do with. As a seasoned mom and a savvy shopper, I'm here to help you navigate the world of children's products with well-researched recommendations and mom-tested reviews.
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