Whether you are going out to work or just stepping out of the house for a while with your baby with a baby-sitter, a breast pump will allow your baby to benefit from your milk even when you are away. Breast pumps are broadly classified into two categories. First, manual pump and second, electric pumps which operate with battery. It is therefore important to consider how frequently you plan to use your breast pump. Based on the reviews, here’s a list of the best breast pumps that you can buy.
Manual Breast Pumps
Medela Harmony Breast Pump
One of the unique features of this manual breast pump is the two way expression which makes an impression of natural breast feeding. The two phase expression consists of a simulation phase which generates a light pumping rhythm of milk ejection reflex and gets the flow of milk initiated. The second phase lets the flow of milk gentle. It comes with breast shields to adapt to a mother’s body regardless of the anatomy of the body and is a great product for occasional users.
Philips Avent Manual Breast Pump
This is one of the most used and recommended manual breast pumps available in the market. It is light weight and easy to clean. The angular neck of the pump lets the mother sit in a comfortable position and express milk instead of leaning forward. The massage cushion has a velvety feel to it and looks like five petals that mimics the baby’s natural suckling and makes the process easier to express milk. Additionally, it is compatible to the Philips Avent feeding bottles and so you can express milk and store it to be used any time.
Chicco Manual Breast Pump
From the house of the reputed brand on baby products, Chicco’s manual breast pump is a treat to the mothers. Its simple assembly does not involve any fancy technology like other breast pumps. However, has been one of the most preferred products with mothers. The silicone cup fits all breast sizes and the ergonomic handle is easy and comfortable to hold and operate.
Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump with Tooth Tissues
Since this is an US brand and is the most expensive in the list of breast pumps. It functions similar to Medela Harmony Breast Pump with two phase expression and comes with two different breast shield sizes. The ergonomic handle is easy to use and does the job quietly without any noise.
Electric Breast Pumps
Trumom Electric Breast Pump
Trumom electric breast pump comes in three different modes. The breast pump mimics the baby’s natural suckling action and is comfortable to use. The ‘Massage’ mode makes the breasts tender, the ‘Simulation’ and the ‘Expression mode’ complete the task of expressing milk. This breast pump with three phases of expression helps in increasing the flow of milk and also helps the mother’s body produce more milk. The angular head makes the expression easier without any need to lean forward to complete the task.
Philips Avent Single Electric Breast Pump
Philips Avent single electric breast pump, though a bit noisy compared to its other counterparts, is one of the easiest and fast pumps to express milk. The wide shaped nipple makes it comfortable for the babies to make a shift from feeding directly from the breast to the feeding bottle. It is dishwasher safe and is compatible to other Philips baby products like the sterilizer and the feeding bottle.
Medela Swing Breast Pump
Apart from mimicking the baby’s suckling action, this breast pump comes with two settings of pumping. The simulation phase has a pumping rhythm of 120 cycles per second and expression phase works at 45-72 cycles per minute. What more? It comes with a one year warranty on the motor unit and keeping in mind the convenience and comfort of the mother, one of the knobs come with a combination of vacuum level and numbers of cycles thus, letting the mother adjust the settings as per her convenience.
Medela Pump in Style Advanced
This is one of the most bought double electric breast pumps and has higher user ratings. It comes with a tote bag with insulated ice pack bags, feeding bottles and breast shields of various sizes; thus, making it easier to carry anywhere.
Lansinoh Double Electric Breast Pump
Brought to you by one of the leading brands, the Secure Fit Custom Expression Technology helps in maximum flow of milk and comes with adjustable settings of 8 levels of vacuum and 6 levels of speed. The LCD display lets the mother get a comfortable read and has built in bottles.
Medela Swing Maxi Electric Breast Pump
The difference between Medela Swing Maxi and Medela Swing Electric Breast pump is the time saving feature due to the construction as a double electric breast pump. This is portable and easy to carry on a trip or to work.