The necessity of the breast pump is undeniable, especially for working mothers and others on a tight schedule. Being able to quickly and efficiently pump enough milk for your baby is very desirable among nursing mothers, and this makes electric breast pumps a favorite. Electric breast pumps are faster than manual pumps, and they require less input from you to work efficiently. If you are in the market for electric breast pumps, but you are not sure about which make or model to buy, this review will guide you to purchasing the best electric breast pumps in 2017.
- 10. Philips Avent Comfortable Single Breast Pump
- 9. BelleMa Double Electric Breast Pump
- 8. White Leopard Single Breast Pump
- 7. Medela Compact & Single Breast Pump
- 6. Spectra Baby USA Breast Pump with Rechargeable Battery
- 5. Medela Advanced Pump-In-Style Breast Pump Set
- 4. Philips AVENT Electric Double Breast Pump
- 3. Medela Pump-In-Style Double Breast Pump Starter Set
- 2. Medela Double Breast Pump Freestyle Package
- 1. Spectra Baby USA Single or double Breast Pump
Purchase Considerations for Electric Breast Pumps
– Ease of Use
The ease of use and maintenance of a breast pump, for example, how easy it is to clean, plays a large role in its overall quality and value.
Devices powered by electric motors are usually loud, but if the breast pump is too loud, then it may present problems for the user or be a source of distraction in places with privacy issues.
A good breast pump should be fast, because some nursing mothers have limited time to pump the milk before they engage in other activities.
No doubt, the more comfortable it is to use the breast pump, the higher its quality.
Some mothers can be quite mobile, moving from place to place, or simply being more on the road than the average nursing mother. For such situations, a cordless, portable and preferably, battery powered breast pump, becomes ideal.
– Double Pump
Breast pumps with a double pump capability shorten the overall time a nursing mother needs. This makes double pump devices more valuable.
– Suction Level Setting
A breast pump with variable suction level setting is definitely better because all women are not the same. Some people require more suction, while others require less, and being able to choose what suits you is definitely great.
10. Philips Avent Comfortable Single Breast Pump
Built with a unique design, this single breast pump from Philips Avent is exceptionally comfortable, lightweight, and comes with warm and soft massage cushions which help to stimulate and increase the breast milk flow. It also offers you the choice between three modes of low, medium and high. The parts are light-weight and can be easily assembled or disassembled. They are also dishwasher safe and can be packaged compactly for easy transportation. This pump comes with a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
9. BelleMa Double Electric Breast Pump
BelleMa’s double breast pump comes with a variable vacuum strength setting with nine levels. You can also select different vacuum levels for either the right or the left side. The pump features a closed anti-backflow system and comes with the breast-pump motor kit, 2 suction kits, 2 storage bottles, with the bottle adapters and bases, 2 nipple sets and a user guide.
8. White Leopard Single Breast Pump
This single breast pump is very simple and easy to operate. It offers two modes of operation, suction and massage. It comes with a silent motor which makes it perfect for pumping milk in places like the office without much disturbance. It is also very compact and can be easily carried anywhere. The package includes the breast pump, a bottle, 1x USB cord for power and a user manual.
7. Medela Compact & Single Breast Pump
This Medela breast pump is specially designed for nursing moms who pump milk occasionally. It has a simple design and can be easily carried around in a bag. Its motor can either run on AC power or on four AA batteries, which are not included. It comes delivered with an AC adapter, a shoulder strap and a drawstring bag for keeping the components organized.
6. Spectra Baby USA Breast Pump with Rechargeable Battery
The Spectra Baby USA pump was designed to rival the well known Medela symphony. It features a 2-mode functionality. The first mode is the massage mode, which warms up the breast and makes it start releasing milk. The second mode is the expression mode, made up of deep, slower suction cycles, which mimics a baby’s natural rhythm and maximizes milk production. The suction strength is also variable and the machine can either work as a single or a double breast pump.
5. Medela Advanced Pump-In-Style Breast Pump Set
This breast pump set features everything a nursing mother needs to pump milk regularly, pumping many times a day. It comes with a 2-phase expression technology with an initial let-down phase and a second high volume phase. The carrying bag includes everything you need, from an integrated double pump, to a removable cooler bag with ice pack for four milk bottles. There is also a 9 Volt AC adapter and provision for using 8x AA batteries for mobile pumping. The parts are BPA safe and the microfiber carrying bag is fashionable enough to fit into most mothers’ styles.
4. Philips AVENT Electric Double Breast Pump
The Philips AVENT comes with the three expression settings: low, medium and high, which you can choose from after the machine has started with the initial stimulation mode. It features soft massaging cushions, and allows you to comfortably sit upright while pumping. It comes with two large cushions, two bottles, two extra-soft nipples, a travel bag and two years manufacturer’s guarantee.
3. Medela Pump-In-Style Double Breast Pump Starter Set
This Medela starter kit features a double pump, two bottles and suction kits. It also features Medela’s patented expression technology and a soft carry bag. The expression technology has been proven to pump 18% more milk and comes as a result of Medela’s long standing research in natural feeding patterns of babies. The pump offers adjustable suction power and a single-touch let-down button. The provided compact bag also fits in perfectly into standard Medela breast-pump bags.
2. Medela Double Breast Pump Freestyle Package
Designed for nurturing moms who pump several times a day, this Medela freestyle package includes a cooler bag, four bottles and a double pump with rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. It also features a digital display, a memory function and a timer. The freestyle pump is designed in such a way that you can pump hands-free while you go about your daily chores, although you will need to purchase an ‘Easy Expression Bustier’ separately, in order to do that. There is also an AC adapter and a stylish tote bag to pack all the items into while you are on the go.
1. Spectra Baby USA Single or double Breast Pump
Spectra Baby USA takes the #1 spot in this review with the S2, a super-quiet, single or double mode, breast pump. It features a fully adjustable suction power level, night lighting and a timer. The pump’s design and colors are also outstanding. Its closed system technology guarantees your milk’s hygiene by placing a physical barrier between the milk and the pump. It can additionally be used either as a single or double pump, and its maximum suction strength lies at 300mmHg. The S2 also features digital controls and will first start-up in a massage mode, after which it will switch to an expression mode for maximum milk delivery. For its beautiful style, reliable technology and affordable price, the Spectra Baby S2 gets the #1 position in this review.
Of course we all desire a high quality breast pump, and all the 10 pumps in this review are of great quality. Yet, some products feature more intuitive and practical technologies, and that’s why the Spectra Baby S2 ranks first in this review. If you are more interested in a stylish travel packaging, or in a trendy hands-free pumping system on the other hand, then the Medela Freestyle Set in position #2 is also a great product.