Breast Pump Selections

Breast Pump Selections

Finding a really great breast pump has just gotten easier!  Little Ones is featuring the most recommended breast pump brands on the market. These efficient and reliable breast pumps are essential for busy moms, working moms, mothers of multiples, feeding preemies or for use with babies having difficulty breastfeeding. Choosing the correct pump means more valuable time for you and your baby. When choosing a pump, you should consider the following criteria:

  • Your purpose (back to work, preemie feeding, nursing problems, Daddy feedings, etc.)
  • Frequency of use (daily or occasional)
  • Cost (affordability, formula savings)
  • Noise considerations (home or office setting)
  • Pump style (manual, electric, single, double, portable, carrying case options)
  • Investment (current and possible future use)
  • Ease of use (operation and cleaning)

The brands which have been selected are recommended for their highly efficient pumping, ease of use, portability and quality. Whether you plan to pump at home or pump on the go, these breast pumps are excellent choices. Choose among the products below to find the right breast pump for you!

The following three pumps below are electric pumps. They come in single or double pump styles. Double pumps allow you to pump both breasts at the same time. They are efficient and allow nursing mothers to express milk relatively quickly yielding several ounces at a sitting.

The Medela Swing Breast Pump is a highly portable electronic pump.  Lansinoh pumps below are manual (not electric) and require your hand to do the pumping action.  Overall, manual pumps are less expensive than electric or battery-operated brands. They are a good option if you want to pump quietly, pump smaller amounts or plan to pump less frequently. Some mothers are able to express milk efficiently using manual pumps, while others find it takes longer and produces less than electric pumps. Results can vary from woman to woman.

If you haven’t already done so, please visit our Infant Feeding Guide for nursing pillows, baby care books, and our popular Infant Feeding Schedule.