There are so many different breast pumps on the market today. Electric, double electric, manual, hospital grade. It can be overwhelming deciding which one to buy. There are different features that can confuse the consumer, such as closed tubing systems, hands free pumping and the advertisement of different settings that make you wonder which one is best for you and your baby. All new moms are told, that you get one chance to establish a good milk supply. Having a new baby is stressful enough. The last thing anyone needs is to add more pressure to the whole experience by trying to look at many different breast pumps to find the perfect one.
First, let’s look at the Bellema Effective Pro Double Electric Breast Pump, a closed system pump with simulation and expression modes and 9 settings. It can be used as a single pump as well. Unfortunately, not all breast milk bottles are compatible with this pump.
Next is another single electric breast pump. The Phillips AVENT breast pump is fast, comfortable and easy. It has 3 different settings, and the user can sit back and use it, as opposed to other pumps, which require you to lean forward so the milk pours out of the flange. The increased comfort of this pump allows Mom to relax. The parts are dishwasher safe and a massage feature helps stimulate milk flow.
We will take a look at the Medela Pump In Style Advanced Breast Pump with On the Go Tote. It includes tubing, valves, AC adapter, 5 breast milk storage bottles, breast shields, and an insulated cooler bag. The “let down” button allows you to produce more milk in a shorter period of time, and different pump settings allow the user to find the most comfortable one to fit their needs. You can also use batteries in the unit for on the go pumping.
Next, lets take a look at the Spectra Baby USA S2 Double/Single Breast Pump. This pump allows the user to pump one breast or both at the same time. The closed tubing system makes it cleaner and more sanitary for both Mom and Baby. It has a night light and timer to make those nighttime pumps easier. It comes with suction tubes, breast shields and an AC adapter. There are several different settings so you can find the most comfortable one. Two milk collection bottles are also included. You can use batteries instead of the AC adapter if you need to pump away from home. This pump is also extremely quiet. However, some users have reported that there is not enough suction, even on the highest setting.
Lastly, Now, let’s take a look at the Lansinoh Double Electric Breast Pump. This product features three pumping styles and eight adjustable suction levels. There is also a convenient timer and the pump mimics baby’s natural feeding pattern. It is BPA free and has a closed tubing system.
As we can see, there are many different types of breast pumps available. Single, double, electric, manual and many more. The electric breast pumps that are reviewed here are the best purchase, since they pump efficiently and allow a new mom to establish and maintain a milk supply for a new baby. The multiple settings allow for comfortable pumping, and provide the best alternative to breastfeeding. Single and manual pumps are not nearly as efficient as double electric pumps, which most closely mimic a baby’s suckling patterns, and help to build and maintain an efficient milk supply.