For mothers who want to continue feeding their babies with breast milk while away, whether it's out running errands or at work, having a breast pump is a necessity. Most models on the market now are dishwasher safe and come with BPA free plastic. Pumps come with bottles that can be pumped directly into and controls to adjust suction power and speed. While there are several different types on the market, breast pumps will fall into three different categories. Hospital grade electric breast pumps are heavy duty and come with powerful motors to extract milk faster. These are usually expensive to purchase. Personal electric breast pumps will come with a carrying case and the option to use an electrical outlet or battery power. Manual breast pumps will allow the mother to use a pressing motion to create the suction. These don't have a motor, so they are quiet and small and are good for occasional pumping or travel.
The Lansinoh Smartpump is a high tech breast pump that combines comfort with modern functionality. It features three pumping styles with eight different suction levels that allow mothers to pump the way that best suits their needs. The double electric breast pump also has two-phase technology in order to mimic a baby's natural feeding pattern. There is a two-minute rapid release that is then followed by a letdown phase to ensure that mothers are getting as much milk as possible. The pump has a simple design and there aren't a lot of pumps, so it's easy to assemble on the go. The LCD screen can help track pumping time and settings. The pump also has Bluetooth connectivity. The smartphone app can track nursing schedules, pumping schedules, the growth of the child, and more. Information can be printed to give to a doctor to keep updated on the child's health. The pump is available for as low as $127.99.
The Motif Duo is a breast pump that is designed to use on the go. It's reliable, but it's also portable and lightweight. It weighs less than a pound and the rechargeable battery will last 2.5 hours on a single charge. There are three different expression modes with 10 different suction levels to suit a mother's unique needs. Settings can be saved so the pump doesn't have to be reset for each session. This double electric pump has a quieter motor, which makes it good for discrete sessions. The pump will also let mothers pump anywhere since they don't necessarily need access to an outlet. The pump has a simple design with only a few parts to assemble, so it's easy to place in a bag and go. This pump is $189.99.
The Medela Pump in Style can help bring in a mother's milk supply. It has a simple design and it's easy to use. There are a lot of options when it comes to catering to personal comfort. The settings include a two-phase expression technology and a letdown feature, in order to help stimulate the release of breast milk. This phase helps women produce more milk in less time while still remaining comfortable. In the event that there are any problems with the pump, the company also has great customer service. This pump has a compact design so it can fit nicely into most bags. Double-A batteries can also power it, so there is no need to be near an outlet. It can easily be toted to work or while running errands. The Medela pump is $187.99.