Best BreastPumps

How to find the BEST Breastpumps: Whether you are going back to work or school, want to exclusively pump. (meaning you never nurse the baby at the breast for whatever reason) or maybe you just want to pump on occasion so that you can go out to dinner, you came to the right place for all your breast pump information.

Choosing a breastpump can be an overwhelming process or information overload.

I have narrowed it down to the Top 3 breastpump brands I recommend are: Ameda, Hygeia and Medela. No used pumps unless it is a Hygeia brand.

Hygeia

The EnJoye EXT Breastpump w/ brown bag is a great option for a personal breast pump.

Pro's: it is ok for multi-users, which means you can resell it. It has a great price point and it works well. Also, it has a 3 year warranty unlike most other pumps only having a 1 year warranty.
Con's: not a lot of retailers carry it, so you may need to order it online.

I do sell Hygeia, so if you prefer to order direct from me just shoot me an email through the contact me form and I can order it for you and have it shipped directly to you. I will offer a free online consultation to help you put it together.

Medela

Medela Pump in Style Advanced Breast Pump with On the Go Tote is the most popular pump sold in the US.

Pro's: excellent customer service department, dependable pump
Con's : internal mechanism prone to molding, single user pump, most expensive

I would like to take a second to clear up a common confusion. Medela, how to say it and spell it. I have seen these common mis-spellings: Madula, Medala, Medula, Medulla, Also it is pronounced : Medeela. First e short, second e long. Just thought I would clear that up. LOL.

Ameda

When I first became a LC, Ameda Purely Yours Breast Pump - Carry All was the pump I sold/rented. The demand was very low, so I switched to Medela for many years, but again made a switch to Hygeia in 2011.

Pro's: excellent pump, lightweight
Cons's: not many retailers forcing you to order parts online

Click here to see my review of these pumps

Do you have another pump not on my list that you are considering? Be careful:discover why myself along with many other lactation consultants and breastfeeding mothers only recommend the 3 listed above. Do your research, read reviews and ask around. The $50, even $90 pumps at WallyWorld just don't measure up.

Looking for medela breastpump parts?

After you have chosen a breastpump, you next must consider how you will store your breast milk.

You may not even need a breastpump! Hand Expression is a viable option.

Here is a useful video on how to hand express your breastmilk:

Click here for Cleaning tips.

The last item of business if you are going to be pumping is deciding on when to introduce a bottle.

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