Breast Pump for Babies 2014 Review
Review The Best Breast Pumps
For Working and Busy Moms
When I became a mom for the first time, breast feeding was something I worried about and I was soon introduced to a breast pump which made feeding my baby so much easier when I was out and about. If you are a working mother, you will want something that you can use at work so you can keep up your supply of breast milk for your baby's caregiver.
Even if you aren't a working mother, having a breast pump still makes things nice. For instance, you might need to pump if your baby has slept past feeding time; not pumping on schedule can make for a very uncomfortable few hours, so having a machine on hand will really help your comfort level.
Or perhaps you are taking some medication that you need to pump out of your milk so your baby doesn't get dosed with it.
Whatever the reason for needing a breast pump, the fact remains that they make life very convenient. Many mothers like electric pumps that can do both sides at the same time. This makes pumping time much shorter.
It is also a good idea to consider having a manual hand pump as well for times when you aren't near an electric outlet, or you are on the go. You are going to want to look for pumps that have different speed and strength of pumping options. Some electric pumps may even run on batteries if you need it. If you pump several times a day, you will really want to get yourself an electric pump to save your hand and arm muscles. Manual pumps are good for intermittent use and traveling.
Electric Nursing Breast Pump for 2013
Ameda Purely Yours Breast Pump
Check out this Ameda Purely Yours Breast Pump. I especially like it because of its compact design. It offers different variations that mimic a baby's natural sucking motion.
It comes with the pump, an AC power adapter, 2 pump bodies with breast shields that have splash protection, 2 4oz bottles, 2 36" tubing, a tubing adapter, 2 adapter caps, 2 silicone diaphragms and 4 white valves.
One good feature is that it comes with a tote that will keep your milk cool as long as you use ice packs. It is not the most silent of machines but it is quieter than others I've tried. I love how easy it is to clean and the hygiene closed system is a very nice feature.
I also really like that any other bottles will work with this system; you don't have to strictly use Ameda bottles. This give you a lot of freedom if you need to use and store a lot of milk. Overall, for the price, this is a pretty good piece of equipment.
A Top-Rated Electric Breast Pump
Medela Pump Review
The next electric pump is the Medela Pump in Style Advanced Breast Pump. Medela is a good brand that many mothers trust.
This pump is a bit bulkier than others but it can withstand so many hours of use that it makes it all worth it. I love that everything that comes with it is made BPA free.
With this purchase, you get an AC adapter and a battery pack, and even a 9 volt vehicle lighter adapter that is sold separately. Having that on hand has made my life easier for sure.
There are many times that public restrooms don't offer the privacy you need to pump and being able to do it in the privacy of your own car is convenient when needed.
It comes with breast shields, two bottles and some extra parts. You can opt to pump both sides, or one at a time and it features adjustable suction and vacuum options. All of it comes in a black microfiber bag that is very discreet. I love that it features a 2 minute let down that automatically switches to regular pumping.
Manual Nursing Pump
Medela Harmony Manual Nursing Breast Pump 2013
If you are interested in manual pumps, take a look at this Medela Harmony Manual Breast Pump. The handle on this pump is great because it was made with an ergonomic design. It is quite comfortable to use and fits well in the hand.
It also swivels so you can put your hand in the most comfortable position. For more gentle pumping while your milk is letting down, you put your finger on the top of the handle, then when your milk has started to flow, you use the bigger part of the handle for more stronger pumping.
I found that this unit is so easy to use and put together, it has made a great travel companion. Since this is strictly a manual pump, there are no cords or parts to worry about.
All parts that come into contact with your milk are BPA/DEHP free so your baby's food is pure. It comes with a SoftFit breastshield, a container stand, 2 five ounce bottles, two lids and a breastfeeding information guide and instruction booklet.
This makes a great pump for a mother who does intermittent pumping or a mother who needs something for the rare times she is away from her baby. I love that it is very small and discreet that it can be used under a blanket with no one the wiser.
Top Rated Manual Nursing Breast Pump
For another manual pump, check out this Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump. This one is also very easy to assemble with few parts and is quite easy to clean. It is also small enough to be used discreetly no matter where you are.
It comes with a ComfortSeal cushion that gives you a better seal that is not only comfortable, but more efficient at pumping your milk. The hand is also made with an ergonomic design that is easy to use one handed. It is also made with BPA free materials.
This pump is actually more quiet than any other hand pumps I've used. It comes with the pump, the cushion, two standard 5 ounce bottles with lids, one extra white valve and two bottle rings with sealing disks.
There are a lot of little parts that need to be cleaned and air dried; this could put a cramp in your style if you need it quickly after washing, but it can be dried with a towel pretty effectively. Overall, this is also a popular pump among breastfeeding mothers.