You only want the best for your baby. The best care, the best crib, the best health. And the best breast pump? That choice will be incredibly important for maintaining and achieving your breastfeeding goals. But where to begin?

It can be difficult knowing where to start in the diverse world of breast pumps, with so many options to choose from. Just keep in mind that the most important key to success is finding the perfect pump to cater to your individual needs.

That’s why we dove in and compared the best breast pumps to gather all of the necessary information to make the best choice for your lifestyle.

Seven of our Best Breast Pumps

1. Lansinoh Smartpump

The Lansinoh Smartpump is the best high tech breast pump because it combines modern functionality with ultimate comfort. The soft flanges, 3 pumping styles, and 8 suction levels allow you to pump the way that’s best for your needs.

This double electric breast pump has the two-phase technology to mimic your baby’s natural feeding pattern. Plus the 2-minute rapid release followed by a letdown phase ensures you’re extracting as much milk as possible.

By having a simple design with only a few parts to assemble, this ump is great on-the-go. Throw it in your bag to take it anywhere. The LCD screen will help easily track your settings and pumping time.

Best of all this lightweight, portable pump has Bluetooth connectivity. Download the Smartpump app to track your pumping schedule, nursing schedule, baby’s growth, and much more. All of this information can be printed as easy-to-read charts to give directly to your doctor to easily update them on your little nugget’s health.

Benefits For Mom:

  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Smartpump App
  • Portable
  • Can run on AA batteries
  • Rapid release and let down phase
  • Multiple suction and strength settings

Specs

  • Power: 220 mmHg
  • Power Options: AA batteries, power cord
  • Warranty: 1 year for the motor, 90 days for parts and accessories
  • Weight: 1lb

2. Motif Duo

The Motif Duo is designed for on-the-go use. Not only it is reliable, but it’s incredibly lightweight and portable. By weighing less than a pound, it’s the perfect pump to get up and go with. Plus, the rechargeable battery lasts 2.5 hours on a single charge.

The Duo has 3 different expression modes with 10 different suction levels in order to suit your individual needs. The settings can be saved for next time, so you won’t have to reset them every pumping session.

Also, this double electric breast pump has an incredibly quiet motor that’s perfect for discrete pumping sessions. Don’t worry about needing an outlet or being loud, the Motif Duo will let you quickly pump anywhere. It has has a simple design with only a few parts to assemble. Simply place it in your bag and go.

Benefits For Mom:

  • Lightweight
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Portable
  • Comfortable
  • Quiet Motor
  • Customizable settings for suction speed and strength

Specs:

  • Power: 30-250 mmHg vacuum strength
  • Power Options: Rechargeable battery, power adaptor
  • Warranty: 1 year for the motor, 90 days for parts and accessories.
  • Weight: <1lb

3. Medela Pump In Style

The Medela Pump In Style is best for bringing in your milk supply. While having a simple design, that’s easy to use, this pump has a lot of options to cater to your personal comfort. The settings include 2-Phase Expression technology and an automatic let-down feature to help stimulate the release of breast milk.

The expression phase is able to help you produce more milk in less time while remaining incredibly comfortable. Plus, in the event of any emergencies, Medela has great customer service to rely on.

This double electric breast pump has a compact design that can fit into most bags and can be powered by double AA batteries, so you don’t have to be stuck to the wall while pumping. Easily tote it to work, while running errands, on date nights, and more. For a few extra bucks, you can upgrade to the Medela Sonata, which has a few more advanced features.

Benefits for Mom:

  • Portable
  • Battery operated
  • Easy to use
  • 2-Phase Expression technology
  • Automatic let-down

Specs:

  • Power: 235 mmHg suction strength
  • Power Options: AA batteries, power adaptor
  • Warranty:
  • Weight: 5 pounds

4. Specta S1PLUS

The Spectra S1PLUS was designed for convenience. It’s easy to frequently use with features perfect for very busy moms. The sleek design even has an LCD display, bottle holder and nightlight in the handle to make pumping at anytime easier.

This double electric breast pump can also be used as a single pump and includes an internal rechargeable battery, so you don’t have to stay by an outlet. Also, feel free to toss this durable pump in a bag to use on-the-go. Its quiet motor is perfect for discreet pumping.

Use this pump to find your best settings by customizing the suction and cycling to comfortably suit your needs. The 2 Phase cycling in let down mode helps to quickly stimulate milk flow.

Benefits For Mom:

  • Internal rechargeable battery
  • Multiple suction and strength settings
  • Let-down feature
  • Bottle holder
  • Nightlight
  • Quiet motor
  • Portable

Specs:

  • Power: 100V – 240V 50/60Hz 600mA
  • Power Options: Cord, AC Adaptor, Battery.
  • Warranty: 2 years for the motor, 90 for parts and accessories.
  • Weight: 4lb

5. Ameda Finesse

The Ameda Finesse breast pump was designed to be reliable. If anything happens to your pump, their dedicated customer service team will help you get back on track immediately.

This double electric breast pump comes with 3 comfortable flange sizes so you can find the perfect fit. Plus the custom suction and speed settings allow you to effectively mimic your baby’s natural nursing rhythm. The rhythmic waveform was derived from hospital grade breast pumps for maximum performance.

Take your Ameda Finesses on-the-go! Its lightweight design makes it easy to tote anywhere. It only has a few parts to assemble, so it can quickly be put together for comfy and effective pumping on the fly.

Benefits For Mom

  • Amazing customer support
  • Portable
  • Comfortable
  • Customizable suction and strength settings
  • Easy to use
  • Runs on AA batteries

Specs

  • Power: 100-240VAC 50/60HZ
  • Power Options: AA batteries, power cord
  • Warranty: 2 years for the motor
  • Weight: 1lb

6. Evenflo

The Evenflo advanced double electric breast pump was designed for durability. This pump was one of the first hospital strength pumps to come on the market and if it’s not broken don’t fix it. The Evenflo has been reliable for decades, but recently this built to last pump got a few innovative upgrades.

For example, the Evenflo has advanced control technology and 32 different speed and suction settings to help maximize milk production with multiple letdown cycles. The pump also includes multiple velvety soft flanges for user comfort.

By only weighing 3 pounds, this pump is easy to throw in a bag to carry to any location. With minimum parts to assemble, this pump is incredibly convenient to put together for a quick pumping session. Plus, Evenflo supplies are readily available in local stores, so you can quickly replace parts in the event of an emergency.

Benefits For Mom:

  • Runs on AA batteries
  • 32 speed and suction settings for customization
  • Bottle holders
  • Portable
  • Comfortable flanges
  • Built to last

Specs:

  • Power: 250mmHg
  • Power Options: AA Batteries, power cord
  • Warranty: 1 year for the motor
  • Weight: 3lb

7. Freemie Freedom Deluxe Hands-Free Pump Set

The Freemie Freedom breast pump is the best pump for going hands free, because you can literally pump without having to hold the flanges. This pump discreetly fits under clothing, making it a discrete, mobile option.

The 8oz collection cups allow you to privately expel breast milk without having to stop due to interruptions. However, if needed, you can pause pumping, even during the letdown phase. You can also easily adjust the pumping suction speed and strength to fit your personal preferences.

The lightweight cups are durable and easy to tote anywhere. Be sure to always have freemie cups on hand to pump at a moment’s notice. Best of all, the freemie collection cups are compatible with a variety of other breast pumps to provide freedom and privacy while pumping.

Benefits For Mom:

  • Hands-Free
  • Portable
  • Comfortable
  • Discreet
  • Pumping can be paused

Specs

  • Power: 120V 60HZ 50VA
  • Power Options: Cord Only. No Adaptor. No Batteries.
  • Warranty: 60 days for the motor, parts, and accessories.
  • Weight: 3lb

Why Do I Need A Breast Pump?

While it is possible to exclusively breastfeed without a pump, they do make it a lot easier to maintain your goals, especially if you’ll be returning to work.

Examples of when you may need a breast pump:

  • In order to continue providing breast milk after returning to work.
  • Your baby has issues latching, isn’t nursing well, or isn’t nursing at all.
  • To relieve engorgement.
  • To increase your milk supply or build a storage of milk to freeze for later.
  • To can avoid the expenses involved with buying formula.

Breast pumps are also great for allowing your partner or caregiver to feed your baby. Most partners enjoy the special bonding time that comes with feedings, plus you’ll get a little break or a little extra sleep when they help out.

If you’re going to be away from your baby for more than about two hours, having a breast pump will allow you to stay on schedule to maintain your milk flow. That means you can run few errands and have the occasional date night while still providing breastmilk for your baby.

What To Remember When Choosing Your Breast Pump

Not all breast pumps are created equal, and all pumps vary in their features and benefits. Some important things to consider:

  • Portability - Do you want a lightweight pump to take places? Will you be taking your pump to work or on vacation? Will you need a power adaptor to pump in the car? Will the pump need to be battery powered in case there isn’t an outlet nearby? Will your pump be easy to take on a plane?
  • Adjustability - Will you need to adjust the suction power and speed of your pump for comfort and milk production? Do you want more customizable settings to mimic your baby’s natural nursing pattern?
  • Suction Strength - How quickly you want to express milk may be affected by the strength of your pump. And every mom will have a personal preference for suction strength. If you’re having trouble getting started, you may need a pump with a letdown setting or hospital grade strength.
  • Power Options - Will you always be near an outlet when you need to pump? What happens if the power goes out? Will you need a battery powered pump? If you’re planning to pump at work or while running errands, you might not be able to find a power source. Also, do you need a pump with a power adaptor to pump in the car?
  • Cleaning and Assembling - You will have to take your pump apart pretty often to clean and travel with. Therefore, breast pumps with fewer parts to assemble can come in handy for speeding up the process. Smaller parts can also be complicated.
  • Frequency - How often will you be pumping? Multiple times a day? Once or twice a week? Will you only pump on rare occasions when you’re away from your child? For mom’s pumping daily, a more durable pump can make a major difference.
  • Warranty - Most moms breastfeed for six months to a year. Will your pump and accessories be covered for that long? Will you be covered if something breaks?

In addition to pump features, picking the best breast pump will also depend on your lifestyle:

This Isn’t Your First Rodeo: This is your second, third, or maybe even fourth child, so you know the drill. Pumping can be a great way to save time and allow dad to help out with feedings. However, since breast pump motors are only designed to last a year, it’s time for a new pump. You don’t have to get the same breast pump as before. There are a variety of bottle adapters to help your new pump fit the accessories you already have. Use a list of pros and cons with your old pump and see if you’re happy with it, or want more out of a different option.

You’re A Working Mom: You need to pump every few hours during your shift. Because work days can be hectic, a quick and discrete option to help you pump on the go will be best. You need something lightweight and battery powered to just throw in your tote and go. Also, something that’s easy to quickly clean and assemble is helpful. The Motif Duo is a great option for working moms and students as it weighs less than a pound and has an almost silent motor for privacy. By having 10 different suction modes, this pump will also help you comfortably and quickly express milk.

You’re A Stay At Home Mom: You may not need all the bells and whistles or even a portable pump. However, if you have toddler(s) you may not want to be stuck to a wall. You may need a battery powered pump to move from room to room unless you know you can stay in one spot uninterrupted for about 30 minutes. The Spectra S1PLUS is a great, reliable, and comfortable option that can easily be used on-the-go if needed.

You’re A Busy Mom: As all moms are! Caring for an infant isn’t exactly a walk in the park. If you need to be hands-free or mobile while pumping then consider the Freemie Freedom Hands Free Breast Pump. This way you can pump while catching up at work, catching up on chores, and much more.

You Want To Build A Milk Supply: You can build your milk supply upfront and quickly by freezing enough milk to sustain your baby for at least a year. Use a pump with automatic let down features with multiple pumping settings to help boost your supply and fully empty your breasts. For example, the Evenflo has 32 different suction settings with multiple let down features to help you maximize production.

You’re A High Tech Mom: In the world of rapidly advancing technology, your breast pump doesn’t have to be left behind. You can choose an advanced pump like the Lansinoh Smartpump that has Bluetooth connectivity! Use the Smartpump app to track your baby’s feedings, growth, bathroom patterns, and more. You’ll have to keep up with this information anyways, so why not use a convenient app?

Avoid Used Breast Pumps

Used breast pumps should be avoided. You can replace the breast pump accessories such as the flanges and breast shields, and milk collection kits. However, most pumps are only designed with a long enough lifespan to be used by one mother. The motors often weaken after a year of use, so a used pump could have weaker suction power causing it to become difficult to use.

Hospital grade breast pumps can be used by multiple moms, but are much more expensive options. Also, most moms don’t need a hospital grade pump unless they experience issues with milk production. Then with a doctor's recommendation the pump or rental of one may be covered by insurance.

So, Which Breast Pump Is The Best?

Aeroflow only offers top quality, reliable pumps. Choosing the best breast pump comes down to your individual needs and personal preferences. Consider your lifestyle and pick the breast pump that checks the most boxes on your list. If you need any assistance, our Breastpump Specialists are standing by to help.




Information provided in blogs should not be used as a substitute for medical care or consultation.