Choosing the Right Breast Pump for Your Needs

January 9, 2013

Choosing the Right BreastpumpYou know you’re planning to breastfeed, but are you still wondering which breast pump fits your needs? Let us help! We’ll explain the benefits and features of our most popular pumps and what type of mom they’re perfect for.

The On-The-Go Mom
The Pump In Style Advanced is a great double-electric pump that offers portability for a busy mom on the go. It allows you to discreetly carry your pump with you anywhere and comes with a removable cooler bag for storing pumped milk. It also comes in 3 different styles to fit your needs (tote, Metro Bag, and backpack). The Pump In Style Advanced is intended for moms who need to pump frequently, like working moms. So, if you exclusively pump or have to be away from your baby, this pump may be the one for you.

The Multi-Tasking Mama
If you’ve ever said, “I wish I had another set of hands,” the Medela Freestyle may be the pump for you. It’s a double-electric pump that allows you to pump hands-free and multi-task. And with the Freestyle’s rechargeable battery, you can pump anywhere – no need to be near an electric outlet. It also comes with an attractive tote bag, so you can bring it anywhere your to-do list takes you. Working moms also find this pump great, because they can pump at work and still check emails or do some other work at the same time.

The Almost Exclusively Nursing Mom
If you are able to almost exclusively nurse at the breast, a single electric or manual pump could be just what you need. If you just plan on pumping for an evening out with your friends or a little outing with family, the Swing or Harmony may be a great fit. The Medela Swing is a lightweight, single electric pump that includes accessories for mobile pumping options. It’s great for a mom who’s looking for the efficiency of an electric pump in a more economical option. If you seldom plan on pumping, a manual, or hand-powered, Medela Harmony breast pump can help you express breast milk on the rare occasion that you need to pump. It’s inexpensive and a great option for the almost exclusively nursing mom.

Still have questions about what pump fits your needs? Give our interactive product selector a try.

Which Medela breast pump did you choose? Tell us in the comments below.

10 thoughts on “Choosing the Right Breast Pump for Your Needs

  1. I have the advanced personal double breast pump furnished by my local health department. I only work four hours daily so I almpst exclusively breast feed. For some reason I can only pump an ounce at a time from each breast and I no my lo eats more than this she is 4mths and healthy with her lil rolls lol. Hopeing you guys can give me some advice cause I would really love for her to only have my milk but due to low pumping volumes we have to suppliment with formula while I’m at work. I’m pumping on each breast for 15-20 mins a session which usually is only while I’m at work bc of her ebf.

    • Hi Misty – Sorry that you’re having trouble using your breast pump. A member of our customer service team would be happy to help figure out what’s causing these problems, please call 1-877-633-3522. Thank you!

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