Choosing the Right Breastpump for Your Needs

January 9, 2013

Choosing the Right BreastpumpYou know you’re planning to breastfeed, but are you still wondering which breastpump 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 Breastfeeding Mom
If you are able to almost exclusively breastfeed, 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 breastpump can help you express breastmilk on the rare occasion that you need to pump. It’s inexpensive and a great option for the almost exclusively breastfeeding mom.

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

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

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