Breast Pump Reviews

breast pump reviews

With so many breast pumps on the market to choose from, it can be confusing and overwhelming when trying to buy one. Which one is best? Which one fits your specific lifestyle and pumping needs?

Well, don’t worry. I have you covered! Here you will find all the pumps I have personally reviewed. I will give you the good, the bad, and the ugly on each pump. Knowledge is power so equip yourself and find the best pump for you!

Not sure where to start? Click here to read my guide on how to choose the best breast pump for you!

I add more breast pump reviews as I come across them, so be sure to check back often! Want me to review a pump you don’t see on my list? Leave me a comment! 

Happy Pumping!


Breast Pump Reviews:

Double Electric Pumps:

Single Electric Pumps:

Manual Pumps:

Not sure which to choose or where to start? Read my article on 6 great and affordable pumps for all moms here!

Also, visit our Pump Parts page to see what parts are needed for your pump.


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16 comments

  1. Crystal says:

    Hi Heather,
    I’m a FTM with my baby due in October. I definitely want a breast pump as I will be breastfeeding but am also very keen for baby to take a bottle. I have leaning towards the Spectra S1 as it has excellent reviews and I plan on returning to work when I am still breastfeeding. I don’t know enough about the other pumps though, is the S1 the pump you would recommend, having no idea what my supply etc will be like? Thank you!

    • Heather Grace says:

      Hi Crystal,
      Congratulations on your little one! The Spectra S1 is an excellent choice. It is a powerful pump that is portable, quiet, comfortable, and will most definitely assist you in keeping your supply up. It is one of the top pumps for working moms in my opinion. You really can’t go wrong there!

  2. Micaela says:

    Good afternoon, I have been looking for a pump that I can use for exclusive pumping that will increment my milk flow, since I notice its been decreasing, and came across the spectra 3. Its very affordable compared to other pumps but before I purchase it I would like to make sure its the one for me but there is very little to no reviews for this product, would you please place a review for the spectra 3.

    • Micaela says:

      I would also like to add that my options are in between the spectra s2, medela pump in style or this one depending on the reviews I’ am able to find. I am a working mother and would like to increment my milk flow to be able to leave some breast milk for 2 month year old baby, please help!

      • Heather Grace says:

        Both the Spectra S2 and the Medela Pump in Style are great pumps. If you need a portable pump to use on the go (without having access to a power outlet), then the Medela PIS is a better choice. I will be looking at the Spectra 3. but I believe that is also able to work on batteries. Something to consider when choosing the right pump for your situation. But both are very strong pumps and will be perfect for expressing milk while away from your baby to maintain your milk supply.

    • Heather Grace says:

      Hi Micaela,
      Thank you for reaching out! The Spectra 3 is not widely known about and you are right that there are very few reviews. I would be happy to review it. I will add it to my list and let you know once it is posted.

  3. Christne Henning says:

    Hi! I have PCOS and have struggled to produce milk with my first two babies. I used the Medela Pump in Style with both of them when I returned to work. I was only able to breast feed my son for 4 months. My daughter made it 18 months. I am hoping to have a good breast feeding experience this time around. My insurance will cover the following 6 pumps:
    Ameda Purely Yours Ultra
    Medela Pump In Study Advanced Starter Set
    Spectra S2 Plus
    Freemie Hands Free Standard Pump
    Lansinoh Signature Pro
    Hygeia Enjoye
    I will use the pump when I return to work at 4.5 months postpartum. I really appreciate any advice.
    Thank you!

    • Heather Grace says:

      HI Christine,

      Your best bet is to go with the most powerful pump since expressing is an issue for you. The Spectra S2 is the most powerful pump on the list you provided. Now the only thing with the Spectra S2 is that it is NOT portable. It needs to be used plugged into the wall. The Medela Pump in Style is the next best pump on your list strength wise and does have a battery pack.

      If you want the strength of the Spectra S2 but also need it to be portable, there are some options like car adapters and power bank kits that can power the pump while you are out. So that may be an option. You can see those products on the Spectra Pump Parts Page under additional Accessories.

      The Hygeia also has a powerful battery option that performs really well but overall the suction strength is much lower than the Spectra and Medela pumps.

      I personally would go with the S2. I wish you nothing but the best on your breastfeeding journey!! I hope to see you around the blog and if you have any other questions, please feel free to drop them here!

      • Christne Henning says:

        Thank you for your input! The S2 was the one I was leaning towards. I will make sure to follow you, you have great advice!

        • Heather Grace says:

          You won’t be disappointed! I would love to hear back from you after you have used it for a while and see how it is working for you. And thank you for following me! Moms like you are what make this site so useful. I love getting all the input and questions. Take care!

  4. Vanedda says:

    Hi – thanks for all of this info! Im living abroad for a big chunk of post-partum and worried about power surges/conversion challenges with a pump. I used a Medela Pump in Style with my first and felt like the battery power was always half the power of when it was plugged in to an outlet. Any suggestions on a pump with a great battery power?

    • Heather Grace says:

      The Medela Pump in Style, in my opinion, runs the best out of the other pumps I have tried when on batteries. Though there are very few. You do have to change the batteries really often. If they get below 50%-75%, then the power is greatly reduced. So you could try the Pump in Style again and be sure you change the batteries really often.

      I am not sure where you are located, but there are other options. You can try a power bank kit that takes rechargeable lithium batteries (you would need to be sure the lithium batteries can be charged where you are with a power source). Here is an example of one. That will allow you to protect your pump from a power surge since the recharging is done to the power bank and not the pump. Any pump could be used with this method as long as it is compatible with the power bank.

      Another option would be to buy a pump from a provider in the region you are located. For example, the Spectra pumps are very popular in Europe. The Spectra UK site would likely be a good place to buy one. They would also be able to answer questions about specifics for a country in Europe. Their site is here.

      Finally, you could just use a good manual pump. Avent, Medela, and Spectra are the top three manual pumps that I like. If you are pumping a lot, you might want to get two so you can double pump and save time.

      Sorry there are not more battery powered pump options out there. The Medela Pump in Style is really the best option there. Most pumps that are portable run off of rechargeable batteries.

      I hope this helps!

  5. Will says:

    Hi Heather,

    Thanks for this great website you have here. I saw your recent articles reviewing breast pumps and would like to suggest a new type of manual breast pump that is catching on fast for your review. Its called the Avo Babies Manual Breast Pump.

    Thanks!
    Will
    Avo Babies

    • Heather Grace says:

      Hello Will,
      Thank you for checking out the articles. I am always looking for new pumps to review and would love to review Avo Babies. Good manual pumps are hard to come by… You can reach me at admin@thepumpingmommy.com if you would like to tell me more. Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see more from Avo Babies!

  6. adam@httpmarineaquariumhobbyist.com says:

    Very informative site. I had no idea the diversity of breast pumps. The information and guidelines for choosing a new pump are very helpful and I used them on my cousin when she was talking about needing one. I will definitely send them to your site. It is very nice and user friendly.

    • Heather Grace says:

      Thank you. Yes, there is a lot of information to take in when trying to buy a product like a breast pump. With so many options, it can get overwhelming! I hope your cousin finds what she is looking for!

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