The best portable pump for you depends on a few things: What kind of power and performance do you want? How portable do you need it to be, especially if you’re going to be pumping while traveling or commuting? And how much money are you willing to spend?
If you’re looking for a good, portable electric double pump that can go the distance on a single charge, Medela’s Pump in Style is a top pick. It uses two-phase expression technology that mimics natural breastfeeding patterns and boosts milk flow to get more out of each session. It’s also quieter and more compact than previous Medela models, and it offers a lot of customization options including speed and suction settings and a closed system that prevents milk from getting contaminated. Plus, it comes with a handy carry case and small cooler that’ll let you bring your pumps and milk in one go!
Another great option is the Medela Freestyle Flex, which can go for up to two hours on a charge and has just two pieces that need washing. Our testers loved how simple and intuitive this pump was to use, particularly compared to the more complicated Willow Gen 3 model.
If you’re a budget-conscious new mom who just wants an effective manual breast pump to have on hand for emergencies, check out the Momcozy Pumpini. It’s lightweight and compact, so it fits easily in your bag. Plus, it’s super affordable and has nine excellent pumping levels (plus a battery that can last for about five full pumping sessions). And its LED display makes it easy to read in the dark.