Elec­tric or man­ual?

Pregnancy Life & Style - - YOUR BABY -

If you’ve de­cided to buy a breast pump for ex­press­ing milk, your next de­ci­sion is whether to choose an elec­tric pump or a man­ual one.

Elec­tric pumps are more ex­pen­sive than man­ual ones, but are a good in­vest­ment if you are con­sid­er­ing ex­press­ing reg­u­larly, for ex­am­ple if you need to go back to work.

A dou­ble pump also al­lows you to use both breasts at the same time, for greater ef­fi­ciency. An­other good fea­ture to look out for is vari­able suc­tion in an elec­tric breast pump, so you can al­ter the pres­sure.

A man­ual pump is less pricey and would be suf­fi­cient for us­ing ev­ery now and then.

Over­all, look for a pump that seems com­fort­able and easy to use.

Other fac­tors to con­sider – apart from the cost – are the weight of the pump, the noise level and power op­tions.

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