Electric or manual?
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.