Women interested in breast feeding their babies have big decisions to mark regarding what kind of breast pump they want to use, or if they should buy a breast pump at all. I would high recommend the use of breast pumps as most women who try them never go back and are always pleased with their product that they use. However, this doesn’t go without some precautionary measures as to what kind of breast pump to get. Some women prefer to use manual breast pumps while others prefer the more technological electric breast pumps. Both have their strengths and weaknesses so really it just comes down to personal preference and experimentation.
Recent innovations such as hand free pumps are expected to drive the demand for breast pumps in the future. Technological advancement and collaboration are the key strategies employed by the major players in this industry. The major industry participants included in this report are Ameda Breastfeeding Solutions, Medela Inc, Hygeia Medical Group, Philips AVENT, Whittlestone Inc, Bailey Medical, Lansinoh Laboratories Inc, LLC (Playtex Baby), Energizer Personal Care, Albert International, Inc and others.
|Pumping Type||How it Works||Types of Breast Pumps|
|Single||Extracts milk from one breast at a time.||Most manual breast pumps are single pumps.|
Most battery-powered pumps are single pumps.
|Double||Can be used to extract milk from both breasts at the same time.|
A separate breast-shield can be attached to each breast to stimulate both nipples at the same time.
|Some electric pumps are double pumps.|
For mums who intend to breastfeed all the time, small manual breast pumps may seem unnecessary, but it is always good to have something lightweight and compact on hand. Most mums will run into situations where they need to express milk for their own comfort. This pump is especially recommended for mums who travel: for use either as a backup for a double electric pump or on its own if you are not a frequent pumper.
What Are the Best Manual Breast Pumps?
Choosing the pump that will work for you isn't always simple, however. "Different moms respond to different pumps," says O'Connor. "I have heard the whole gamut from, 'This one works for me' to 'I didn't let down to any manual pumps.'" Here are five popular pumps for you to consider: