Best electric breast pumps

Planning on pumping breastmilk, or unexpectedly need to pump? The primary thing you need to consider before you buy is how often you’ll use it. Will you be pumping daily or multiple times a day? Then you’re going to want a double electric breast pump, which pumps from both breasts at once to save you time. But if you’re only planning on pumping a few times a week, a single electric breast pump should do just fine. (You might even get away with a manual pump, but it does mean more work on your part and, of course, you can’t pump hands-free with a manual.)

Whether you decide on a double or a single, you’re going to want an electric pump that does the job efficiently and comfortably. So to find the best electric breast pumps out there, we put a range of models through all sorts of tests, looking at things like suction strength, noisiness (some can be a bit loud) and how easily they can be cleaned and assembled. Plus, we sent the pumps out to moms to get real-life feedback on comfort during pumping, simplicity of set-up, portability and more. Here are the double and single electric breast pumps that came out on top, earning the Today’s Parent Approved seal.

Medela Pump In Style Double Electric Breast Pump
Best for Moms who pump frequently and want a pump they can take anywhere
Top benefits Easy to transport, strong suction, can be used with batteries
Considerations Louder motor compared to other pumps, benefits from hands-free pumping bustier, delicate membrane
Bottom line A compact and portable option for moms who need to pump on the go or those who need more powerful suction
Buy
babiesrus.ca CAD $374.99 babiesrus.com USD $269.99

 

Philips Avent Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump, SCF334
Best for Moms who are pumping frequently
Top benefits Easy to use, comfortable, compact and lightweight
Considerations Pump has to be plugged into a power source for use, moderate noise level, hands-free pumping requires a separately sold pumping bustier
Bottom line This is a well-designed and comfortable-to-use pump with good suction strength
Buy
babiesrus.ca CAD $279.99 babiesrus.com USD $209.99

 

Lansinoh Signature Pro Double Electric Breast Pump
Best for Moms looking for a budget-friendly pump to combine breastfeeding and bottle-feeding
Top benefits Three different pumping patterns to choose from, closed-system design to prevent milk from entering the tubing, lower price point
Considerations Occasional leaking around nipple shield, hands-free pumping requires a separately sold pumping bustier
Bottom line The Lansinoh Signature Pro Double Electric Breast Pump is a budget-friendly and easy-to-use option for moms who breastfeed and pump
Buy
walmart.ca CAD $159.97 walmart.com USD $113.99

 

Medela Freestyle Double Electric Breast Pump
Best for Moms who pump frequently and want the flexibility of a battery-powered pump
Top benefits Adjustable suction strength, backlit digital display, rechargeable battery
Considerations Hand-free pumping requires a separately sold pumping bustier
Bottom line This pump comes fully loaded with everything you’ll need for double or single pumping, whether you're at home or on the go
Buy
babiesrus.ca CAD $495 babiesrus.com USD $379.99

 

Philips Avent Comfort Single Electric Breast Pump
Best for Moms looking for an effective and affordable electric pumping option
Top benefits Light, compact, comfortable
Considerations Louder than some breast pumps, single pumps are not as efficient as double pumps if pumping regularly
Bottom line An affordable electric option for pumping on-the-go
Buy
babiesrus.ca CAD $164.99 babiesrus.com USD $149.99

 

Medela Swing Single Electric Breast Pump
Best for Breastfeeding moms who are feeding their babies breastmilk from a bottle a few times a week
Top benefits Easy to assemble and use, good suction strength
Considerations Single pumps are not as efficient as double pumps if pumping regularly
Bottom line The Medela Swing Single Electric Breast Pump is a high-quality, lightweight pump for moms who want to pump and bottle-feed occasionally
Buy
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