For some moms, breastfeeding is the easiest thing they’ll ever do — but for others, it can be an extremely trying and emotionally taxing time. If that’s the case, a pump can be a lifesaver, allowing women to express milk and supplement their diet.
But finding the best portable pump that’s both affordable and effective can be a challenge. That’s why we rounded up the best options to help you find your perfect fit.
A small and powerful portable with a closed system, this Tommee Tippee model features eight expression modes and an app designed to track your milk flow, which you can use to schedule your sessions. The kit also comes with two shield sizes to ensure you get the most comfortable fit and, as one of our testers noted, it’s pretty quiet compared to other pumps.
This lightweight portable is super easy to clean, and it’s one of the most affordable on our list. It has a built-in nightlight and a two-hour battery life, plus it’s compatible with the Medela Freestyle Flex bottle (with an adapter) and the Spectra S1 Plus.
This manual pump is a solid companion piece to an electric model or, in some cases, may be all you need if your baby is feeding well and not producing much colostrum. It’s super simple to use, with just a few buttons and a compact design. And, while it doesn’t have any cycle speeds or a letdown button, our testers found it still produced good suction and was comfortable to use.