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We tested breast pumps costing anything between 5 and 300 dollars

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We tested breast pumps costing anything between 5 and 300 dollars

To find out the best breast pump, a real Mali Mum tested 4 different solutions ranging from $5 to $300. Here’s what she found.

How did we test them?
Over the course of 12 weeks, our independent Mali Mum (a real mom of two kids and currently breastfeeding little Lisa) tried four different breast pumps in various settings, at home during the day, at home at night, and even at work. All four different pumps scored higher in certain areas.

General findings about hand-pumps or automatic pumps
Hand pumps and drop bumps are better during work, on the plane traveling, or in settings where you need to be quiet. They are good for people who are frequently on the move because they are small, can easily be set up, don’t make much sound when used, and can easily be cleaned after use. 

Automatic pumps are great at home because they take very little effort to get the job done and produce a good result.

In total, we tested four products:

Medela Swing Single Electric Breast Pump

Product Highlights:

Mali’s Test:
We really like the product. It feels very high quality and was very gentle on the beast, which makes a big difference if you have to pump a lot. We would totally recommend it for everyone if not for the very high price. 

Main benefits:

Drawbacks:

Great for:
Moms who have problems with other automatic pumps and need a product that fits the breast perfectly.

Price:
Around $360

Medela Harmony Manual Breast Pump 

Product Highlights:

Mali’s Test:
We found it easy to use, light, compact, high quality, and a great option for work or travel. It’s also light-weight and quiet enough to be used just about anywhere.

Main benefits:

Drawbacks:

Great for:

Price: $100

Lucky Babe Automatic Pump

Product highlights:

Mali’s test:
We like it a lot. It’s easy to use, and it works very fast. It’s maybe not as gently on the breast, so after a round of pumping the nipples hurt a bit. But, overall, the experience was very good, given the low price.  

Main benefits:

Drawbacks:

Great for:

Price:
Around $20

Simple Silicone Pump

Product Highlights:

Mali’s test:
It’s efficient and time-saving. You simply have to attach the device onto your breast and start pumping.

Main benefits:

Drawbacks:

Great for:

Price:
Around $5

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