To More Milk and Beyond – How to Buy A Breastpump

A breastpump comes in handy for any breastfeeding mums, especially if you’ll be away from your baby for a certain amount of time everyday. Whether you’re going back to work or simply want the flexibility a breastpump can offer, selecting the best pump for yourself can be likened to choosing a handbag – what works for one mum is not necessarily the best option for another.

With the variety of breastpumps available in the market, you may want to ask yourself these questions before making a purchase:

How often will I use the breastpump?
In a nutshell, if you’ll be away from baby once in a while and your milk supply is well-established, a manual pump might be sufficient. On the other hand, if you’ll be away from baby for more than a few hours a day, an electric pump will save you lots of time and effort.

Will I need to pump as quickly as possible?
A typical pumping session takes around 10-15 minutes each breast. If you’ll be pumping at work or in other time-restricted situations, you might want to get an electric double breastpump which reduces the pumping time by half and helps to stimulate milk production.

What’s my budget?
Generally, manual pumps are more affordable while electric pumps usually cost above RM250.

Is the pump user-friendly?
If the pump requires lots of effort in disassembling or cleaning, it can dampen your enthusiasm for pumping. Make sure it’s easy to assemble and use, as well as lightweight. If it’s important to be discreet, make sure the pump’s noise level is acceptable. If you opt for an electric one, choose one that gives you the choice of operating with rechargeable battery pack in the event of electricity failure.

You might also want to consider something that allows you to control the degree of suction for more comfort. If you’ll be using it everyday, look for a pump that has at least a one-year warranty on the motor. A generous warranty typically is a sign of quality and durability.

Let’s go through the selection of breastpumps available at Happikiddo:

MANUAL

Kidsme
Requiring only one hand to operate, the Kidsme manual breastpump has a handle that can be depressed easily and rotated 180 degrees, making it easy to use.
Kidsme

Dr Brown’s
Features gentle compression technology for higher comfort and super soft, flexible breastcups to help minimize tugging and pinching.
Dr Brown's manual

Tommee Tippee
It comes in just 3-piece parts, making it quick and easy to assemble and clean. Also features a soft-touch silicone cup with special massage ripples to encourage fast milk let-down.
TT manual pump

Medela Harmony
Features ergonomic swivel handle, breastshields of varying sizes and 2-phase expression technology which gives more milk in less time.
medela harmony

ELECTRIC – SINGLE

Spectra M1
With an inbuilt rechargeable battery, capability of single or double-sided pumping, and backflow filter to ensure your pump motor is protected from moisture and your precious milk is protected from contamination, this pump brings you the innovation, performance and style you deserve in a breast pump. Fully adjustable for both cycle length and suction strength, the pump effortlessly adjusts to your body’s needs, making pumping more effective and trouble-free.

Spectra M1

Snow Bear
Affordable and compact, it can be used with most milk storage bottles. It runs on 2 x AA Batteries or the AC/DC Adaptor (supplied) for total flexible use at home or away.
Snowbear

Medela Mini Electric
Compact, one-hand operation and ideal for occasional pumping. You can choose the most comfortable vacuum level quickly by switching one controller. The electric breastpump can be used with either the mains supply or batteries.
Medela mini electric

Tommee Tippee
Portable and lightweight, you can switch between low, medium and high suction levels during expressing to give you efficiency and comfort. Comes in three parts only, making it easy to assemble-and clean.
TT electric pump Medela Swing
Lightweight, controllable and very comfortable suction with 2-phase expression technology as well as convenient AC adaptor or battery power options.
Medela Swing

Avent
Its unique design allows you to sit more comfortably when pumping. Features a gentle stimulation mode and three pumping settings as well as intuitive assembly of parts.
Avent pump

ELECTRIC – DOUBLE

Spectra 9 Plus
Slimline and lightweight, it has an inbuilt rechargeable battery and comes with a double kit, one touch adjustable suction/cycle, bright LCD display with timer and advanced massage/expression technology.

Spectra 9 Plus

The First Years miPump
Includes a unique handle which allows you to pump with only one hand, giving you the freedom to multi-task while pumping. Features flexi-fit shield and eight levels of suction pressure. It’s also quiet – only you’ll know you’re pumping.
TFY miPump

Medela Swing Maxi & Calma
Ideal for daily and regular use, it is time saving, comes with individually adjustable vacuum levels and operates quietly. Includes a Calma bottle that mimics natural breastfeeding pattern and allows baby to drink, pause and breathe in its natural rhythm.
medela swing maxi

Medela Freestyle
Designed for frequent pumping, it is a hands-free pump that fits in the palm of your hand. It has a rechargeable battery for mobile pumping, adjustable speed and vacuum, timer, memory button and digital backlit for late-night pumping.
Medela freestyle

Visit us to take a look and touch the actual product. To help you decide, our friendly staff at our stores would be more than happy to assist you. Please drop by our stores to compare and understand the range of breastpumps available.

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One thought on “To More Milk and Beyond – How to Buy A Breastpump

  1. There are so many choices! I go on a week long honeymoon cruise in May, and I still hope to be breastfeeding my son then. I only use the large electric pump, and I don’t want to take that big ol’ thing with me. I don’t know which one of this would be best for me.

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