What are electric pumps?
Expressing is the best way of keeping your feeding going while giving you the ability to be away from your baby if needs be, whether that’s out for the evening or going back to work.
An electric pump is faster (and some mums think easier) than a manual breast pump. They come with suction unit, to fit over your nipple and around your boob, attached via an air hose to a base unit. This unit creates suction to mimic your baby’s feeding rhythm. The advantage is the accuracy of the rhythm versus your hands when manually pumping.
Mums of twins or special care babies find the speed of a manual pump invaluable.
Double pumps offer an even faster option.
Single electric pumps offer new mums the ability to:
- express in a fraction of the time of a manual
- use them in different positions
- express easily and without tiring from manual pumping
Which electric pump is right for you?
There are a myriad of features, but here are a few to look out for:
- easy to assemble and dismantle for cleaning
- a comfy cushioned fit around the funnel
- high number of sucks per minute
- several adjustable suction levels
Top tips on buying an electric pump
- don’t forget to check where your power points are, as you’ll need one within reach (if it’s mains powered)
- ask your midwife if you can try before you buy, by renting from a hospital
- you can get double pumps, which are even faster
- get one that is safe to use in a steriliser
How much will an electric pump cost?
Prices start around £70.
Ready to buy?
Take a look at some of the popular Electric Breast Pumps below.
Philips AVENT SCF332/01 Comfort Single Electric Breast Pump
RRP: £115 - Buy now
The Philips AVENT Comfort breast pump’s unique design helps you get comfortable while expressing – helping your milk flow more naturally and easily.
What you get:
- you can sit comfortably with no need to awkwardly lean forward
- nice comfortable pumping position
- soft massage cushion to gently stimulate your milk flow
- gentle stimulation mode and 3 pumping settings
- compact lightweight design
- easy cleaning - thanks to the small number of separate parts
- easy operation at the touch of a button
Includes a Philip AVENT Natural bottle and teat to encourage baby to latch on naturall
It’s compatible with other feeding products in the Philips AVENT range
Why our mums love the Philips AVENT SCF332/01 Comfort Single Electric Breast Pump ....
- you can get really comfortable and relax
- it’s easy to clean – makes all the difference!