4 best breast pumps

which breast pump to choose

Deciding on the right breast pump can make a world of difference for a new mom or a returning to work mom. With many workplaces now being more sensitive to a breastfeeding mother’s requirements and providing equipped nursing rooms or stations, more mothers are opting for pumping the liquid gold for their babies while at work.  For whatever reason you may be pumping may it be an inverted nipple, issues with the baby latching on, baby being in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive care unit) or being away from your little cherub while at work, pumping precious breast milk has become a necessary requirement.

So how does one choose the best pump for your requirements that cater to your budget and your need?

Here is a lowdown on the 4 main types of breast pumps to make your search easier:

Manual Breast Pumps

This is the most basic kind of pump available in the market and the least expensive as well, many companies are manufacturing them and are easily available online.

Manual Pumps are best suited for moms who would only occasionally be away from the baby and need a pump to address oversupply issues and prevent engorgement. Click here to buy the Chicco Manual Breast Pump
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Single Electric Breast Pumps

This is more for moms who either need to be frequently away from there babies or on a daily basis. Although even moms who are occasionally away from their babies and do not want to use a manual pump and don’t mind spending a little more can also opt for a single electric pump. Basically you are able to pump milk one breast at a time but using an electrically charged device to help you do so. There are many such products offered by different companies now available in India as well.
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 Double Electric Breast Pumps

These are a slight variation on the single electric pumps, wherein at a time you are able to pump both breasts at the same time saving time and efforts and maximizing the output. The double electric pumps are best suited for mothers who are frequently or on a daily basis away from their babies and have precious little time to pump while away at work or otherwise.Also it is perfect for mother whose babies are in the NICU for instance, due to a either a premature delivery or due to some other complications and due to which they are unable to feed the baby directly.
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Hospital Grade Breast Pumps

These are specifically catered towards moms who are exclusively pumping due to any number of reasons ranging from their baby being in the NICU, or having trouble latching on due to flat or inverted nipples for instance. Generally maternity units in hospitals provide you with a hospital grade breast pump on a rental basis, especially for moms with babies in the NICU.  Although this practice is more prevalent in the western countries, it is yet to be widely used in India.
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So to all the mommas who prefer that their little nursling receive nutrition as nature intended, keep strong and keep pumping!!

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