Friday, 2 May 2014

Breastfeeding: Breast pumps Wish List

This weeks I am starting new section "Breastfeeding" and our first feature- Breast pumps: manual and electric. As you know I try to pick budget variants only, with manual ones it was easier than with electric pumps (my favourite is Difrax-it looks so funky).
Manual breast pumps: 

1. Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Manual Breast Pump- Mothercare £12.99

2. Philips Avent Natural Manual Breast Pump- Mothercare £24.00

Electric breast pumps:

1. Medela Mini Electric Breast Pump- Kiddicare £50.39

2. Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Electric Breast Pump Set- Mothercare, BabiesRUs £65.99

3. Medela Swing Breast Pump including Calma Solitare- BabiesRUs £85.66

4. Philips AVENT Comfort Electric Breast Pump- Argos £91.99

5. Lansinoh 2-in-1 Affinity Pro Electric Breast Pump- Mothercare, Kiddicare £120

6. Difrax BtoB breast pump- £149.99

Disclaimer: I have a written consent from all brands mentioned to use above pictures.


  1. Really can't beat a Medela! I also had a nuby manual pump and it was terrible!

  2. I had a manual one, the tommee tippee one and for my needs it was fine! I had plans to express more often then i did (wanted to do one bottle a day so my husband could do a feed) but arthur didn't like the bottle so only did it occasionally and it worked fine! If i had ended up expressing more than i did i would have wanted an electric one though for sure!
    Now, based on the experience I had, I would say unless you know you're going to exclusively pump i would wait to see how your baby responds to it before spending LOADS!

  3. There are so many pumps, I'm surprised anyone can decide between them! x

  4. Medela all the way. The best out there. #pocolo

  5. I used to have a manual Avent one. I got on well with that. It is so hard to choose though as there are so many options! #BinkyLinky

  6. I used a hospital grade double medela pump in hospital and it was great, but when I came home I used a single manual avent pump which was just as good. Thanks for linking up to the #binkylinky

  7. I've used two Medela and one Avent so far and it's Avent all the way for me. I really don't understand the hype around Medela, but I liked the Avent manual one so much, I went out and bought the electric one :)

  8. I used a manual pump but next time i would like to use an electric one i think :-)

    thanks for sharing and linking up with #PoCoLo x

  9. Lots of choice! Really helpful post :-)
    Anneka x

  10. Electric ones felt weird at the start but then I got used to it and there was no going back! Loved it!

  11. I hired the Medela Symphony hospital grade pump. At £45 a month it was pricey but we had difficulties with breastfeeding in the conventional sense, so I expressed using the pump until Little One was 6 months!! It worked brilliantly and made a horrible situation into a much easier one for me.