Breast Pump Buying Guide

Dos and Don'ts


While Buying a Breast Pump

Dos

  • Consider how often you might have to use the breast pump. In case you are looking for a breast pump for occasional use, choose a manual breast pump. Choose an electric breast pump for frequent use.
  • Take into consideration, the time that you can devote to expressing milk. If you need to express milk quickly, then choose an electric breast pump.
  • Check the reviews to find out about the best brands and go for the ones that offer the best features.
  • Go for a breast pump that is easy to operate.
  • Check that the size of the breast shield/flange fits you perfectly.
  • Check the warranty period of the breast pump.

Don'ts

  • Never invest in a breast pump without a proper demonstration.
  • Do not rent or buy a used breast pump that is not recommended for multiple users.
  • Do not buy breast pumps from lesser known companies.

While Using a Breast Pump

Dos

  • Read the instruction manual carefully before assembling the breast pump for the first time.
  • Wash your hands and make sure all the parts of the breast pump are properly sterilized.
  • Make sure that the breast shields are properly placed over the areola.

Don'ts

  • Do not get worked up or stressed while using the breast pump. You need to relax for the milk to start flowing.
  • While using an electric breast pump, do not start off the pump at a higher speed. Start from the lowest and then gradually increase to a comfortable speed and pressure.
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