Choosing the Best Breast Pump

Features Overview for Six Mom-Approved Breast Pumps

Whether you plan to pump exclusively, to supplement your nursing routine, to assist as you return to work from maternity, or you don’t yet know, there are a variety of excellent pump options currently on the market. Ultimately, you want to find the best breast pump for you.

To narrow down the options first determine which breast pumps are available to you at no cost under your insurance policy (YOU CAN DO SO HERE). 

  • Simply hit ‘Start Order’
  • Choose your insurance provider from the drop-down list
  • You’ll get a result for your eligible breast pumps in a matter of seconds

Alternately, you can contact your insurance provider directly and they will provide the requested information. However, by doing it through Byram, we will contact your insurance company for you.

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Once you determine which of the best breast pumps are, in fact, covered under your specific insurance policy, take the time to do preliminary research.

You want to make sure you find the best breast pump for your lifestyle and needs.

There is no one-size-fits-all pump. The best breast pump for you may not be ideal for someone else. 

Byram Healthcare currently carries six highly rated breast pumps:

  1. Ameda Purely Yours Ultra™ Personal Double Electric Breast Pump
  2. Medela Pump In Style Advanced Breast Pump
  3. Freemie Freedom Hands Free Breast Pump
  4. Hygeia Q Breast Pump
  5. Spectra S2 Hospital Strength Breast Pump
  6. Lansinoh® SignaturePro™ Double Electric Breast Pump.

 

Comparing Six of the Best Breast Pumps

Here is an overview of features for the aforementioned six breast pumps. This group features the best breast pumps on the market. Now let’s find which breast pump is best for you (listed in no particular order_.

Ameda Purely Yours Ultra™ Personal Double Electric Breast Pump [1] best breast pump ameda

As a manufacturer, Ameda differentiates itself with its trademarked technology. For example, this model features the Proven Airlock Protection™ – which maintains breast milk purity by preventing air flow between expressed milk and the tubing, while eliminating the need to clean this tubing – as well as the CustomControl™ Independent Speed and Suction controls. This allows you to manually adjust to your most comfortable settings throughout every pumping session, creating the best breast pump experience for you.

This model is designed for

  • Daily use and/or occasional use (a night out, working part-time, etc.).
  • Double pumping.
  • Special situations including inverted nipples, sore nipples, and engorgement.

This model features

  • Proven AirLock Protection™ for milk purity and no-need-to-clean pump tubing
  • CustomControl™ for separate speed and suction dials.
  • Three power sources (AC adapter, 6 AA batteries, car adapter)
Medela Pump In Style Advanced Breast Pump [2]

best breast pump medela

Medela is one of the most well-known and highly trusted breast pump manufacturers, incorporating its own unique technology through the evolution of its various models. Most women who have used a Medela pump will argue that Medela manufactures the best breast pump.

This model features the 2-Phase Expression technology with One-Touch Let-Down Button – which is heralded to help moms produce more milk in less time when pumping at Maximum Comfort Vacuum in the expression phase.

This model is designed for

  • Multiple daily uses.
  • Double pumping.
  • Ease and portability

This model features

  • 2-Phase Expression technology.
  • BPA free materials.
  • A separate battery pack for back-up, anywhere pumping.
Freemie Freedom Hands Free Breast Pump [3]

best breast pump freemie

Freemie’s working mission is to make pumping easier and more compatible with daily life. The system was designed by Freemie’s founder – a working physician and mother – looking and operating differently than other pumps. This is due to its concealable Collection Cups.

Collection Cups are fitted with an integrated breast funnel and hold 8 oz. of milk. They are also compatible with a variety of other manufacturers’ breast pumps.

This model is designed for

  • Daily use.
  • Single or double pumping.
  • Pumping anywhere with your shirt on.
  • Portability (pump weighs just over 3 lbs).

This model features

  • Concealable Collection Cups, funnels, and tubing connection kit.
  • Pump connection kit, which allows you to interrupt and resume pumping at your convenience.
  • BPA-free, latex-free and DEHP-free materials.
  • Adjustable pump vacuum.

 

Hygeia Q Breast Pump [4]

best breast pump hygeia q

La Leche League, an international breastfeeding non-profit and advocacy group endorse Hygeia. This model is categorized as ‘Hospital Grade’, designed for long-term use and featuring a vacuum rhythm that mimics your baby’s unique patterns.

This model is designed for

  • Frequent daily use.
  • Single or double pumping.

This model features

  • Closed system with a bacteriostatic filter to prevent contaminants
  • Independently Adjustable Speed & Suction Controls
  • BPA-free and DEHP-free materials.
  • Adjustable pump vacuum.
Spectra S2 Hospital Strength Breast Pump [5]

best breast pump spectra

Spectra is owned and run by Registered Nurses and Board Certified Lactation Consultants.

Their pumps are described as “innovative, stylish and extremely efficient.” The manufacturer even offers a new “Bling” Collection, fitted with bejeweled pumps. If a diamond-studded pump is what you’ve been searching for, then this may just be the best breast pump for you.

This particular model is designed to initiate, increase and sustain milk supply over a long period of time. It features a gentle suckling action and massage mode.

This model is designed for

  • Frequent daily use.
  • Double pumping.
  • Quiet, comfortable and portable pumping.

This model features

  • A hygienic closed system. Closed system with a bacteriostatic filter to prevent contaminants
  • Adjustable suction strength and cycle speed
  • A night light with two settings and a timer
  • BPA-free and DEHP-free materials.

 

Lansinoh® SignaturePro™ Double Electric Breast Pump [6]

best breast pump lansinoh

You may already know Lansinoh as a leading manufacturer of breast pump accessories. This includes their convenient breast pads and soothing nipple ointment. It should come as no surprise that their breast pump was designed for optimum comfort, ease, and efficiency.

This pump is the only pump on the market with three pumping styles and eight adjustable suction levels, enabling moms to find their most natural and productive rhythm. The closed system design prevents bacteria growth and milk contamination, while the compact size and quiet motor are ideal for moms who prioritize portability or discretion.

In short, the advanced technology and easily customized features make this one of the best breast pumps available.

This model is designed for

  • Daily use and/or occasional use (a night out, working part-time, etc.).
  • Double pumping.
  • Portability

This model features

  • 3 Customizable pumping styles
  • Separately adjustable suction levels and expression modes
  • Hygienic closed system design
  • LCD Screen with timer
  • Compatible with Pump-Store-Feed system and Lansinoh® Simple Wishes™ Hands-Free Pumping Bra
  • BPA and BPS free

Conclusion

Every woman’s body is different. Your needs and preference may be unique. Breast pump technology has come a long way in the past few years, giving mothers freedom of choice. The best breast pumps keep getting better (thank you technology).

We hope to help you find the very best breast pump for your breastfeeding and nursing experience.

We know you have enough on your plate as you prepare for your baby’s arrival. It’s our intention to take stress away from this selection process.

Once you have completed your research and found the best breast pump for you, visit Byram Healthcare and claim your nothing-out-of-pocket breast pump.


[1] Information compiled directly from http://www.ameda.com/breastpumps/ameda-difference and http://www.ameda.com/breast-pumps/pump-comparison

[2] Information compiled directly from http://www.medelabreastfeedingus.com/products/573/pump-in-style-advanced

[3] Information compiled directly from http://www.freemie.com/freedom.html

[4] Information compiled directly from http://store.hygeiahealth.com/Hygeia-Q/dp/B00U2XOYA2

[5] Information compiled directly from http://www.spectrababyusa.com/#!about-us/c9iz

[6] Information compiled directly from https://www.lansinoh.com/en/products/signature-pro-double-electric-breast-pump