How fast will you need to pump?
Pumping at work or under time pressure might have you considering an electric breast pump that allows for both breasts to be pumped simultaneously. With typical pumping sessions usually lasting 10 to 15 minutes a breast, that should factor into your breast pump choice.
Do you need to go hands free?
A hands-free option will allow you to keep working while the pump is working. Some wearable pumps can even be placed inside your bra to give you some discretion while doing the deed. A hands-free pump can also be helpful if you have more than one child, or if you need to attend to your baby while pumping.
In a study that compared the effects of a mini-electric pump and a novel manual breast pump, 60 term breastfeeding mothers used the pumps in randomized order eight weeks postpartum, expressing for 10 minutes from each breast. Even as milk volume, fat content, and pattern of milk flow were measured, no significant difference in the milk volume or fat content were identified. However, the manual breast pump was rated significantly better overall, more comfortable, and more pleasant to use.
The most important factors to consider when choosing a breast pump remains lifestyle and personal preference of the mother. Doing proper research is the key to avoid making costly and painful mistakes.
Best Breast Pump Models to Choose
In the Philippines, there are many breast pump choices available. There are both electric and manual versions at different price points, from different brands. Here are a few you can take a look at. Note that Hello Doctor is NOT sponsored by these brands. These are the pumps that fit within the price to performance ratio.
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