Pumpin’ ain’t easy, but it can be a heck of a lot easier with the right product. Having the right pump on hand allows moms to be able to work outside of the home, take much-needed breaks away from baby, and maintain a consistent and healthy milk production, whether they are nursing around the clock or not.
Just like most parenting products, there are no fewer than a gazillion options to choose from when it comes to breast pumps. From manual pumps to fancy electric pumps with tubes and wires galore, it can be tricky to figure out which one is right for you and your pumping style.
How do you know if you should choose an electric pump versus a manual? What about long car rides where you need to relieve yourself to prevent engorgement? Is there a perfect pump that makes awkward bathroom and car sessions a little less, well, awkward? What about those long work days? What kind of pump is quiet, quick, and efficient? Just pause for a quick woo-sah and let us take you through how you can choose the right breast pump for you and your baby!
A hospital-grade pump is an umbrella term used for powerful breast pumps that can be — like those found in maternity wards — used for multiple different people without crapping out. While the term is not regulated or endorsed by the FDA, hospital-grade pumps are perfect for moms who anticipate having more children down the line and want a high-quality, standard pump that just gets the job done without worrying about it not working after a year or two.
The Spectra Baby USA S2 Plus Premier Electric Breast Pump is a powerful pump designed to last. A favorite among nurses and lactation consultants, the Spectra S2 pump utilizes a closed tubing system to keep breast milk bacteria-free, while eliminating the worry of mold build-up. With several different modes, including a massage mode for let-down stimulation, you can customize the suction and strength to suit your pumping style. The set comes with all of the bells and whistles you’ll need to get started straight out of the box.