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Pop Quiz – What Breast Pump Is Right for You?

During your pregnancy, purchasing a breast pump might be the last item on the to-do list when you’ve got strollers, car seats, and cribs to worry about. You might adhere to the advice of waiting until baby arrives, but we believe in being prepared. It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with different breast pumps and understand which pump suits your needs and lifestyle before baby arrives – so where do you start? 

To help you save some much-needed time combing through countless variations of breast pumps, take our quiz below and get some insights into which pump will work best for you.
 

 

Are you planning on going back to work right away?

 

A. Yes, I’m giving myself 2 weeks and then it’s back to work for me
B. I plan on taking a full year (with additional freelancing here-and-there)
C. No, I’ve decided to take the full year off to focus on baby
D. I’m a full-time mom, no 9-to-5 for me

 

Are you planning to exclusively pump or breastfeed occasionally?

 

A. Planning on only pumping
B. Pumping with the occasional breast-feed
C. Not for me, I’m going straight to formula
D. Haven’t decided yet

 

What is your top priority when it comes to breast pumps?

 

A. Convenience
B. Comfort
C. Uncomplicated
D. Reliable

 

Results! 

If you answered mostly A’s – you need a dual hands-free breast pump!
For the working mom, you need a breast pump that does the job for you while you’re on the job. Some perks include:
  • Discreet pumping noise
  • Double pumping kit so it saves time and gives you free hands
  • Compact and lightweight so you can easily fit it in your everyday bag

We recommend the following: Medela Freestyle Pump, Medela Freestyle Flex or the Willow Wearable Breast Pump

 

If you answered mostly B’s – you need a battery-operated breast pump!

Looking after your newborn while trying to run your side gig is no easy feat. You need a breast pump that’s convenient but also comfortable. Check out these extra perks below:

  • Comfortable pump while improving milk flow
  • Double breast pump for hands free
  • Hospital grade performance
  • Pumping rhythm options that provide the ability to choose what’s most comfortable and effective for you
We recommend the following: Sonata Smart Double Pump, Medela Freestyle Flex, Medela Swing, or the Spectra S2.

 

If you answered mostly C’s and D’s – you need a manual breast pump!
Even though you may not be heading back to work, you still expect reliability and want a breast pump that’s easy to use (because who has time to read a 100-page instruction manual?). Here are some extra perks you might also like:
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to use
  • Great for travelling
  • Peace of mind
We recommend the following: Medela Harmony Manual Breast Pump, Philips Avent Manual Comfort Breast Pump or the Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump.

 

 

If you found this pop quiz helpful, take a look at our Pop Quiz – What Stroller Suits Your Needs? edition and see which stroller suits you best.