In Search of the Ultimate Best Breast Pump? The Best Ones to Buy in New Zealand
Our list of the ones that pumping mums and lactation consultants seem to love and recommend the most.
Not everyone will need or want to buy a breast pump but if you are in the market for one, whether it’s for occasional use or full-time pumping, there are plenty of options to consider. Do you want a manual, a double electric, one that’s hospital-grade, something portable, or a completely hands-free option?
It can be hard to know what to pick, especially because many come with a hefty price tag. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered from the most affordable option to the best investment with our guide to the pumps that come highly recommended for Kiwi māmā.
Endorsed by midwives and lactation consultants, this double electric breast pump is designed to halve your expressing time thanks to its two-motor design. It’s portable and compact, offers nine adjustable suction levels, and has a quiet function for discreet operation when required. It only takes a quick glimpse at the numerous five-star reviews to understand why countless mums refer to this model as “the most effective pump I’ve ever used.”
If you know, you know. You’ll be hard pressed to find a māmā who doesn’t love the ease and effectiveness of the infamous Haakaa, a silicone pump that is best used for catching your letdown on the other breast while feeding your pēpi so you can capture every drop of that precious breast milk. It’s perfectly sized to fit in your bag, plus this model fits with all of the brand’s interchangeable attachments like the baby bottle teat and sippy bottle top for added convenience.
This renowned hospital-grade pump is an ideal option for those who are exclusively pumping; it promises more breast milk, less time, and maximum comfort by mimicking your baby’s breastfeeding behaviour of massaging and compressing the breast to stimulate milk flow and draw milk from the ducts. Plus, the battery should last for up to 1.5 hours of double pumping or up to 3 hours of single-sided pumping.
If a single, rechargeable option is what you’re after, this Harmony model comes highly recommended. Significantly more affordable than a double and conveniently sized to take wherever you need, this model is quiet, compact, and efficient with its five stimulation levels, one mixed mode, and nine suction levels to choose from.
A completely hands-free option? Yes, this wearable pump from the best-selling Bellema brand is a game-changer. It’s still on preorder and due to arrive shortly but is set to be just as popular as the aforementioned Euphoria, only more convenient and discreet. It simply fits in your bra for pumping anytime, anywhere.
If you plan on expressing now and then, this easy-to-use manual pump is a popular choice at its modest price point. It’s also ideal for travel thanks to its lightweight and easy-to-clean design.