It’s All About That Pump: Comprehensive Breast Pump Feature & Reviews (9 Brands!)

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Mummy Confessions contacted several brands to review their breast pumps, and these were the brands who got back in touch. Should any other brands be interested in a review, they can see my contact page for how to get in touch. ūüôā

It’s all about that pump!
In the past months, I’ve been able to discover and try some great products, and I love passing that on to you! Many mums of babies and toddlers ask questions about which breast pumps are suitable for them. Whether you plan to breastfeed exclusively, pump exclusively, or do a little bit of both, the question of what pumps are out there and how they perform is one I see often in mum’s groups. I have collaborated together with some brands you may have seen before and maybe some you didn’t know existed to bring a comprehensive review of each pump individually as well as compare the different features, price points, and other helpful information.

Feel free to click around to the different brands and let me know what you think! A table below (click here to see) has a bit of a comparison of different areas, so please check that out as well! The quick click guide to each review can be found in the table at the bottom, and click back to this page is at the bottom of each review.


 

Single Electric Breast Pumps


Difrax
– The Difrax single pump is probably the most unique looking of all of the pumps I’ve seen! Boasting the capability to be kept discreet, this pump offers hands-free pumping. It has two-phases and suction levels to adjust for best results. This pump also has a running timer, so you can keep track how long you have pumped. It also allows for the use of an outlet or batteries. The pump itself has a splitter, keeping the milk and air tubes completely separate.¬†Included are three shield sizes, the pump, uniquely shaped bottle, and instruction booklet for how to make it all work. They even show you how to size the nipple shield for the best use.
This pump is available in Australia as well as other countries.
I recommend this breast pump for mums who wish to pump a little more discreetly.
Price:$279.95
Where to Purchase: Select retailers such as Kidslifestyle.com.au
<<Click on the photo or here for the more thorough review.>>

Milk Bar New Zealand– The Milk Bar New Zealand single pump is a very compact single pump with a rechargeable battery. This pump has a timer and touch screen adjustments with an LED display and a compact style design. The pump shield comes with a dust cover as well, for better storage. There is one size shield included with the silicone breast cushion for a more comfortable pump. The unique air-liquid bladder separation design means it is a closed system pump, and keeps the milk separate from other working parts of the pump.
This pump is Available in Australia and New Zealand (and worldwide by special request)
I recommend this pump for mums who want a more portable pump for on the go.
Price: $299.00NZD Where to Purchase: Milk Bar New Zealand store or select retailers
<<Click on the photo or here for the more thorough review.>>

 

Double Electric Breast Pumps

Spectra – The Spectra S2 double breast pump is one of the more well known pumps on the market today, with many mums endorsing its reliabliity. Boasting a hospital grade closed system, this pump has a powerful motor and built in night light and timer for your convenience.
This pump is available worldwide.
I recommend this pump for mums who want to do efficient pumping.
Price
:$299.00 (But there is a sale on December 1!)  Where to Purchase: Spectra Website Or select retailers
<<Click on the photo or here for the more thorough review.>>

Unimom– The Unimom Forte# is a hospital grade double breast pump with the capability to transform into a manual pump for your convenience with the use of the switch kit. This closed system pump ensures that no milk transfers into running parts. It includes two breast shields, however you can purchase other sizes should these not be the right fit for you.
This pump is available in Australia and several other countries.
I recommend this pump for mums who want a very straightforward and easy to use pump.
Price: $279.95 Where to Purchase: Uberebaby.com or select retailers
<<Click on the photo or here for the more thorough review.>>

MAMMA Baby Care– The MAMMA Baby Care electric breast pump is a double electric breast pump with a closed system. This pump boasts a more compact and affordable system than other double pumps available, making it accessible to nearly everyone. Not only do they offer a breast pump, but also a pumping bra to go along on your pumping journey. The price point for the pump is even close to that of many single pumps available on the market.
This pump is available in Australia and several other countries.
I recommend this for mums looking for an affordable option for a double breast pump.
Price: $219.00AUD (AND get $20 of free using the promo code “MUMMYCONFESSIONS20 ” when you purchase the breast pump or breast pump & pumping bra combo)¬†Where to Purchase: MAMMA Baby Care Website¬†and select retailers to come
<<Click on the photo or here for the more thorough review.>>

ArdoРThe Calypso Double Plus Electric breast pump is a closed system double pump. It can be plugged in to a power outlet or used with batteries for a bit more convenience when you need to pump without a plug. The motor is a convenient size to carry around and able to pump single or double. This pump includes a few breast shield sizes as well as massage shields. I recommend this pump for mums who want a more compact double breast pump, or one that can be used without an outlet handy.
This pump is available in Australia and the USA as well as other countries.
I recommend this pump for mums who want a more portable double electric pump with the option of using batteries rather than mains power.
Price: $329.95AUD/$199.95USD (But currently $299.95AUD on sale now!) Where to Purchase: Ardo Australia and Ardo USA
<<Click on the photo or here for the more thorough review.>>

Freemie- The Freemie breast pump is a closed system double pump with an extremely quiet motor. The pump is all contained within the breast shells, and is very easy to just put inside any bra and just go about your day. The motor is tiny, especially for a double pump and includes a couple options for breast shield sizes. This pump is due to be released into the New Zealand market (and hopefully the Australian market, too) in late December.
This pump is available in New Zealand, (hopefully) Australia and USA from the late December.
I recommend this pump for mums who want the quietest pump that is all contained within the breast shield.
Price: Under $400 Where to purchase: TBA in late December
<<Click on the photo or here for the more thorough review.>>

 

Manual Breast Pumps

Dr Brown’s– The Dr. Brown’s manual pump is a simple and straightforward breast pump without the need for batteries or outlets. The breast shield is super soft and comfortable and moulds to your breast size.
I recommend this pump for mums who are after a pump that doesn’t even feel like you’re pumping.
This pump is available in many countries including Australia and the USA.
Price: $89.99 Where to Purchase: Select Baby Retailers such as Baby Bounce (and Catch.com.au currently has it,too)
<<Click on the photo or here for the more thorough review.>>

Pigeon– The pigeon manual pump is a compact breast pump that offers breast shield sizing options in addition to two different pumping modes, which is not common in manual pumps. This small pump is easy to use, put together and clean. I recommend this pump for mums who prefer a more tailored size for a breast shield in a manual pump.
This pump is available in Australia and several other countries.
I recommend this pump for mums who want a two-phase expressing option with their manual pump.
Price: $99.95 Where to Purchase: Pigeon Australia website and select retailers
<<Click on the photo or here for the more thorough review.>>

Milk Bar New Zealand Silicone Breast Pump– This super compact, one-piece manual pump isn’t exactly a pump as much as it is a helpful tool when using a single pump, or trying to massage out clogged ducts without losing a drop of milk. It’s simple one piece design means nothing to put together, and the size allows for storage just about anywhere you want to tuck it for later use.
This pump is available in Australia, New Zealand, and other countries by request.
I recommend these for anyone who breastfeeds or pumps just to have on hand, as they are a huge help to have just in case!
Price: $20.00 Where to Purchase: Milk Bar New Zealand website and select retailers
<<Click on the photo or here for the more thorough review.>>

 

If you want to see ALL of the pumps, be sure to scroll horizontally! The sort-able table is below this ūüôā

Breast Pump Brand/NameDifrax Milk Bar New Zealand MAMMA Baby CareUnimom Forte#Ardo Calypso Double PlusSpectra S2FreemieDr Browns Manual Pigeon ManualMilk Bar New Zealand Silcone Pump
Photo of Pump
Single or Double?SingleSingleDoubleDoubleDoubleDoubleDoubleSingleSingleSingle
Open or Closed System?ClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedN/AN/AN/A
Shield Sizes Available?Three shield sizes included (small, medium and large)22mm included with pump. 25mm and 28mm shields available for purchase on requestOne shield size included with soft shield24mm included26mm, 28mm, and 31mm shields all included24mm included; 20mm, 28mm and 32mm shields available for purchase separately25mm and 28mm (and possibly other sizes available)One shield size with supersoft breast cupTwo shield sizes availableN/A
Battery/Mains/Manual Powered?Battery or MainsRechargeable BatteryMains onlyMains onlyBattery or MainsMains onlyRechargeable battery...other options possibly?Manual (Hand powered)Manual (hand powered)Manual (hand powered)
Price?$279.95AUD$299.00NZD (But there is a special promo available for $232.00NZD)$219AUD$279.95AUD$329.95AUD ($199.95USD)
(But there is a special price available $299.99AUD)
$299.00AUD (But there is a special price available)Under $400$89.95AUD$99.95AUD$20.00NZD
Where to Buy in Australia?Available online from Kidslifestyle.com.au , Baby Mode, Baby Junction or Baby VillageMilkbarnewzealand.comMAMMA Baby Care WebsiteUberebaby.comArdo Australia Website (click here)Ardo USA Website (click here)Spectra-baby.com.au And select retailers Will be announced in late DecemberAvailable in Select Baby Retailers & Online StoresAvailable at Pigeonbaby.com.au & Select RetailersMilkbarnewzealand.com and select retailers
Where to Buy in USA?Please see Difrax.com for detailsEmail: info@milkbarnewzealand.com for more information about international purchasesN/AUberebaby.comArdo-usa.comSpectrababyusa.comWill be announced in late DecemberAvailable in select baby retail stores and AmazonN/AEmail: info@milkbarnewzealand.com for more information about international purchases
Review?Click here to see the Difrax reviewClick here to see the Milk Bar New Zealand Electric Breast Pump reviewClick here to see the MAMMA Baby Care reviewClick here to see the Unimom Forte# reviewClick here to see the Ardo Calypso reviewClick here to see the Spectra S2 reviewClick here to see the Freemie reviewClick here to see the Dr. Brown's reviewClick here to see the Pigeon manual reviewClick here to see the Milk Bar New Zealand Silicone Breast Pump review here

Breast Pump Brand/NamePhoto of PumpSingle or Double?Battery? Mains? Manual Powered?Shield Sizes?Price?Review
DifraxSingleBattery or MainsThree shield sizes included (small, medium and large)$279.95AUDClick here to see the Difrax review
Milk Bar New Zealand ElectricSingleRechargeable Battery22mm included with pump. 25mm and 28mm shields available for purchase on request$299.00NZD (But there is a special promo available for $232.00NZD)Click here to see the Milk Bar New Zealand Electric Breast Pump review
MAMMA BAby CareDoubleMainsOne shield size included with soft shield$219AUD (But there is a special promo code to save $20 off on the review)Click here to see the MAMMA Baby Care review
Unimom Forte#DoubleMains24mm included$279.95AUDClick here to see the Unimom Forte# review
Ardo Calypso Double PlusDoubleBattery or Mains26mm, 28mm, and 31mm shields all included$329.95AUD ($199.95USD)
(But there is a special price available $299.99AUD)
Click here to see the Ardo Calypso review
Spectra S2DoubleMains24mm included; 20mm, 28mm and 32mm shields available for purchase separately$299.00AUD (But 20% off in December for a select time!)Click here to see the Spectra S2 review
FreemieDoubleRechargeable Battery25mm and 28mm (and possibly other sizes available)Proposed to be under $400Click here to see the Freemie review
Dr BrownsSingleManualOne shield size with supersoft breast cup$89.95AUDClick here to see the Dr. Brown's review
Pigeon ManualSingleManualTwo shield sizes available: regular and large$99.95AUDClick here to see the Pigeon manual review
Milk Bar New Zealand Silicone PumpSingleManualN/A$20.00NZDClick here to see the Milk Bar New Zealand Silicone Breast Pump review here

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