Boots guide to breast pumps

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Boots guide to breast pumps

Useful information on electric and manual breast pumps from Boots

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Boots guide to breast pumps

Confused about breast pumps? With advice on electric and manual options, Boots is here to help.

Why express milk?

Time is precious, especially for new mums. Breast pumps can make feeding quicker and simpler.

Some mums find manual breast pumps easier to use, whereas others prefer the comfort and efficiency of electric. Here we compare them, helping you to make an informed choice.

Which breast pump?

Double electric Single electric Manual
Suitable for home
Suitable for when you're out
Small and discreet
Great value
Extra easy to use
Double electric
Suitable for home
Suitable for when you're out and about
Small and discreet
Great value
Extra easy to use
Single electric
Suitable for home
Suitable for when you're out and about
Small and discreet
Great value
Extra easy to use
Manual
Suitable for home
Suitable for when you're out and about
Small and discreet
Great value
Extra easy to use

All you need to know

Electric breast pumps: double

For busy mums who have lots of different responsibilities throughout the day, electric breast pumps are the perfect choice.

Ideal for:

Models that have a double pump option allow you to express milk from both breasts simultaneously.

Things to consider:

A double electric breast pump can seem like a big investment, but it's well worth it for the time and effort you save expressing milk.

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Electric breast pumps: single

Lots of mums prefer the benefits of an electric pump. Our selection offers something for every mum - use our comparison table above to find the right model for you.

Ideal for:

Not only do they allow you to express more milk in a shorter space of time, electric pumps are also handy if you need to increase your milk supply.

Things to consider:

Electric pumps can be a little noisier and larger than manual pumps. However, many mums find them invaluable because they are so quick and easy to use.

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Manual breast pumps

If you only need to express milk occasionally, or are looking for a solution that's small and discreet, a manual breast pump could be the best option.

Ideal for:

Today's models are easy to pack into a changing bag and take with you wherever you go. They also allow mums complete control over suction and speed of the pump.

Things to consider:

Manual breast pumps are perfect for mums who like to take their time when expressing milk.

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Our breast pump suggestions

The Ameda Lactaline is perfect for mothers who want a fast, comfortable and easy pumping experience.

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The Medela Swing electrical 2-phase, lightweight breast pump is suitable for use on the go as well as at home.

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Philips AVENT Natural Manual Breast Pump has a unique design, allowing you to sit more comfortably when expressing.

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