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The Best Breast Pumps for Moms in 2020

We’ll help you find the perfect pump for your lifestyle and needs

Every mom is unique. Your lifestyle, preferences and priorities will determine which pump is the best match for you. While we all want the “best” breast pump on the market in 2020, there’s no one-size-fits-all pump! The good news is there are plenty of amazing options. We carry the largest selection available, and we’re here to help you choose the right pump for your needs. To narrow down your choices, take a look at some of our favorite pumps for different lifestyles.

What’s the best breast pump for a working mom?

Spectra S2PLUS Hospital-Strength Double Electric Pump 

If you’re a working mom who wants to build a stash or pump to maintain your supply while busy with the latest project, this hospital-strength pump is a great choice. You can control speed and suction separately to optimize your output. Plus, it’s nearly silent—perfect for office spaces when your boobs are beyond full and you just need to step aside for a quiet pumping session. Real mom tip: If you need to move around while pumping, consider the Spectra S1PLUS. Its rechargeable battery gives you the flexibility to be on the go at a moment’s notice. 

Elvie Pump

A working mom’s dream, this pump features a hands-free wireless design, making it super discreet. You simply tuck it into your nursing bra (no external tubes or cords) and silently pump wherever and whenever you need—in a meeting, over lunch or while running an errand after work. Its responsive design can sense when to switch between stimulation and expression modes. Sync your pump to the Elvie app to adjust suction settings and track your output. Plus, it’s a breeze to clean—only five parts and you can even throw them in the dishwasher at the end of the day.

What’s the best breast pump for a stay-at-home mom?

Medela Pump in Style Advanced

This small, portable double electric breast pump is a top pick among breastfeeding moms. (Seriously, ask around and you’ll hear this one mentioned over and over again!) This powerful device allows you to quickly pump both breasts at once and keep your supply up with any kind of schedule. For stay-at-home moms, that means it’s the perfect pump to have on hand on the days when you just have so much you need to get done. Plus, its small black carrying case makes it super portable for when you’re on the go, and its accompanying battery pack comes in handy for those times you can’t be close to an outlet and want the flexibility to move around the house mid-pump.

Medela Sonata

This “smart” pump features a closed system and connects to the MyMedela app for easy tracking of breastfeeding goals, diaper changes, feedings and baby’s milestones—a one-stop shop for all your important baby-related info. Not only is it Medela’s quietest pump yet, but the Sonata also has a rechargeable battery, convenient for pumping in different spots at home or on the go.

What’s the best breast pump for exclusively pumping?

Spectra S1PLUS Hospital Strength Double Electric Pump

The Spectra S1PLUS is identical to the Spectra S2PLUS, except for the added feature of a rechargeable internal battery. (And the S1 is blue while the S2 is pink.) Since exclusively pumping moms have to pump around the clock, you’ll love the freedom of not having to be plugged in. The pump’s massage mode mimics a baby’s suckle, while its hospital-grade strength and customizable speed and suction settings maximize your milk supply. The nightlight and timer are key for those middle-of-the-night pump sessions.

Medela Freestyle

This lightweight, portable pump features a rechargeable battery and a digital display with memory button and timer, perfect for moms who need to pump anywhere and everywhere. Its two-phase expression technology expresses more milk in less time—which is pretty awesome when you’re pumping as many as eight to 10 times a day.

What’s the best breast pump for a mom on the go?

Ameda Mya

This breakthrough pump combines hospital strength with portability. We like to say it’s compact without compromise! Weighing only half a pound, it fits in the palm of your hand or in your purse. Plus, the rechargeable battery lasts two hours between charges. Whether you’re on the go for work, travel, errands or a night away, you’ll appreciate its ultra-quiet sound, 10 levels of expression mode and smart auto power off after 30 minutes.

Spectra 9 Plus Portable Double Electric Breast Pump

Only slightly larger than a cell phone, this portable pump gives you the flexibility to pump where and when you want. Its LCD screen allows you to easily track your settings and it holds the memory of previous pump sessions so you don’t have to constantly adjust suction strength. We recommend this pump for on-the-go moms because it’s convenient and lightweight but still strong.

We’re proud to provide top-rated breast pump brands to new and expecting moms. We offer all of these breast pumps (and more!) in our online shop. If you’re still not sure which pump is right for you, take our quiz on the The Lactation Network or reach out to our team of real moms. Our website also makes it super easy to select and order your insurance-covered pump. Then we’ll take care of the rest, delivering your pump to your door in just a few days!