How to Choose the Right Breast Pump For You
Finding the right breast pump can feel very daunting. After all, there are so many options! At Insurance Covered Breast Pumps, we carry all the top brands so that you have lots of options. We get that it can be overwhelming. That's why we're going to break down the differences between some of our top selling breast pumps.
There are a few questions that you should answer when choosing your breast pump.
1. Do you want battery or plug-in?
Some pumps are battery operated so you don't need to be tethered to a wall with an outlet. It allows for way more flexibility in where and when you pump. However, the pumps that plug into the wall can offer a stronger suction, meaning you can pump more in less time.
If you are someone who is on the go, then a battery operated pump is probably the best solution for you. The Elvie is a discreet pump that tucks into your bra so nobody sees it at all. The Medela and Spectra -- which are the two most popular pumps on the market -- offer battery packs, but have stronger suction when plugged in. Additionally, if a pump has a built-in battery, it can often be heavier than those without.
If you are someone who is planning on pumping at work in a designated area at designated times, then plugging into an outlet is probably your best solution.
2. How often do you plan to pump?
If you are planning on pumping several times a day, a more heavy-duty pump with stronger suction can help the actual pumping sessions last for shorter periods of time, which is a pretty big deal for something you have to do multiple times a day.
If you are planning on breastfeeding most of the time and only pumping when necessary, then having a pump that just stays plugged into a wall should work for you! A heavier pump such as the Medela might be a good choice.
3. Do you need to travel with your pump?
If you plan to travel with your pump, you will need lightweight and battery operated. The Elvie might be a great choice. You may not pump as many ounces, but it will give you the ability to pump anytime and anywhere.
If you tell us a little bit about your situation, we can help you find the right pump to fit your lifestyle! Let us know any questions you may have.
At Insurance Covered Breast Pumps, we know that the pumping life is mom life. And we want you to be successful!