In 2023, working moms have breast pump options that make sticking to your breastfeeding goals much easier.
With so many different brands and models of breast pumps on the market, you may have a hard time picking the best one to help you transition back to work. Fortunately, a few portable pumps stand out from the rest because they’re specifically designed for active moms. They offer convenience, comfort, and efficiency, so you can meet your breastfeeding goals without sacrificing your job. Below, we’ll look at four of the most popular breast pumps among working moms.
Elvie Stride Plus Wearable Double Electric Breast Pump
The Elvie Stride breast pump is so comfortable and discreet that a therapist wrote an article for PureWow on pumping during therapy sessions! With that kind of endorsement, it’s no wonder the Stride tops our list of 2023’s best breast pumps for working moms. The Stride slips right into a standard nursing or sports bra, and it’s motor is so silent you can pump on Zoom calls. What’s more, the Elvie Stride Plus comes with an insulated carrying case so you can safely store milk pumped at work. While the Elvie Stride is wire- and cord-free, the pump motor is outside the bra and attaches to the in-bra cups via tubes. The Stride is also equipped with the Elvie app, which lets you control the pump hands-free, and a fully charged battery will last for about five 30-minute pumping sessions.
- Suction strength: 300 mmHg
- Per cup carrying capacity: 5 oz
Willow 3.0 Wearable Double Electric Breast Pump
The Willow Pumps are “Made for the Busy Mom,” and a Forbes interview with the company president Naomi Kelman confirms Willow’s commitment to active mothers. “Sometimes people get caught up in developing technology and products and they forget about the person using it,” Kelman told the magazine. “With Willow, we started from the mom’s perspective.”
Like the Elvie Stride, the Willow 3.0 is wireless and wearable; however, unlike the Stride, it has no tubing. The pump motor and collection cup are integrated, which means the Willow 3.0 is a tiny bit bulkier than the Stride, but totally free of attachments. The streamlined pump has a completely leak-proof design ideal for moms who need to pump and move on the job. It’s also easy to clean and, like the Stride, comes with an app that can be used to control pumping sessions and to track them.
- Suction strength: 245 mmHG
- Per cup carrying capacity: 4 oz
Spectra® S1 Plus Premier Rechargeable Double Electric Breast Pump
The Spectra S1 Plus is a premier rechargeable double electric breast pump that comes with a built-in battery. It offers the efficiency, power, and performance of a hospital-strength breast pump while maintaining a lightweight design for portability. The S1 Plus is a closed system pump with flexible, one-touch button and digital controls that allow you to set the pumping program to the speed and rhythm most effective for your body.
- Suction strength: 270 mmHg
Motif Luna Rechargeable Double Electric Breast Pump
The Motif Luna is a powerful portable breast pump that has been proven to provide more milk in less time, which means working moms can expect shorter pumping breaks. The rechargeable, battery-powered version makes it easy for moms to pump on the go or while at work, and the flexible settings allow you to easily adjust suction strength and cycle speed.
- Suction strength: 280 mmHG
Need more information before you make a decision on your new breast pump?
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