15 Best Breast Pumps Available in India (Both Manual and Electric Categories)

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Searching for the best breast pumps online available in India?

Which one should you go for – electric or manual breast pumps?

Which breast pump will suit your needs?

What is the price range of various breast pumps available online?

If you are all set to join office, while aiming to offer only breast milk to your baby with the help of breast pumps, I am sure every single question written above will be going through your head ‘n’ number of times.

Also moms who wish to express milk occasionally and confused on which pump to choose and why will also have these questions and the added doubt whether or not investing in a breast pump is worth it.

I have compiled this article keeping all these concerns in mind and I am sure going through this post will give you an idea as of what type of pump and brand you need to settle for.

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My concerns about back to office routine and breastfeeding post-delivery:

Ask any pregnant working mom-to-be to list her concerns – I am sure the ‘back to office post-delivery’ is definitely one of them.

I was no different!

In my case, from the moment I conceived I wanted to exclusively breastfeed my daughter till 6 months and was quite adamant about not giving her any top milk.

All my thoughts were pertaining to managing breastfeeding and office timings then. Work from home was one option given to me by my boss. But I used to feel handicapped when the network goes off or the call gets dropped during major meetings while I worked from home.

I have always felt working from office gives you that discipline and readiness for the next meeting or assigned task. At home you may never know what interruption you can bump into ranging from a calling bell, a cranky baby who doesn’t want to sleep or even a phone call while you are attending a webinar online.

One fine day I stumbled upon an article online about breast pumps that they could help you pump and reserve breast milk to be used for your baby even in your absence.

The next whole week, I studied the pros and cons of using breast pumps. The more I read about it, the more confident I became. I decided to go for it post the birth of my baby.

When my daughter turned 2.5 months, I bought Medela Electric breast pump online. I can say that’s the biggest investment I have made in the initial months of my motherhood phase. Glad to say it was worth every penny!

Concerns about breast pumps:

Not many in India know about breast pumps and its usage. I remember when I decided to go for breast pumps; my mother and mother in law were very much worried about it.

Some of the concerns raised on breast pumps were these:

‘How do you expect to feed your baby using this machine that works on electricity?’

‘I am really tensed about extraction of breast milk on current and then feeding to baby later’

‘Won’t your breast milk supply go down with this whole usage of electric breast pumps?’

‘Won’t your baby forget breastfeeding if you keep on feeding the extracted breast milk?’

‘Won’t your health be affected with the usage of this milk extractor machine?’

But I assure you; all these concerns are baseless and once you find the suitable breast pump then its all a cakewalk.

Varieties of breast pumps available:

There are two types of breast pumps based on the mode of operation. They are manual breast pumps and electric breast pumps. The first step in choosing a breast pump is to decide what mode of operation is the best suitable for you.

#1. Manual breast pumps:

If you are a stay at home mom, who just want to try out whether expressing milk will help you out, have issues with flat nipples or latching baby properly – opt for manual breast pumps.

Features of manual breast pumps:

  • Best suited for moms who occasionally pump and feed her baby
  • More time and effort required to express milk when compared to electric breast pumps
  • Lower in price compared to electric breast pumps
  • Almost all parts are sterilizable
  • No operating noise

#2. Electric breast pumps

Electric breast pumps as the name indicates operate upon electricity via an adapter or batteries.

Available in two varieties – single and double, they are most suited for working moms and moms who wish to express milk regularly.

With the single breast pumps, you can express only one breast at a time, while you can express milk from both breasts at the same time using the double breast pump.

Features of electric breast pumps:

  • Higher efficiency and performance when compared to manual pumps
  • Regular expression of milk is possible – depending upon the efficiency of the motor
  • More expensive than the manual breast pumps
  • Hassle free sterilization as bags and pouches are available
  • Less to no efforts making expression of milk a hassle free experience
  • Very much helpful for keeping the milk supply up as it mimics the baby’s natural milk sucking mechanism

How to choose the best breast pump?

How to know which breast pump will suit you and your needs?

Before you grab the first breast pump that appears in the online store, jot down answers to all the below mentioned questions/concerns. Prioritize your concerns and then through the best breast pumps available in the market as per your needs.

  1. Your budget
  2. Your work load level
  3. Your stress levels
  4. Your office timings
  5. Provision for a separate feeding room in office if you are a working mom
  6. Feeding times and your office hours
  7. The provision of plug for your electric breast pumps in the feeding room (as not every electric breast pump work on batteries).

15 Best Breast Pumps Available Online in India:

Here are the best breast pumps to buy through online shopping in India. I have mentioned only the ones available online, as most of the new moms resort to online shopping these days.

#1. Medela Swing Breast Pump

Medela Swing Breast Pump (Yellow)
List Price: INR 13,999.00
You Save: INR 3,014.00
Price Disclaimer

Medela is well known for its range of breast pumps with highest user rate reviews. This swing breast pump from Medela is the winner of Practical Parenting and Pregnancy award 2009-10.

Features:

Mimics the baby’s natural milk sucking mechanism with the stimulation and express phase allowing extraction of more milk in less time. It is enabled with buttons to increase or decrease the vacuum level, helping you to adjust to the personal comfort.

  • Pump type – Single/Swing
  • Portable – Yes
  • Electric / Manual – Electric with an AC adapter
  • Battery operated – No
  • Operational Noise – Noise free or very less noise
  • Best suited for – working moms for daily expression and stay at home moms having hyper lactation.

#2. Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump

With comfort seal cushion for gentle and efficient pumping, Lansinoh manual breast pump comes with an ergonomic handle and is lightweight.

  • Pump type: Single
  • Portable – Yes
  • Electric / Manual – Manual
  • Battery operated – No
  • Operational Noise – Nil
  • Best suited for – Stay at home moms with occasional milk expressions.

#3. Medela Swing Maxi Electric Breast Pump

Medela Swing Maxi Breast Pump
List Price: INR 19,999.00
You Save: INR 5,051.00
Price Disclaimer

If you are pressed on time but still wish to express milk for your baby, Medela swing maxi electric breast pump is the best investment!

This is a best double electric breast pump and one of the most expensive in the Medela range of breast pumps.

  • Pump type: Double
  • Portable – Yes
  • Electric / Manual – Electric
  • Battery operated – Yes
  • Operational Noise – Very less/Nil
  • Best suited for – working moms and stay at home moms for daily and frequent milk expression requirements.

#4. Chicco Classic Breast Pump

Chicco Classic Breast Pump
List Price: INR 1,799.00
You Save: INR 300.00
Price Disclaimer

With a suction rate control system and comfortable breast shield, Chicco classic breast pump helps expression of breast milk without any pain. Go for this, if you are looking for a beginner breast pump.

  • Pump type – Single
  • Portable – Yes
  • Electric / Manual – Manual
  • Battery operated – No
  • Operational Noise – Nil
  • Best suited for – Moms with occasional expression needs

#5. Mee Mee Breast Pump Electric

Mee Mee electric breast pump has unique double valve design that allows repeated suction using the speed up and down modes of the expression. This pump is so compact that it can fit into your handbag and all parts are made out of 100% BPA free plastic.

  • Pump type – Single
  • Portable – Yes
  • Electric / Manual – Electric
  • Battery operated – Yes
  • Operational Noise – Very less
  • Best suited for – working moms and stay at home moms who have hyper lactation.

#6. Chicco Electric Breast Pump Natural Feeling

Ever heard of the breast pump which remembers your last session’s pumping levels to be used for future use? Chicco Electric breast pump is equipped with the memory function that does this.

  • Pump type: Single
  • Portable – Yes
  • Electric / Manual – Electric
  • Battery operated – Yes
  • Operational Noise – Nil
  • Best suited for – Working moms and stay at home moms with hyper lactation/severe breast engorgement issues.

#7. Dr. Trust Trumom Electric Breast Pump

Trumom is one of the recent entries in the world of breast pumps. This vibrant colored breast pump provides three phases of breast milk expression – massage, stimulation and expression for faster let down and milk flow.

  • Pump type: Single
  • Portable – Yes
  • Electric / Manual – Electric
  • Battery operated – Yes
  • Operational Noise – a bit noisy
  • Best suited for – Working moms and stay at home moms with the need for frequent milk expression.

#8. Philips Avent Single Electric Breast Pump

Philips Avent is one of the most favorites of many new moms these days. Enabled with a soft massage cushion and 3 pumping settings, Philips Avent is great if you are looking for an efficient electric breast pump.

  • Pump type: Single
  • Portable – Yes
  • Electric / Manual – Electric
  • Battery operated – No
  • Operational Noise – very less noise
  • Best suited for – Working moms and stay at home moms with frequent milk expression needs.

#9. Pigeon Manual Breast Pump

Fairly priced, Pigeon Manual Breast Pump is what you need if you are looking for a beginner decent performance in expression of breast milk. Enabled with a sealing air cushion, this comes with a 150 ml BPA free feeding bottle, nipple and a cleaning brush.

  • Pump type: Single
  • Portable – Yes
  • Electric / Manual – Manual
  • Battery operated – No
  • Operational Noise – Very less/Nil
  • Best suited for – Moms having latching issues due to flat nipples or occasional expression needs

#10. Philips Avent Manual Breast Pump

Philips Avent Manual breast pump allows you to express in the sit straight position without the need for leaning forward – thanks to the soft massage cushion and shorter funnel which trigger the letdown reflex.

  • Pump type: Single
  • Portable – Yes
  • Electric / Manual – Manual
  • Battery operated – No
  • Operational Noise – Nil
  • Best suited for – Stay at home moms with regular milk expression needs.

#11. Medela Harmony breast pump

With its two phase expression technology, Medela harmony breast pump is an ideal manual breast pump if you are looking for one.

The handle has a shorter end, which imitates a hungry baby’s feeding pattern, and a longer end that imitates the slow suction mode to extract the maximum milk.

  • Pump type: Single
  • Portable – Yes
  • Electric / Manual – Manual
  • Battery operated – No
  • Operational Noise – Very less/Nil
  • Best suited for – Stay at home moms for occasional milk expression requirements.

#12.  Lansinoh Double Electric Breast Pump

Lansinoh Double Electric Breast Pump
List Price: INR 20,955.00
You Save: INR 6,287.00
Price Disclaimer

Lansinoh double electric breast pump has an LCD display and built in bottle holders. You can adjust the vacuum to 8 levels and speed in 6 levels.

Other features like built-in bottle holders, 3 customizable pumping styles, ability to work on battery as well as direct supply makes it a worthy investment for working moms who pump exclusively.

  • Pump type: Double
  • Portable – Yes
  • Electric / Manual – Electric
  • Battery operated – No
  • Operational Noise – Very less/Nil
  • Best suited for – Working moms who pump exclusively

#13. Medela Pump In Style Advanced Breast Pump

If you are looking for a perfect option to express milk and feed your baby exclusively, Medela Pump in style advanced is what you should buy.

A whole range of different size breast shields, milk bottles and ice pack insulated bags packed into a tote bag, this is the perfect double electric breast pump, which assures high efficiency and maximum comfort level.

  • Pump type – Double
  • Portable – Yes
  • Electric / Manual – Electric
  • Battery operated – No
  • Operational Noise – Very less/Nil
  • Best suited for – working moms and stay at home moms with quick and frequent milk expression requirements.

#14. Farlin Electric Breast Pump Kit

Want to go for a cost effective breast pump for occasional use? Farlin Electric breast pump kit is the answer.

  • Pump type: Single
  • Portable – Yes
  • Electric / Manual – Electric
  • Battery operated – Yes
  • Operational Noise – Very less/Nil
  • Best suited for – Moms with occasional expression needs.

#15. Medela Mini Electric Breast Pump

Medela Mini Electric Breast Pump
List Price: INR 7,499.00
You Save: INR 1,904.00
Price Disclaimer

Yes, I saved the best for the last!

Medela Mini Electric Breast Pump is what I used for expressing breast milk and I am quite biased towards this. I feel it is the best electric breast pump.

It comes with a stylish bag with bottles, sterilization bags, ice pack and breast pump. With this, I was able to breastfeed my daughter exclusively for 6 months.

You can read my review of Medela mini electric breast pump.

  • Pump type: Single
  • Portable – Yes
  • Electric / Manual – Electric
  • Battery operated – Yes
  • Operational Noise – Very less
  • Best suited for – Working moms and stay at home moms who wish to express 2-3 times a day.

Summary:

Medela is always the user’s choice when it comes to great performance in breast pumps. The spare parts are also easily available online.

Next comes the Philips Avent and Mee Mee breast pumps which are again proven to be a new mom’s best friends.

If you are a working mom, I recommend you to go for electric or swing ones. They save time and save a lot of your efforts. Their efficiency is incredible too.

Manual breast pumps would be best if you are looking for occasional milk expressions at home – they are ideal as beginner breast pumps too. Once you feel the need for electric breast pumps, you can switch later.

The prices of breast pumps do vary so make sure that you keep an eye on the offers in the online stores.

A particular brand that worked well for one mom won’t suit the needs of another. Hence do not go by the feedback of other moms – rather try and invest in one that is best suitable for you.

Hope this article on best breast pumps for working moms and stay at home moms will help you select one when you are in need.

What type of breast pump worked for you best?

Which is that breast pump that didn’t work for you?

Did you have any other concerns other than the ones I have listed here in the article?

Do share your best breast pump reviews in the comments to help fellow moms.

About Author

Sangeetha is the owner of Bumps n Baby and a super cool mom of a 4 year old princess. Her life revolves around laptop and kitchen these days as she is mastering the art of multi-tasking.

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