Best Breast Pumps

We've taken 15 of the market leaders – six manual pumps and nine electric pumps –and tested them extensively. Our overall best buy was awarded to the Ardo Calypso Double Plus: a reliable and adaptable piece of kit that won't let you down when you need it most.

Best Breast Pump 2018

Ardo Calypso Double Plus

We wanted reassurance, reliability and individual customisation in our Best Breast Pump, and the Ardo Calypso Double Plus passes with flying colours. This electric breast pump is totally customisable, with three sizes of breast shield included and lots of different suction levels - and the clear digital display and soft silicone cushions mean you can express in comfort whatever time of day it is.

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Philips avent natural manual pump

Best Manual Breast Pump 2018

Philips Avent Manual Breastpump

After extensive testing and gathering of anecdotal evidence, the Philips Avent Manual has beaten off the competition to be named Mumsnet’s Best Manual Breast Pump 2018. A manual pump is great for portability and durability, and the Avent definitely delivers on both of these. A great option for those expressing milk less regularly, it's certainly cheaper and less-bulky than some of the other options out there.

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Best Budget Breast Pump 2018

Medela Harmony

Looking for a serviceable pump costing not much more than your fortnightly nappy bill? Meet the Medela Harmony manual pump - not overly easy to clean, but totally worth that extra effort for such a highly-respected baby products brand, and for such great value for money, you can't really complain at all. This is why we thought it was a very deserved winner of our Best Budget Breastpump 2018.

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Lansinoh

Best Breast Pump for Working Mothers 2018

Lansinoh 2-in-1 Double Electric

Returning to work and worrying about expressing for your baby? Look no further; Lansinoh has got you covered. Of all the double pumps available out there, we think this breastpump is the perfect option for a mum who wants to express discreetly and quickly, as long as she can find a power socket. Included in the box you'll even find a travel bag, offering easy transportation to and from the office.

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Spectra s2

Best Breast Pump for Full-Time Expressing 2018

Spectra S2

For longevity, reliability and top-quality performance, the Spectra S2 is rightly beloved by Mumsnetters - particularly if you're thinking of expressing milk full-time. Whether for premature babies, or for a little one struggling with their latch, the sizeable S2 will not let you down. And as an added bonus, it was by far the quietest model we tested, which we certainly weren't complaining about.

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How we test

After lots of research, we handpicked 15 of the most popular breast pumps on the market, collating the models most frequently searched for and most highly rated, both on Mumsnet and across the internet. From Tommee Tippee to Haberman we looked at ...

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Breast pumps

Buyer's Guide

For some babies breast feeding exclusively is possible, but whether this is the case or not, it's likely a breastpump will be useful at some point. Whether you're looking for manual or electric, mains or batteries, the option to alter milk-flow, or particularly soft silicone cushions, we've put together all the tips and tricks we think you need to know.

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