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Lansinoh 2-in-1 Double Electric Breast Pump review

Returning to work and worrying about expressing for your baby? Our tester put this handy 2-in-1 breast pump through its paces, pumping for twins over a rigorous four month testing period.

By Jenny Wonnacott | Last updated Jan 4, 2024

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Returning to work after having a baby is complicated enough without worrying about how to continue breast-feeding. Pumping at work is usually the solution, but it comes with a distinct set of requirements: the pump needs to be discreet, quiet, easy to carry around, efficient enough to assemble and express in a short break, and should include a way of storing the milk safely until it can be transported home.

Many women prefer a manual pump for flexibility, but these don’t tend to work as quickly as an electric model. If you’re able to find a private room with a power socket (and the European Commission Health and Safety Executive recommends that your employer provides one for you), then we think the Lansinoh 2-in-1 Electric breast pump is a good fit. We asked our parent-tester Sam, mum of twins, to try it out over several months to see why this versatile pump deserves its place on our guide to the best breast pumps 2024.

From £150
What we like
  • Not too pricey compared to other hospital-grade pumps

  • Three different pumping styles

  • Easy to assemble

  • Quiet

What we don't like
  • Can be tricky to use hands-free (particularly if using as a double pump)

  • Some reviewers complained that they had to hold the bottles which resulted in back pain

Key specs

Single or double pump: Double | Power source: Battery or mains | Number of settings: 3 types of pumping styles, 8 suction levels | Closed system: Yes | BPA-free: Yes | Included: electric unit, two pumps and two bottles, two standard and two large breast cushions, two sealing discs, one natural wave teat and cap, travel bag

What Mumsnet users say
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I’ve got the Lansinoh 2-in-1 pump and have been really happy with it. It seemed like the best of the ones that weren’t really expensive.It’s closed system, easy to clean and empties my breasts in about the same about of time as it takes baby to.
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Our verdict

For our money, the Lansinoh sits near the top tier of hospital-grade electric pumps, including the Ardo and the Spectra S2, but is cheaper, smaller and easier to handle than both, making it well suited to the workplace. It’s a powerful closed-system design that comes with two sizes of breast cushion, reportedly excellent customer service and lots of helpful advice on Lansinoh’s website, so you can be confident about its performance and reliability.

The electric unit is compact and attractive, and the double pumps stand just 18cm tall when assembled (and they're easy to assemble). There are six pieces to put together, and instead of an additional silicone breast cushion, the plastic funnel is edged with soft rubber. This maintains a good, comfortable seal while saving time with assembly and cleaning.

The bottle attached is the Lansinoh mOmma, a previous winner of our Best Baby Feeding Bottle award: a high-quality, sturdy shape with clear markings that will stand up to any number of knocks under the desk. The Natural Wave teat included will screw directly onto the bottle if feeding immediately, or the sealing disc turns the mOmma into a leak-proof, durable storage container for your handbag or the office fridge. Included in the box is a travel bag for easy transportation to and from your desk.

We got a Lansinoh double '2 in 1' electric pump while pregnant and it's been a godsend. We've had lots of feeding problems and although we went home from hospital breastfeeding a few nights later we had a very unhappy baby and a very unhappy mum. I was able to pump straight away, DH could do a couple of feeds while i slept which bought me some sanity and us all some time.


Lansinoh 2-in-1 Double Electric Breast Pump

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Our verdict

Our tester liked the way that the Lansinoh was effective enough even for the shortest of lunch breaks. She was also impressed by the three pumping styles, guiding the user through the let-down phase and into the expression phase easily and comfortably.

Sam was also impressed by the user-friendly LCD screen, which she said was easy to read and includes a helpful timer, so she could always check on how long she'd been expressing. She did report that while the pump is not as quiet as some, our decibel test clocked it at around the same level as a quiet conversation.

Lansinoh 2-in-1 Electric Breast Pump: what's included?

The Lansinoh 2-in-1 Electric Breast Pump comes with the Lansinoh base unit, four white valves, two standard and two large breast pump cushions, two Lansinoh mOmma bottles (160ml) and a three-pin AC adaptor.

How do you use a Lansinoh 2-in-1 Electric Breast Pump?

Once assembled, place the breast cushions to your breasts so that the nipple is aligned to extend straight into the nipple tunnel of the breast cushion. Ensure the breast completely fills the breast cushion so a vacuum is formed and no air escapes. Press and hold the pump's On/Off button for a few seconds to turn it on, it will then begin the Let-Down Phase. After two minutes the Let-Down Phase automatically switches to the Expression Phase. You can switch to this phase earlier by pressing the Let-Down button on the pump. Suction levels can be changed by pressing the pumping style button. If the pump becomes uncomfortable at any point, Lansinoh recommends reducing the suction level by pressing the minus button.

Is it better to use a double breast pump?

A double electric breast pump is designed for expressing as much milk as possible as quickly and efficiently as possible, which makes them a great choice for mothers looking to express while at work. They are designed for use by breast-feeding mothers who have an established milk supply.

How we tested

Our parent-tester, Sam, put the Lansinoh 2-in-1 Electric Double Breast Pump through its paces over a testing period of four months. During this time she rigorously assessed the pump for ease of use, comfort and efficiency in providing breastmilk for her twins.

About the author

Jenny Wonnacott is a Content Editor for Mumsnet, specialising in writing, editing and optimising pregnancy and baby care content. As a parent of three primary school-aged children, Jenny is passionate about making Mumsetters' lives easier through rigorous research of all items recommended in reviews, features buyers' guides.

She regularly reviews a wide range of products for Mumsnet, from popular board games to the best kids' tablets.

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