You don't always need a hospital-grade pump for high-tech efficiency. Lansinoh's super quiet motor powers three pumping styles and eight suction levels. And it connects via Bluetooth to Lansinoh's free tracking app, letting you record things like milk volume and session date and time.
Buy it: $160, BabiesRUs.com
Everything about this pump is different—including the way it pumps. Naya uses flowing water to pump rather than air, which means a quieter, gentler process and stronger suction. At 3 pounds, it's designed for portability; the sleek storage bag snaps right onto the base.
Buy it: $999, NayaHealth.com
This Medela double-electric pump is portable and efficient, so it’s perfect for everyday use. Plug it in or let it run on batteries; the 2-Phase Expression technology will give you more milk in less time either way. Go for the Metro Bag version. The pump can be taken out of the bag, giving you more options for how to carry it and where to pump.
Buy it: $306, Target.com
This pump packs the best of two worlds; it has the strength and high performance of a hospital-strength breast pump, but its inbuilt rechargeable battery means that you can bring it just about anywhere. It’s also customizable to your own body’s flow and can be used as a double or single pump. And even though it’s packed with features, the entire unit only weighs four pounds.
Buy it: $199, SpectraBabyUSA.com
This pump is designed with new moms in mind, complete with two educational programs with expert advice for breastfeeding. In addition to a hygienic pumping system and lots of room to customize speed and suction, it includes three different flange sizes to ensure that it fits your nipple just right.
Buy it: $130, Amazon.com
The Philips Avent Comfort Breast Pump is small and light with fewer parts for easy cleaning. And it boasts intelligent design: The neck is angled for sitting and pumping comfortably, while the included bottles and nipples are shaped more like mom to help baby switch back and forth from breast to bottle. Bonus: you can pump right into them.
Buy it: $200, Amazon.com
If you’re just planning on pumping a bottle for baby once in a while (or want a backup pump), all you need is a manual pump. The best-selling Harmony Breast Pump by Medela works to produce more milk in less time with “2-Phase Expression” technology, mimicking the fast beginning and slower progression of breastfeeding. And it comes with a convenient stand to prevent spills.
Buy it: $34, Amazon.com
If you need a high-quality pump (maybe to increase your milk supply, or if you’re exclusively pumping or have multiples) and you don’t need to tote it back and forth to work, consider renting a hospital-grade breast pump. The super-efficient Ameda Elite is lightweight, quiet and works with any Ameda HygieniKit MilkCollection Systems.
Rent it: From $55 per month, AmedaDirect.com
The Freemie Freedom breast pump is hands-free and even lets you pump with your shirt on. Sound impossible? Believe it: You just slide the cups under your bra, connect it to the pump and do your thing. Invented by an ER doctor, the Freemie cups are compatible with the Freemie-brand pump, Medela, Philips AVENT and Ameda.
Buy it: $158, Amazon.com