Top 5 Best Manual Breast Pumps | 2017 Reviews
Today’s society is built on speed. Fast food, fast Internet service, “fast lanes” on highways – we’re always in a hurry and always looking for the alternative which will save us hours, minutes or even seconds. That’s why many new mothers who decide to breast feed opt for electric breast pumps. They can express more milk, more quickly, than any manual pump could ever produce.
Yet there are still millions of women who decide against electric pumps in favor of more traditional manual breast pumps. Some may just be reluctant to put an electrically-powered device onto one of the most sensitive and private areas of their bodies and some are just inclined toward doing things naturally. Others, though, look at the many advantages of the slow-but-steady approach. Manual pumps are easy to assemble, easy to use and easy to tuck into a purse or backpack. In most cases, they’re more hygienic and more comfortable because you control the pumping action instead of a machine. Naturally, they’re quiet and therefore much more discrete than electric models. And they’re considerably less expensive.
Even a product as “simple” as a manual breast pump can have – or lack – many features which make the process of expressing and storing milk an easier task. Some will let you use virtually any size of bottle while others can only be used with one brand or size. Some will include extras to make the pumping process more comfortable, such as cushioned or different-sized shields. The physical size and shape of the pump is also important, since it can be terribly uncomfortable to hold a poorly-designed unit with one hand for ten, fifteen or twenty minutes.
We’ve done all the work of sorting through hundreds of available models, so that all you’ll have to do is choose between them. You may also check our comprehensive manual breast pump buying guide.
Here’s our list of the top 5 best manual breast pumps.
Quick Comparison Table
Medela Harmony Manual Breast Pump
Ameda One Hand Breast Pump
Philips Avent Manual Comfort Breast Pump
Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump
Tommee Tippee Manual Breast Pump
9 x 4 x 8 in.
10 x 7 x 3 in.
4 x 8 x 9 in.
7 x 8 x 4 in.
6 x 5 x 9 in.