The first thing is do you want a electric or manual breast pump from Aereflow Healthcare?
There are three different types of pumping actions: single, double alternating and double simultaneous. Here’s a breakdown of all three:
This pump allows you to pump one breast at a time and is recommended for occasional pumping. Occasional refers to pumping only once a day. This style of pump is ideal for women who stay at home or only work part time vs full-time employment.
Double Alternating Pumps:
This type is known as the best breast pump in the market. You may stimulate both breast at alternating times. As suction is created on one side, it’s released on the other side. Even though these pumps offer a better stimulation that a single pump, they are not as efficient as the double simultaneous pumps.
Double Simultaneous Pumps:
This style of pump stimulates both breasts simultaneously and offer a much better pumping action. Using this pump allows most women to slice their pumping time in half while increasing their production of milk.
Comfort Levels of Pumps:
Breast shields used with pumps have an affect on the overall comfort levels. Some pumps have shields that are pretty much one size fits all. This can be very uncomfortable for women with larger breasts and nipples and can end up producing a low level of milk production. The pump’s cycling can affect the comfort level as well. Auto cycling pumps are often more comfortable to use vs manual cycling which cause the suction time to run too long.
Although some women might not take this into consideration, some women want a certain amount of discretion so this would be a concern to them. To some, a noisy pump is a distraction they do not want. That said, larger motors offer a higher level of silence where smaller motors are much louder. If you will be using the pump outside of your home, you want to stick to a larger motor for silence.
Is Power An Important Feature For You?
When choosing your pump, you should consider where you will be using the pump. An AC adapter is usually the most reliable for power but may not be convenient in all situations. Will there be times when an outlet will not be available? Do you travel a great deal? If yes fits either of these two questions, you want to get a pump that includes a car adapter or runs on batteries.