Most nursing mothers invest in a high-quality, ultra-efficient electric breast pump to maximize milk production. But if she needs something portable, lightweight, and nearly silent, a manual breast pump is the way to go. These pumps are not meant for everyday use, but they are incredibly convenient when she’s on the go and needs to express — think of being on a long flight or in the park with the kids or stuck at the office. The best manual breast pumps are small in size, but large in output.
You want a manual breast pump that’s easy to put together, comfortable to use, simple to clean, and of course, that holds on to your milk without wasting a drop.
So easy to use it's almost ridiculous. You just press the silicone pouch to create natural suction and express up to four ounces of milk per use. The pump sits inside the bra, and lets moms be in hands-free mode. It's dishwasher-safe and made with food-grade silicone. It's also virtually spill-proof.
For moms using Avent's popular baby bottles, this is a time-saving option. You don't need to lean forward when using the pump, which is a bonus in terms of comfort. Plus, you can pump directly into the corresponding bottles. When you're done, hand wash the parts.
This manual breast pump takes things one step further by giving moms straps so they can be more mobile while using it. The strap goes around the neck, the pumps attach to the breasts, and women self-adjust the suction force to their needs. You can wash it with a bottle brush, soap, and water.
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