The Best Manual Breast Pumps to Get Every Last Drop

You won't be crying over spilled milk with these best-in-class manual breast pumps.

by Donna Freydkin
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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.

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