Mums’ picks 2018: best breast pumps

Mums all over the UK have voted in their thousands to tell you the best baby and toddler products of 2018.

Whether you just want the option of taking an occasional break from breastfeeding or you plan to express regularly, comfort and ease of use should be top of the list when choosing a manual or electric breast pump. Mums reveal why they gave the thumbs up to these top breast pump picks in 2018.Image of Mums' picks 2018 best breast pump runner up Medela Mini Electric

5. Medela Mini Electric

Why mums love it

This breast pump is the first of four Medela products to feature in our Mums’ picks top five. This is Medela’s cheapest electric pump and is perfect for occasional use. It comes in just four parts, making it easy to clean. Its light and compact design means that you can use it comfortably away from home.

Price: from £64.00

What mums say…

“Small and easy to use.”

“Easy to use with one hand.”Image of Mums' picks 2018 best breast pump runner up Medela harmony manual

4. Medela Harmony Manual

Why mums love it

The Medela Harmony is light and discreet and ideal for occasional use. Although this pump is manual, it still offers Medela’s unique two-phase pumping technology. It’s a great choice if you’re on a tight budget.

Price: £24.99 RRP

What mums say…

“Easy to use and the little pump that encourages let down really works.”

“Comfortable to pump.”Image of Mums' picks 2018 best breast pump runner up Medela swing maxi double

3. Medela Swing Maxi Double Electric

Why mums love it

Offering double pumping and nine vacuum levels, the Medela Swing Maxi Double is ideal for frequent expressing. Although it’s designed as a double pump, you can use the Swing Maxi as a single when needed.

Price: from £179.99

What mums say…

“I love this product. I exclusively pumped for the first 8 weeks and it was so easy. Also, it doesn’t take too long to pump and you can change the setting to suit you.”

“It works, some don’t get milk out but this one really does. I also like the double pump so I can get both sides done at once to save time.”Image of Mums' picks 2018 best breast pump runner up Medela swing breast pump

2. Medela Swing

Why mums love it

This pump is ideal for everyday use. It can be battery or mains powered, so you can use it at home or when you’re out and about. The two-phase suction technology mimics a baby’s natural nursing rhythm, which helps to pump more milk in less time.

Price: from £99.99

What mums say…

“Absolutely the best pump I’ve used!”

“Easy to assemble and operate, comfortable, gentle at lower strength settings, good range of pumping strengths.”

Image of Mums' picks 2018 best breast pump winner Nuby Natural Touch Digital

1. Nuby Natural Touch Digital

Why it’s a winner

Coming out on top this year is a pump that is perfect for everyday use. It has a digital control panel and offers five different settings for both suction and speed, making this product easy to tailor to your needs.

Price: from £99.99

What mums say…

“It’s quiet and has adjustable speed and suction settings. The simulation mode before expression is handy too.”

“You have total control over the suction power, speed and either a ‘simulation’ or ‘express’ mode so you can adapt to what suits your body rather than just one setting like some other pumps.”