Good Housekeeping’s parenting experts rounded up the best portable pump options for breastfeeding moms on the go. These pumps are lightweight, powerful and easy to use, plus they’re wipe-clean and comfortable.
The Willow 3.0 is the smartest wearable pump we tested, with a mobile app that records your daily output. It’s also the most comfortable to wear and comes with a set of bottles, so you don’t need to buy them separately.
- Momcozy All-in-One Pump
The Momcozy all-in-one pump is a wearable breast pump that allows you to be hands free and mobile during your pumping sessions. It features fast charging, a generous capacity, and automatic shut off to ensure safety.
It also offers a variety of speed settings, suction intensity levels, and modes to promote healthy lactation and increase milk production. The pump is designed to be user-friendly with an intuitive design that provides a seamless breastfeeding experience.
This wearable pump is affordable and lightweight. Each milk collector and pump motor weigh less than half a pound, so it is easy to carry around and use without a lot of hassle. Plus, it looks more discreet than many of the other electric wearable pumps on the market. That means you can pump at work, school, or in public with less worry about what others might think.
- Medela Spectra S1 Pump
If you are a mom who loves to pump, the Spectra S1 is one of the best options. It has an adjustable suction level and cycle speed so you can get the most out of your pumping session. It also has a “massage mode” that simulates the natural suckling of a baby.
Unlike some pumps that use small buttons, this one has a flat control panel with pressure points you press to change settings. This makes it more intuitive and easier to read. It also includes a night light for those who pump at night.
One drawback is the short pumping tubes and that you have to purchase a carrying bag and cooler packs separately. It also requires 8 AA batteries to operate. But, it does have a very quiet motor and backflow protector to keep milk free from bacteria.
- Lansinoh Haakaa Pump
For breastfeeding moms who want the simplest option for expressing and catching milk (it can even replace electric pumps), the Lansinoh Haakaa Pump is a hands-free breastmilk collection system. You simply roll the silicone flange onto your breast and let the nipple naturally suction. After you’re done pumping, put the flange back in its storage case and clean/sterilise before your next session.
What to Expect staff members who tested the Haakaa found it easy to use and incredibly efficient—it only takes one minute to get a full pump in!
It also has a timer built-in to help you keep track of how long you’ve been pumping. Plus, it has fewer parts than other manual pumps, which means less messy cleanup. And it’s super lightweight and portable.
- Lansinoh Willow Gen 3 Pump
The Willow is the only pump in our review to offer a flex tube that plays both roles: it sucks out milk and creates a passage for the milk to flow into the collection bag. This system requires a certain level of practice to prevent air from entering the collection bag, and some testers struggled with this during the learning process.
The pump shuts off automatically when the milk is full, which is a nice feature. It also allows you to see how many ounces you’ve pumped in a session right inside the app, which is handy.
The Willow is a wearable pump, meaning you can comfortably wear it while reading, walking around or doing yoga. It’s a great option for moms on the go who need a mobile pumping solution, and it’s eligible for FSA and HSA reimbursement.
- Medela S2 Pump
If you are planning to pump while on the go (whether at work or a friend’s house) then you may want a pump that doesn’t need to be plugged in to operate. That is where the Medela S2 Pump shines.
It has a hospital-strength double pump and comes with an optional tote bag and cooler. It has a closed system to prevent milk from flowing back into the tubing and pump, making clean-up a breeze.
It has a let down mode and an expression mode that are designed to mimic baby’s natural sucking patterns. This allows moms to set the stimulation and suction rates to their liking. The S2 also saves settings and has a timer for convenience. Moms like that the Medela S2 is quiet and discreet.