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Which Breast Pump is Best for You?

Editor’s note: This post is sponsored and written by 1 Natural Way, which provides an easy and hassle-free way to get your breast pump.

Choosing a breast pump can be daunting, especially as a first-time mom. How are you supposed to know what you need if you’ve never done it before? Fortunately, we’ve helped thousands of moms find the right pump for them.

1 Natural Way is an easy and hassle-free way to get a breast pump that's right for you.

By asking yourself a few questions about your breastfeeding goals, the team at 1 Natural Way can help you select your best breast pump:

  • How often will I pump?
  • Will I pump outside the home?
  • Will I pump regularly while traveling?
  • Do I plan to exclusively pump?
  • How important is portability and discretion to me?

Once you’ve addressed the topics above, here are some breast pump options:

For the Exclusively Pumping Mom

If you’re exclusively pumping, your pump needs to go the distance. It needs to work well in every situation—at work, at home, and traveling. As long as your baby needs breast milk, your pump will be your constant companion.

For exclusively pumping moms, we often recommend The Spectra S1 Plus. Designed for moms who pump several times a day, the double electric S1 Plus is powerful but extremely quiet. Another advantage is, with many insurance carriers, the Spectra S1 Plus is cost-effective.

Mom’s love that:

  • It’s a hospital strength pump, so it’s extremely efficient.
  • Its massage mode and adjustable suction levels make customization easy.
  • It has a rechargeable battery, so you can pump anywhere.
  • It has a night light for those late night pumping sessions.
  • It can be used as a single or a double pump.
  • It has a timer.

The Medela Sonata is another great option for exclusive pumping. Compact and discreet, the Medela Sonata comes with all the accessories you need—breast pump bag, cooler, bottle stand, and more. Additionally, it connects to the MyMedela app, so you can track all of your pumping sessions.

Moms love that:

  • It’s extremely quiet, so you can discreetly pump anywhere.
  • It’s a powerful pump for efficient pumping.
  • It has a rechargeable battery, so you can pump anywhere.
  • It connects with the MyMedela app, which has pumping tips and allows you to track every pumping session.
  • It has a touch screen display and controls. 

For the Traveling Mom

If you’re a mom who loves to travel or has to travel for work, your pumping needs will be unique. Discretion, portability, and the ability to pump anywhere and everywhere are all important factors to consider.

For traveling moms, we like the Medela Pump In Style Advanced, specifically with the Medela Pump In Style Advanced Complete Set backpack option. The backpack allows you to carry the pump, hands free, as well as having many other features perfect for traveling.

Moms love that:

  • The pump is easily portable and lightweight.
  • The pump is built into the backpack.
  • The battery pack allows you to pump anywhere and everywhere.
  • The set contains a cooler bag with contoured ice pack.
  • Pump parts are readily available in stores, making them easy to find in the event of an emergency.

The Medela Pump In Style Advanced is a great value—an excellent breast pump that’s covered 100% by many insurances (though the backpack bundle can have some out-of-pocket cost).

For the Mom Who Works Outside the Home

If you work outside the home and want to breastfeed your baby, discretion and portability will most likely be important to you when choosing a pump.

For moms who work outside the home, we often recommend the Medela Freestyle. The Medela Freestyle is a double electric pump designed for moms who pump several times a day, who need to transport their pump, or who want to have mobility while they pump.

Moms love that:

  • It’s easily portable and lightweight.
  • It has a timer so you can make the best use of your time.
  • It has a great battery life and can last up to three hours when fully charged.
  • You can take it out of the bag (it comes with a bag and other great accessories!) and store it anywhere (luggage, work bag, or diaper bag).

We also really like the Spectra S1 Plus and S2 Plus for working moms because both are quiet and discreet. With a handle on top, these pumps are portable and easy to set up. Unlike the Medela Freestyle, they don’t come with a bag—but for moms who want to choose their own cute breast pump bag, they’re perfect!

For the Prepared Mom

If you’re a mom who loves being prepared for anything and everything, we like the Lansinoh Smartpump Double Electric Breast Pump. It has all the bells and whistles, including bluetooth technology, which moms can use to connect to the Lansinoh Baby app. This allows you to track pumping sessions in addition to baby activities, so establishing a schedule and routine is easy.

Moms love that:

  • It has a hygienic closed system so that breast milk will never back up in the tubing or the motor.
  • It has three customizable pumping styles and eight adjustable suction levels to adjust to your comfort level.
  • It has fewer parts than most breast pumps, so cleaning and assembling are easy.
  • It features a simple touch screen to track duration, date, and time of every pumping session.
  • Working with the Lansinoh Baby app, you can track tons of useful data to share with doctors to make navigating breastfeeding challenges easier.



The above breast pumps are just a few of the available options at 1 Natural Way. To find out which breast pumps are covered by your insurance company, fill out this quick intake form. After that, our team will help you narrow down your options and get your breast pump shipped directly to you!

The above are general recommendations. 1 Natural Way always takes your specific needs into account when recommending a breast pump. Please call us and let’s discuss the pump that’s right for you, at 1-888-977-2229.


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