Having the right breast pump can significantly impact your breastfeeding experience. Depending on your needs, choose a pump that works best for you. Whether you plan to use the breast pump at work, for travel, or simply from time to time when you need to be away from home during a feed, there is a pump for you. Most breastfeeding mums look for a lightweight, quiet and efficient system. Here are our top picks of the best breast pumps you can find right here in Hong Kong.
What To Consider When Looking For a Breast Pump
- Pumping frequency
- How often will you be pumping? Do you plan to pump only a couple of times a week when you have to go out? Or will you be pumping daily while at work? An electric pump would be efficient and quick.
- Your lifestyle
- Are you busy at home looking after a toddler? Or working from home? There are breast pumps that allow you to pump hands-free; some can even be worn under your shirt.
- Noise level
- If you’ll be at work pumping in an office or during conference calls, choose a breast pump that is quiet.
- Will you be commuting often? If so, a lightweight breast pump would be helpful.
- Where you’ll be pumping
- If you won’t have access to an electrical output, you may consider a double-electric model that comes with a battery pack or opt for a smaller, more portable battery-powered option, even if it’s not quite as strong.
The world’s first silent wearable breast pump that fits directly in your nursing bra. No tubes, no wires, no noise. Small and lightweight, the Elvie Pump is worn inside a standard nursing bra, making it totally hands-free. It has only 5 parts to clean and takes seconds to assemble. Connect to the free Elvie Pump app to monitor milk volume in real time, track pumping history for each breast and control the pump remotely. Available from currentbody.hk, $2,930.
Youha The ONE Breast Pump
The Youha breast pump is the perfect companion whether you’re nursing or exclusively pumping because it’s strong, convenient, portable, and most importantly, it’s efficient. With multiple mode choices (Massage, Express, Deep Expression, Mixed and Manual) and six levels of intensity, there is a lot of flexibility. The touch screen allows you to lock when you’re on the go or when it’s in storage so that it doesn’t accidentally start. Available from HK Breast Pump City, $750.
Medela Swing Maxi Double Electric Breast Pump
This portable double pump is simple, small and comfortable. It features a pump interface with four easy-to-use buttons and can be used with batteries or plug. The double pumping with “2-Phase Expression technology” enhances efficiency, saving valuable time. Available from Mothercare.com.hk, $2,898.
Spectra 9 Plus Double Electric Breast Pump
This pump has the ability to be a single or double pump, offering a high level of flexibility. It has a nozzle for each milk collection kit, making it easy to swap from single to double pumping. Letdown mode is a light, quick mode designed to speed the start of milk flow. You can use the pump while plugged into mains or take it on the go using its inbuilt rechargeable battery. Available from Yoho Hong Kong, $1,380.
Ardo Calypso Single Breast Pump
This Swiss made pump has 64 personalised settings, is easy to use and ultra-quiet. It has vacuum seal technology which prevents contamination of the pump and breast milk while also preventing reverse-flow of breast milk to the tubes and the main engine. It can be used with a plug or AA battery. Available from HKTV Mall, $1,438.
Medela Harmony Breast Pump
This manual breast pump, based on the 2-Phase Expression Technology, mimics a baby’s natural nursing rhythm and is great for occasional pumping. It is convenient, lightweight and has few parts to clean. Available from Medela.com, $339.
Philips Avent Comfort Manual Breast Pump
This compact manual pump is equipped with a unique active massage cushion intended to help stimulate natural let-down and increase comfort. You can express directly into any of the Philips Avent baby bottles and breast milk storage containers (for the fridge or freezer). Available from Philips.com.hk, $480.
Haakaa Silicone Pump
Made from a single piece of food grade 100% silicone, this innovative manual pump can go anywhere with you. It’s easy to use, comfortable, and relies on suction to do the work. With no parts to assemble, this device is super simple to clean. This is a great companion for any situation where you would like to express discretely, silently and quickly. Simply place it over your breast and let the pump do the work for you as it draws your milk using suction. It’s 100% eco-friendly and is safe for mum, baby and the environment. Available from Petit Tippi, $175.
Breast Feeding Journey
We hope that this list of breast pumps in Hong Kong is helpful for you and makes your breastfeeding journey better!
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