When it comes to baby gear, there are plenty of things you can skimp on or skip. You don't need a fancy diaper twister, or a bottle warmer, or countless other things they try to sell you, nor do you need the top-of-the line products for every little thing. When it comes to breast pumps, however, if you're going to breastfeed your baby you really do need to choose one with care to best meet your needs.
Pumping can be a painful process (literally and figuratively), and the right breast pump can be key to your success. After reviewing plenty personally and checking with other moms, here are five of the most highly rated ones out there for every situation to consider in your search.
What breast pumps have you used/are you considering?
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Moms love the Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump for its lightweight portablity and comfort.