Boots guide to breast pumps

Confused about breast pumps? With advice on electric and manual options, Boots is here to help

Why express milk?

Time is precious, especially for new mums. Breast pumps can make feeding quicker and simpler.

Some mums find manual breast pumps easier to use, whereas others prefer the comfort and efficiency of electric. Here we compare them, helping you to make an informed choice.

Which breast pump?


Double Breast Pump

For busy mums who have lots of different responsibilities throughout the day, electric breast pumps are the perfect choice.

Ideal for:

Models that have a double pump option allow you to express milk from both breasts simultaneously.

Things to consider:

A double electric breast pump can seem like a big investment, but it's well worth it for the time and effort you save expressing milk.

Single Breast Pump

Lots of mums prefer the benefits of an electric pump. Our selection offers something for every mum - use our comparison table above to find the right model for you.

Ideal for:

Not only do they allow you to express more milk in a shorter space of time, electric pumps are also handy if you need to increase your milk supply.

Things to consider:

Electric pumps can be a little noisier and larger than manual pumps. However, many mums find them invaluable because they are so quick and easy to use.

Manual Pumps

If you only need to express milk occasionally, or are looking for a solution that’s small and discreet, a manual breast pump could be the best option.

Ideal for:

Today's models are easy to pack into a changing bag and take with you wherever you go. They also allow mums complete control over suction and speed of the pump.

Things to consider:

Manual breast pumps are perfect for mums who like to take their time when expressing milk.