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Choosing the best breast pump for you

During the journey of motherhood, choosing the right breast pump can significantly impact both your breastfeeding experience and your baby’s nourishment. With an array of available options, selecting the perfect breast pump can feel overwhelming. However, understanding your needs, preferences, and the features of different breast pumps can simplify the decision-making process. In our comprehensive guide below, we’ll delve into the factors to consider when choosing a breast pump and explore various types to help you make an informed decision.

Understanding Your Breast Pump Needs:

Before diving into the world of breast pumps, it’s crucial to assess your requirements. Consider factors such as your breastfeeding goals, frequency of pump usage, lifestyle, and budget. Are you a stay-at-home mum looking for occasional pumping sessions, or a working mum in need of a reliable pump for regular use? Understanding your needs will guide you in selecting a pump that aligns with your lifestyle and preferences.

Types of Breast Pumps:

Manual Breast Pumps:

Ideal for occasional use or for mums who prefer more control over the pumping process. Compact, portable, and affordable. Requires manual effort to create suction, making them suitable for occasional pumping or as a backup option. If you’re looking for an affordable option, our Amaryll Breast Pump is for you.

Electric Breast Pumps:

Available in single or double pumping models. Electric Breast Pumps are well suited for working mums or those who need to pump frequently as they offer convenience and efficiency. Our Electric Breast Pumps come with adjustable settings for personalised comfort. If this sounds perfect for your requirements, you can browse our range of Electric Breast Pumps.

Hospital-Grade Breast Pumps:

Designed for heavy-duty and long-term use. Offer powerful suction strength and efficient milk expression. Often recommended for mothers with preterm infants, low milk supply, or medical conditions. Hospital-grade breast pumps are often expensive but here at Ardo, we offer a rental option on our hospital-grade Carum Breast Pump.

Factors to Consider:

Suction Strength and Comfort:

Opt for a breast pump with adjustable suction levels to tailor the pumping experience to your comfort level. Look for features like massage cushions or soft silicone inserts for gentle and comfortable milk expression.

Portability and Ease of Use:

Consider your lifestyle and the need for portability. Choose a breast pump that is lightweight, compact, and easy to assemble and clean, especially if you’ll be pumping on the go. The Alyssa Hands-Free might suit your lifestyle, or choose the Hands-Free pumpset which is compatible with all Ardo electric breast pumps.

Hygiene and Maintenance:

Select a breast pump with parts that are easy to disassemble and sterilise to maintain optimal hygiene.


Choosing the right breast pump is a personal decision that depends on various factors such as your lifestyle, breastfeeding goals, and comfort preferences. By understanding the different types of breast pumps we can offer and considering key factors like suction strength, portability, and cost, you can make an informed choice that enhances your breastfeeding journey. Remember, the perfect pump is the one that best suits your individual needs and enables you to provide nourishment for your baby with ease and comfort.

If you need help selecting the best Ardo Breast Pump for you, Contact Us and we will be happy to assist you.

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