Breastfeeding may be best for baby, but there’s no denying that it is a major commitment for moms. For moms who need a little more flexibility in their schedules or who plan to work outside the home, breast pumps are an essential purchase.
Towards the end of my pregnancy, I spent a lot of time researching breast pump options. I planned to breastfeed, but I also wanted my husband to be involved in feeding the baby and the option to continue breastfeeding once I returned to work.
There are so many different breast pump models on the market, and deciding between them can seem confusing. So many factors influence breast pump purchases. In my opinion, the biggest factors are budget and frequency of use. Every mother needs to weigh those factors before picking the pump that fits her lifestyle. Someone who rarely pumps may be content with a manual option or a single-pump. More frequent users generally want automatic, dual breastpumps. While hospital-grade breastpumps can cost hundreds of dollars, you can find high-quality occasional-use models for well-under $100.
I received a review sample of the new Evenflo Comfort Select Performance Breast Pump from MomCentral. This occasional-use pump was designed for moms on-the-go. It’s compact enough to fit in a small gym bag, large purpose or diaper bag, and you have the option of using batteries or an AC-adaptor as the power source. All of the components are BPA-free for baby’s safety.
For mom’s comfort, the pump offers soft inserts for a better fit and a vacuum-control dial to adjust suction pressure. A baby sucks at around 60cpm, and this pump can work at up to 57cpm. While this is a dual-pump, there are two motors. This great feature allows you to adjust the suction for maximum effectiveness on each breast. Moms recovering from mastitis or a nipple infection will appreciate this feature.
Best of all, the Evenflo Comfort Select Performance Dual Electric Breast Pump is budget-friendly. (I found it for just $69.99 on Amazon.) If you are looking for a reliable occasional-use pump, this new and improved Evenflo pump is an affordable option.
We’re giving away a new Evenflo Comfort Select Performance Dual Electric Breast Pump. To enter, just leave a comment on this post by 11:59pm May 11, 2009 letting us know your best breastfeeding tip. (Contest open to residents of the 48 contiguous U.S. states only due to Mamanista’s shipping costs.)
MomCentral is also running a giveaway for this pump. To enter their giveaway, visit MomCentral and share your breast pumping tips. Every mom that shares a tip will be entered in MomCentral’s giveaway to win one of three Evenflo Comfort Select Performance Breast Pumps and boxes of nursing pads! And you can join the conversation about this pump on Twitter using the following hashtag: #evenflocomfort