If you are a soon-to-be mother who plans on breast feeding your baby, you may already be looking for a breast pump. There are a lot of them on the market, and this makes breast pump shopping confusing. The first thing you need to do is learn about the benefits of different types of breast pumps so you can narrow down your search. This article will provide you with helpful information on the benefits of different types.

Electric pumps are gentler and more efficient

While many new moms end up getting manual pumps given to them as shower gifts or by the hospital they had the baby in, these pumps can be difficult to use for a couple different reasons. Manual pumps take a lot of work since you have to express the milk by pumping it with your hand. They also tend to express less milk, which can lead to painful, full breasts.

Electric pumps will do the work for you and the suction tends to be stronger. This makes them easier to use and it also means that they express the milk much faster. Also, electric pumps generally get much more milk so you can have more on hand and you can completely empty your breasts which is a lot more comfortable. Less time pumping also means your nipples won't get as sore.

Dual breast pumps cut the pumping time in half

If you are a mother who will be going back to work while you are still nursing, then you'll want to pump at work so you can keep up with your baby's milk supply. You'll also want to pump so you don't experience pain from fullness or leak, which makes for an embarrassing experience. Also, if you go all day without pumping then it will affect your milk supply, possibly causing you to dry up.

Since you are at work, you will have to pump as quickly as possible, possibly doing so on your breaks. Using a dual breast pump allows you to pump both of your breasts at the same time and this will literally cut your pumping time in half. If pumping both breasts would normally take a half an hour, you can do it in just 15 minutes with a dual pump!

Now you have a little bit better idea of what some of the pumps have to offer. For questions regarding these and other types of breast pumps, contact a company like M-D Choice Medical Supply.