Electric breast pumps and manual breast pump brands rated by parents. Find out how Medela, Philips Avent, Tommee Tippee and more got on.

Mum sitting in nursery breast feeding

 

In January 2018 we surveyed more than 1,000 mums who have used a breast pump, and asked them to tell us about their experiences using both electric and manual breast pumps. From their feedback we’ve been able to rank the top electric breast pump and manual breast pump brands.  Expressing breast milk isn’t the easiest of tasks, which makes it all the more important to find a breast pump that’s easy to use, comfortable and doesn’t make irritating noises while it’s working.

82%

of mums surveyed in 2018 found an electric breast pump useful If you’re new to expressing, our guide on how to express breast milk covers the essential information you need to know to get started.

Most popular type of breast pump owned

Electric breast pump – 53%

Manual breast pump – 38%

Manual and electric – 9%

Types of breast pumps owned by mums based on a  survey of 1008 parents in January 2018 who have used a breast pump in the last five years.

Most popular breast pump brands

See below for the percentage of mums who use each brand.

Medela – 36%

Tommee Tippee – 28%

Philips – 16%

LanSinoh – 5%

Ameda – 5%

Boots – 4%

Mothercare – 3%

Nuby – 3%

Figures based on a January 2018 survey of 1,008 mums who have used a breast pump in the last five years.

Best electric breast pump brands

 

Mums told us how satisfied they were with the electric breast pump brand they’ve used and whether they would recommend it to others to use. We combine these scores to produce an overall customer score, so we are able to rank the best manual breast pump brands.

28%

of mums in our 2018 survey own a Philips Avent breast pump We’ve also listed the star ratings mums gave for overall comfort, value for money and how easy it is to control or vary the speed of the pump, so you can see which breast pump is the brand to go for.

Best manual breast pump brands

 

Mums told us how satisfied they were with the manual breast pump brand they’ve used and whether they would recommend it to others to use.

We combine these scores to produce an overall customer score, so we are able to rank the best manual breast pump brands.

We’ve also listed the star ratings that mums gave each manual breast pump brand for overall value for money, comfort for mother and how easy it is to change the speed, so you can see which could be the one for you.