A friend of mine had a love-hate relationship with her breast pump. She loved that it allowed her to provide her son with breastmilk while she was out, but hated feeling like a cow every time she was hooked up to it. You'll be hard-pressed to find a woman who is fond of her device as they are usually too loud, heavy or inefficient. With 80 percent of new mothers attempting to breastfeed their lil ones, it's a wonder that there aren't more tolerable items on the market.
The First Years miPump Deluxe Double ($100) is the latest to enter the fray and billing itself as the answer to nursing mommas' demands. Weighing in 60 percent lighter than its competitors, but providing the same power as pumps twice its size, the miPump offers moms both electric and battery power. It's also very quiet, so the whole world doesn't have to know that you are pumping in the bathroom stall next door.
To see what a kit includes,
Though available in three models, the Deluxe Double, the model with the most bells and whistles, comes with two BPA-free Breastflow Bottles, the only bottle system that requires suction and compression — the same motions as breastfeeding - easing the transition from breast to bottle and back again. The kit also comes with flexi-fit breast shields, bottle adapters, a cooler bag with ice packs and a rather stylish tote for carrying it all.