When it comes to choosing the BEST double breast pump there are a few things to consider.
- CPM’s (Cycles Per Minute)
- Motor Strength
The double breast pump must be able to effectively mimic a baby’s natural sucking rhythm. One suck and release is called a cycle, and in order for a double breast pump to effectively stimulate let down, it needs to have at least 30 to 60 cycles per minute. This is the natural range of CPM’s that a baby will use when nursing.
Chances are, if you need a double breast pump, you’ll be using it frequently, therefore a strong motor designed for frequent use is best.
One more thing I’d like to point out is the customer satisfaction rating. I think these ratings are important, but I also don’t want you to get the wrong idea. Just because a breast pump has a lower customer satisfaction rating doesn’t mean that it won’t be effective for you. Let me explain.
Expressing milk with a breast pump is all about stimulation, and getting the right hormones to the right places. It’s a common misconception that breast pumps are designed to suck milk from the breast, but that’s not how a breast pump works. Breast Pumps are only designed to stimulate a natural let-down.
Now, some women are more, or less sensitive than others, therefore not all women can use a breast pump to effectively express milk. So when you take into account the customer satisfaction ratings on the below breast pumps, remember that there may be a few women that were unsuccessful purely because they are less sensitive. They may inadvertently blame the double breast pump, giving it a low star rating, resulting in an overall lower customer satisfaction rating.
Below is a list of the TOP 5 Best Selling Double Electric Breast Pumps with the best features, the best prices, and the best customer satisfaction. For more information click the links below each description to read my full in-depth review.
#1) Medela Pump In Style Advanced Double Breast Pump
The Medela Pump In Style Advanced is by far the most popular double breast pump on the market. It comes with 4 different options of bags. The tote, the backpack, the metro bag, or the shoulder bag. Out of all 4 different combinations, the Medela Pump In Style with Backpack seems to be the most popular.
Now, the pump itself is the same in all 4 variations. It offers Medela’s signature 2 phase expression technology, designed for maximum efficiency and a faster let-down. It comes with a battery pack that will allow you to pump for up to 3 hrs, plus you also get a removable cooler bag that makes on-the-go pumping more convenient. It comes with 2 24 mm PersonalFit breast shields, and you have the option of purchasing additional sizes. For more information, read the Medela Pump In Style Advanced Review.
2) Ameda Purely Yours Double Breast Pump – Carry All
The Ameda Purely Yours is the second most popular double breast pump on the market. This double breast pump also offers a few options, including just the pump, the Ameda Ultra which comes with a suede leather tote, the Ameda Backpack, and the most popular one which is the Ameda Carry All.
This double breast pump offers two separate dials for speed and suction, therefore giving you 32 different combinations, and allowing you to find your maximum comfort level. It also offers Ameda’s patented airlock protection, which is designed to keep your milk safe from contaminants. It also comes with 3 different flange sizes, from standard to large, so that you can find which size works best for you. In addition, the Ameda Purely Yours also comes with a Cool ‘N Carry storage tote for convenience on the go, as well as 6 4 oz bottles with lids. For more information, check out the Ameda Purely Yours Double Breast Pump Review.
3) Lansinoh Affinity Double Breast Pump
The Lansinoh Double Breast Pump is the more affordable alternative. It doesn’t come with a whole lot of extra’s, but it’s also half the price of it’s competitors, and it rated really well.
This double breast pump offers 2 modes of expression, much like the Medela. The stimulation mode and the expression mode. It also offers a one-touch letdown button that allows you to switch back and forth between the modes quickly and easily. It offers a total of 8 suction settings and 6 cycles setting, not near as many as the Ameda, but sometimes less is more. It also offers a closed system, therefore you don’t need to worry about cleaning the tubes or dealing with condensation. The Lansinoh Affinity is also battery operated and comes with two bottles with lids. For more information, check out the Lansinoh Double Breast Pump Review.
4) Philips AVENT Double Electric Comfort Breast Pump
The Philips AVENT Double Electric Comfort Breast Pump is another affordable option with good customer feedback. Previously known as the AVENT ISIS iQ Duo, which was given the highest rating (Grade A) by Baby Bargains, this double breast pump is commonly referred to as the “cruise control” pump. You basically start out using it manually, then when you reach a preferred speed and rhythm, simply push the little blue button on the handle and it continues pumping at the same speed and strength, just like cruise control.
For more information, read the Philips AVENT Double Electric Comfort Breast Pump .
5) Medela Freestyle Double Breast Pump
The Medela Freestyle is one of the newest additions to the Medela Double Breast Pump line up. It offers a stand-alone pump, as opposed to an attached pump like the Medela Pump In Style. The pump is small and lightweight, offers the same 2 phase expression technology as the Medela Pump In Style, and comes with a hands-free pumping kit. T
his double breast pump also comes with a rechargeable battery, an electronic memory that stores your favorite pumping patterns, and a pumping timer with an LCD screen that lights up. The Medela Freestyle also comes with a black carrying tote and a cooler bag just like the Pump In Style. For more information, check out the Medela Freestyle Double Breast Pump Review.