Jacque Order BSN, IBCLC
Melissa Portunato IBCLC
There are a few basic types of pumps: manual pumps, battery-operated pumps, and electrical pumps. Each of these pumps extracts milk by providing a seal around your nipple and areola while it applies and releases suction. Suction strength and cycle speed will vary depending on the type of breast pump and whether you are single pumping (one breast) or double pumping (both breasts at once). If you return to work or exclusively pump, a double electric breast pump will yield the best results.
Read below our comparison guide to choose the best Spectra pump that fits your lifestyle and personal breastfeeding journey.
Handy Manual Breast Pump
This manual breast pump is a convenient, no-fuss option for moms who only need to pump occasionally. Every mom should have a hand pump as a backup to carry in your diaper bag for those pump emergencies. No outlets, no problem! Many women are surprised at how much milk they can express with a manual pump. This BPA-free pump holds up to 150ml and comes with a 24mm flange with an insert (22.5mm). It provides up to 350mmHg of suction all controlled by the user! This affordable and versatile pump also makes a great baby shower gift.
Spectra S2 Plus Premier Electric
If you’re looking for a customizable pump with strong hospital strength that is often covered by insurance, the Spectra S2 Plus is it! This hospital-strength, closed system pump allows for single or double pumping, along with loads of additional features, all in a pump unit that weighs in at under 3 lbs. Boasting up to 270mmHg of suction via 12 vacuum levels and 5 Expression Cycles, this pump is perfect for moms any breastfeeding mom, and tailored for exclusive pumpers. The multi-phase “suckle” makes pumping with the S2 feel comfortable and natural. The Massage Mode is also customizable with up to 5 levels of suction to help effectively elicit let-downs. The BPA-free accessories, LCD screen display, built-in night light, timer, and 2-year warranty make this pump a top choice for breastfeeding families and healthcare providers alike!
Spectra S1 Plus Premier Rechargeable
A favorite among Exclusive Pumpers, the Spectra S1 Plus includes all the features and functions of the S2 Plus and a rechargeable battery! The freedom of outlet-free pumping is often offered as an “upgrade” through health insurance plans. Countless moms have reported the additional cost of the S1 as being a “must-have.” It’s no doubt that the 3-hour battery life delivers convenience that can make a pumping mom’s life easier, and when you’re already juggling a thousand things convenience matters. Unplugging this pump doesn’t compromise suction like some other battery-powered pumps. You still get up to 270mmHg of suction whether plugged or unplugged! If a rechargeable pump with the customization of 12 vacuum levels, 5 Expression Cycles, and an adjustable Massage Mode sounds like a dream, then the S1 is for you!
9 Plus Premier Portable Rechargeable
The 9 Plus is Spectra’s smallest pump, weighing in at only ½ a pound! This tiny, but mighty pump offers the ultimate in on-the-go single or double pumping. The rechargeable battery allows for convenient pumping in almost any location. Though this pump is small, it isn’t lacking in features. It provides up to 260mmHg of suction and is still considered hospital strength. The 9Plus also offers an adjustable Massage Mode along with 10 levels of vacuum in Expression Mode and a convenient timer. The backlit LCD screen is an added feature that moms love as well. Pair this little powerhouse with the hands-free CaraCups and you have a convenient hands-free pumping setup without sacrificing efficiency.
SG Synergy Gold Double Adjustable Electric Breast Pump
The Spectra Synergy Gold is a game-changer in the pumping world! Never before have we seen a pump with so many features and customizable options! The dual controls allow for independent vacuum settings at 0-270mmHg PER BREAST! It also offers a mute mode for even more discreet pumping. The convenient night light has 3 levels for easy middle-of-the-night pumping, and the touchscreen LCD makes selecting your cycle and vacuum a breeze! With 5 cycles in both Massage and Expression Modes, this pump has something for everyone. Where the S1 and S2 have 12 vacuum levels, the SG has 15 and each breast can be independently adjusted! The possibilities are endless with this incredible dual pump.
SG Portable Double Adjustable Breast Pump
Compact and hospital strength, the newest addition to the Spectra Baby USA product line is every pumping mom’s dream come true – powerful rechargeable dual motors with Spectra’s trademarked Natural Nursing Technology. The SG Portable’s double adjustable feature allows for comfortable and independent suction of up to 12 levels per breast. Customize your pumping sessions by alternating between 2 modes of massage and expression with preset cycle speeds. All breastfeeding moms will love the freedom and efficiency of the SG Portable. If you are busy at home, love traveling, or work at the office, you will want to make this pump part of your breastfeeding journey. Most smaller-sized portable pumps on the market sacrifice performance for mobility but rest assured, the SG Portable has the trusted quality of all Spectra baby USA breast pumps.
When you choose Spectra Baby USA you can feel confident knowing your breast pump is a high-quality product trusted by lactation consultants and loved by mothers worldwide. All Spectra Baby USA breast pumps have a closed system – creating a safe and hygienic pumping experience. Exclusive to Spectra, our unique Natural Nursing Technology closely mimics your baby nursing at the breast for optimal comfort and efficient milk removal.
Remember that no matter which pumps you choose, flange size, settings, pumping environment, and several other factors can make a huge difference in your pumping experience. Find the right size flange with our easy-to-measure breast shield guide. All Spectra Baby USA breast pumps have a 2-year warranty and are accessory compatible. Still, have questions? Email us at email@example.com