As if getting the hang of breastfeeding isn't hard enough, now you have to figure out how to pump (maybe...depending on your situation).
If you are staying at home with baby, you can get away with having only a hand pump or single electric pump in order to pump an occasional stash for a date night. You may even think you won't ever need a pump, but it is good to have one for unexpected situations, just in case.
If you are heading back to work and will be pumping frequently, you will definitely want to put a bit of consideration into what kind of pump you get. Obviously, if you only have short breaks throughout the day to pump, you're going to want one that gets the most amount of milk in the shortest amount of time- quick and efficient. You'll definitely need a good quality double electric pump.
There are so many different pumps out there, it can be overwhelming for a new mom (or even a seasoned pro). Most insurance companies now cover a pump for new moms so make sure you check before you buy. It could save you hundreds of dollars.
One of the best resources out there for you to use when comparing breast pumps is Consumer Affairs Breast Pump Reviews. They have an extensive list of breast pumps with customer reviews, expert reviews, and numerous comparisons across the board. It's a great one stop shop to help you decide which breast pump is right for you and your individual needs.
What is your favorite pump?