A wearable breast pump is a battery-powered, hands-free pump that you can tuck into your bra while you walk, work and move around. It can be more discreet than traditional pumps and may make it easier to stick with your pumping routine.
The best wearable pumps are easy to use and clean. They also have a lot of features to meet moms’ needs like adjustable suction, stimulation and expression modes, a built-in timer and more. Some wearables have apps you can download to monitor your pumping sessions, track your milk output and more.
Choosing the best wearable breast pump depends on several factors including your frequency of use, lifestyle and budget. If you plan to pump at home a lot, consider the quietest and lowest-profile models with the most comfort options. If you’re using it at work, look for a mobile option with flexible tubing that can be routed under your clothes to avoid catching on things.
If you’re planning to use your wearable pump for travel, it’s important to consider how much space you have in your suitcase, if it will fit in your carry-on and whether or not it’s compatible with your airline’s restrictions on liquids. You’ll also want to check the maximum suction strength as wearables typically have lower suction than hospital grade pumps.
Most of the wearables we reviewed have closed systems that are easy to clean with a bottle brush and some also have a quick-release valve for easy emptying. The Haakaa Gen 1 is the easiest to clean because it has only five parts (valve, spout, bottle, seal and breast shield), which can be easily washed in the sink or dishwasher. wearable breast pump