Hi, I’m Tasha and this is TheTopBreastPumps.com. I’m a Stay-At-Home Mom from Montana and a Professional Product Reviewer that specializes in Baby Products. I do all of my own research and more importantly, I write all of my own reviews.
When it comes to writing reviews for certain products, personal experience knows best, however, I will be honest, I have not tried every one of the breast pumps listed on my website, but I have done extensive research, at least enough to feel comfortable giving you my opinion.
As a mom myself, I understand how important a comfortable, and efficient breast pump really is. My daughter was born 3 weeks early, and although she was raring and ready to go and latched on almost immediately, my body was not ready to meet her demands. Breastfeeding was extremely important to me, and not once had I ever considered not being able to. I struggled for two days at the hospital, using the hospital grade breast pump (Medela Symphony), but my milk was still not fully developed. I ended up having to supplement with formula in order to give my 5 pound daughter some much needed nutrients. On top of low birth weight, my daughter was also extremely Jaundice, so the need for food was only heightened.
Once at home, I continued to pump using a single electric breast pump given to me by a friend. It was a Playtex pump, but I honestly don’t even remember the model. Needless to say, it didn’t work. I continued to struggle for what seemed like 2 months with several different pumps. I tried the Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump, as well as the First Years Basic Pump, nothing worked. Funds were tight, so I was trying to avoid purchasing the more expensive electric breast pumps, but in the end, I spent more on several pumps than I would have had I just purchased a quality pump from the beginning. I finally gave in and purchased my Medela Swing Breast Pump. I can honestly say, if hadn’t been for my Medela Swing, I never would have been able to continue breastfeeding, although I only made it to 5 months and still had to supplement occasionally with formula, I’m thankful I at least had the chance. Now I know, if I had done it right in the first place, maybe rented a double pump from the hospital for a few months, or bit the bullet and purchase a quality breast pump right away, I would have been able to breastfeed exclusively, and for much longer. Because of this experience, I feel it’s necessary to inform all the soon to be moms, or first time moms out there about the importance of a quality breast pump.
This website is designed to show you your options. From manual breast pumps to electric singles and double, as well as hospital grade breast pumps. You’ll be able to compare features, prices, and customer feedback, as well as view video demonstrations. My goal is to find you the perfect breast pump that will fit your needs as well as your baby’s needs.
P.S. This website is still in the beginning stages, so if there’s a breast pump you’re interested in, and you don’t see a review listed for it, leave me a comment. I’ll do the research and provide you with the answer.