If you're in the market for pumps, it's hard to know where to start.

Based on our market surveys, Medela seems to take the cake, but there's some pump brands with a cult following.

Last year we spoke with 100 mums, to find out how they really felt about breast pumps. We didn't need to ask much to get the conversation flowing. It turns out that mums feel quite strongly about this pumping thing, and have opinions and stories to share. 

There were plenty of insights from the survey, so for easier reading we've split them up into posts. This blog discovers which breast pump is most popular.

However, if you're into digesting large slabs of material, or are scrolling through your phone for something to read while you pump, then you can find the link to the full report at the bottom of this article. 

Which pump do you recommend? 

We don't want to promote one pump over another, so we'll just stick to presenting the responses we had from mums. 

Popular electric pumps

Medela and Spectra seem to be the most popular electric pumps. Many mums say they come across Medela in the hospital, often renting them after they leave. 

Popular manual pumps

The popular manual pumps are more evenly spread. Medela still takes the cake, but closely followed by the Haakaa (which has some very fervent advocates, especially among mums who have a very high supply or strong flow). Philips, Tommee Tippee and Ameda also do quite well. 

Remember that this is coming from 100 mums, which is not enough of a sample size to say that this is what Australian mothers re using. We'll update these charts as we speak with more women. 

Didn't answer your question? 

Hmm... Check out these posts, which have more detail on different kinds of pumps, and the pros and cons of electric vs manual pumping

If you're still left wondering, or you think we've got something wrong, then please email us at .

Full report here

What mums say.

Here's a thought from one mum on the haakaa passive pump. 

"I love the haakaa. I use it to help ease my forceful letdown. My baby often can't cope with the force of milk and splutters and coughs." 

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