Breast Pumps

When it comes to your baby, fed is best. Here at the memo, we understand the unique journey of motherhood. Our curated range of breast pumps is designed with you in mind, ensuring both quality and comfort while removing any anxiety or judgement. Inspired by the real needs of mothers, we offer a selection that brings together both technology and intuition. Browse our range below!

Types of Breast Pumps

Ultimately, selecting a breast pump is a personal choice, and making an informed decision ensures a smoother and more comfortable breastfeeding experience for both you and your baby. At the memo, we stock all types of breast pumps to match your personal preferences and budget.

Electric Breast Pumps

Harnessing the power of technology, electric or hands-free breast pumps offer efficient, fast, and often customisable pumping experiences. Ideal for mums on the go or those looking to pump regularly.

Manual Breast Pumps

Simple, portable, and powered by you. Manual breast pumps give you control, allowing you to set the pace and pressure. Perfect for occasional use or when you're out and about. Haakaa products use eco-friendly materials which prioritise both your baby’s well-being and the environment, offering a sustainable option for mindful parents.

Hospital Grade Breast Pumps

Built for heavy-duty use, these pumps are robust and highly efficient. Often used in maternity wards, they're the top choice for mums needing to establish or maintain milk supply.

Portable Breast Pumps

Portable breast pumps are like mini-machines that can be carried around, running on batteries. This means mums can use them almost anywhere, like at work or when they're away from home. These pumps are quiet and don't draw much attention, so you can pump milk for your baby without any fuss. Check out the Youha range, in particular The Embody.

Why You May Need a Breast Pump

Whether it's returning to work, sharing feeding duties, or simply having a little 'me time', a breast pump offers flexibility in your breastfeeding journey. It empowers you to nourish your baby on your terms, ensuring they get the best even when you're not around.

Just some of the reasons why you may wish to invest in a breast pump include:

  • Weaning: When you decide to wean your baby from breastfeeding, a breast pump can help gradually reduce milk production and make the transition to formula feeding easier on both you and your baby.
  • Feeding flexibility: Breast pumps allow you to express breast milk so that it can be stored and used later. This can be useful when you need to be away from your baby for an extended period, such as for work or travel, but still want to provide breast milk for your baby's feedings.
  • Boost supply: Some mothers use breast pumps to increase their milk supply. By pumping in addition to breastfeeding, you can stimulate your breasts to produce more milk.
  • Relief from engorgement: Breast pumps can help provide relief from breast engorgement, which is when the breasts become overly full and uncomfortable. Pumping can help soften the breast and make it more comfortable for your baby to latch on.

Considerations Before Buying a Breast Pump

Choosing the right pump is crucial. Think about your lifestyle, the frequency of use, portability, and your budget. Also, consider any added features like adjustable suction levels or battery options.

Shop online at the memo for breast pumps

Enjoy convenience when you shop at the memo, including free delivery Australia-wide on orders $149* and above. We also provide the option of flexible payment methods like AfterPay so you don’t need to wait until payday. Explore our best-selling brands now, including Medela, Youha and Haakaa.

FAQs about Breast Pumps

How do I choose the right breast pump for my needs?

Reflect on your daily routine, the frequency of pumping, and where you'll be using it. Each pump caters to different lifestyles, so align it with yours.

Is it better to go for a manual or electric breast pump?

Manual pumps are great for occasional use and portability. Electric ones are ideal for regular use, offering efficiency and often more settings.

What is the ideal time to start using a breast pump?

You can start as soon as you feel comfortable, but many mums begin a few weeks post-birth when milk supply is established.

How often should I pump breast milk, and for how long each session?

It varies but usually around 15-20 minutes per breast. If you're replacing a feeding session, pump until your breasts feel empty.

Can I use a breast pump to increase my milk supply?

Yes, regular pumping can stimulate milk production. Always consult with a lactation specialist for tailored advice.

What are the key features to look for in a breast pump?

Prioritise comfort, adjustable settings, ease of cleaning, and portability based on your needs.

How do I clean and sterilise a breast pump effectively?

Clean all parts that touch your breast or milk in warm soapy water. Sterilise regularly following manufacturer's guidelines.

Are breast pumps covered by health insurance in Australia?

Some private health insurance policies cover breast pumps. Always check with your insurer beforehand.

Can I use a breast pump while breastfeeding directly?

Yes, many mums pump one breast while their baby feeds from the other, especially in the early days to relieve engorgement.

What should I do if I experience pain or discomfort while pumping?

Always ensure proper flange fit and start with gentle suction. If pain persists, consult a lactation consultant or healthcare professional.