Another portable double electric nursing pump you can consider is the BabyBuddha Portable and Compact Double Electric Breast Pump.
Similar to Bellababy Pocket, this one here can be hung around your neck (using the included lanyard) for that 100% hands-free pumping experience, thanks to its incredibly lightweight and conveniently small size design.
Main Functions in Detail
Do not underestimate the suction power of this little machine here - its capability is comparable to that of its bigger counterparts (i.e. everyone's favourite Spectra and Symphony), with some even saying that it is probably stronger than them.
It is definitely the strongest in the portable and compact breast pumps category hands down! Nevertheless, it is designed to have multiple power settings so that you can customize the strength according to your own comfort level.
Keep in mind though, even on the lowest letdown mode, suction can still be really strong. To give you an idea, a level 12 on the Spectra is equivalent to maybe level 5 or 6 here in the BabyBuddha.
Which is why it is important to use the proper flange size and placement for ultimate comfort. The package itself comes with two 24mm flanges but if these do not fit, you can always hack it with flanges of other brands.
Be also ready to experience a long pull at your nipple in the beginning (don't worry, the sensation will go away after a short while) but it won't give you sore nipples.
This is because this double milk pump comes with a soft cushion that mimics a baby’s lips - it is probably the softest head that exists - and it all comes apart so it is very easy to clean.
Also, an anti-backflow design eliminates the need to lean forward while expressing, and the closed system ensures milk doesn’t flow backward and contaminate the tube.
Because of its incredible suction power, users have noticed that they are able to pump more than usual, and quicker with the BabyBuddha.
We're talking about an increase of 0.5 - 2.5 ounces more per pump, and about 10-20 minutes lesser to get the same amount of milk. Impressive, huh? Used consistently and regularly, you will notice an apparent increase in your overall supply.
On top of that, you can feel yourself completely emptied out after each session, something not even the bigger machines can achieve. In half the amount of time, too!
Despite its strength, the BabyBuddha is surprisingly quiet. This is because its machine is fitted with an impressively quiet mechanism, you can therefore freely pump without waking your little one up.
Not just that, but discrete pumping is probably one of the most important elements for a portable electric breast pump because you know, its purpose is to let you pump anywhere you go - you wouldn't want to draw unnecessary attention to yourself when doing so.
Here's what you'll get in the box:
It's worthy to note that both wall plug and USB charging cable are provided in the package (unlike this one here where only the latter is provided) so that you can charge the device multiple ways, anywhere.
Speaking of which, the BabyBuddha's battery runs out pretty quick (one of its cons) but that is actually understandable, given its incredible suction power. It is one down side we'd happily trade up for!
Pros & Cons
If you're tired of your bulky breast pump dragging you down with its weight, the BPA-free BabyBuddha Double Electric Nursing Pump will be the solution to solve all your problem once and for all.
It is simple to use with no complex controls - just navigate through the modes using the trackball on the pump and that's all.
The only thing that may be of concern? It is the most expensive electric breast pump on our Top 10 Best list here so that may be a halting factor to some.