For ultimate portability, the Bellababy Pocket Double Electric Breast Pumps is the one to go for. It is also one of the best value for money buy we can find in the market. Read on to find out more.
Main Functions in Detail
This is actually the mini/pocket-sized version of the original Bellababy Double Electric Breast Pumps, the latter of which has received a cult following and is an Amazon's Choice product.
But today, we are not going to talk about that. Instead, it is the Pocket version that we would like to break down and review. You see, this is possibly the best portable breast pump we have ever came across!
Compact and lightweight, the pill-shaped machine device can be hung around your neck (with the lanyard that comes with it) and together with a pumping bra, you will be able to achieve a 100% hands-free breastfeeding session.
Do not underestimate this convenience - mothers have highly raved about how this feature has helped them save so much time.
You can continue carry out your house chores (laundry etc.) or drive to work while you pump away - just let this little device here do its thing.
Now, it wouldn't be the best travel breast pump if it dies on you every 15 minutes, would it?
The battery function of the Bellababy Pocket is another aspect that makes it stands out amongst its competitors. This little machine here is able to last up to 2 full days of 4 (15-minute) pumping sessions on a single charge. That's truly amazing if you'd ask us!
Aside from power adapter, it also comes with a USB charging port as well as car charger so you can basically charge it anywhere on the go.
It's one thing to be compact and lightweight for portability, it's another if the suction feature is not up to par. This is something many would be concerned about, given its size and we don't blame you.
You will be glad to know that the suction level of this portable breast pump is not compromised by its size at all. In fact, it is the same as the original Bellababy breast pump and this is not just our opinion but it is vouched by many mothers as well.
Although it does not have as many functions as the original in that it only has two 'stimulation' and 'pumping' modes (which really, are what moms mostly used only anyway), it has up to 9 levels of suction intensity for you to choose from (from 80 to 300mmHg).
That is comparable to a lot of bigger-size breast pumps so it is able to still efficiently express milk in less time despite its size.
The simplified modes make it very easy to operate - just click to switch between them and use the 'plus/minus' buttons to change the suction levels.
Keep in mind though - there may be times where you may accidentally press the buttons and switch modes unintentionally.
Also, it is compatible with other flanges like Medela's or Spectra's if the 24mm flange size (with removable silicone cushion pad)that comes with it does not fit your nipples.
Pros & Cons
The Bellababy Pocket Double Electric Breast Pumps is the best portable breast pump if you're looking for a travel breast pump.
It is also ideal for working moms who are always on the go because it is just so compact and discrete - you can pump anywhere, even when you're driving!
Many who started off getting it as a backup/occasional pump has even used the Bellababy exclusively full time - it goes to show that it doesn't lose out in any aspect compared to other bigger/full-sized home breast pumps.