the best breast pumps and breastfeeding accessories

The best breast pumps and breastfeeding accessories

The best breast pumps and breastfeeding accessories, according to Ovia parents.

What are the Ovia Family Awards?

Each year, we ask Ovia parents to vote for their favorite family products, including the breastfeeding accessories that make the experience just a little easier: from the best wearable pump to nipple cream that soothes chafed skin.

This year, we collected 40,000 votes and thousands of thoughtful recommendations from parents to find the best-of-the-best, tried-and-true products worthy of an Ovia Family Award. When you see the Ovia Family Award seal, you know the product you’re buying was selected by parents who’ve used it, trust it, and can genuinely recommend it to other families. To find the full list of Ovia Family Award Winners, tap here

In this category, we’re giving awards for:

  • Best electric pump
  • Best wearable/hands-free pump
  • Best manual pump
  • Best nipple cream
  • Best nursing pads

Best Electric Pump: Spectra Electric Breast Pump

When it comes to finding the right electric breast pump for you — 1,600+ Ovia parents want to help. They voted and the Spectra Electric Breast Pump came out on top. They love the Spectra for its easy assembly, versatility, and quiet pumping.  

Here’s what Ovia parents are saying

“The parts were easy to clean and put together. It also came with a nightlight and two bottles to pump into directly. I was also able to pump into Avent type bottles too. It was also covered by my insurance so that was great.”

“Love how it’s high suction and a closed system (no milk can flow back into the unit).”

“Very easy to set up and understand directions of use. It’s very quiet when in use. Can order separate/different flange sizes as well. Comes with extra parts.”

Sound like the right fit for you? Shop the Spectra Electric Pump here


Best wearable/hands-free pump: Elvie Double Electric Wearable Smart Breast Pump

For on-the-go parents, those with multiple little ones at home, and anyone looking for a hands-free solution to pumping. Ovia parents recommend Elvie’s Double Electric Wearable Smart Breast Pump. Pump while you’re working, making dinner, talking to a friend. It’s all easy with the Elvie.

Here’s what Ovia parents are saying

“Love the freedom! Great for being able to do things while pumping or for middle of the night pumps/feeds.”

“The Elvie was a god send when I was pumping, I could use my hands if my baby was crying or other chores instead of being tied to a wall plug.”

“Allows me to pump while watching my baby or do work while pumping at work…”

Ready for hands-free freedom? Shop the Elvie pump here. 


Best manual pump: Haakaa

The fuss-free Haakaa is a year after year stand out for its simplicity and effectiveness. Haakaa offers a silent, cordless, portable solution to pumping — you can express any time, anywhere. All it takes is just one squeeze and the Haakaa pump attaches to your breast, drawing your milk out with the power of continuous suction.

Don’t just take our word for it! Here’s what Ovia parents are saying about the Haakaa

“I use the Haakaa every time I feed my baby. It’s just sits easily on the other breast and collects the let down. Hands down the easiest to use and clean.”

“The Haakaa is a game changer…affordable, durable and will help build a good back stock of milk. It’s so simple to use and doesn’t let anything go to waste.”

“Every nursing mom needs one! Life saver for engorgement or on the go leaking. Perfect invention for those who want to multitask and nurse and use Hakka at the same time. Life saver!”

Sometimes the answer is simple: shop the Haakaa here


Best nipple cream and nursing pads: Lansinoh

Lansinoh is the maker of Ovia parents’ favorite nipple cream and their favorite nursing pads: a match made in heaven. Stay dry, moisturized, and comfortable with these two best-loved products. 

Hear it directly from the source

Best nipple cream: Lansinoh Lanolin Nipple Cream

“Ingredients listed made me feel confident that it was something that my child could ingest being new to this world and it wouldn’t have any adverse effects on his health or well-being. And he wouldn’t reject the breast because of the taste.”

“Lanolin! Get the Lansinoh lanolin, it was a game changer for my chafed and chapped nipples. No other lanolin worked for me and they’re not all made equal. A friend suggested it when I was suffering and it turned the experience around to have something soothing that actually protected me from my newborn’s latch which hadn’t figured itself out yet!”

“It went on smoothly and helped a lot when I was cracked and tender from breastfeeding so much.”

Best nursing pads: Lansinoh Stay Dry Nursing Pads

“These are soft on sore nipples and keep your shirts/bras dry a must in the early days of breastfeeding.”

“I found the Lansinoh nursing pads to be lightweight and very absorbent.”

“They are convenient and comfortable, they absorb a lot more than you’d expect.”

Give your breasts some love and shop Lansinoh’s nipple cream and nursing pads

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