As if you didn't already have enough on your plate after having a baby, breastfeeding moms have the added struggle of buying a breast pump. And it's not always as simple as just buying the first one you see. Depending on what kind of "pumper" you intend to be, there are several things to look for in a breast pump, because, like most things, they're not one size fits all products.
Whether you plan to pump only as needed, pump while at work and breastfeed at home, pump exclusively, or some other combination, it's imperative that the pump you purchase fits your lifestyle, needs, and budget. Though some pumps can be very pricey there are other more affordable options, especially for moms who won't need theirs on a daily basis.
The thought of having yet another thing to shop for may stress you out, but after determining exactly what kind of pump best fits your needs, choosing the right one will be a breeze. So before you pick up the first pump you stumble across on the aisles of your local Target, peruse your options a bit more and choose the pump that best meets your and your baby's needs. It will pay off in the long run.