Father’s Guide to Buying a Breast Pump

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Pregnancy puts a lot of responsibility on new fathers. When you are becoming a father, there are so many things to learn. You should not only learn how to take care of your pregnant wife or the new mother but also care for your baby. Your journey to fatherhood should focus on things that you never knew or cared for. One of the things you should learn as a new father is how to buy a breast pump for your wife and how to use a breast pump.

When you become a father, one of your primary concerns should be feeding the baby. Feeding the baby is not only the responsibility of the mother, even the father should take interest in feeding the baby. Whether your wife is lactating properly or not, breast pumps are an integral part of the family where there is a newborn.

Why a Breast Pump is Necessary


Generally speaking, the production of milk works on the principle of supply and demand.  If the baby is consuming more breast milk, the mother will have to produce more milk.

The breast pumps are used to…

Stimulate the breasts for better milk production

Discard milk if the mothers are producing more than the baby can consume

Draw milk and feed the baby if the mother cannot nurse the baby because she is back to work, she is traveling or taking medicine.

Buying a Breast Pump: How To Choose the Best Breast Pump


When you are looking for a breast pump, you might be overwhelmed, especially if you are a new father. There are different kinds of breast pumps, from a simple hand operated breast pump to a battery operated breast pump, semi-automatic electric, and fully automatic electric breast pump.

Hand operated breast pumps


Hand operated breast pumps are simple machines. It has a cone shape at one end and a pumping ball at the other end. If you place the cone over the breast and pump from the ball, milk will begin to seep. You can use it on one breast at a time and apply your hand pressure to pump milk. In the beginning, the mother will feel pain, however, later it will become easier.

Leg operated manual breast pump


Leg operated manual breast pumps work on the similar principle of hand operated breast pump, the only difference is you will have to use your feet to apply pressure. One of the major benefits of leg operated manual breast pumps is you can draw milk from both breasts at the same time.

Battery operated breast pump


You need physical strength while using manual breast pumps. Since you will have to use the breast pumps for a long time, using manual breast pumps can be very tiring. In that case, you can get a battery operated breast pump. If the mother has to pump breasts a couple of times in a day, this is a better option. Battery operated breast pumps can pump one breast at a time.

Electric breast pump


Electric breast pumps are expensive. However, these are more efficient than the manual breast pump or battery operated breast pumps. This is the best option for the mother who has to pump breasts frequently. The electric breast pumps are operated through electricity and will pump milk from both breasts.

Author: Dear Daddy

Dear Daddy is a writer and publisher for Daddy Blog: Parenting Tips For Fathers. I'm a father of two girls and Educator for 20+ years. I love being a father, although it does have it's challenges. Let's help each other out!

153 thoughts on “Father’s Guide to Buying a Breast Pump

  1. Don’t think these Breast pumps are common in India but we may soon see a revolution in that looking at the wide variety of pumps available and its benefits.

  2. Yes these days these Breast Pumps are a lot in demand and does help a lot to a mother who can easily store some milk that can be feed to the Newborn. Very well explained and it will help a father in purchasing it as per the requirements.

  3. i am also this thing in India now but i hope that it will came and commonly used in future. A busy mom can’t offer her mil to baby but we use the product and baby get mom milk with out mom and good for baby

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  7. This is very well explained and also will help father in purchasing it as per the requirements.This post is really helpful for parents with a newborn baby. thank you

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  9. Seems a good idea , because If you’re getting ready to go back to work, or you’d like to be able to leave home baby-free, or you just want to get some rest, a breast pump will allow your baby to benefit from your milk even when you’re not around.

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  12. I used breast pumps as I started working 5 months after my children were born. My husband has no idea of how it works but he was always ready to help.

  13. I always recommend breastfeeding as much as possible. It is the best way to feed your baby , However we understand that not every mom can feed on demand and be with their baby 24 hours a day.

  14. Nice tips, I was planning to buy one for my wife but u never knew they are of different categories but with article I have learnt.

  15. Yes, it is really true that breastfeeding should also be taught to the father, not only to the mother, because it is both of their responsibilities.

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  35. Very information tips for a father and even mother. We can rent a pump here which can help to reduce the cost to buy a pump instead.
    Anyway, we can a second hand one via Facebook mummy group nowadays too.

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  37. When I began having children I was keen on breast feeding but did not realize my husband might feel left out. Immediately after I had my first child, I decided to get a breast pump. So daddy could have the joy of feeding our babies too. My husband was clueless about breast pumps, save that he had heard that such things really do exist. LOL.

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