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When I was pregnant with my first child, my insurance called to let me know I could get a free breast pump through them. I—a very naive first time mom—thought I wouldn't need one since my plan was to exclusively breastfeed until I went back to work. You can imagine my surprise when breastfeeding didn't work out for us, and that's when I looked at my pump and decided to give it a try.

Pumping did work for me, and I exclusively pumped for those first six months of his life. Wherever I went, a pump came with me. I pumped at restaurant bathrooms, bars, cars, in meetings and even on planes. You could almost say I'm a professional pumper.


So when I found out I was pregnant again and that this time it was twins, I knew pumping was in my future again. This time, however, I knew exactly what I needed for this journey to be successful again: a battery-operated pump that can go anywhere with me. Because with a toddler and two babies, I can't be stuck to just one corner of the house.

Enter: Motif Medical pumps, my favorite portable battery-operated breast bumps.

Duo double electric pump

Duo Double Electric Breast Pump

This is the ideal pump to have in your diaper bag or purse. It's super small and silent, which will allow you to pump anywhere without anyone noticing. I used the Duo while traveling by plane and it's so discrete not even my husband sitting next to me could tell I was pumping. But don't think just because it's small that it's not mighty—I was able to pump the same amount of milk I usually do with bigger pumps with it.

$230

Luna double electric pump

Luna Double Electric Breast Pump

This pump is sleek on the outside and powerful on the inside, which will help you get that liquid gold out in record time. You can use it as a single or double pump and can alternate through let down and expression modes. It also comes with a LED light so you can pump in the middle of the night without waking anyone around you.

$260

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