How much do breastfeeding pumps cost and what kind will I need?

Breast pumps range in price from under $50 (manual pumps) to over $200 (electrical pumps that include a carrying case and an insulated section for storing milk containers). If you’re only going to be away from your baby a few hours a week, then you can purchase a manual pump, or one of the less expensive ones. If you’re going back to work, it is worth investing in a good quality electric pump. Some pumps can be purchased at baby supply stores or general department stores, but most high quality automatic pumps have to be purchased or rented from a lactation consultant, at a local hospital, or from a breastfeeding organization.