The Best Lightweight Breast Pumps for Traveling Moms

For many families, the holiday season means heading out of town for long distance trips to visit relatives. And for breastfeeding mothers, this means packing the best portable, travel-friendly breast pump to take out on the road. When it comes to the most practical pump picks, it's best to keep things light and easy.

"As a mom and a lactation professional, I'm looking for convenience but also efficiency when it comes to choosing a breast pump, especially if needing to travel and pump," says International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Motif Medical lactation director Ashley Georgakopoulos. "The pump should be lightweight, and the engine designed to keep up with the volume of pumping."

To ease your mind (and the weight of your pump bag), we've rounded up the best breast pumps to have handy while on the go. Don't leave home without one of these top-rated picks!

Motif Luna Double Electric Breast Pump photo

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Motif Luna Double Electric Breast Pump

This lightweight Motif Luna Double Electric Breast Pump is new to the market but already a huge hit with nursing moms looking for a high quality, hospital strength breast pump made for pumping more milk in a short period. This powerful, time-saving pump only weighs two pounds making it easy to pack in a purse and features a single or double pump option, closed system to prevent backflow, easy-to-read LCD, and an automatic shutoff. An added bonus is the whisper-soft motor that allows for discreet pumping without the worry of waking your baby. ($260;

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Ameda MYA Breast Pump photo

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Ameda MYA Breast Pump

This compact, super lightweight breast pump is perfect for moms on the go! The purse-sized Ameda MYA Breast Pump only weighs 8 ounces and operates on a rechargeable battery that lasts up to two hours, making it convenient for use in the car, on a plane or train. The closed system pump has ten suction levels and five massage modes and can be used for single or double pumping. A perfectly portable and powerful option for nursing mommas. ($170;

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IKARE Portable Double Electric Breast Pump photo

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IKARE Portable Double Electric Breast Pump

There's no need to break the bank when shopping for a breast pump to travel light. This IKARE Portable Double Electric Breast Pump is perfect for moms in search of an affordable hospital-grade option. This transportable pump is a closed system with a rechargeable battery and has four adjustable pump modes with six suction levels. It also features a touchscreen display and a nightlight and comes with a cooler bag and an ice pack for storing milk. ($70;

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BelleMa Euphoria Pro Double Electric Breast Pump photo

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BelleMa Euphoria Pro Double Electric Breast Pump

The unique design of this award-winning hospital-grade BelleMa Euphoria Pro Double Electric Breast Pump features an independent dual control that allows nursing moms to control the left and right breast suction levels individually along with a two-phase mode that mimics your newborn's breastfeeding patterns to maintain milk supply. The compact, closed system pump also has a memory feature to store favored settings and soft silicone cushions for comfortable pumping. It weighs less than two pounds and runs on a rechargeable battery making it super easy to tote out and about. ($210;

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BabyBuddha Portable Breast Pump photo

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BabyBuddha Portable Breast Pump

This innovative, super small BabyBuddha Portable Breast Pump takes convenience to a whole new level with a wearable design that's perfectly fit for pumping in the car or anywhere away from home. This handy, palm-sized double electric breast pump can be worn as a lanyard for discreet and silent pumping. It features a closed system design with multiple suction modes and super-soft cushions made for comfort. This battery-powered pump gives mom the freedom she needs to keep pumping while on the move. ($240;

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Zomee Double Electric Breast Pump photo

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Zomee Double Electric Breast Pump

The five-star Zomee Double Electric Breast Pump is clearly a winner with the nursing moms who have raved about the comfort and suction strength of this portable pump. This personal pump model is designed to mimic a baby's natural feeding patterns and features nine suction levels. It can be charged with an AC adaptor, USB connection or with batteries to eliminate the need for an outlet while en route to your destination. Perfect for making pumping sessions much more relaxed away from home. ($90;

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