The Ameda Purely Yours is on the cheaper side of breast pumps but is really good. Its loud and not very portable but i think thats why it is a little cheaper. The suction is great.
Medela anything (unless you get the hospital grade symphony) is not so good, they have the smallest internal diaphrams of any breast pump out there (really, i don't understand why they are so popular)
My favorite was the Hygiea Enjoye breast pump. It was the most comfortable, quickest let down, most quiet, it even had a recorder so you could record your babies voice or cry to help your let down (never needed it but a really cool idea), pretty portable, the only "green" breast pump out there, meaning that it is the only one that the FDA approves for resale because the way that it is set up there is no way of cross contamination from person to person. Its about $50-$100 more than the Ameda but the options are different. Good luck :)
at 1:56 PM on Oct. 3, 2009