Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Double Electric Breast Pump Review

Breastfeeding can be tough. Between latching issues, nipple pain, low supply, and the sleep deprivation that comes with living with a newborn, new moms need all the help they can get! Whether you plan to exclusively pump or breastfeed the traditional way, a good breast pump can provide the help you need. I pumped a little when Sweet T was born which helped establish my supply, got some nourishment into my baby when she just couldn’t get the hang of things, and later gave me a little freedom when I could hand over a bottle to daddy once in a while. Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Double Electric Breast Pump will be my helper after baby #2 arrives.

The breast pump system is available at Babies R Us and includes the following:
(1) double electric breast pump
(4) spare valves
(2) 5oz bottles with slow flow nipples
(2) 9oz bottles with protection lids
(2) 4oz and 4x 2oz protection pods
protection pod tray
insulated case
(6)breast pads
carry bag to hold pump and accessories

As you can see, it’s more than just a pump. It’s a whole system! A milk storage system and the Tommee Tippee bottles you love are included.

The pump itself was easy to set up thanks to the clear instructions. While my milk obviously hasn’t come in yet, I still used the pump briefly just to see how it felt. My old pump’s “horns” were just hard plastic. The Closer to Nature pump also has plastic horns, but comes with silicone inserts for comfort and a massaging effect to mimics baby’s natural feeding action. I can’t say yet whether or not this makes the pump more effective at expressing milk, but it sure is more comfortable. I had some horrible red marks on my breast from those hard plastic horns so the silicone is welcome.

The pump is easy to set up straight out of the box, though you’ll need to sterilize certain parts before assembly. Those parts are pictured in the manual along with the parts that must only be surface cleaned.

Charging up!

I love that the pump has the option to use plugged into the wall via the AV connector or to be used with the rechargeable battery in case you need to go “wireless.” A breast pump can suck some serious battery power so I’m happy to have the rechargeable option. You can also use the double pump as a single pump by simply sliding the connector switch to the left or right depending on which breast you’d like to express.

Another neat feature of this system is the breast milk storage pods. You can pump into a pod inside the bottle then attach a nipple for instant feeding without transfer. Or, store the pod it in the freezer in the included tray, thaw and warm the pod, then drop the pod into a Tommee Tippee bottle for feeding. Since the milk never leaves the pod, there’s less change for spillage. If you’ve ever pumped and spilled you know that sick feeling in your stomach of having wasted liquid gold!

The Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Double Electric Breast Pump is going to be one of my “breast friends” during the next year. Mamas, what do you look for in a breast pump?

Disclosure: I received the product mentioned above in order to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

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  1. Looks like a great pump! I’m a first time mommy and plan to breastfeed so going to check this out :)

  2. Looks like a great one. I don’t remember what brand the one I used with my kids was.

  3. This looks like a wonderful pump!

  4. Great review!

  5. Looks like a good one for sure!

  6. This looks like a great one. I’m very interested in it even though I havent done much research 😉

  7. Looks like a great quality breast pump, I had an awful one with my third son.

  8. so important to have a good breast pump when breastfeeding

  9. Great review. Moms are always looking for a great breast pump. There are too many that don’t live up to the hype.

  10. I loved my double pump! It was great for pumping at work!

  11. I only breast fed my second child, never used a breast pump.. Interesting :-)

  12. What a great breast pump. We love Tommee Tippee here.

  13. Love the recharge option and this looks like a top notch pump!

  14. If this follows in line with the rest of Tommee Tippee products then I bet will be awesome and high quality!

  15. I am 27 weeks pregnant with my first baby and plan to breastfeed and pump. I’ve been researching pumps and have narrowed down my selections to the Tommee Tippee double and the Ameda Purely Yours double. I am wondering…. with the Tommee Tippee: are the bottles able to stand on their own when still attatched to the nipple shields / pump? The only advantage I see in having the Ameda over this pump is that the bottles can be set in the holders on the pump to prevent spilling. Anyone have any oppinions on this?

  16. I’ve read some reviews on the Tommee Tippee single pump and they were not very good. Im very interested in the double pump but am a little worried that it will be like the single pump. Some of the things said were it is loud, does not pump a large quantity of milk, over all just bad reviews. Do you have any idea if this pump has corrected these problems? I need a pump that I can use when I go back to work and I don’t want to make a bad purchase on something so important and expensive.

    • I’ve never tried the single pump so I can’t compare, but I haven’t noticed this model being any louder than the Lansinoh pump I used with my first child. It seems to pump enough milk, but isn’t hands-free and the bottles don’t stand up on their own. It works great for what I need it for and is very comfortable. However, if you are going to be pumping full-time after you go back to work you might want to consider renting a heavy-duty pump from the hospital or your local baby boutique.

  17. Brandy Clark says:

    so when you say the bottle does not stand up are you meaning when the pump part is attached or the bottle by its self does not stand up? just wondering?

  18. Ashley Finley says:

    How has the pump held up and how often do you use it? Im looking at purchasing it but want to be sure its good before I use my insurance reimbursement on one. The reviews I find are very mixed. Half love it and half hate it.

    • It’s held up well, but I don’t use it often. It’s effective at expressing milk, very comfortable, and I like the pod system. The only thing I don’t like about it is how the bottles won’t stand up on their own and a base to stand them up in is not provided. Hope that helps.

  19. I have the double pump and I love it. My problem is that I need smaller horns and can not seem to find a place to purchase the horns nor spare parts. Anyone know where I can get parts?

  20. You can use the horn hygiene cover as bottle stand for 5oz bottle. This is a great double pump!

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