The First Years MiPump: Compact and Efficient

When I pump, I prefer to use an electric pump because of their efficiency.
The First Years offers 3 nicely priced options for new moms who are looking to pump, but not break the bank.

The single electric, double electric and deluxe double electric model all come with a portable, re-chargeable pump that is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.

I like the double electric model because it includes a one-handed handle. This feature gives you a free hand when pumping. The handle has two adjustments ; one to adjust the width between the pumps and another to manipulate the angle. This neat addition helps keep the breast shields in place, while allowing you to multi-task while pumping.

Also included with my pump was a pair of comfortable flexi-fit breast shields. In the past, the pumps I have used have had a hard plastic breast shield, which can be uncomfortable. MiPump’s flexible shields stay in place and don’t dig into my skin if I move.

The suction on this pump is good enough that I only needed to adjust it to the 3rd bar out of 4. I rarely use the highest suction level when I’m pumping because I find it only increases the pain, rather than milk flow. For that reason, I have only used this pump at 3/4 of it’s ability, which still allowed me to express 3 ounces in just 5 minutes.

Moms on-the-go will like the rechargeable battery that comes with the MiPump. It is nice to not be chained to a certain location in the house because that’s the only spot where you can plug in an adapter. This is also convenient for moms who need to pump in the car, bathroom at work or anywhere where there is no power outlet available.

The single electric, double electric and deluxe double electric pumps include:

  • a nipple and lid(2 with the double)
  • collection bottle(2 with the double)
  • the pump, base and cord
  • a pair of breast pads
  • a sample package of milk storage bags

AND a great tote bag that is big enough to hold all of your equipment with room to spare for diapers and wipes if necessary.

The First Years has designed a product that is discreet, efficient and budget conscious.

It is a great pump for moms who need to pump a few times a day.

About the author

Lisa Arneill

Founder of Growing Your Baby and World Traveled Family. Canadian mom of 2 boys, photo addict, lover of bulldogs, and museumgoer. Always looking for our next vacation spot!


  • this pump is not rechargeable. you either have to use a power cord or AA batteries. this is per the first years website.

  • Where did you get the rechargable battery for it? that would be so cool to have! mine only uses 4AA batteries or the cord. :]

    Anyway, I LOVE this pump. Its gentle and i can get about 8 ounces in 10 minutes. i have the double electric. I use it all the time and its quiet so my baby doesnt wake up. :] I reccomend this pump to ANYONE who is looking to buy it. i bought mine at a store and it was only 60 bucks for all the stuff!!! :O

  • another great thing about this pump, i forgot to add, is that you could go buy the soothie bottles at walmart or something and they will fit with the pumping lids so that you dont have to constantly wash them. i just wish i knew a place where i could get more lids with the pumping things.

  • Okay, I purchased the single mipump & it says on the instructions that “the three way adaptor will fit any size bottle” but I have not found a single bottle that fits it other than “the first years” bottles, which brings me to my second problem, I am unable to FIND these bottles ANYWHERE! I’ve looked at Wal-Mart, Zellers, & Babies R us! can someone tell me how this three way adaptor works & what other bottles it may use?! the lady at Babies R Us said that she used Dr.Browns Bottles & Madella bottles, but I’ve tried other bigger bottles like Playtex drop in liner bottles but it still DOESN’T fit! Please Help Me! I haven’t even USED the pump yet =(

  • 3 oz in 5 minutes!!! LUCKY! I hate this pump! I can barely get an oz out of two boobs in a 40 minute pump session! I wrote the company. But after reading all these reviews and how successful it was for everyone else i’m starting to feel that the problem might be me :'(
    —–joenelle, this is the learning curves website:
    I clicked feeding, then breastfeeding accessories and it was one of the first things that came up i hope this helps.

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