In a nutshell

An affordable, straightforward breast pump for occasional expressing when travelling or at work

What we tested

  • Ease of use
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Comfort
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Ease of cleaning
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Design
    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.
  • Durability
    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.
  • Worth the money
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.


  • Compact, portable, affordable


  • A bit fiddly and doesn't seem sturdy

The Nuby Natural Touch Breast Express Breast Pump is a manual option that’s very compact. However, make sure you’ve got the container attached on correctly, or you could loose the contents.


Nuby is the award-winning brand of established American company Luv n’ Care. Nûby covers feeding, weaning, soothing, play, bath and nursery accessories. Products are made of quality materials and are BPA FREE. In 2009 Nuby won a Gold Mother and Baby Award and PTPA Best Product Award for products in its range. The Nuby Natural Touch Breast Express Breast Pump was a finalist in the ‘Best Manual Breast Pump’ category of the Practical Parenting and Pregnancy Awards.

The Nuby Natural Touch Breast Express Breast Pump is made of a funnel (called horn in the instruction manual), which you press against your breast, a bulb you squeeze to create suction, a silicone valve and a bottle. A lid for the funnel and a cap for the 90ml silicone container complete the set.

What we love

The Nuby Natural Touch Breast Express Breast Pump is a lightweight and compact breast pump that’s perfect for travelling and expressing when out and about. It’s so small you can store it in a handbag easily and take it to work to relieve engorged breasts. This manual pump is also quiet.

The instructions are very clear and assembling the pump is not complicated as there aren’t many parts.

After practising with this little pump for a little bit, I managed to express easily, so it’s not too difficult to operate.

What to watch out for

The Nuby Natural Touch Breast Express Breast Pump might be easy to understand and operate but it’s fiddly to put together. As the pump is pushed into the container to assemble it, rather than using a screw-on fitting, I didn’t feel confident that I was assembling it correctly. Perhaps I have butter fingers but the container fell off from the pump twice while expressing. Luckily I didn’t have much breast milk inside it.

My partner had to intervene to assemble it properly and since he had to push and squeeze the silicon container to fit it on the pump again, I’ve got some doubts on its durability. Will the neck of the container stretch in time so it won’t fit anymore?

I also found the funnel not comfortable; a bit of padding would have made it gentler on the breast.

The Nuby bottle that collects the expressed milk is of unusual shape so this pump won't fit other brands. The manual recommends using Nuby silicone containers to store your breast milk in fridge and freezer.

Who is the Nuby Natural Touch Breast Express Breast Pump best for?

Mums on the go after a portable, budget pump for occasional expressing.


MadeForMums verdict

The Nuby Natural Touch Breast Express Breast Pump is a very affordable pump that is suitable for occasional expressing. It’s portable, quiet and comes with clear instructions but it can be fiddly to assemble correctly.

Product Specifications

ModelNatural Touch Breast Express Breast Pump
Compatible bottlesNuby
Component parts (excluding bottle)6 – Including lids for pump funnel and bottle
  • BPA-free
  • Inlcudes a travel lid for the funnel
  • Pump features a bulb that you squeeze to express milk (replaces the handle you'd find on other pumps)
  • Comes with a 90ml silicone container (bottle) and a cap
Optional extrasNuby silicone containers to store expressed breast milk in fridge/freezer