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Why Ardo?

Ardo – Swiss Made quality for the best breast pump on the market

Nestled among lush green meadows, lakes, and mountains is Unterägeri, Switzerland, home to the Ardo medical head office. This picturesque setting is where all of Ardo’s breast pumps are meticulously assembled by hand, providing you the best breast pump available. In the late 1960s and 1970s, Ardo founder, Werner Kraehenbuehl, who was a long-time CEO of the world’s first breast pump companies, brought the first electric breast pump from Switzerland to the United States. Today, Ardo celebrates 25 years since it was founded by Werner, the pioneer of electric breast pumps.

Still family-owned and family-run in second generation, Ardo is a global company providing moms with breast feeding support, products, and accessories in more than 50 countries. Ardo is the leading manufacturer of true hospital and hospital-grade pumps, with more than 200 hospitals using Ardo hospital pumps, and the number is growing daily.

The Right Suction For YOU

Our Swiss Made piston pumps, designed in conjunction with lactation consultants and engineers, truly mimic your baby’s latch and suckling, and why many doctors consider it the best breast pump available. Though many mothers believe a pump isn’t a good pump if it doesn’t have a strong suction this is entirely wrong! The purpose of a pump is to elicit a letdown, not to aggressively “suck” the milk out. Ultimately, our piston pump allows for appropriate nipple conduction, making pumping a comfortable experience. More comfort means higher levels of Oxytocin, and, as a result, mothers who use the Ardo breast pump end up pumping more milk. To find out more about why piston pumps are better, click here.


With our Calypso pump, you can quickly and easily assemble and disassemble your breast pump and effortlessly toggle the vacuum strength and cycle buttons to find YOUR perfect setting..

Lightweight & Portable

Weighing less than a pound, our Ardo Calypso pump is so lightweight that it can be held up with just your pinky! You can even carry the pump discretely in your purse as it is the same length as a paper-back book.

Battery Operated

Pump anytime, anywhere, even during sustained power outages. If a pump session is delayed and your milk is not removed in a timely manner, like during a power outage, you may suffer from adverse effects such as pain, engorgement, and plugged ducts (which may lead to mastitis). Our Ardo Calypso electric breast pump is powered by AA batteries, in addition to a regular power adapter, or the optional car adapter.

Quietest Pump on the Market

Noise tests show that Calypso is the quietest breast pump!

The Calypso is the quietest of all tested electric breast pumps. In comparison with many other commercially available pumps, it is only perceived to be half as loud, but it is still powerful.

See for yourself how quiet the Calypso is compared to the other pumps tested.

  Test Winner Calypso

  Audio File Double Pumps

  Official Test Report

Recommended by professionals. Approved by mothers.

Ardo breast pumps are recommended by leading hospitals and Lactation Consultants for good reason – they are easy to operate, particularly efficient, and remarkably quiet. For example, 97% of midwives in a recent survey recommended the Ardo Calypso personal breast pump.

As a trusted partner of hospitals and breastfeeding professionals, Ardo has been meeting the highest demands with our breastfeeding products for many years now—both at home and in hospitals. Throughout all of this, mother’s and baby’s needs are at the center of our attention. The birth of a baby is a time of great joy, but it is also a time of major change because the moment a child is born, a mother is also born. That is why Ardo focuses so much thought into developing products that make breastfeeding, and the problems that sometimes come with it, so much easier for new mothers.

Ardo is in regular contact with such professionals and experts as midwives, lactation consultants, and doctors. We are constantly exchanging information so that we can better respond to the needs of our clients. Marliese, IBCLC and Senior Product Manager for Ardo says: “As a product manager, mother, and lactation consultant, it is very important for me that Ardo breastfeeding products meet the needs of mothers. This is why talking to mothers and health care professionals is my priority.”
  Large-Scale Midwife Study

Swiss Quality You Can Trust

With Switzerland being the number one country for luxury and quality goods, we’re proud to say our breastfeeding products are Swiss Made. Precision, reliability, and attractive design are core values of this specialist Swiss company. Ardo products are comprehensively certified and meet strict EU guidelines and quality standards, guaranteeing top quality for happy customers nationally and internationally. Each product is subject to extensive quality control before reaching breastfeeding mothers around the world.

“Made in Switzerland” is our motto. This is reflected in our exceptionally high standards in terms of quality and sustainability. Our suppliers are mostly European-based, which means a short response time in case of modifications or new requirements. We also understand the stresses and worries that parents face. We adhere only to the highest quality of standards and guarantee that all Breastfeeding products are Bisphenol A (BPA)-free, lead free, and DEHP free. This is the Ardo difference.

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3 Easy Steps to Ordering Your Ardo Pump.

prescriptionStep 1: Prescription!
Don’t forget: even if the prescription contains a specific pump manufacturer, you can choose an Ardo pump at the DME of your choice.

health insuranceStep 2: Insurance Card!
Have your insurance card on you when you are ready to order your Ardo breast pump.

pumpStep 3: Order Form!
Go to and select “Free Breast Pump. Or go directly to our order form here.


After you enter your basic information like name, contact, insurance, due date, et., Ardo will match you with an Ardo-authorized DME supplier who will accept and bill your insurance at no cost to you. Depending on insurance plan, some DMEs offer an upgrade version of the Ardo breast pump package for which you only would have to pay small upgrade charge. Many of these upgrade packages contain additional items like a hand pump, breastfeeding bag, additional breast shells and bottles, etc.  Once the DME has verified your insurance plan, the DME will ship your Ardo pump free of charge.

The WHO Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes

As a manufacturer of breastfeeding aids, Ardo supports the practice of breastfeeding with products of the highest quality and functionality. With our breastfeeding products, we offer solutions to breastfeeding difficulties and treat breastfeeding in a holistic and effective manner. Uncompromising compliance with the WHO Code is therefore a fundamental principle for us as an international company.

The international WHO Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes was introduced to protect the practice of breastfeeding. It governs the advertising of breast milk substitutes, feeding bottles and teats, reducing illness and death rates among babies around the world and making a vital contribution to lowering costs in the healthcare sector.

That is why Ardo meticulously follows the WHO Code and does not promote feeding bottles. We wish to declare clearly and unequivocally that we are committed to our company policy, which observes the WHO Code in its entirety and subscribes to it without compromise.

Ardo Medical AG

Samuel Krähenbühl

Marliese Pepe-Truffer
Senior Product Manager MAS,
Lactation Consultant IBCLC
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