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Hands-Free Pumping: Kid Friendly or Are You Kidding?

PumpEase: Kid Friendly or Are You Kidding?


If we can talk on the phone hands-free, is there any reason we shouldn't be able to pump that way? Any mom who has ever tried to relax while pumping knows it's no easy feat. Try to read a book while holding the contraption's horns up to your breasts. More likely than not, you will drop something and end up spilling some hard earned liquid gold. PumpEase ($34), a bra-like, stretchy fabric goes right over your nursing bra and has little slits to hold the pump's pieces in place, leaving your hands free to multitask.

Would you invest in one?

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Oysterfish Oysterfish 7 years
The main reason I stopped pumping is because I hated feeling like an invalid for 20 minutes every 2 hours or so. Staring at walls, isolated from the family (it's not like my brother or mom wanted to see me pump) I hated it!If I would've gotten this I might've been tempted to pump-feed a little longer.
Oysterfish Oysterfish 7 years
The main reason I stopped pumping is because I hated feeling like an invalid for 20 minutes every 2 hours or so. Staring at walls, isolated from the family (it's not like my brother or mom wanted to see me pump) I hated it! If I would've gotten this I might've been tempted to pump-feed a little longer.
katiekat katiekat 7 years
this was a lifesaver!! I had a preemie & spent HOURS pumping while she was in the NICU. It was so nice to have free hands! def. worth the $35!!
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
I would probably have liked this, or a bra of the same idea, if my milk had come in. pumping was a long, process that required me to hold both bottles up with my hands, which left me staring at the walls for however long i pumped. Im small chested though, so there wasnt any resting avail for me, lol.
macgirl macgirl 7 years
I would have tried that. I hated not having my hands available and was so stressed about it that I would put off pumping which wasn't the best for someone who only pumped. I tried putting them in my nursing bra and they just wouldn't keep the suction enough to stay on. I tried the knee thing but couldn't get the angle as I needed to really push down on them to get them to stay. In a really sleep deprived state I even tried taking a really tight tank top I had and cutting some holes in it. That was actually pretty funny looking back on it. And wow we got some really chesty mamas on here!
Greggie Greggie 7 years
There's an actual bra that allows for it rather than putting a band over your existing bra, but it didn't come in my size. I think it was available through LLL.
ejv1975 ejv1975 7 years
I have a similar product and LOVE it. When I initially went back to work I was pumping 3-4 times a day. It was the only way I got anything done!
masonsmama masonsmama 7 years
I just cut a sports bra to accomplish the same thing - much cheaper and easier!
Greggie Greggie 7 years
I'm a 34I as well, but I'm not a doubter. :) It fit, it just didn't work for me at all.
katedavis katedavis 7 years
To all the big-boobed doubters out there- I was a 34I when I was nursing and within the first 2 weeks of my son being born I had constant wrist pain from holding the pumps. This was a LIFESAVER for me and definitely works with big boobs. It's not meant to provide real support- just hold the pumps on, and it definitely did that.
Evalicious Evalicious 7 years
I just inserted the cups into the nursing bras that I was wearing and pumped like that. Same idea, without the added cost of yet another item. I just wanted to be hands free to read!!!
mstrauss mstrauss 7 years
It is kinda creepy, but I hated not being able to use my hands or hold my son while I was pumping. I might have even pumped longer if I was hands free!
Jennifer777 Jennifer777 7 years
I hear ya, Mishell! I doubt that thing would even fit over my 36G boobs. I balance the bottles between my knees but I am thinking of modifying one of my non-nursing bras to hold my pumps in place.
Mishell Mishell 7 years
That might work fine for a flat-chested model, but I hardly think it would stay in place on anyone with some jiggle (let alone a DDD cup).
krae85 krae85 7 years
yikes, that's a scary looking contraption.
Greggie Greggie 7 years
No but only because I was able to borrow one first and realize it was all wrong for me. I know a lot of people who found it invaluable and I do recommend it when friends seem to have a need, it's just that for me it was even more difficult. I just rested the bottles on my knees and read a magazine or book while I pumped. I'm very large breasted and short-torsoed, though. For someone who can't balance them that way, it works well.
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