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  1. #1
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    Default hands free pumping

    Does this mean you don't have to hold your boob?

    I'm really naive about the whole thing and didn't even hear the term before I found this forum.

    I'm really curious about this. If it is pumping without holding your breast/shield is there a special bra or attachment you need to buy?


    If I'm wrong about the concept, feel free to laugh
    ~Jenn~


    mother of 2 boys!
    08/14/98~~03/20/08

    Birth: 7lbs 12oz, 1 year: 22lbs 11oz
    until he self-weaned 4 days before his third birthday ... still on occasion ... and happily

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    People need to understand that when they're deciding between breastmilk and formula, they're not deciding between Coke and Pepsi.... They're choosing between a live, pure substance and a dead substance made with the cheapest oils available. ~Chele Marmet

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    Default Re: hands free pumping

    http://awomanswork.com/shopsite_sc/s...ier_detail.php

    I use a hands-free bustier. Click on the link above to buy one. It is GREAT!

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    Default Re: hands free pumping

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*rorysmom View Post
    http://awomanswork.com/shopsite_sc/s...ier_detail.php

    I use a hands-free bustier. Click on the link above to buy one. It is GREAT!
    thanks!

    now I understand the concept a little better I like that idea
    ~Jenn~


    mother of 2 boys!
    08/14/98~~03/20/08

    Birth: 7lbs 12oz, 1 year: 22lbs 11oz
    until he self-weaned 4 days before his third birthday ... still on occasion ... and happily

    ************************************************** ************************************************** *****************
    People need to understand that when they're deciding between breastmilk and formula, they're not deciding between Coke and Pepsi.... They're choosing between a live, pure substance and a dead substance made with the cheapest oils available. ~Chele Marmet

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    Default Re: hands free pumping

    i used an old sports bra w/ slits cut for the horns
    Autumn
    Moma to *Silas* 10-30-07

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    Default Re: hands free pumping

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*lidarln View Post
    i used an old sports bra w/ slits cut for the horns
    awesome! And right at the price I want to spend - zero
    ~Jenn~


    mother of 2 boys!
    08/14/98~~03/20/08

    Birth: 7lbs 12oz, 1 year: 22lbs 11oz
    until he self-weaned 4 days before his third birthday ... still on occasion ... and happily

    ************************************************** ************************************************** *****************
    People need to understand that when they're deciding between breastmilk and formula, they're not deciding between Coke and Pepsi.... They're choosing between a live, pure substance and a dead substance made with the cheapest oils available. ~Chele Marmet

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    Default Re: hands free pumping

    Medela is coming out with a handsfree pump that hooks onto their bras. I have been test driving one. I have to admit I haven't used it as a hands free yet because I have trouble giving up compressions which take hands anyway! What I like the best about it is that it is about the size of a walkman and is cordless so it is very convenient for on the road/work etc. The only thing I don't like about it is that it vibrates. I also don't know if it is as efficient as the Pump In Style. I haven't used anything else but a hospital-grade Symphony which I definitely think is the most efficient.

    I guess you could get used to it though. Here is a link to more info:

    http://www.medelafreestyle.com/

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    Default Re: hands free pumping

    I have the Medela Freestyle and it works pretty well. I can't compare it with the Pump in Style, but I knew I had to have something hands-free (I have a short attention span) and it does the trick. You just have to be careful not to get carried away with bending over or leaning back - it is not GRAVITY-free, which some heartbreaking spills reminded me...

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    Default Re: hands free pumping

    You are right! And the air holes in the flanges are pretty big! I was pumping while riding in the car (the truck drivers love it) and ended up spilling all over myself!

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