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    Default Questions re: hands free pumping bras

    I never used a hands free bra when I was pumping for DS, but I like the idea of having more freedom while pumping. I will be returning to work next month and I am considering purchasing one. A few questions I have are: 1) I am currently a 32G, has anyone used one that is a similar size? I often have trouble with nursing tanks, etc... fitting due to the small 32 combined with the G . 2) I find I get much faster and better production when I do breast compressions while pumping, do the bras allow access for this? 3) What brand is your favorite?

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    I've been using the simple wishes hands free bra for several weeks now and absolutely love it! (simplewishes.com). It is a bustier type bra and is easily adjustable, thus you do not have to worry about a specific cup size. It is a soft fabric so you can massage while pumping and is easy to clean. For me this has been a sanity saver while pumping.

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    Default Re: Questions re: hands free pumping bras

    I didn't do this myself, but you sound like the perfect candidate for the homemade version - cut small (smaller than you think) holes in a sports bra. I used the Easy Expressions Bustier in a size medium (I am a 34F, and it was fine, but when my breasts shrunk up a bit after nursing for a long time, it was too big). The thing about a hands-free bustier is that you can stash it in your pump and it's easier to take on and off than a sports bra would be. It doesn't have to fit perfectly, it's better it be on the small side, to hold the horns on securely.


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    I finally found the Best Hands Free Pumping Bustier and it sounds perfect for you (no I do not work for the company but just Love the product - it was made by a mom so it was made right).

    It is a Simple Wishes Hands-Free Breast Pump Bra by Simple Wishes and I bought it form Amazon.cpm for $28. They also have a website at www.simplewishes.com

    The other one I had was fine with my first baby but this time my breast seem to range in size from D to F during the day and night. This busiter has several ways you can adjust it in the front, back, and it has optional straps if you need more support (when I am an E/F). You do not have to conform to a specific size or have your breast point in the perfect direction to have the cones of your pump line up correctly. I have how much you can adjust it to fit you and not some model perfect person. It is Super soft and does not irritate my nips when I am putting it on (my other one did a bit).

    I knew I would need it mostly for when I head back to work but I went ahead and ordered it now and I am so happy with this product!
    Samantha: born 3 1/2 weeks early on Sept 2006 6lbs 4 oz 18 inches long with situs inversus totalis. Now a strong healthy little girl that wants to be a NICU doctor, loves her little sister and breastfeeds her dolls!
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    Whoa, I was just checking out the Simple Wishes bustier, and it looks AWESOME. I wish I had known about that a year ago ...


    You can call me JoMo!

    Mom to baby boy Joe, born 5/4/09 and breastfed for more than two and a half years, and baby girl Maggie, born 7/9/12.

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    Default Re: Questions re: hands free pumping bras

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*joe.s.mom View Post
    Whoa, I was just checking out the Simple Wishes bustier, and it looks AWESOME. I wish I had known about that a year ago ...
    I really Love it!
    Samantha: born 3 1/2 weeks early on Sept 2006 6lbs 4 oz 18 inches long with situs inversus totalis. Now a strong healthy little girl that wants to be a NICU doctor, loves her little sister and breastfeeds her dolls!
    Milk donated with while nursing first LO: 2,200 oz
    Alexandra: born 3 weeks early on July 2010 7lbs 8 oz 19.5 inches long.
    Milk donated with while nursing first LO: 1,200


    For information on becoming a Breastmilk Donor http://hmbana.org/index/donatemilk

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