Hands free pumping?

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I have the Medela pump n style and would love tips & suggestions for hands free pumping. Thanks!!!

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Vivian - posted on 04/23/2009

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Quoting Kasey:

I take two hairbands and loop them together to from a figure eight-one loop goes around the horn of the breastpump...



GENIUS!!!!!!!! I'm going to have to try this! :)



I've seen this Made by Moms pumping band online and was considering getting it, anyone else tried it?



 



http://www.amazon.com/Made-by-Moms-Pumpi...

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Angela - posted on 12/25/2009

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One of my friends said to snap it into your nursing bra. I have rather large girls so that doesn't work too well, but I can get it hands free if I just pull the bottom faberic up and then set the bottles on my legs. I cannot walk around and do it but I can at least eat with two hands or do some typing. I will also pull my shirt over the top to keep them on there tight.



I hope that helps! Just try it a couple different ways.

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The hands free easy expressions bustier didn't work for me because the size wasn't correct. (I probably needed a larger size, but I am generally not considered well-endowed.) Anyway, I also tried that brand that is velcro and straps around the back - ugh - terribly uncomfortable (but this brand might work well with certain brands of pumps.) I have two old cotton bras that have holes cut into them for the medela pis style pump. And I bought a great pumping/nursing bra that is made by LLL. That is what I use almost every day because it allows me to just quickly cover back up and return to work, instead of having to change into something else. Pumping time is precious, so I found having the all-in-one bra has really been a convenience and worth every penny.

Sarah - posted on 05/02/2009

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p.s. I forgot to say that what I really like is that you can put it on over your nursing bra or use it alone.

Sarah - posted on 05/02/2009

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Easy Expressions Hands Free Pumping Bustier is the BEST!!!!! I've been using it for several months. It's fabulous. Available online at Amazon.com from Breakout Bras. You have to get this!!! I can work on my computer, eat, whatever.

Vivian - posted on 04/23/2009

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Quoting Kasey:

I take two hairbands and loop them together to from a figure eight-one loop goes around the horn of the breastpump...



GENIUS!!!!!!!! I'm going to have to try this! :)



I've seen this Made by Moms pumping band online and was considering getting it, anyone else tried it?



 



http://www.amazon.com/Made-by-Moms-Pumpi...

Amber - posted on 04/21/2009

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I got the hands free strap from pumpinpals.com it works well and is easy to use also it is inexpensive.

Kasey - posted on 04/18/2009

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I take two hairbands and loop them together to from a figure eight-one loop goes around the horn of the breastpump, the other attached to the clip on my nursing bra (where you latch up your bra cup). I've been working and pumping for the past 7months, and it keeps my hands free so I can eat my lunch!! Before I heard of this method, I had taken a sports bra and cut holes in the nipples to fit the horns through-way less expensive than the hands free pumping bras you can buy. I also use a Medela Pump n Style. I very rarely have to readjust the pump using the hairband method. Hope that helps.

Amanda - posted on 04/13/2009

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Medela also makes a bra specifically for hands-free pumping.  I didn't use it, but I had a friend that really liked it.  I usually just rested my bottles between my body and the counter.  That left my hands free, but it did take a fw weeks to get the technique down.

Tounine - posted on 04/10/2009

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I saw Medela has a new hands-free pump at Target.  I don't think you can adapt it to other Medela models, but it sure looks nice.... too bad I can't justify another $300 pump since mine works fine!  If I need to do hand's free I try to use a nursing bra with fabric around the entire breast when open.  I put the shield under the fabric as best I can, but it's still far from perfect and you still can't move around much.

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