Hands-Free Pumping with Freemie Collection Cups
I just had my fourth child and now my days are jam packed with kids activities, homework and play dates. All while juggling my newborn’s needs it leaves little time for pumping after nursing to have a decent supply of breast milk in my freezer.
I looked online to find something to help me with this problem. I tried a hands-free nursing bras which never held up my pump part enough, so I still had to use my hands which defeated the purpose of being hands-free.
I was recently given Freemie Collection Cups by Nuk to review along with a Simply Natural Newborn Gift Set, and it changed my pumping routine for the better.
With the Freemie Collection Cups, they say that you can pump discreetly anywhere with these cups, so I gave it a shot. I tried to use them at homework time with my older children. I sat with my kids and helped them all while pumping. It was awesome. I could not believe these lovely orbs worked so perfectly.
They did not fall out of my regular nursing bra like I was expecting them to do. I did not have to hold anything. I was truly hands-free pumping for the first time – which is a mom’s dream come true. I can now pump pretty much anywhere as long as I can sit or stand upright.
Make sure and follow the Freemie Collection Cups directions step by step after purchasing. It seems like a lot of steps and pieces at first, but after the first time it all comes second nature, and it is super easy to clean and place back together for your next pumping session.
One thing I highly suggest is to practice pouring out of the Freemie Collection Cups into your bottles or a milk storage bag using water. At first, I was not pouring the water fast enough, and it was spilling out. You do not want to lose any of your liquid gold while pouring into your storage container, so this step that they suggest in the instructions is super important, even if it sounds silly.
I have been very happy with the Freemie Collection Cups. They are compatible with all leading pumps (some pumps you have to purchase the connection kit for).
Included in the box are the Madela, Nuk and Hygeia connectors. I have a Madela Pump in Style, and the suction was great while using this system. My letdown is very quick when using the Freemie Collection Cups saving me time. All in all, I am very happy with this product and am very grateful that they make pumping easier on me.
If you’ve just had a baby, the Freemie Collection Cups will be life changing for you. Learn more about them online or at Target and Walmart.
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