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Old 12-29-2008, 06:45 PM   #1
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Need Recommendations for handsfree accessories for pumping

When I go back to work after this baby, I'll be pumping and could use some recommendations for accessories that make it so you can pump hands free. I've seen some bustiers, bands, strings that go around your neck, etc. What works best? What is easiest to use that doesn't require me to purchase special pumping bras, or undress? Thanks in advance!

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Old 12-29-2008, 08:30 PM   #2
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Here are some simple instructions an how to make hf nursing bras.
http://www.sleepingbaby.net/jan/Baby/index.html
I have also just used elastic hair bands (2 per pump shield) to create the same effect. String the hair bands together and put one around the shield and one on the hook of your nursing bra (just above your breast--not in back lol) and repeat for the other side. position the shields on your breasts and pump. The elastic bands and the suction of the machine will hold them in place leaving you hands free.
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:39 PM   #3
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I did a TON of pumping when I went back to work and did NOT do hands free since all the products out at the time had poor reviews. I'm interested to see if there's anything worthwhile available now.

FWIW - hands on isn't that bad though if you've got a great pump. Just something to think about if you don't find anything useful for hands free. A good double electric pump will get you done in 10 minutes or less each time.
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I wore a sleep nursing bra with the opening in the center, not the full pull away, from Motherhood. Worked great, was comfy, and cheap!
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:55 PM   #5
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i pumped for exclusively breast fed twins for a full year using the Easy Expressions Hands Free Pumping Bustier -- love it--works great sooooo worth th 34 dollars. i bought mine at the nurture center.com.

i just listed my ameda purely yours electric pump with a bunch of accessories. if interested in buying the pump i will throw in my Easy Expressions Hands Free Pumping Bustier for $10 more dollars--it is a size XL (42-44). pm me if interested.
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i pumped for exclusively breast fed twins for a full year using the Easy Expressions Hands Free Pumping Bustier -- love it--works great sooooo worth th 34 dollars. i bought mine at the nurture center.com.

i just listed my ameda purely yours electric pump with a bunch of accessories. if interested in buying the pump i will throw in my Easy Expressions Hands Free Pumping Bustier for $10 more dollars--it is a size XL (42-44). pm me if interested.
Thanks for the offer but I already have the pump that I used last time but hated not being handsfree. I'm hoping that if I can make things easier on myself this go round, that'll I'll be able to pump longer. I only made it to 7 months last time and want to go at least a year or longer this time around.
I was actually thinking about the bustier. Thanks for the suggestion!
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Old 01-01-2009, 05:57 PM   #7
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Seconding the Easy Expressions bustier http://www.easyexpressionproducts.com/index.html. Been pumping about 15 times a week for 7 months. Seriously the best $30 (new on ebay) that I've invested. Makes such a difference to be able to do something (ie eat lunch, email, surf the net) while pumping.
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I did a TON of pumping when I went back to work and did NOT do hands free since all the products out at the time had poor reviews. I'm interested to see if there's anything worthwhile available now.

FWIW - hands on isn't that bad though if you've got a great pump. Just something to think about if you don't find anything useful for hands free. A good double electric pump will get you done in 10 minutes or less each time.
ITA! My electric pump requires one hand to hold it, but I use my other hand to read a magazine, switch the channel, etc. I only pump about 10 min too, so its not that much of a burden to not have an extra hand for a few short minutes!
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I used this: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/h...e-pumping.html. No special bra, no extra pump parts, nothing! Super easy and worked great! Not sure how it would work for a woman with large breasts, but it was perfect for me. I used this technique while driving, typing, sorting papers--totally hands free!
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I used this: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/h...e-pumping.html. No special bra, no extra pump parts, nothing! Super easy and worked great! Not sure how it would work for a woman with large breasts, but it was perfect for me. I used this technique while driving, typing, sorting papers--totally hands free!
Awesome! I am going to try this technique. One concern I do have is about leakage. Every time I use my PIS, some milk drips out the bottom of the funnels. I'd hate to get my bra wet (I usually go shirtless since I pump at home.) I've tried positioning my breasts a ton of different ways in the funnels to no avail. Any suggestions?
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