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Old 03-09-2013, 08:22 PM   #11
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Re: Pumping in the car

This is great information, thank you all so much. I am going to look into that hygeia pump. Super funny about the nursing cover, I was thinking to use one but I can totally see how it would get old quick.

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Old 03-11-2013, 09:45 AM   #12
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Re: Pumping in the car

I used my Medla pump in style with battery pack. Cut holes in am old sports bra and it was actually pretty easy.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:09 AM   #13
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Re: Pumping in the car

I pump every morning on my way to work. Right now I just do one side since DD eats from the other side. I have a Medala PIS. I was using the battery pack but going through batteries like crazy. My van has a power outlet in the back (by the 2nd row seats) so I put a small extension cord in the van and then can plug my pump in. Works so much better.

When I do have to pump both sides I still do one side at a time.

As for hands free-- I would either get a special bra, or cut holes in a sports bra.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:13 AM   #14
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I have an Ameda Purely Yours. It's a great pump, easy to use and clean the parts, assemble, etc. It has a strong suction. It came with a car adapter to plug it in my car. I used a hands-free bra which was essential. The only problem was that the pump was so good that it blew the fuse in my car. Maybe go with a manual pump?...

For storage, it depends on how long the milk has to be out. The CDC gives some detailed guidelines HERE. I would get a cooler, some ice packs, and breastmilk storage bags. It's easier to keep the milk cold if it lays flat in a bag. You can lay the ice packs on top of the bags of milk.
I have the same pump(haven't used it yet. Waiting for our lo) but you can also use batteries in it. I got mine from ameda's website and it was a lot cheaper($100-150)!!!
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:17 PM   #15
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Re: Pumping in the car

I was wondering the same thing. Have to go back to work Monday and Ned to work pumping into my schedule somehow.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:30 PM   #16
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medela pump with car charger and cleaning wipes. I users insulated lunch box with ice packs.
This!!! I used to pump to and from work. It was great.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:48 PM   #17
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Re: Pumping in the car

I pumped and drove all the time... I have dd breast and used different kinds of bras... the cover for me was the essential. I got a bb au lait and done. I used a medela hospital grade pump and their car adapter. Never blowed a fuse but I do drive a mid size suv. Make sure you have big enough milk containers... I did spilled from time to time from overfilling.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:07 PM   #18
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Medela pump in style and hands free bra- love pumping in the car. Ill do it in the car line waiting for my kindergartener too!
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