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Old 09-23-2006, 01:08 PM   #1
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Hands free pumping kit?

I will be going back to work part-time the end of October and was wanting to get something for pumping hands free. I am a L&D nurse and always busy at work!! I have a Medela PISA or use the Ameda pumps at work. I got pretty good at holding the horn things with my arm and eating lunch with the other 2 babies, but with having the hand-free kits now, what is your experience? I noticed that the Medela set is to be used with a medela bra , the easy expression looks nice but is pull over your head. I would rather something I could put on under my clothes. Any others out there you recommend?

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Old 09-23-2006, 04:26 PM   #2
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Re: Hands free pumping kit?

If I had to go back to work I would love to try this one...

http://store.llli.org/books/product/129

Hands free, looks nifty, and La Leche League thinks it's ok enough to sell. Just my opinion....
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Old 09-23-2006, 04:31 PM   #3
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i use 4 ponytail holders. I find the link for you

http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/h...e-pumping.html

works great. I even did while driving.

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Old 09-23-2006, 04:38 PM   #4
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Re: Hands free pumping kit?

Well, Mel, that is just about the niftiest contraption I've seen in a while!
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Old 09-23-2006, 04:41 PM   #5
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That IS a good idea!!
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Old 09-23-2006, 04:44 PM   #6
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I use four rubberbands off of newspapers. It works great and is in my budget check out the kelly mom link. I even do this at home so I can pump on one side while BFing DD. It works great.
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Old 09-23-2006, 05:12 PM   #7
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Re: Hands free pumping kit?

I use the Easy Expressions bustier - the zipper tube top style. I LOVE it! I wear it with a nursing coverup at my office when I pump and staff just comes in and out at will (I have lots of things in my office that my staff needs to get to and I hate to keep them out while I pump because it takes me a long time). I don't wear it all day but it goes on easily without removing anything and holds everything firmly in place (which I didn't feel nearly as secure with the ponytail holder contraption). If you are a WOHM and plan to pump daily for a long time, I would say that the bustier is well worth the investment. I found it most cheaply on a store on Ebay. I would also recommend ordering a size up - I bought two and the larger one is much more comfortable. I just use the other as backup while the main one is in the laundry.

If you will be pumping infrequently, I don't think it matters - but I've been pumping several times a day for almost six months now and I can't imagine pumping without my hands-free bustier. I can't recommend it more strongly.
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Re: Hands free pumping kit?

you will laugh but what I did was take one of thoes sleeping bras and cut two slits (one on each side) and use that it worked great!

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Old 09-23-2006, 06:03 PM   #9
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Re: Hands free pumping kit?

I have this one:

http://store.babycenter.com/product/...cessories/3747

I can sell it to you if you're interested. I'm done pumping. : )

I'll give you a deal.
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Old 09-23-2006, 08:08 PM   #10
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Re: Hands free pumping kit?

Thanks all!

Courtney-I have seen those online but I already have a good pump and can use the hospital grade pump at work (I will only be working 1-2 days/wk)

MamaMel-That made me laugh!! Someone was very creative with that one!! I will have to give that to our lactation consultants!

Clarissa-I thought of trying something like that too, but I'm a little saggy, and didn't know if it would work.

3K-I pm'd you back!
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