Do you have questions regarding hands-free pumping and how it may make nursing more convenient? We’ll go over all the information you need to be aware of, including how to use a hands-free breast pump!

If you’re like most new parents, all the upcoming and recent changes in your life are undoubtedly making you feel a bit overwhelmed. That makes complete sense! 

You may have a never-ending list of things to do, be very sleep deprived, and have a lot on your mind, including learning how to breastfeed, purchasing a breast pump, planning your upcoming return to work, and more. Naturally, anything that will free up some valuable time for you and make nursing easier is worth the effort. In this case, hands-free pumping can be a huge assistance.  

Positive aspects of hands-free breast pumps

Though there are certain situations when pumping must be included before a breastfeeding practice is well-formed, it’s vital to remember that your medela breast pump should only be introduced after a regular nursing pattern has been established with your new baby. Using a hands-free breast pump gives you the freedom to multitask instead of using a manual breast pump or nursing, for example, if you’re at work or away from your child. While using your phone or laptop, reading a book, binge-watching Netflix, doing chores, or even while changing diapers or playing with your baby, you may express milk for your baby. Learn more about choosing the right baby breast pump to reach your needs.

In reality, you’ll be able to pump discreetly and comfortably wherever you are by utilising a lightweight, wearable pump like the FreestyleTM Hands-free. This is due to the fact that this compact, pocket-sized pump is a standalone device with ultra-light collecting cups that stow away invisibly in your bra to maximise milk expression without adding bulk to your frame.

Almost any double-electric breast pump may be used to pump hands-free by using the Hands-freeTM Pumping Bustier. Since you won’t have to physically keep your breast shields in place or be attached to one location when pumping, hands-free pumping may actually promote your long-term breastfeeding objectives. This means that you can pump whenever it suits you and keep up your milk production even while you’re engaged in other activities or, more significantly, spending quality time with your child.

Use Instructions for Hands-Free Pumping Bra

It’s quite easy to pump with your  breast pump! To be set up and ready to pump hands-free whenever you need some multitasking freedom, follow the easy instructions below:

  • Attach the hook at the top of the Hands-free Pumping Bustier.
  • Zip the bustier in part.
  • Finish zipping your bustier after placing one breast shield on each breast from the front. Ensure that your nipples are appropriately positioned in relation to the shields. Our bustier’s innovative figure-8 opening allows for fast and simple access while firmly securing your breast shields in place.
  • When you’re ready, attach your connections to each breast shield and begin pumping!
  • After you’ve done pumping, take off the bustier and take apart your breast pump for cleaning; the FreestyleTM Hands-free collecting cups, for instance, just have three components and are dishwasher-safe.

Guidelines for Hands-Free Pumping

Whether you’re a first-time mum or have never pumped before, it might take some time to get accustomed to it. With that in mind, you’ll quickly learn the pumping technique that suits you the most, whatever it may be! Here are some pointers to keep you at ease when maximising milk expression: 

  • Before operating your pump, make sure that each of your nipples is in the centre of each breast shield tunnel.
  • Use a breast shield that is the correct size;  offers four distinct sizes.
  • A breastfeeding and pumping bra should be snug but not too tight.
  • Avoid leaning on the breast shield or pressing it firmly enough to cut off the flow of milk.
  • If you want to make sure that your milk flows easily when pumping, give your breasts a little massage every now and again.
  • If you notice any bleeding, painful or cracked nipples, or chafing, stop using your breast shields. Use a different breast shield size if necessary, or visit a lactation specialist beforehand.
  • Do not pump at a vacuum pressure higher than you find comfortable.