Freemie Hands-Free Pumping System Review + a Giveaway

A few months ago, a friend emailed me (Nissa from Cloth Diaper Guru blog) a link to a new product: Freemie Hands-free pumping system for breastfeeding mothers.  I was a seasoned, working and pumping mom, and this was something new. I shared the link with a few of my followers and there was a huge interest in this product. While there are plenty of breast pumps on the market, Freemie is completely different.  The Freemie milk collection cups allows you to pump with your shirt on.  You can pump in front of anyone, you can pump anywhere, and the pump is much quieter than the typical breast pump.  If you already own a breast pump, Freemie sells adapters to make the milk collection cups usable with many popular brands.  Freemie also sells a
manual breast pump that is great for on-the-go use.


 

When I heard about Freemie, I had almost 2 years of pumping experience between my two children.  I was using a typical, double-electric breast pump that required partially undressing and holding the milk bottles for 10-20 minutes of pumping. While I usually had access to private nursing areas, sometimes I had to pump in unusual locations.  While in graduate school, I often sought privacy in a rarely-used conference room near my work space. If the conference room was occupied, I pumped in a single-person bathroom because the lactation room was on the other side of campus and always very busy. I was particularly good at balancing my pump on the sink in the bathroom, but standing and pumping for 20 minutes was tiring for a sleep-deprived mom.  Despite the hurdles, I pumped until my first child was 13 months old. When I had my second child in 2013, the acrobatics and adventures in pumping increased as my work required more travel.  I learned to pump while sitting on a toilet seat and balancing the pump on my lap. During one busy trip, I pumped in an airplane bathroom.  All the time spent pumping in less than optimal locations made me realize that location does matter.

Not only does location matter, but your time matters too, and not taking enough time to pump can impact your milk supply.  I usually needed to pump three times during my typical work day to supply
enough milk for daycare.  Using the Freemie system, you can pump right at your desk without having to walk to a lactation room. You are able to keep working and pump at the same time, so you can get the maximum amount of time you need to collect the most milk.  What about pumping on your way to or from work?  You can pump on the bus or while driving: no one would be aware.  The more opportunities moms have to pump, the more milk they will collect.  Freemie is a game changer and I only wish this was available when I started pumping for my first child.  Unfortunately, Freemie came too late for me (my second child is turning one year old), but I’m thrilled that new moms can use this technology to their benefit.


Kassondra from Motherhood Community, uses the Freemie collection cups and shared a few of her thoughts about them versus other hands-free pumping accessories:

I had all but given up on pumping before I got my set of Freemie collection cups. I’d tried several other “helper” items before with no luck. [I tried a] hands-free pumping bra [that] only barely fit my 46Js and it was so constricting, and tight, and uncomfortable – I just couldn’t handle it. [I also tried] another attachment meant to angle the flanges differently so that I could lean back [while pumping and it] was a complete waste of money. [With Freemie] I am able to easily and comfortably pump anywhere! I love that the collection cups are discreet. Even as a woman with large breasts, I can pump in the car without drawing too much attention. My friends with average sized breasts have even walked into stores with their cups in place! There are far fewer pieces to worry about cleaning and assembling each time so it’s just generally less work to use. I love my Freemie and honestly can’t imagine pumping again without it!”

You can read Kassondra’s full, non-sponsored review of the Freemie collection cups on her website. Now that you’re all excited about Freemie, let the fun begin!
 Freemie is giving away a double electric breast pump to one lucky reader. Giveaway open to US residents 18 years of age and older.

 

 

This giveaway is sponsored by Freemie and co-hosted by Cloth Diaper Guru, Viva Veltoro, and The Parenting Patch.
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12 comments on “Freemie Hands-Free Pumping System Review + a Giveaway
  1. Emmy coblentz says:

    What an awesome idea. I am still going strong with my first (14 months). Soon to be trying for a second. This would make my life so much easier being hands free. I would tell everyone I know if I love it.

  2. Sara J says:

    I’m fortunate enough to work in a quiet office area where pumping for my first was fairly easy. I could close my office door (with a quirky little sign on the outside) and pump at my desk while I continued to work. Even though I was still working, I know being cut off from the rest of my office was a bit of a hassle at times. And now, my office location as changed. While I will still be able to close it off when my new little one arrives in 6 months, having the Freemie will make pumping as often as necessary, for as long as necessary, so much easier! And I’ll feel less guilty! This is genius!

  3. Beth says:

    I have the Freemie cups and I love them! I reviewed them a while back on my own blog. I’d love to have the pump to go with it though, my Medela pump is super loud!
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  4. Johnny Rachel Miller says:

    I’ve I aways dreamed of a way to pump hands free without a big bottle and things sticking out of my bra… This looks like what I’ve been dreaming of!

  5. Kirstie K. says:

    I cannot tell you how great it would be to have these! I’m expecting my third, and spent HOURS pumping in strange places, often uncomfortable, just to keep proving my kids breast milk. I’ve been dreading doing it again with this one, and I think these would be a game changer! Thanks for the opportunity!

  6. Brooke says:

    I fly often for work. These would be great to use in the airplane restroom, or even at my seat. The ability to pump while driving would also be really nice.

  7. Rose M. says:

    I would totally use the Freemie all the time, this system really seems amazing! I have shared with others information on pumping and breastfeeding and I’d really love to be able to tell them about this system firsthand! It would be an amazing opportunity to own one not just for myself, but for others!

  8. I didn’t pump too often with my first two, in part because of lack of time. BUt I also didn’t leave them often. With the third on the way though, I’m thinking it may be more important to pump milk for the baby.
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  9. Lisa Gonzalez says:

    I work full time and have a slow let down I would use this everyday at work!!

  10. Melissa says:

    Going to be a first time mom and will need to pump for my baby. This seems like it would be very useful, especially since I work in varying offices/ situations. It would everything so much more convenient.

  11. Liz says:

    Im paranoid due to previous supply issues, so I pump like a mad woman! Preemie could save me a ton of time, energy and effort so I can spend more time with my beautiful family!

  12. Desiree says:

    This sounds amazing and would be a great asset as I’m making my plans for returning to work. I’m really thinking I will pump while driving to get in as many pump sessions as possible and this would make it much easier!

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