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Freemie Electric Double Pump Giveaway!

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Mar 3, 2014 Baby, Breastfeeding, Giveaway 7 Comments
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.



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:

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.

“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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This giveaway is sponsored by Freemie.  One winner will be randomly selected at the conclusion of this giveaway.  Participating bloggers and The Inquisitive Mom are not responsible for prize fulfillment.  Participating bloggers were not compensated for their participation in this event. Opinions expressed in this post are that of Cloth Diaper Guru blog.  Please direct questions to ClothDiaperGuru@gmail.com.



Comments

  • aperry
    Mar 3, 2014 at 5:45 am Reply

    I like to pump while nursing my son.. that is if my other son isn’t nursing as well. I don’t have much of a frozen breastmilk stash this time around.

  • Sarah Hayes
    Mar 3, 2014 at 5:50 am Reply

    i have a very old weak pump. having this one would save time and help keep my supply up. id use it when I have to be away from my LO

  • Mama Blamer
    Mar 3, 2014 at 5:12 pm Reply

    I would love to have a pump handy just in case I might need it but I plan to exclusively breast feed and no bottles. but I’m sure there will be times where I may need to use a pump.

  • June Lisle
    Mar 5, 2014 at 8:45 pm Reply

    I am planning on latching and pumping after my baby is born. I don’t have any experience but I am hoping that it would be fairly easy with a product like this.

  • Callie Pinz
    Mar 9, 2014 at 4:10 pm Reply

    I don’t have too much pumping experience with my first as I was home with her a lot and she was totally anti-bottle. With baby number 2 I will be going back to work and this pump would be a life saver! I am a teacher so even though my door will be locked it would be nice to have giant contraptions hanging off my chest.

  • Stacy Calhoun
    Mar 17, 2014 at 12:28 am Reply

    I was not able to pump very long with my last daughter, although I tried. I would love to have one of these on hand, never know when you will need to think pink or blue

  • Monique Eckert
    Mar 20, 2014 at 6:14 pm Reply

    I would use this pump to help build a stash for my 5 month old DD!

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