The Benefits of Hands-Free Pumping

Hands-free pumping can save you precious time while allowing you to maximize flexibility and find more freedom in your busy daily routine.

Breastfeeding can be an amazing and rewarding experience for new mothers as you bond with and nourish your little one. For mothers who are pump-dependent or pump more than 50% of the time, using the hospital-grade (multi-user) Symphony PLUS® Breast Pump is the ideal option. However, for mothers who are pumping less than 50% of the time – such as those who are returning to work or just going out for an evening with friends – having a personal use breast pump allows flexibility to pump on the go.

Hands-free vs. Regular Breast Pump

As a new mom, it can often seem as though there just aren’t enough hours in the day to balance motherhood and all the other responsibilities you may have. If that sounds anything like your own life, then you may want to consider the added flexibility that hands-free pumping offers for busy, multitasking mamas. Hands-free wearable breast pumps provide many unique benefits – They are often lightweight, compact, and easily portable, designed specifically for the active mom in mind. If you fall into this category, here’s just a handful of what parents like you love most about pumping hands-free with a compact double-electric breast pump and pumping bustier:

Greater Freedom

One of the best benefits associated with hands-free pumping is the freedom to use your hands while pumping – meaning, they’re not full while holding your breast pump, shields, or other accessories for your entire pumping session. "I'm able to pump while getting things done around the house without bumping into everything," says a verified review of our Freestyle Hands-free Breast Pump.

Whether you use this time to check your email, relax with a book, scroll through your newsfeed, or get ready to leave your home is up to you. Regardless, the ability to spend less time solely devoted to pumping and more time multitasking means that you can check a few more things off that to-do list while still providing every drop of that liquid gold to your little one and without sacrificing your breast milk supply.

Improved Mobility

You can also do more than just use your hands while pumping! Using a hands-free pumping bra, like Medela’s Hands-Free Pumping Bustier, which was designed for convenience, comfort, and support. It holds your breast pump and shields securely in place, so you can move freely and stay on the go – whether you’re pumping at home, in a lactation space at work, or while traveling. "I have pumped in the car, on a boat and while sitting by the pool," says a verified review of our Pump in Style Hands-free Breast Pump. "You have the freedom to pump wherever you are, whenever you need to - without hunting down a private area with an outlet." 

Simple and Easy to Do

Hands-free pumping is something that can be done relatively easily, so long as you have a quality pumping bustier to pair with a lightweight, compact double-electric breast pump. Lucky for you, we have the best hands-free pumps and nursing apparel. For example, our Hands-Free Pumping Bustier is ready to use in 4 super-simple steps:

  • Hook: Fasten the bustier at the front.
  • Zip: Zip it up from the bottom.
  • Insert: Place a breast shield on each breast beneath the bustier, with your nipples centered in the tunnels.
  • Attach: Finally, attach a connector to each breast shield and ensure your assembled breast pump is connected!

The last thing we want to do is make pumping more complicated, so our breast pumps and accessories are designed to be easy to use and easy to clean – which means less time stressing and more minutes out of your day enjoying your new baby instead!

Save Time During Your Busy Day

One of the main benefits of hands-free pumping is the time you can save. A hands-free breast pump can transform your daily routine. "To say it simply, I am always doing something," says a verified review of our Hands-free Pumping Bustier. "Preparing a million snacks, stopping a fight, entertaining, doing housework. I found that I was able to check emails; fold laundry; entertain my kiddos with playtime, books and art projects; and on the rare occasion paint my nails! What a dream!"

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