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Product Review: The Pumpease Hands-free Pumping Bra

By Selena Mae |

That’s right. Hands-free, ladies. Maybe it’s just my nerdly self, but when I found out about this product’s existence, I was smitten.

For numerous reasons, mostly having to do with needing to clone myself. Since that isn’t going to happen anytime soon … products like this? That help multi-tasking moms get stuff done? WANT.

The Pumpease hands-free pumping bra was created by a mom with those exact same needs. Wendy Armbruster Bell is the Founding Creative Director of Snugabell, the company which sells the Pumpease bra, amongst some other fine products.

Below *drum-roll* is my very first vlog review. Featuring my shortlist of why this bra is awesome, of course. Please keep in mind that this is my first one, and that I am a geek of disproportionate measures …

http://vimeo.com/33661748

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Product Review: The Pumpease Hands-free Pumping Bra

The Fabulous Fifties Collection $38

Because yes, for sure you are going to look like that while pumping. It could happen I suppose, if working out of the home. Not this mama. Cute selection though. View the entire collection here.

So. There you have it. I bet you are wondering how you ever got on without this bra before. I know I do. Straight up. In case you missed the bit about the discount? It’s right here for you: enter Babble15 upon check-out. You know, after you choose the kind you want.

 

Snugabell Baby & Mom Gear on Facebook

Snugabell (Wendy on the Twitters)

 

Pumpease on the Twitters

 

Snugabell on YouTube

Disclosure: Snugabell provided me with the Pumpease Organic Pumping Bra, in exchange for sharing what I really think of their product on the internets. There you have it.

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Selena Burgess is crafty, a culinary expert, and a professional wrangler of the toddler variety. When the chaos permits, she writes stories and is addicted to documenting everyday life. Selena is proud of her Anishinaabe roots, and is the type of woman you want to revel (or kvetch) in motherhood with. Read bio and latest posts → Read Selena's latest posts →

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6 thoughts on “Product Review: The Pumpease Hands-free Pumping Bra

  1. Becca says:

    Ok, the lawnmower one is slightly further than I’d go… But I love my Pumpease. I can do housework, work, even drive using it.

  2. Mrs_JennyK says:

    I don’t want to rain on this mama’s parade, and I have to admit that some of these are really cute, but I made my own hands-free pumping bra. I just took a sports bra and cut slits in the front. Easy peasy. To nurse, I just pulled down the front of the sports bra. I have GIGANTIC boobs and this even worked for me. I think it would work spectacularly for smaller-chested women. Check out Jan Andrea’s tutorial for turning a regular nursing bra into a combo nursing/pumping bra. It obviously provides more support than a sports bra. http://www.sleepingbaby.net/jan/Baby/pumping_braconvert.html.

    If you don’t want to DIY and you want super cute pumping bras, I think these are fab!

    p.s. I used to pump while driving. I’d hook up before starting out, plug the pump into the car outlet, Throw a baby blanket over my shoulders and voila!

  3. Becca says:

    I’m usually a D, but baby pushed me up to an F. I tried the DIY option, but it’s so difficult to get it perfectly level. In all honesty, I think that having a wonky DIY bra contributed to my mastitis. Only to be attempted if you have lots of bras to practise on, or if you’re a regular crafter.

  4. autoclave239 says:

    @Mrs, JennyK…thank you! You just saved me like, 60 bucks! I put on an old nursing bra that I hate, adjusted the girls, and cut out exactly where I wanted the nipple shields to go…it took under 5 minutes! Hooray homemade hands free bra!

    1. Selena Mae says:

      To the DIY’ers…I hear you on wanting to save some money and try to make one yourself. Here’s the thing. I am a HUGE crafter and DIY addict. I mean, that’s what my business is all about. However. I have to draw the line somewhere. Basically…I don’t own a serger, I don’t have hook eye closures and other such notions in my studio (like I need another excuse to hit the fabric/craft material store), to effectively make a hands-free pumping bra like this. Because the bras you are just snipping holes in? Those snipped parts are going to furl, curl up or fray (a combination or one of those things, depending on the fabric), as soon as it hits the washing machine. Maybe not the first time, but soon my friends, soon. Also? Still not as easy as the Pumpease to put on and take off (front-hook closures), and I’d prefer to not wear a bra that has slit openings over the nips when I am done pumping. So there’s the changing and changing yet again that has to be done, unlike the Pumpease, where you can just put it on over your existing bra, clothes, whatever you’ve got going on, (which could be nothing at all, whateve’s).

      Becca: The lawnmower action really is fantastic. Just fantastic.

  5. autoclave239 says:

    @SelenaMae, you are correct, I reinforced the edges with felt because I was worried about fraying/expanding, which I could definitely see happening. However, I am a stay at home mom so for me, changing, washing, and changing again is not as huge a deal as it is for working moms. Frankly, if you are a working mom who also pumps, you deserve the very best equipment so yes, I would buy this bra. For me, I didn’t realize how much a pumping bra would increase my output (sooo relaxing not to have to use my hands) and I never even considered DIYing until it was mentioned here. FWIW, this article helped me a lot!

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