You’ll never guess what I was doing while I typed this post. Even if you guess, you’ll never believe it. I didn’t believe it either.
I was pumping.
Given my dubious relationship with my old breast pump, which caused total work stoppage (and parental incompetence) three times a day, I’m blown away by the new Medela Freestyle Hands-Free Electric Pump. It’s incredibly compact, it’s rechargeable, and it really and truly is hands-free. Yes, there’s a bunch of gear that comes with it that might look a little overwhelming at first, but the instructions are clear and concise and getting started is a snap.
While I pumped, I was able to reply to email, empty the dishwasher, refill sippie cups, fold laundry…you get the idea. I bet I could even pump while driving – but that’s where I draw the line in terms of research.
Here’s one more very cool effect I hadn’t considered: With my hands available to do other things, shockingly I don’t mind pumping longer at a stretch. Meaning more milk to add to my freezer stash to
Get it any number of places including Amazon. It’s not cheap. But neither is formula. –Julie