With so many breast pumps on the market, it can feel impossible to know which works best for you. So we sent a bunch of the brand new Medela Freestyle Hands-free Double Electric Wearable Breast Pumps to real mums to review for us.
By Mama Disrupt® in partnership with Medela
Mamas pump for so many reasons. To boost their milk supply. To share the load with their partner. To afford more freedom. When heading back to work. Which is why we all need a breast pump that fits into our lifestyle.
Say hello to the new Medela Freestyle Hands-free Double Electric Wearable Breast Pump.
Made for modern mamas, the anatomically shaped collection cups fit seamlessly in most nursing bras and can be assembled in 3 simple steps. Plus, the combination of 105° angled breast shields and 2-Phase Expression® technology makes Medela’s Freestyle Hands-free breast pump the superior hands-free experience.
“TRUE HANDS-FREE PUMPING! WITH A CRAWLER ON THE MOVE, THIS PUMP HAS BEEN INVALUABLE. I WAS FINDING IT SO DIFFICULT TO FIND TIME TO PUMP DURING THE DAY … I WILL DEFINITELY BE USING THIS ON OUR HOLIDAY AND WHEN I RETURN TO WORK.”
– Sandy Tran [verified MD® reviewer]
Sounds pretty great, doesn’t it? Well we were keen to try it out for ourselves, so we sent a bunch of the new Medela Freestyle Hands-free breast pumps to some real mums to try.
Here is what they had to say…
MEDELA FREESTYLE HANDS-FREE BREAST PUMP REVIEW: WHAT THE MAMAS ARE SAYING
ERIN MCMILLAN, BREASTFEEDING HER 9-MONTH-OLD
Erin pumps so that she always has a back up stash of breast milk. She also wants to keep up her supply/prevent mastitis when her son sleeps through, has solids or is away from her.
“The breast pump provided exactly what I need it to as an occasional pumper. It is portable, has variable suction and expression modes, and is easy to use. Perfect for those who are busy and need to pump on the go.
“I have regained so much time with the portability of this pump. No more being stuck sitting down or holding flanges in place, I can cook or tidy or do whatever else I need to while pumping.
“It is so easy to use and clean. Mums are busy people, and saving time not having to clean tedious and fiddly pump parts is such a time saver, as well as time saved with the easy assembly.
“I love that the pump comes with size 21mm and 24mm flanges. This is such an awesome and thoughtful feature considering how many other pumps come with a “standard” size flange that doesn’t work for so many women and their poor nips! I also love how well it works with my Medela 3 in 1 bra.
“It is definitely the best pump I have ever used, hands down [pun intended]. So easy to use, portable, and suits me so well as a busy mum.”
Would you recommend this pump to a friend? I already have.
Would you buy this pump? Absolutely. Game changer!
SANDY TRAN, BREASTFEEDING HER 6-MONTH-OLD
Sandy’s daughter was diagnosed with failure to thrive, so she started pumping to give her top up feeds. Now that her baby is sleeping for longer stretches and has started solids, Sandy pumps to maintain her milk supply.
“I love the compact design of the pump and collection cups. I will definitely be using this on our holiday and when I return to work!
“It is true hands-free pumping. With a crawler on the move, this pump has been invaluable. I was finding it so difficult to find time to pump during the day.
“One of my favourite features is the two phase expression, that automatically switches from stimulation to expression phase after 2 minutes. I sometimes forget to change the setting when I’m busy, so the automatic transition is a brilliant feature.”
Would you recommend this pump to a friend? Yes.
Would you buy this pump? Yes.
PHILLIPA BAIN, BREASTFEEDING HER 6-MONTH-OLD
Phillipa started pumping early on to provide top up feeds in addition to breastfeeding. Even though her son now refuses a bottle, she continues to express so she can stir breast milk into his food as he starts solids.
“Convenience is my biggest issue at the moment, so being able to stick this in my bra and go about housework is a huge help.
“I love that it is easy to stick into any bra, without needing to get changed into a pumping bra [big tick for convenience!] It is also comfortable to wear and is effective at expressing milk.”
Would you recommend this pump to a friend? Yes, absolutely.
Would you buy this pump? Yes.
Well there you have it. Our real mums love the Medela Freestyle Hands-free Double Electric Wearable Breast Pump. They love that it makes pumping easy and is comfy to wear. The fact that it is quick and easy to put together and clean is also a huge bonus. So if you are a breastfeeding or pumping mama [or you plan to be], then you need the Medela Freestyle Hands-free breast pump in your arsenal.