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#139 - 10/06/02 11:58 PM Having difficuties pumping hands free.....
ladydemetreis Offline
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Registered: 09/28/02
Posts: 14
Loc: Ma,USA
HI to all,
I'm having problems pumping hands free with my PIS.
I cannot get the hands free pumping kit,but tried a way of my own;I wear a snapped style nursing bra and while one breast is being pumped, (with the flange and the flap of the bra snapped shut),I have to hold my other breast just so I at least get the benefit of a hand free double pump session.
I would like to know if anyone has devised a plan not using the hands free pumping kit from Medela.

Thanks.
Rachel
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Re-Lactating Bio mom to 6 month old dd currently a little over 16 ounces a day!!!!! :0)

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#140 - 10/07/02 05:01 AM Re: Having difficuties pumping hands free..... [Re: ladydemetreis]
Nona Offline
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Registered: 09/27/02
Posts: 1176
Rachel,
I have heard of other moms taking a sports bra and cutting 2 holes in it for the flanges. But I personally before I had the kit. I took a front hook bra....I cut 2 holes in it. This made it so much easier to us. It worked great. And being larger breasted...it was easier to put on and take off.
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#141 - 10/07/02 01:28 PM Re: Having difficuties pumping hands free..... [Re: Nona]
ladydemetreis Offline
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Registered: 09/28/02
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Loc: Ma,USA
Thankyou Nona!
I will give this a try!!!
~Rachel
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Re-Lactating Bio mom to 6 month old dd currently a little over 16 ounces a day!!!!! :0)

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#142 - 10/08/02 04:34 AM Re: Having difficuties pumping hands free..... [Re: ladydemetreis]
Amy Offline
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Registered: 09/27/02
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Loc: Eastern PA, USA
Thanks for the great idea! I'll start cutting tonight! <img src="http://www.asklenore.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/cool.gif" alt="" />
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#143 - 10/08/02 01:42 PM Re: Having difficuties pumping hands free..... [Re: Amy]
Nona Offline
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Registered: 09/27/02
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glad to help...I really liked the front hook bra.. <img src="http://www.asklenore.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/cool.gif" alt="" />
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