Tuesday, August 2, 2011

REVIEW: Simple Wishes Hands Free Pumping Bra

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week this is the first of {hopefully} a few breastfeeding related posts this week.

Simple Wishes Hands Free Pumping Bra

One thing I did not have when I was nursing Jacob was a hands free nursing bra. In fact, I hadn't even heard of them at that time. Which is unfortunate because the Simple Wishes hands free pumping bra has been a total life -- and time -- saver for me this time around.

I do most of my pumping on the days that I work. When I'm home with the boys, I typically don't need to pump because Jordan eats frequently enough. When I work, I pump once in the morning while I'm getting ready for work and once at work on my lunch break. As you can see, in both instances it would be helpful to have two free hands.

When I nursed Jacob, I would pump in the morning while trying to do my hair and makeup one-handed. Disastrous! I'd also pump during my lunch, holding the bottles in one hand and trying to eat my lunch in the other. It made for a lot of frustrating times. I'll never forget one time when I was pumping during my lunch break and a nurse from dialysis tried to call me report. I asked her if she or I could call back in just a few minutes as I was just finishing up but, we all know how those dialysis nurses are {!!!} and she said sure but gave me report anyway {insert an eye roll here....} So there I was, holding my bottles in one hand and trying to write report with the other. And then it happened. I spilled my entire bottle. That would have been bad enough {I did not have the super supply I have this time when I was nursing Jacob -- we lived ounce to ounce} but I spilled it all over myself. I had to walk in sopping wet scrubs down to my floor while someone headed down to get new scrubs for me from surgery. It was a miserable experience. And it could have been avoided with the use of a hands free pumping bra!!

Before I purchased my hands free pumping bra, I did a lot of research on which brand I wanted and ended up picking Simple Wishes. I liked that this bra was totally adjustable. It comes with a removable front panel and the back is velcro so you can adjust it to where you need it. This gives you a totally customizable and perfect fit! It is comfortable enough and discreet enough for me to wear under my work uniform {granted, I wear scrubs to work! I'm not sure it would work well under dressy clothes!} And the breast pump stays in place very well. I have heard horror stories of pumps sliding off the breast once they fill up with milk. I have not had this problem.

I am very happy with my purchase of the Simple Wishes hands free pumping bra and -- even though I have experienced it -- I cannot imagine life, breastfeeding, and pumping without it!

I was in no way compensated for this post. The opinions expressed here are 100% mine based on my experience.

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  1. If my supply ever comes in good I've been thinking about getting one of these :)

  2. I don't know what I would do without this bra. It allows me to pump and work on other things at the same time. It took a little adjusting to get it to sit just right, but other than that it is a beautiful product.


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