(Closed) help with pumping bra

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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801 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

1) I’m very envious of you being able to do other things while pumping.  I get no milk if I let my mind wander and even when focused on pumping, I have to do massage/compressions during puming just to get a lot of the milk out.

2) I keep a burp cloth on my lap when pumping so any drips get captured before hitting my clothes.

3) I dislike the strapless medela pumping bra and instead use the halter style medela pumping bra for positioning purposes.  When I am disconnecting the flange from the bottle the halter style keeps the shield on me and I think is easier to lift up from the bottom, pop the bottle back on the shield and then lean forward over the burp cloth so no drips get lost without battling the elastic at the bottom of the strapless bra.

In terms of leaking during pumping, I’m not sure what is going on there.  Have you tried any other bras?

Post # 4
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567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - MacLean Park

I tuck a burp cloth or napkin into the bottom of my bra kind of like a bib whenever I pump or breastfeed. There’s always milk leaking out, either when she breaks the latch or I take the pump off. Yet it seems even then I somehow manage to always get covered in milk! Story of a mother’s life, huh?

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I have a different pump but I really like the hands-free attachment for mine. I have the PJ’s comfort Limerick pump, and they sell their hands-free attachment seperately. I don’t know if it would work with your flanges but it might because it’s very generic. Basically it is two clips that clip onto either side of your flanges, then those attach to the strap of your own standard nursing bra. I never have leaks or problems with it. You can google it to find their website – I just don’t want to google it at work right now lol 🙂

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