The Freemie Freedom Double Electric Hands Free and Concealable Breast Pump did not score too well with people who left reviews on Amazon as compared to other breast pumps. This doesn't mean that this pump won't be right for you. Let's take a look at the specifications and specifics of this pump so that you can decide for yourself.
This pump was designed so that you can pump without taking your shirt off. The Freemie has a patented Freemie Hand Free and Concealable Collection Cuts which will fit right inside your bra. It can also fit under a shirt.
The Freemie Freedom pump's connection kit includes connections for both single or double pumping. The manufacturer even suggests that you could nurse your baby on one breast and pump on the other to save time. The pump does require an electrical outlet, so you will lose a little freedom as to where you can pump. Some of the other pumps have batteries which allow you to pump anywhere.
Each collection cup holds up to 8 ounces of milk, for a total of 16 ounces. Included in your purchase are spare parts in the Deluxe Set including an extra filter. It is recommended that the filter be changed every month or two during regular use or if milk goes all the way down the tubing. The single pump tubing can be used as replacement tubing for the double pump setup.
This pump weighs 4.4 pounds with dimensions of 9.1 X 8.4 X 8.1 inches.
Best Features of The Product
- Easy Pumping
As of this writing, this Freemie Freedom Double Electric Hands Free and Concealable Breast Pump had 156 customer reviews with 64 answered questions on Amazon. Overall, it did not score as high as the other pumps I've reviewed. I've read through the reviews and questions/answers and condensed what customers who bought and used this pump had to say about it. I hope that this helps you decide if this pump may be right for you or not.
Ease of Cleaning
There were mixed reviews on the cleaning of this breast pump. While some commented that this pump was fairly easy to clean, others said that the tubes and valves were a real pain to get clean.
After reviewing this pump, I realized that there are different meanings to comfort when dealing with breast pumps. I normally think of comfort as a physical comfort or discomfort, but one mom who liked this pump had me thinking otherwise when she said this,
"I don't have a very private place to pump, but I feel totally comfortable pumping in front of another female co-worker because I just shove the cups inside my bra- it just hides in your bra. Amazing! Going back to work is hard after maternity leave. I hated pumping milk for my first child because I never made enough milk, and just felt inadequate. The Freemie pulls plenty of milk thanks to better suction and design. One less worry off my working mommy anxiety life!"
As far as how it felt physically. Women mostly commented that this pump was comfortable.
No storage bags or bottles are included with this kit. But women commented that it is easy to pour the milk into bottles or bags that you'll need to purchase separately.
While this pump didn't score too high in some other areas, in the area of portability it did well. Mom's liked that it was small enough to discreetly travel with. One mother had this to say about the portability,
"I have a Hygeia I keep at home. This is my traveling and work pump. It is very quiet and light in weight. The shape is a little odd and is lumpy when I pack it in a bag. The suction is good though."
While this pump is pretty nifty as far as being discreet while pumping, women commented that it wasn't as efficient as other pumps. Perhaps this could be a pump to use for certain occasions but not as your only pump, unless you don't pump often. I felt that the following comment summed up very well what others were saying. One woman had this to say,
"Don't let this be your only pump. Cannot pump as strongly as the Medela or Spectra but works great for traveling or pumping in an office."
This was an interesting pump to review. While overall it did not score too well with customers, it had some neat advantages that some women loved. The main selling point of this breast pump is that you don't have to take your shirt off to pump out your milk. Some working moms felt comfortable going back to work without having to strip off their shirt every time they pumped. So in that respect, this pump scored high for that unique feature. But many women commented that if you buy this pump and plan on pumping often, to not make this be your only pump. From the comments left, it seemed that this pump just wasn't as efficient as some of the others. The price however, seemed very fair for what you get. I hope that this review helps you as you look to purchase the best breast pump for you in the future.
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