Obviously, I am not the one testing this product so here are my wife’s comments.
“I wanted this model so I could multi-task while during my 3-month maternity leave. The hands free straps worked very well securely holding all the necessary parts in place but only worked with clip down style nursing bras. I only had to press the breast shield less than a minute against my breasts before the milk started flowing. The pump mechanism is light and easy to carry. I placed the pump on the table and didn’t use the included belt clip.
When I went back to work, I put everything I needed in the nice tote bag which looked like just another bag. I am generally satisfied with the Freestyle breast pump. My only suggestion is to have a sealed container that I can put the parts other than the bottle. They got messy with my milk once I finished pumping.
In terms of milk storage, I used the Medela “Pump & Save” Breastmilk Bags, freezing the extracted milk immediately after pumping. Without using the bottles, I could directly collect my milk in the storage bags. It is a bit pricier than general ones. However, it’s really worth it! “
- Pros: Hands free straps really work. You can definitely multi-task while pumping.
- Cons: Hands free straps work only with clip down style nursing bras. (My wife prefers wrap nursing bras that could not accommodate the straps.
David Kim (New York, NY)