Wendy from Snugabell Mom & Baby Gear was kind enough to send me the PumpEase Organic, a door hanger and a fridge magnet to review. PumpEase Organic is the world’s ONLY organic hands-free pumping bra! What an honor that I was able to review this wonderful one of a kind product! I was super shocked that I was a size medium though! I can’t even remember the last time I wore a medium anything! The material is an unbleached and undyed knit fabric that is 90% certified organic cotton and 10% spandex. This fabric was custom milled just for Snugabell Mom & Baby Gear’s PumpEase Organic! The fact that it is organic is one of my favorite features about the PumpEase Organic. I love knowing that what I am putting right on top of my son’s food supply isn’t made of cotton that could have been grown with pesticides! What a great feeling! The horn openings are GUARANTEED to fit any breast pump on the market, how’s that for worry-free shopping? Now that we know it will fit your pump for sure, will it work well? Let’s try it out!
I pump a total of four times a day, once in the morning when I get up and three times at work. I couldn’t wait to try this HANDS-FREE pumping bra! I immediately began using it at work the day after I received it and I was seriously in relaxation heaven. It was so nice to sit there and not have to hold the bottles/pump horns after all those months. Another thing was this: when I pumped and held the bottles/pump horns with my hands I would end up trying to hold them with my arm while I was doing something (like reading or getting on my phone or what have you). When I held the bottles/horns with my arm, they would leave awful marks on my arms that would stay for hours (literally). People at work would either look at my arms weird or they would ask what happened and I’d have to get into a whole story of my pumping and breastfeeding. Funny sometimes, embarrassing other times. I forgot my PumpEase one day late last week and here’s what my arm looked like after a pumping session:
I knew I loved my PumpEase when I first started using it, but when I forgot and left it at home one day I truly realized how great it is! I was so upset! This hands free pumping bra is truly an amazing creation that makes it easier for pumping mamas. I have read reviews about some mamas saying they were so relaxed that their milk supply increased. I wish that had happened for me as you all know I’ve struggled to pump enough, but just the 15 minutes to relax and not worry about anything is a great refresher for any mama! The PumpEase is super easy to put on before pumping and only takes an extra minute. It did not make a difference in my 15 minute pumping sessions as far as having enough time. That was not an issue at all. It has six hooks that attach just like your bra connects in the back. It can also be adjusted to three different sizes to accommodate those fuller days!
Prior to using the PumpEase I wondered if I would have problems with the horns sagging when I was pumping or if I would have to keep pulling it up. Neither of these were an issue either. Wendy has truly thought about everything when designing the PumpEase! I usually try to find something that I can suggest improvement on, but seriously, with PumpEase I cannot think of any.
The door hanger was something I didn’t know was coming in the package and it made me smile! I have talked before about someone walking in on me at work when I was pumping and how embarrassed I was. This is a GREAT thing to have to put on the doorknob of the room I’m in when I am pumping. I LOVE that it says “This mama’s workin’ overtime” since I do use it at work! They have three different door hangers available – love them all!
The fridge magnet is something that is great to have around. It has incredible information that any pumping mama could use! It includes the amount of time you can leave breast milk in the fridge, freezer, room temp, etc. It’s a wonderful tool for breastfeeding mamas.
A few other things about company itself. I mentioned the other day in a review about the customer service being great and how I love to give my business to companies like this. Wendy herself, the founder of the company is the one I communicated with. She provided nothing less than amazing, friendly help! She is an incredibly wonderful person to work with. You also absolutely have to check out their “Giving Back” section on their website. Not only do I love companies who provide great service and have positive interaction with their customers, but I love a company who helps others. Snugabell donates $2 from the sale of every PumpEase and all proceeds from the sale of the Best for Babes “Miracle” door hanger to the Best for Babes Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to giving breastfeeding a makeover and giving moms the boost they need to continue breastfeeding successfully. Not only that, Snugabell donates all of it’s factory seconds to a local hospital where they are used in the pumping lounge of the NICU. I completely admire and love how giving Snugabell is!
This is another product I completely recommend as a gift for new breastfeeding mamas! This amazing product can be used in so many places! I actually have a friend who pumps in the car on her way to work and on her way home using this! Hands-free means you can do pretty much anything else you need to do!
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