Freemie Collection Cups Review
I dreaded having to pump. I used a Medela Pump In Style Advanced (PISA) with the horns. I could not get comfortable while pumping. Even with a hands free bra, I felt like I had to stay in an awkward position.
Because I was not comfortable, I could not relax. Because I could not relax, I became stressed. Because I had stress, my production was low and my letdown would not come. I started to panic because building my stash was slow going.
One day while visiting a baby related forum I noticed an ad banner bragging about pumping with your shirt on. I was intrigued. I normally ignore ads, but this one really captured my attention. I followed it. That’s when I discovered the Freemie Collection cups. At the time, this was around July, I could not find many outside reviews. I was a bit nervous about ordering it, but I am so glad I did.
I purchased the Freemie Equality set and a connection kit for my Medela PISA. It was love at first use.
The image below is a Freemie cup connected to the PISA. The red circle highlights a piece from the connection kit. This connection kit allows for me to use my existing Medela electric pump instead of purchasing a Freemie electric pump.
Pumping is no longer a stressful event. I can relax as I express milk. I am able to express more milk in less time with my collection cups vs using the horns. I am especially thankful I can pump with my shirt on. I have been walked in on twice and that has saved me from a potentially awkward and embarrassing situation.
You can watch this official video comparing the Freemie to your traditional milk collection systems:
The Freemie Collection cups are the best breastfeeding related purchase I have made.
Would Ashley purchase this again (on a scale of yes, maybe, and no)? Most definitely YES!
- I can pump with my shirt on
- Allows me to express more milk in less time
- Easy to setup and use
- Frosted plastic makes it difficult to see milk while pumping
- No measurements on cups
- Pouring can be messy if not careful
- Freemie logo gone after a couple of washes