Tips for Pumping On-The-Go

February 7, 2012

Breastfeeding and pumping moms are dedicated to providing the best nutrition for their babies. In some cases, that means pumping on-the-go. Realistically, it’s not always possible to pump in that perfectly comfortable rocking chair at home or curled up on the couch. Busy moms like you squeeze pumping sessions in between meetings, cooking dinner, and picking up the older children from school. So, for all those supermoms out there, we’ve put together a list of on-the-go pumping tips perfect for your busy schedule.

On-The-Go Pumping Tips

  • Keep pictures of your little one in your purse. Even consider carrying a piece of your baby’s clothing or a recording of their murmurs (also known as “sweet vocaling”). It may help encourage let down, no matter where you’re pumping.
  • Invest in a pump that’s easily portable, convenient and effective. Consider a Freestyle or Pump In Style Advanced breast pump that hold everything you need in a discreet carrying bag.
  • Keep some pumping extras at your office or in your car, just in case you forget something when you walk out the door.
  • If you frequently pump at work, consider a nursing stool. It helps make pumping more comfortable by alleviating stress on your back, shoulders and neck.
  • For moms with a Pump In Style Advanced, the 8 Count Battery Pack can power your breast pump from anywhere, so you don’t have to worry about power supply.

Moms, do you have any tips for pumping on-the-go? Share them in the comments below.

10 thoughts on “Tips for Pumping On-The-Go

  1. I bought an adapter for my car from an electronics store. With a hands-free bra (I rig something with a nursing bra/tank and hair bands), I can throw a cardigan on backwards and pump on my commute!

    • Hi Brittany – The battery packs are compatible with Pump In Style Advanced breast pumps: – The 12V Vehicle Lighter Adapter is compatible with the Lactina, Freestyle and Pump In Style Advanced (Purchased prior to 2008) breast pumps: – Finally, the 9V Vehicle Lighter Adapter is compatible with Pump In Style Advanced breast pumps purchased in 2008 or later: – Let us know if you still have questions.

  2. brandy gordon says:

    I have been EPing for 7+ months and I bought 2 pumps and kept one at work. I had dupllicates of everything – storage bags, sanitizing bags, nursing pads, etc at the office. It helped to know that I would always be able to pump, even on the days that I had to leave in a frantic hurry! I also set alarms to make sure I pump at regular intervals.

  3. Pumping in the car is tempting & would really make my life easier, but I worry about the safety. Aside from the distration I worry about what would happen in an accident?

    • Hi Brenna – Thanks for sharing. We understand that some busy moms need to be very efficient with their pumping routines, but we always recommend pumping in a quiet, relaxing place, so you can focus on providing the best for your little one.

    • Hi David,

      Sorry to hear that your pump’s battery isn’t working. Customer Service can help – please call 1-800-435-8316. Thank you!

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