It can take a little practice to perfect but some moms report increased output when they pump and breastfeed simultaneously. First, put your PumpEase on like you normally would. Then slip in your flange and hook up your pump (just on one side if you’ve got a double pump!); we recommend not turning your pump on until after your baby latches because your baby will help stimulate your letdown. Then latch your nursling through the other super-soft flange opening, and sit back and relax!
We hear from a lot of Pumpin’ Mamas who use PumpEase to pump while they drive! Some find that adding a nursing cover gives them a bit more privacy to avoid curious stares if they’re stuck in rush hour traffic. Pro Tip: leaving a second PumpEase in the car means you’ll never find yourself engorged without a hands-free option when you’re driving!
Is 40 DDD your pre-pregnancy bra size or have you been fit for a nursing bra? Most moms go up in band size and cup size so it’s best to go for a bra fitting in the last month of your pregnancy (or after the first two weeks postpartum). You can visit The Fitting Room for more sizing help or email us so we can help find you the right fit.
No! PumpEase won’t shrink in the wash or get baggy after use because it’s made with an 88% high-count polyester / 12% spandex microfiber technical knit fabric. Think Lululemon – soft and luxurious yet the fabric ‘hugs’ you.
PumpEase Organic is made from a 90% GOTS-certified organic cotton / 10% spandex knit while PumpEase is made with an 88% high-count polyester / 12% spandex microfiber knit. The fabrics perform a little differently but they both have a lot of stretch. If you’re concerned about how either fits, email us so we can help you find the right fit.
You can but we don’t recommend it. The heat from the dryer will eventually break down the spandex and shorten the life of your PumpEase. If you’re in a pinch, you can throw it in the dryer occasionally. This is just another reason to have more than one PumpEase on-hand.
We recommend sizing down when you are on the border of two sizes.