We asked Moms where they pumped before buying the Freemie system
Mom A: "When I returned to work after having my first child, my boss told me I could pump in the tiny bathroom that was INSIDE her office. I would have had to sit on the toilet, and in addition to that, the bathroom has a vent that is right next to where everybody waits for the elevator. I think I used that option once. After that, I found a locked storage room that I could use. There were several computer/server units in that room and no air conditioning so the room was always very HOT. But at least it was private. So I used that for about 4 months until it was summer and the heat was too unbearable. My milk supply depleted after that and I stopped breastfeeding after my son was 8 months old.This time, I would like to pump for the first year of my new son's life. The storage closet is no longer available, and I still refuse to use my bosses office. I plan to hopefully pump right at my desk using the freemie. I sit in a cubicle, which isn't very private. I might put up a sheet at the entrance to my cubicle while pumping... Can't wait to order and try out the freemie!"
Mom B: "HI There freemie! What a GREAT invention! I can’t wait to order one! I am an office manager of a busy medical practice and currently I am pumping in our managing doctors personal office. I am fortunate enough to work for someone who understands the necessity of providing breast milk for my baby. I have a nice comfy leather chair to sit in and can dim the lights and get nice and relaxed. I want the freemie because SOMETIMES I am needed and in these situations it’s awkward to try and disconnect from the pump, seal up my bottles or pump storage bags, put them away somewhere and tend to the situation at hand…It would be nice to just disconnect and go. Cant wait to try this out! Great Idea."
Mom C: "Hi,
I am not currently pumping at work even though I have my own office because co-workers can see in through the glass door. So I take an express bus home during lunch breaks from downtown Manhattan to Brooklyn. Needless to say I am tired and stressed out."
Mom D: "I am a teacher and I pump in my locked classroom during my prep period, lunch and after school. Even though I have warned administrators and other staff about my pumping and have asked them to knock first, I have still had some colleagues (and some entering with students) unlock my door and walk in on me during pumping. Luckily I had a nursing cover on! I am hoping that the Freemie will allow me to work at my computer while I pump, so that I can use that time more efficiently and get home to my family at a reasonable time."
Mom E: "Where Am I Pumping? Freemie looks like a fantastic advance in pumping. I would be tempted to pump more during commutes on planes, trains and in the car. It seems discreet enough to not offend anybody and when you need to pump, you need to pump!!!"
Mom F: "I will be pumping in a very small office, with one, coed, one person bathroom. I am one of two females who work in the office. Until I read about your product I was nervous about not having the privacy or time to pump. I believe this may solve my problems."
Mom G: "I mainly pump at my desk at work (usually two to three times a day). Luckily for me I have a door and it is generally known that if my door is closed I am pumping. When I travel I have to pump in hotel rooms or at worst case in the car! I am very interested in your product. Even though I am now skilled at typing with one hand and holding the pumping bottle with the other, it would be great to be hands free!"
Mom H: "I plan to pump in the car on the way to and from work to save time, so i can spend more time with my little boy."
These are excerpts from some of the emails we've received from women across America. Their names and locations have been omitted to protect the writers' privacy. Where have you been pumping? We'd love to hear your story, and perhaps share it with others to let them know they are not alone.