Freemie Freedom Review – A Breast Pump for On-the-Go Pumping

Most of us do our breast-pumping in private and there is a good reason for that. Most breast pumps on the market are bulky and heavy, which makes it difficult to carry them around even with an appropriate carrying bag.

With the Freemie Freedom breast pump, you can pump milk and do other things at the same time. This alone is going to make this pump a really lucrative option for a lot of moms.



About Freemie Freedom

The Freemie Freedom is a double electric pump that lets you pump milk from both breasts at the same time. It’s also hands-free, which makes it stand out from other breast pumps out there. Like most moms, you may also need to multitask frequently. So, when pumping milk, sometimes you may need to accomplish other important tasks like making dinner. This pump will allow you to do just that.

With the Freedom, you can pump up to 16 ounces of milk in one sitting. It also has clearly marked single pump and double pump setups.

The package comes with:

  • The pump unit and the power cord
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    Two 8 oz. concealable collection cups
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    Two sets of funnels
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    Tubing and valves 

If you’re always on the go like I am, this pump could be the right choice for you. Since it’s hands-free, you can pump milk fully clothed, either while sitting or standing. The cups will fit snuggly inside your bra. While you wait for the milk, you can easily do something else like reading a good book or catching up on last night’s TV.


  • Hands-free
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    The noise is barely noticeable
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    Fits under your clothes discreetly
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    Comfortable to use
  • The setup might seem complicated at first
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    Sometimes there’s a backflow of milk into the tubes

Key Features

Hands-free

The Freedom breast pump does exactly what is written on the box. I found this feature rather innovative and, more importantly, extremely useful.

Efficient

You can use it for either single or double pumping. Owing to its efficient design, the Freemie won’t leave you frustrated after every use, unlike many other pumps promising similar features at this price point.

Flexible

At home, you have the option to feed your baby on one breast, while pumping milk on the other one. At work, you can very discreetly place the pump underneath your clothes. It’s also a very portable model, which will come in handy when you’re traveling.

Toxin-free Materials

As a mother, the health of my baby is always my top concern. This breast pump is BPA-free, DEHP-free, and latex-free.

Detailed User Manual

I’ve gone through the entire user manual and was surprised with how comprehensive it was. The 20-page booklet contains detailed instructions, warnings, and troubleshooting info which I found genuinely useful.

Quiet

When I first used the Freedom pump, I was impressed with how it produces very little noise. It’s so quiet that most people around you won’t even notice that you’re pumping milk.

Alternatives

Despite my best efforts to find similar products, there don’t seem to be any hands-free electric alternatives on the market. Still, here are three other breast pumps that will provide you with a similar comfort level.

If you intend to use your breast pump on-the-go from time to time, you might want to check out this Medela pump. It’s specifically made for moms with travel pumping needs. To ensure that the pump does its primary job well, it features a lightweight build and is highly portable.


Another lightweight model, the Spectra S2 is also very easy to use. The hospital grade suction strength and adjustable settings make this a viable alternative. Overall, this is a good option at this budget, especially if suction power is a key factor for you.


The Purely Yours Ultra is another good portable pump that also comes with its own carrying bag. It has three different power sources: an AC adapter, six AA batteries, and a car adapter. It might be a good choice if you’re looking for a bit more flexibility than what’s offered by the Freemie.


Who Should Buy the Freemie Freedom?

After I gave birth to my first child, I remember being so uncomfortable with having to stay in the house all day. If you’re like me, and you don’t want to be locked inside your house all the time, the Freemie Freedom pump will definitely come in handy. It allows you to pump milk while fully clothed, which is great when you’re out and about.

The Freemie Freedom pump is also good for moms who have to multitask. If you have two or more kids, you can pump milk for your baby while making food for your other children.

Overall, I think this is a really good breast pump for any modern mom. Whether you’re at work, on the go, or multitasking at home, the Freemie Freedom lets you pump milk easily and discreetly.

Catherine Wingler
 

Catherine writes for KiddiePicks out of her sheer passion for parenting and toys (or other kids' stuff). She's a mother of a lovely little girl. She's also a outdoorsy person, and frequently goes on hiking with her husband and their daughter.

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