The Pumpin' Comfort Breast Pumping Necessity Kit includes:
Super Shields Plus - 3 pairs: A complete set including one pair each of M, L, and XL shields, so you are sure to get the right size
The Original Hands-Free Strap: Easy to use, convenient, and eliminates the need to hold bottles
Air Dry Accessory Bag: Keep all of your pumping parts together when drying and transporting
Super Shields Plus:
Angled breast pumping flanges
Eliminates constriction of milk ducts caused by traditional flanges
Promotes better flow
Reduces irritation to the nipple area
Helps users to sit back in a more comfortable, natural position while pumping
Considerably more comfortable than traditional flanges
Can be used with hands-free systems for the ultimate in relaxed and productive pumping
Especially effective for new moms and C-section moms
Aids in the prevention of mastitis and other breast infections caused by plugged ducts
Bisphenol A (BPA) Free. Made with Medical Grade Polypropylene
All three sizes are included with the Pumpin' Comfort Breast Pumping Necessity Kit by Pumpin' Pal, so you are sure to get the right size. And, as your body changes, you may find more than one size will work best for you at different times
Hands-free breast pumping need not involve a cumbersome bra or wrap around fabric. The Original Strap from Pumpin' Pal is a simple and easy-to-use strap that fits around your neck without removing your bra or shirt. Adjust the length and width one time for your individual body, and it will be ready time and time again in an instant without any further adjustment. Just put it over your head and attach the flanges for a hands-free breast pumping session while you type, read, watch TV, or just close your eyes and relax.
Air Dry Accessory Bag:
An attractive mesh bag to keep all your freshly-washed breast pump parts together
More discrete than parts lying about
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q.Which size of Super Shields should I get?
A. It is difficult for a mom to guess which size will work best for her. Our shields work completely different than standard shields. Super Shields are tapered and so, along with size of breast and nipple, a lot depends on the elasticity of a mom’s tissue which is hard to measure. We have moms that use all 3 sizes at different times of the day.....we have moms that have changed from one size to the next to the next as their body changes over time after delivery.....we have moms that can only use one size. The reason we suggest all three sizes is so you have what you need when you need it. Many moms have traded off the size they aren’t using one day and find they need it later. We would make more revenue promoting them separately (like most pump companies do) so we aren’t trying to up-sell our customers, just trying to look out for them.
Q.Why should I buy the whole set?
A. See the previous question
Q. If I know the size of a standard shield that fits me, how does that compare to the Super Shields?
A. Standard flanges are designed to fit the nipple and to yank it and stretch it until milk comes out. Our Super Shields allow considerably more tissue to be involved in the process (much like your baby does, he/she does not just pull on the nipple until milk flows). There is very little correlation between the size of standard shield you use and ours when it comes to fitting. Please read the answer to the previous questions.
Q.Do they work with my pump that has REMOVABLE shields?
A. Absolutely! Although they were designed to go “shield into shield”, they work superbly as a replacement for brands that have interchangeable shields.
Q.If everything is okay with my pumping now, should I buy Super Shields?
A. Comfortable and effective pumping is the goal. If you are emptying your breasts fully in a time frame that is satisfactory and you are experiencing little discomfort, then our shields are not going to take you to some euphoric place. If you have room to improve then try the Pumpin' Pal. At the very least, you will be able to sit upright or even lean back a little. If you don’t then save your money.
Q. How do I know if I should go with a bigger size?
A. Everything about pumping is experimental for a mom. We sell the sets so you can try them all. Only you will know which size works better, feels better, produces more. If you go into this (the pumping experience) with an open mind about everything and pay attention to what is happening, what you are feeling, how much output you are getting with how long of duration and at what pump setting, then you will quickly get dialed in and your discomfort will decrease, your stress will decrease, and your output will go up. Ask any successful long term ‘pumper’.....it’s all about you.
Q. Which size do I try first?
A. Doesn’t really matter since you will be trying them all.
Q.Can I massage like I do when using the regular shields?
A. Yes, usually there is no problem. However, since our shields are not yanking your nipple halfway down (if not all the way down) into the abyss of the pump, there is less surface connection being made between the tissue and the Super Shield.n The shields can disconnect from your breasts if you are massaging at the same time you are pumping. Hopefully, once your brain has told your breasts to release the milk then you won’t have to hand massage the same way or to the extent you did when you were using the less comfortable, nipple yanking design of the standard shields.
Q. Why is the hands-free thing so funky?
A. We know it’s a funky, stringy gizmo, but it works and it is much less cost to make then a pretty one, so it's less expensive for customers. Its job is to vertically support the bottles that are hanging from your neck and it does that perfectly. It does not supply inward pressure so if you want to vacuum or do something that has you moving around then you might not be totally happy with our design. If you want to be able to drop your arms down and rest them, or type on the computer, or look at your iphone. then this funky little gizmo is perfect. Pumpin' Pal has sold thousands and thousands of them to happy moms.
Q. Does the hands-free strap really work?
A. It is very easy to use the strap especially in the middle of the night or at work with limited time. The strap is placed around your neck only so you don’t have to remove any clothes to use it, nothing goes around your back. Remember, its job is to vertically hold the bottles and so there is no inward pressure on your breasts like there would be with a strap that went around your back. It does take a minute or so for the suction to kick in enough for you to let go but that is the same amount of time you would be spending taking off your shirt and bra if you were using a strap with inward pressure. Having both is ideal.
Q. How long does it take to get used to the hands free?
A. Once you get it set up to your width and the proper length then it is only a matter of a few sessions with it and you will be a pro.
Q.I’m worried that the strap is not big enough for me, what can I do?
A. The flexible bar that is part of the strap is added on for additional stability only, it is not necessary for use. Pumpin' Pal sold thousands before they added the bar. If the strap is not wide enough for you then you can slide the plastic parts off the ends of the bar and discard it. Now there are no width restrictions and you will be good to go. You may have to be more still then other moms that can keep the bar but the bottles will still be held up from falling and you will be able to pump hands free.
I had severe nipple pain when pumpin and was ready to give up. A friend suggested I give them a try since she had such good luck with them. I can't believe the difference! no more nipple pain! I absolutely love them.
Great for on the go!
Posted by Andrea on 23rd May 2012
I am an exclusive pumper for my 4 month old son. I pump a lot! Every 4 hours. So anything that makes pumping easier is welcomed by me. Expecially when he is fussing while I pump. I was a little leary about trying the Pumpin Pal. At first it looks a little medieval. But after a little practise its quite ingenious. Its very easy to use as you can use it even without taking your shirt off. The funnels are great if you have back pain as you don't have to lean forward because it guides the milk down into your collection bags/jars. Its small and easy to transport, so perfect if you are heading to work and pump there. If you are used to a tight latch while you pump this may not work as well for you. It does take a while to get the suction to your liking. I found using lanolin helps with this. It helps with the seal. Overall, I think this little device is great for occasional pumping on the go, but if you prefer a nice tight latch while pumping a pump bra may be a better choice.