Pumpin' Pal: The Solution for Hands Free Pumping! Review and Giveaway {Ends 10/15}

The last few days, we have discussed many different kind of pumps and like many of you I was amazed to find out that 93% of breastfeeding mothers use a pump to some degree. The pumps that they use probably vary quite a bit but the fact that most breastfeeding mothers use a pump is astonishing to me.

Using a pump is a great way to increase your milk supply, to continue breastfeeding when you might be tempted to give up, or to continue breastfeeding if you are a working mom. Pumping is a wonderful option but it can also be painful at times. If you slouch over the pump, use breast shields that are too small, or have to hold the pump up the whole time - pumping can be tedious, cause neck pain, and even cause further stress on your nipples.



When I discovered Pumpin' Pal International and the great products that they insisted helped breastfeeding moms to pump more easily - I was intrigued. Their goal is to support breastfeeding moms everywhere so they can not only continue their important journey but do it in such a way that is painless and enjoyable.

The product that they created is a Hands Free Strap that allows you to pump hands free. You do not have to slouch over the pump - in fact you can sit back relax, read a book, work on the computer or anything that you would like to do while pumping. I have even worked on this site while pumping!

My favorite Pumpin' Pal product are their Super Shields. Super Shields are angled breast pumping flanges that work with most breastpumps flanges. Some may wonder why this is so important but many pumps come with a once size fits all shield for pumping and if you are not a small breasted woman, this can be uncomfortable. There are actually pumps that I would not be able to use if it wasn't for the Pumpin' Pal Super Shields. I didn't even realize the shields were causing pain or that I needed a bigger size with my daughter until I had been pumping for almost three months! Thankfully the pump I was using at the time had different size shields that you could buy but many pumps do not. In fact, I reviewed Pumpin' Pal with another pump and if it hadn't have been for Pumpin' Pal, I would not have been able to finish my review.

The other great thing about these flanges is that they aid in the prevention of mastitis and other infections caused by blocked milk ducts. Just having a blocked milk duct can be painful - I had many with my daughter - but I found with the Pumpin' Pal flanges, I have had only one blocked milk duct so far with my son.

I love the Pumpin' Pal Hands Free System and Super Shields - it has really helped with pumping and being more comfortable. I did find that the Hands Free System took a little bit to learn how to use it right but the Pumpin' Pal site has some wonderful videos to help you learn how to use it properly.

Take a look at this great video of Shannon, the President of Pumpin' Pal, talking on the Chat Room about Pumpin' Pal. I love the story behind this company!




If you are interested in learning more about Pumpin' Pal or purchasing your own products, make sure you visit their site! You can purchase an entire All-in-one Kit for $36.85! If you do it right now, you can also get free shipping and a free air-dry accessory bag! The kit comes with a Hands Free Strap, one pair of all three sizes of the Super Shields, and the Pumpin' Pal Pocket Guide to Breastfeeding - this is a great deal - saving you $17.00 if you were to purchase all the items seperately!

Pumpin' Pal loves to support breastfeeding moms so much that are generously giving one of my readers their own Pumpin' Pal All-in-one Kit, a $53.75 value!


Win It!!

(make sure you note the new extra entries this time)

1. Visit Pumpin' Pal, come back here and leave comment telling me something you learned from the site. You must do this one first!!! Please leave me your name and email address in the comments.

Extra Entries:

2. Enter one of the breastfeeding giveaways that I have going on right now. Leave me a comment letting me which giveaway you entered. This will be verified.

3. Refer someone to this giveaway. They must leave an extra comment letting me know that you referred them. (You can refer as many as people as you like - you will receive one entry for every person that you refer!)

4. Become a follower of this blog. Please leave me a comment telling me that you did so.

5. Subscribe to this blog by email (this is found in the left column of the site). Leave me a comment telling me that you did so. (Check your SPAM after doing this to verify your email address so that you will receive the updates in your email.)

5. Follow me and Pumpin' Pal on Twitter and tweet this statement: "I just entered to win a Pumpin' Pal All-in-one kit from a Keeper at Home @rachaelcoe http://bit.ly/191wKv" Please leave a comment here letting me know you did so.

6. Become my friend on Facebook and post this as your status: "I just entered to win a Pumpin' Pal All-in-one kit from a Keeper at Home @rachaelcoe http://bit.ly/191wKv" Please leave a comment here letting me know you did so.


This giveaway ends October 15, 2009 and is open to US residents only. Make sure that you leave your email address in each comment. Leave a separate comment for every entry that you make so that these will count for you! Have fun and I look forward to announcing the winners of this great giveaway!


Thank you, Pumpin' Pal, for sponsoring this giveaway and for making supporting breastfeeding mothers. Thank you for making a great product that allows pumping to be easier and less painful for moms all over the world!

Disclosure: This review is based on my own opinion of Pumpin' Pal. You may or may not agree with my opinion. I was sent the Pumpin' Pal All-In-One Kit to review and keep. No one from Pumpin' Pal was involved in the writing of this post.

94 comments:

Bombtastic Belle said...

I learned that Jon Gillan thought of the hands free BFing idea when his wife couldn't feed their daughter Annie and was having to pump up to 10-12 times a day.
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Aubrie Williams said...

I learned that pressure from a straight flange can lead to a cut at the base of the nipple. When you provide an angled shield, the pressure on the base of the nipple is resolved. Cool!
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Aubrie Williams said...

I'm entered in the Medela giveaway.
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Aubrie Williams said...

I follow!
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Aubrie Williams said...

I subscribe!
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ashley said...

I learned that The angled shields are effective for C-section mothers having a difficult time leaning forward to pump, I didn't even think about c section moms having to go through that! I hated having to hold the pump with both hands as it was!!!!!!!!
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Chadzgirl said...

I have entered into 2 of the breast feeding give aways your doing.
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I follow your blog
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Chadzgirl said...

I follow you on twitter and I tweet about this give away
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Kerrie said...

Super Shields are Bisphenol A (BPA) Free. Made with Medical Grade Polypropylene.

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Kerrie said...

I am a follower
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Kerrie said...

I entered the Bebe Au Lait's giveaway
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Liz said...

I learned that there is no inward pressure as there is when you use your hands.

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I follow your blog.

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Anonymous said...

I learned the company is dedicated to making breast pumping easy and productive.

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Anonymous said...

I have entered other breast feeding giveaways

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Anonymous said...

I subscribe

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bambie said...

I learned you can now pump without hands wow that would have been nice when i was having kids!
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Bambie said...

I follow your blog and ashley refered me to your giveways
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chrissyb said...

I learned the angled Super Shields are especially effective for C-section mothers having a difficult time leaning forward to pump. transamws602(at)yahoo(dot)com

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I entered the belly bar giveaway.
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Im a e-mail subscriber.

ali said...

They are BPA free!

This would be perfect since I will be pumping and donating milk after I give birth to my surrogate baby next year. :)

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ali said...

I am following you on Twitter and Tweeted about the giveaway!

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I entered the pump giveaway!!

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Egare1 said...

I learned that the tapered design of the Super Shields Plus is less abrasive on the area around the nipple. Less nipple abrasion is always a good thing!

Egare1 said...

I'm a blog follower!

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I'm an email subscriber!

mogrill said...

I learned you can breasfeed hands free! What a blessing. Thanks for the chance.
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Lauren Elise said...

I learned the angled Super Shields are especially helpful for C-section mothers who have a difficult time leaning forward to pump.

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Lauren Elise said...

I entered the Medela Giveaway.

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I'm a follower. :-)

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Heather said...

I learned that having the wrong size shields can cause unnecessary pain.

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mverno said...

jon gillian is the mastermind
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Kimberly said...

I learned that the pumpin pal strap was originally designed by a man! He was trying to help out his wife. Very nice!

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Kimberly said...

I'm a follower.

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Kimberly said...

I'm an email subscriber.

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Kimberly said...

entered the MiPump giveaway.

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Corey and Nichole said...

i learned that you can actually get cut using the straight flang. OUCH! this whole process is going to be hard enough without that to add to it. :(

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Corey and Nichole said...

i entered the bebe au lait giveaway.

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Corey and Nichole said...

I follow this blog

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i subscribe to this blog.

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Corey and Nichole said...

i updated my facebook status.

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Corey and Nichole said...

i left a comment on twitter.

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Luv to Save said...

I learned that the angled Super Shields are especially effective for C-section mothers having a difficult time leaning forward to pump. This would be perfect for me! I'm scheduled to have my Csection in one week!

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Luv to Save said...

I entered The First Years miPump Double Electric Breastpump
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Cindy said...

I learned that Aubrie entered to win this. So if I will I will give it Aubrie. I follow you on Facebook and know that you are 28years old. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!

Anonymous said...

I've learned that the angle of the PumpinPal Super Shields allow you to sit back and relax while pumping. That's a lot better than what I've been doing. Vanisweeps(at)gmail(dot)com

Bolin Blogger said...

I've entered the Bebe Au Lait Nursing cover giveaway!

hotrodblond said...

other moms feel uncomfortable nursing in front of others including her husband

Sarah C said...

I learned that part of the impetus for designing it was a local shopowner's comment that -
“Not holding bottles is one thing, but if you really want moms to relax, you have to figure out a way for them not to have to lean forward.”

Sarah C said...

I entered the Bebe Au Lait giveaway

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Angela said...

They are BPA free!
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Crystal said...

Because of the design they are great for women who had c-sections (me!!) because they don't have to lean forward. cporter2@gmail.com

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Anonymous said...

Being BPA-free is super cool!

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FDP 4 Life said...

i think the Pocket Guide to Breast Pumping would be very helpful for new moms

lilshuga2001 said...

I learned that pressure from a straight flange can lead to a cut at the base of the nipple. When you provide an angled shield, the pressure on the base of the nipple is resolved

FDP 4 Life said...

i entered the mipump giveaway

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i am a follower

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i am a subscriber

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rebecca said...

I learned the the angled flange (which sounds lovely!) can help prevent cuts at the base of the nipple. Ouch!

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rebecca said...

I follow you!

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rebecca said...

I enetered pumpin pals!

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I get your e-mails.

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kathy pease said...

The Pumpin' Pal Hands-free strap can also be used for single-sided pumping. The cable bar that is used for extra support can be removed, easily allowing a mom to double up the triangular cinch areas and use the strap to vertically support the single pump.

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naynays1 said...

I learned that there is no inward pressure as there is when you use your hands.

Mishia said...

I learned that the strap allows mom to relax her arms while breast pumping or even do small tasks like read a book, talk on the phone, or work on a computer.

Mishia said...

I entered one of your other breastfeeding giveaways.

Mishia said...

I follow.

lilyk said...

I learned that Pumpin' Pal International (PPI) is dedicated to improving the breast pumping experience by making it as comfortable and productive as possible with Pumpin' Pal accessories for pumping moms.

Lily
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lilyk said...

I subscribed by email.

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