This post was sponsored by NUK as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however all opinions expressed are my own.
Decisions about what or how to feed your little one are definitely crucial ones. Sometimes it’s a controversial topic, too. However I think we can all agree that fed is best. Last week we shared about our decision to bottle feed, which wasn’t an easy one to make. But ultimately it was the best choice for us.
This week, I’m sharing about exclusive pumping solutions. There are lots of great things about it, including not having to find a comfortable spot to breastfeed in public, being able to pump on my own schedule, and avoiding some of the discomfort that can come with breastfeeding (at least for me).
It also comes with some challenges. Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom opting to exclusively pump, like me, or you’re a working mom who has to pump at work, you know the feeling. There is lots (and lots) of bottle washing. And it is rather uncomfortable to do in front of other people. Plus you are occupied for a certain amount of time, and if you’re using the traditional method, that’s about all you can do at one time. Your hands are out of use.
I can’t help you with the bottle washing problem. (All I can say is, if you have someone to help, let them help.) But the NUK® Simply Natural™ Freemie® Cups offer a great solution for the other two problems. The cups are an accessory that allows you pump discreetly, comfortably, and hands-free. They allow you to pump on your own terms, anywhere, and around anyone.
While pumping, hands free is the way to be. When you spend the amount of time that I do attached to a pump, it can be draining. It can feel like everything else is on hold until you’re done. And you have plenty to do with a baby, especially if you have other children or you work. The Freemie® Cups fit right into your bra, leaving your hands free to use your phone, read, play with your child, continue to work, or other things.
And also, pumping in front of other people is the most uncomfortable thing to me. It’s to the point that I honestly just avoid people while I do it. But these cups allow me to pump discreetly, under my clothes, so I can still spend time with people while I do it, including my toddler, without the awkward looks.
Honestly, I love being able to pump and get on with my day. These cups are easy to put together and take apart. You can easily pour out the breastmilk from the cups, and they each hold up to 8 ounces. Being able to make things move quickly means I get more time to spend with my little. Being able to bond with him, even as I bottle feed, means the world to me.
Looking to make your pumping a little simpler? Check out the NUK Simply Natural site. You can find the Freemie Cups at Walmart and Target. (And you can also find the Simply Natural bottles at Walmart and Target as well!)