Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Breast Feeding: Pumping While Driving

Monday I posted about pumping at work (you can find the post here). I referred to pumping while driving, which I do twice a day. In terms of convenience and supply, it's a huge help to me.

This is a touchy subject. No, it's not 100% safe. If you get into an accident, I imagine that it wouldn't be pretty. I'm willing to take that risk though, to make sure that I'm able to keep up with my baby's milk consumption. I have a hands-free pumping bra, which makes pumping in the car a breeze. Both of my hands are available for driving, and there's really no distraction. Here is a picture of the hands-free bra that I use (no, that's not me in the photo):

Simple Wishes Hands Free Breast Pump Bra, image from www.amazon.com
I put the hands-free bra on, attach the pump parts accordingly, and then cover myself up with a nursing cover. Nobody else on the road has any idea of what I'm doing. It just looks like I'm wearing a baggy shirt. Here's a very pretty example:

I use a double electric breast pump, which makes things easy. A manual pump would be much more challenging while driving. I also use rechargeable batteries in the battery pack (I recharge them every weekend) so that I don't go through a million batteries. Here is very well priced pump: 

That's basically it! You'll want to have something to wipe yourself and the shields with, but you shouldn't need anything else. If you make the decision to do this, let me know how it goes! I'm curious to see how others do with it. 

Now, for a silly picture of me. Pumping while driving (in traffic, no less):


4 comments:

  1. Yes it's probably not gte best place to pump but I've been there too and pumped in a traffic jam when I was bursting. I love the simple wishes hands-free bustier too!

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  2. Yes it's probably not gte best place to pump but I've been there too and pumped in a traffic jam when I was bursting. I love the simple wishes hands-free bustier too!

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  3. I just bought the simple wishes bra,planning to pump whie driving..

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    1. Good luck! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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