Freemie reseller

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There are so many reseller on the market so how to go about to decide who to buy from?

Tip #1

Accessibility is always very important to me. I personally prefer to buy from shop or local reseller and the nearer the better. This is because I believer if anything happens I can go back to the reseller easily. Then again, online reseller works fine for me – normally their price are more competitive.

Tip #2

Warranty. I want a warranty that can be directly send back to the manufacturer. So, No No No parallel importer. My experience with parallel importer was VERY BAD. They took my xxx back and come back to me very very late. Worse, they send my xxx to a local shop and get it repair and send it back to me and I realise it is not fixed with some of my original part missing!

Tip #3

Service. When you buy a new thing in the market (Yes, Freemie was very new in Malaysia market back then in early 2014), you want a reseller that can help to advise.

Tip #4

Of course, money matters. I compare price.

There is a long long list of reseller that you can find. Back then there are less than 3 to choose from. I bought mine from Pump Love, the first and authorised reseller in Malaysia. So far, I am very happy with her service as she teach me how to use and get back to my every question when I asked.  Also, her price are the cheapest among all the quotation that I obtained.

Sharing out Pump Love contact : +016 774 9968

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Freemie – Compatible pump

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Freemie website have stressed out that not all type of pump is compatible. Thus, you must be careful when you make decision to buy or not.

List of breast pump that is compatible with Freemie are as below:

Medela

  • Latina
  • Personal
  • PISA
  • Symphony

Avent

  • TEB

Amenda

  • Purely Yours

Freemie

  • Freedom
  • Equality

This is what I get from the reseller. I was over whelmed at first because there are SO MANY parts! Keep calm people. Keep calm.

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From the photo above, I will go start from box and clockwise to explain what I have. Ignore my meddle spare kit.

  • Freemie assembled cup in the box
  • Tube 1
  • Backflow protector (BFP)
  • Tube 2
  • Tube 3

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Let me share my vidoe with you how to assemble Freemie.

Freemie Deluxe – Assemble with my Medela Freestyle

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FAQ: If I am using a non compatible pump (like me, I am using Medela Freestyle), can I self modify / enhance the parts to suit my pump?

I have read and understood that my pump, Medela Freestyle is not compatible with Freemie so I have made enquiries to the reseller and ask about it. I am worried what if I have spend the money and I could not use it? Worse, if I have to buy another pump just to use Freemie. My conversation and queries with the reseller as follows (green is reseller):

  • Is it compatible with Medela Freestyle?
  • Yes.
  • But I read and research, so far the reviews all commented a no.
  • For Medela Deluxe, if you can use it with Medela Deluxe.
  • What is the concern and why everyone say No? What is the risk?
  • If you use a wrong pump the risk is the back flow problem. The milk may flow back to your pump. This can actually be resolved if you use a back flow protector.

This is the back flow protector and how to assemble. A little modification and it works!

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Tutorial & step by step:

  • After you assemble freemie (refer to my previous video sharing), you can now connect your tube to the (tube 2 – which is the bigger tube) .
  • Fix the tube 2 to your BFP.

TAKE NOTE! You must fix the tube 2 connecting to the smaller tubing toward the pump. Or else the BFP won’t be protecting your pump!

  • Then connect the other end of tube 2 to Medela.

Vola! Happy pumping people!

My Journey Freemie Deluxe

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Freemie Deluxe

Freemie introduce a new way of handsfree pump. Being an EPM mummy, handsfree pump is almost a gem of all the creation in the world. It saves time and enable me to multitask. If you are a FTW BF mummy, you know what I am talking!

I have been using Medela Freestyle since Jan 2012 till today, and still counting. A very happy and contented user till I changed job this year where I need to travel 2 hours to and fro work everyday. My colleague then told me how she save time is, she pumped in the car while stuck in the jam. Brilliant? I tried, but my meddle freestyle just a little bit too hard for me to pump “invisible” because once I fixed my pump on handsfree mode, it will looking a horizontal KLCC tower stuck out on my breast.

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Medela Freestyle – Handsfree pump

My journey with Freemie started when one the mummy show casing how she pump with her shirt on and looking almost invisible. It enable her to pump everywhere and anywhere without anyone realising. Well, some of my reader asked, why bother? As an Asian mum, we live in a culture where people are more conservative. Plus, if you have came to Malaysia for a tour, you will realise that Malaysia has just started to be a breastfeeding friendly place starting this year, 2014.

My sharing on Freemie will be categorised as below so that it ease your search.

Hope my sharing helps and let me know if you have any questions. Lastly, I have got dozen of PM asking where I buy my Freemie. It is bought from an authorised reseller called PumpLove.

Will share her phone number here so that you can whatsapp her +016 774 9968. Not sure what is her name but you can just call up and ask her for more details 🙂

Don’t understand all the short abbreviation? Read here 🙂

Freemie Malaysia Singapore – Medela Freestyle

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Freemie, accoding to the website – is not compatible with all types of pumps which include Medela FS. However, I still want to give a try. Thank god, my Freemie (Medela Kit) and backflow protector works well.

My review on Freemie and Medela FS.

How to connect my Medela FS to Freemie?

This picture shows how Medela FS is being connected to the Freemie. As you can see, it use back the same tube and merely attach it to the backflow protector and then to the Freemie tube.

You can purchase either Avent or Spectra brand. Mine is Spectra that cost me around MYR40.

Must I buy backflow protector?

No. A lot mummy say they are ok without but I am afraid of backflow so I just buy in case. My experience tell me that when i bend over nearer to my monitor, I tend to have backflow so i guess it depends on individual.

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How to use my Freemie?

I do not use any special or nursing bra but a larger size of bra (upgrade one more cup size) with no padding. Put on the Freemie onto your breast, having the nipple fit into the hole and ensure your bra support the Freemie fitly. I am using a 25mm size Freemie. Make sure you got the correct size for better performance.

You can try to bend a little when you have attached your Freemie. If it does not move away from your nipple then it is fine.

How much BM can Freemie fit?

I yield about 2-3oz each side every 3 hours so i hope no problems with the cup size. Each cup can fit 8oz.

How to determine the size of Freemie to buy?

Initially when I order, I goes like, “Cup C please.” and she goes like, “Urm, we only have 25mm 28mm..” LMAO So shy! It does not matter you are a A or G cup. They have only one cup size FYI. So, please order size according to your nipple size.

Will I look weird with the fake boobs?

This is my concern too! This vidoe can give you a rough estimate of how much your boobs will being “enlarged” to. For me, as I have an Asian boobs so I do enjoy having a bigger boobs for a while. It looks fine on me.

Where to buy and how much?

I purchase mine from Pump love – a reseller I found in facebook. Another reseller is BingBling SG. base in Singapore and also Best-baby.sg. Pump Love base in Malaysia. Another alternative is buy from Amazon of course, this is cheaper that reseller. But so far as I know, Pump love is the first and only authorised reseller in Malaysia when I purchase my freemie.

Bought mine for MYR329 and inclusive of the backflow protector. I get additional 10% discount during their promotion period. Lucky me 😛

PumpLove contact: https://www.facebook.com or +016-774 9968

Read about Freemie here!