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?
- 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!
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!
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.
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 🙂