Pumpin' Pals.Any one own/used them?

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Registered: 02-27-2012
Pumpin' Pals.Any one own/used them?
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Tue, 02-28-2012 - 10:55pm

Hello! I had someone recommend buying the pumpin pals kit. Comes with eh 3 different size horns and a hands free holder that doesn't require you to take off your bra if you are wearing a nursing bra.

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Registered: 07-11-2011
Fri, 04-27-2012 - 10:44am

I have them and I love them. I am well endowed and the largest size works great for me. I would recomend them if you are having trouble finding large enough horns. The hand free thing did not work for me at all and I would recomend buying a handfree bra instead. As far as the tilt they do have more then the regular horns but not enough that it makes a huge difference for me.

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Registered: 02-06-2012
Sat, 03-24-2012 - 4:54pm
I replied to this question a while back and wanted to give an update. I had been using the middle size horns for quite a while with very good results. Then a few weeks ago, it started taking longer to drain and I was having to pump about 10 minutes longer at a session. I also seemed to be leaking out the bottom of the horns. I switched sizes and started using the smallest ones that come in the set. It has made a huge difference; I'm back to fully draining in about 30 minutes (I pump 4x/day). I think my boobs have started going back to pre-baby size. Having the different sizes in the set is really a great advantage.
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Registered: 06-04-2011
Mon, 03-19-2012 - 12:30am

I've been using them for about 4 months and would never pump without them. I had severe nipple pain with the Medela flanges even though I went through 3 sizes without much releif.

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Registered: 03-12-2012
Tue, 03-13-2012 - 12:25pm
I bought just the horns off amazon. I have neck issues and thought the hands free device would bother me. It has helped me back quite a bit to not have to lean forward so much. I also like how there is a smoother opening for the nipple compared to the Medela. This shield draws more tissue in whereas the Medela just draws in the nipple. I find I empty better because of this. If you buy just one set I would pay close attn to the size you buy... All the research I did said that the smallest size was plenty big and the bigger sizes were huge. I'm large chested and the smallest size works fine for me.
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Registered: 07-11-2011
Thu, 03-08-2012 - 12:39pm
I use them and like them. The reason I like them is because I have larger breast and they fit better and made pumping less painful for me. The hands free device did not work for me and even with the slant of the horns I have to lean foward some. So it all depends on the person I think. I would gladly pay $40 again for them.
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Registered: 02-06-2012
Sun, 03-04-2012 - 9:28am
I find the horns more comfortable than the Medela horns because they don't have that sharp bend where my nipple fits. I was starting to get really sore from the Medela ones. But I never got the hang of the hands free kit. It felt like it was pulling down too much my neck. I second the recommendation for the Simple Wishes hands free bra. I love mine. So all in all i'm happy with the horns but not sure that spending $40 for what came down to one set of horns is the best use of money.
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Registered: 11-19-2011
Fri, 03-02-2012 - 11:52pm
I have never used pumpin pals, but I can recommend a hands free bra I LOVE my simple wishes pump bra and I do not need to take my other bra off. LOVE it
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Registered: 04-14-2011
Wed, 02-29-2012 - 10:34am

I am sorry to say but I think that you may get a mixed response about this one.