medela-breast-pump“Do you know which pump is the best for traveling?” I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve had this question asked. The truth is, I haven’t been able to answer from experience until this year. I’ve breastfed all three of my children “straight from the tap” as opposed to using a pump – until this year that is. 2012 was the year that I put the Medela Freestyle to the test and I’m happy to report it is indeed – lightweight, easy to tote and travel-friendly!

I’ve traveled with this pump several times and the ease of use is what surprised me the most. Breast pumps have always intimidated me…

The Freestyle comes packaged in a black microfiber tote bag and includes:

  • The pump
  • Battery charger
  • Insulated cooler bag with ice pack
  • 5 oz/150 mL BPA-free breastmilk bottles and lids
  • 1 Double pumping kit
  • 2 – Medium (24 mm) PersonalFit™ breastshields
  • 2 – Large (27 mm) PersonalFit breastshields
  • 2 – Freestyle breastshield connector bodies
  • 1 – Set of tubing
  • 2 – Membranes
  • 1 – Hands-free accessory kit
  • Instructions for use
  • Breastfeeding Information Guide

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this pump as I quite honestly couldn’t find anything wrong with it. It is very easy to use, comfortable, lightweight, portable and I was able to express more than I originally anticipated. Win, win!

You can purchase the Freestyle Breast Pump at Babies “R” Us in the USA for $349.99 or inCanada for $449.99. Amazon.comalt currently has a sale on these for $305.99.