PumpEase Organic - Products - Snugabell Mom & Baby Gear

By: Pumpease  09-12-2011
Keywords: Breastfeeding, Bra, Nursing Bra

Hands-free Pumping Designed by Mother Nature™

PumpEase Organic is the world's ONLY organic hands-free pumping bra. Designed from a beautiful, unbleached and undyed knit fabric that was custom milled just for us from 90% certified organic cotton and 10% spandex, it has a wonderfully soft hand, making it a dream to wear!

PumpEase Organic is as easy on the environment as breastfeeding itself!™

About Organic Cotton

A conventional cotton crop uses more chemicals from start to finish that any other crop. An organic cotton crop does away with genetically modified plants and harsh pesticides, providing consumers with an eco-friendly, healthy option. Like regular cotton, organic cotton is durable, breathable, absorbs moisture, and retains all of the qualities of regular cotton, without compromising human health.

About Our Packaging

PumpEase Organic packaging is manufactured from a recycled paperboard that contains a minimum of 35 percent post consumer content. The inks to print the packaging are vegetable or seed based (soy or linseed) and both the protective coating for the box and the glue to put it together are both water-based which are very safe and environmentally-friendly. Our packaging manufacturer has been using these raw materials for over 15 years. We are proud to be working with such a forward-thinking and environmentally aware company!

Why do you need a PumpEase hands-free pumping bra?

  • you would like to multi-task (do other things while pumping)
  • you are returning to work
  • you want to donate to a Milk Bank
  • you are adopting and want to induce lactation
  • you need relief from frequent painful engorgement
  • your baby has a medical condition, such as a cleft palate or tongue-tie
  • your baby was born premature and is still in the hospital
  • you have mastitis, milk stasis, a blocked duct or thrush
  • you need to maintain your milk supply during a lapse in breastfeeding (e.g. travel, medication, hospitalization)
  • your baby does not completely empty your breasts (tongue-tie, ineffective suck, latching problems)
  • you want the freedom to be able to leave your baby with your partner or caregiver for a feeding
  • your partner wants to feed, and therefore bond with, your baby
  • you need to boost your milk production
  • you have flat or inverted nipples (pumping can be helpful at drawing out the nipple)
  • you gave birth to multiples

Why are PumpEase better than the other hands-free products on the market?

Flexibility - PumpEase can be worn over any nursing bra/cami/dress you choose or over nothing at all.

Environmentally Friendly - A conventional cotton crop uses more chemicals from start to finish that any other crop. An organic cotton crop does away with genetically modified plants and harsh pesticides, providing consumers with an eco-friendly, healthy option. PumpEase are made from a certified organic cotton and spandex knit fabric that, like regular cotton, is durable, breathable, absorbs moisture and retains all of the qualities of regular cotton without compromising human health.

Innovation - PumpEase are designed with patent pending, "no-stitch" horn openings thus accommodating ALL makes and sizes of breast pump horns guaranteed. Our openings also offer more coverage than our competitors (just in case).

Durability - PumpEase have bartacks at each end of the horn openings for reinforcement - this is the same type of reinforcement stitching that you can find on your denim jeans.

Accessibility - PumpEase have a hook and eye closure at center front so that you can easily put it on, take it off and adjust it for fuller or less full days. We chose hook & eye because women are inherently familiar with it - they have been doing up their bras in the dark and behind their backs for over 80 years.

Design - PumpEase have no Velcro which not only wears out over time, but can catch-on and badly snag your other machine washables. It can also be very noisy when detaching, and if sleeping nearby, could potentially wake your baby. The PumpEase design also supports hand-compression and massage of your breasts.

Size Range - PumpEase fit moms wearing bra sizes from 32AA to 48H and beyond.

Shop Canadian - PumpEase are designed and manufactured with love in Canada by a Mompreneur with over 16 years experience in the apparel industry.

Wrap PumpEase around your bust and fasten in the front over your nursing bra, nursing top (lower panels first) or over nothing at all. Insert the breast pump flanges into the openings, centering over your nipples and then start pumping. You will enjoy having both hands free to read, write, text, talk on the phone, surf, bank online or tend to your baby - ALL while pumping!

If this is your first baby, it is best to be fit for a nursing bra during the last month of pregnancy. This is approximately the same size you'll be once breastfeeding is established.  Avoid being fit for a nursing bra in the first two weeks after giving birth, which is when most Moms are "fullest"; things level off once your body adjusts to your baby's demand.

Most women increase one band size and one cup size, but there are no guarantees. If you have had previous children (and can remember what size your nursing bra was!), usually you can use this as a guide for your current pregnancy.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are at all near the borders between sizes, please proceed below to take an Overbust Measurement to confirm the size that you require.

It is estimated that 70-85% of women are wearing the wrong bra size.  Therefore, if you are unsure that the bra you are currently wearing is the correct size or if you are in-between sizes and want to double-check which size of PumpEase to buy, please take a measurement over the largest part of your bust and refer to the chart below.  Below is a video demonstrating the proper way to take an overbust measurement.

When taking this "overbust" measurement, please be standing in front of a mirror (or have a helper) so that you can be sure the measuring tape remains parallel to the floor (especially in the back where it will have a tendency to sag).  Hold the tape snugly, however don't constrict your breasts.

PumpEase hands-free pumping support needn't be overly tight - it should, however, fit snugly enough so that it holds the horns in place during the pump's "rest" cycle. Think of when you are nursing - your baby's face is not pressed tight against your breast, is it? The suction of the pump does the work, not the pressure of the horns.

We have had several requests from you for the measurements between the horn openings for each size of PumpEase.  And we are happy to oblige..

This is called the "bust point to bust point" measurement in the apparel industry and we know that it can range greatly from woman to woman.  Just another way we make it easier for YOU to choose the correct size for your PumpEase!

We exclusively use a 90% certified organic cotton/10% spandex knit for PumpEase Organic.  This fabric provides you with an eco-friendly, healthy option. Like regular cotton, organic cotton is durable, breathable, absorbs moisture, and retains all of the qualities of regular cotton, without compromising human health.

We recommend washing PumpEase Organic by hand or machine in cool water, no bleach and hang to dry. In a pinch you could machine dry your PumpEase, however because of the spandex in the fabric, we don't recommend this on a regular basis as dryer heat will eventually break the spandex down.


Keywords: Bra, Breastfeeding, Nursing Bra

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