My Top Tips For Pumping While Driving
Those who know me know that I love to pump while on the go… It just makes so much more sense to use the time while I’m sitting in traffic to get a pumping session in! So I wanted to share my best tips for pumping while driving so you can make the most out of your days and spend more time with your little ones!
Choose the Right Pump
First of all, choosing the right pump is important when it comes to pumping while driving. A good choice would be a mobile pump that you don’t have to worry about plugging in. While traditional pumps have the ability to plug into your car with a car charging port, the fewer cords that can get tangled up, the better!
My #1 choice for pumping while driving is a wearable pump. Something like the Pumpables Portable Breast Pump is a great option because it is small and easy to take on the go. To make it wearable, I like to pair it with the Legendairy milk collection cups.
Pair It With a Good Bra
Because you will be pumping when driving, you’ll also need to be hands-free. That’s where a quality pumping and nursing bra becomes absolutely necessary! My top recommendation for a pumping bra to wear when driving is the Davin & Adley Amelia Cami. The best part about the Amelia pumping and nursing cami is that it can easily transition from a pumping to a nursing bra. You won’t have to change once you get home in order to nurse your baby!
In addition, this bra is easy to use with traditional and wearable pumps and collection cups!
Keep Extra Supplies Handy
Another thing you will want to consider if you want to pump and drive is to keep all of the necessities nearby.
Personally, I would recommend a stash of plastic breast milk bags for emergencies. Additionally, you will want to have baby wipes or pump wipes to clean your surfaces after you finish pumping to make sure nothing gets contaminated. Lastly, you definitely want to have spare bottles just in case you need to pump more than you planned. I keep my pumping supplies in my Bemybreastfriend Pump Stuff Tote! Too cute not to!
On top of the necessities, there are also a few things that would simply make your life easier as a pumping mama! For example, I love the Junobie traveling cooling cup. It plugs into the USB port in your car and can make storing milk at a safe temperature easy on the go.
If you want to hear more about why this cooling cup is a must-have when I am pumping on the go, check out this review!
Pumping While Driving Makes Your Life Easier
Overall, there are so many benefits to pumping while driving. Not only is it a huge time saver and allows you to be productive when stuck in traffic, but it also allows you to spend that precious time with your baby once you get home. You can easily throw on some music, drown out the sound of your pump, and relax while on the go!
**Disclaimer: Pumping while driving can be considered a risk. If you plan to pump while driving, stay focused and make sure you are using extra caution. If you are using a pump with tubes, be aware of where they are positioned, and don’t let them get tangled around the gear shift or anything else in the car.
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