Hands-free in-bra pumping is popular amongst women who seek flexibility and/or efficiency of milk removal. However; this new modality of expression involves design feature considerations that may have the potential to impact performance compared to traditional systems. To-date this modality has not been tested so we have developed new protocols to explore hands-free in-bra pumping and used these to investigate the impact on the efficacy of a hands-free in-bra double pumping system; including effectiveness; milk ejection characteristics; nipple changes and comfort ratings. We will present data on the increased flexibility of maternal mobility; perceptions; and confidence of the pumping experience.
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