The idea for the Hands-Free Pumping Bra & Nursing Tank was inspired
when my son was a few months old. My son and I struggled
with breastfeeding for months, trying to find our rhythm. As
I was anxiously preparing to return to work, he decided he
preferred a bottle of my expressed breast milk. This was when my deep love/hate
relationship with the breast pump began.
I knew I didn’t want to give formula, but
I was struggling with pumping every 2-3 hours. I couldn’t
drop everything to hold the breast shields up to my breasts
for 30 minutes at a stretch. What new mom has the time?!
I searched for a hands-free solution, but nothing
available worked for my body. My nipples weren’t in the
right location for the “holes” or the garment didn’t stay
up, defeating the purpose. On top of not finding a solution
that worked hands-free for me, I hated undressing at work,
even in a private room. Every time I sat there holding the
pump to my breasts, I worried about how I could possibly be
the mom I wanted to be and continue my demanding job. I was
overwhelmed and after 2 ˝ months of nursing and 4 months of
exclusively pumping, I gave up.
After I emerged from my “mommy fog,” I was dedicated to
developing a solution that would meet the needs of
breastfeeding moms who pump in one comfortable and
supportive garment. Three and a half years later,
the Hands-Free Pump&Nurse Tank was born. This tank allows a
mom to pump without revealing her tummy, disrobing, or
adding extra garments. It also serves as a nursing bra,
allowing a mom to easily nurse and reconnect with her
infant. Best of all, it is truly a hands-free solution that
supports the daily needs of a busy breastfeeding mom!
While I wasn’t able to reach my own breastfeeding goals,
I’m excited about the opportunity to help other moms reach
theirs. The Hands-Free Pump&Nurse TankTM supports all you
truly amazing multi-tasking moms!
Founder of Rumina