Can I pump without holding the breast shields?
Some products allow mothers to pump milk without having to hold a breast shield on their breast. There are numerous options (products): bras that hold the breast shield in place, special breast shields that hold milk and are placed under the regular bra while mothers pump, or pumps that are placed inside of a bra. If mothers use a hands-free product, they need to make sure the edge of the breast shield doesn’t press into the bottom of the breast, reducing milk flow, and ensure they can pump the usual amount of milk. The hands-free product should not take longer than pumping without the product and should not cause pain or leave mothers with full areas after use.