The Global Big Latch On is very excited to welcome Rumina. Here is a little bit about how and why they started, we’ll be hearing more from them soon.
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 with expressed milk. This was when my deep love/hate relationship with the breast pump began.
I didn’t want to give formula but I struggled 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 time. 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 to undress 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 ½ months of nursing and 4 months of exclusively pumping, I gave up.
After I emerged from my “mommy fog,” I became dedicated to developing a solution that would meet the needs of breastfeeding moms who pump in one comfortable and supportive garment. 3 ½ years later, the Hands-Free Pump&NurseTM 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 moms to easily nurse and reconnect with her infant. Best of all, it’s 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 truly supports all you amazing moms and your breastfeeding experience.