Medela Mums: Where’s the Strangest Place You’ve Used Your Breast Pump?

We all know that a breast pump is a permanent fixture in your handbag when you are breastfeeding, but we wondered what is the strangest place our Medela Mums have ever pumped? Whatever pump you use, whether it’s a Swing Flex, or a manual Harmony Flex, our discreet and portable pumps are saviours when you are out and about!

Here, our Medela Mums community share their stories:

@sineadwardy – “In the loo at a Spice Girls concert”

@happynatty85 – “In a nightclub toilet…the bouncers face when they did a bag search was hilarious – he thought it was a bong!”

@casottile – “In the back of a car on a news shoot while driving between locations”

Laura Blackwell – “In the first aid room at Sheffield Arena when I went to see Take That! The guys in there were fab, put screens around me and made sure I had plenty of water to drink!

Claire Melinda – “In the back of an office at the Goodwood Revival – huge thanks to the lady who sorted it for me after I had first pumped in the portacabin toilet!

Sarah-Louise Wheeler – “On the main field at Leeds Festival waiting for the Foo Fighters! I forgot the bottle part of the pump and had to hold an empty water bottle under! I got a few funny looks and a few understanding smiles from mamas!”

Nikki Short – “In the back of a horse trailer whilst helping my friend at a competition – in-between jumping rounds!”

Charlotte Louise J-P – “An unused retail shop whilst face painting in a shopping centre. I also pumped in a cleaning cupboard in another shopping centre with unexpecting cleaners coming in and out!”

Don’t forget, you can join our incredible network of Medela Mums on our Facebook and Instagram pages, and lots more helpful advice about pumping can be found on our blog.