Freestyle™ Hands-free Breast Pump

The Freestyle Hands-free is our smallest and first wearable hands-free double electric breast pump, designed so you can carry on with other tasks while you're expressing. The portable, compact and pocket-sized pump is a separate unit, allowing our ultralight collection cups to fit discreetly inside your bra without weighing down your breast. Freestyle Hands-free provides a superior hands-free pumping experience for busy, multitasking parents.

Introducing the Freestyle Hands-free Breast Pump

At a glance

  • Wearable, Ultra-Lightweight: Amongst the lightest collection cups available (76g each) and designed to fit comfortably and discreetly in your bra.
  • Comfort with Portability: Freestyle Hands-free helps busy moms multitask.
  • Separate Pump: Stays in your pocket instead of weighing on your breast.
  • Anatomically Shaped: Collection Cups are uniquely designed to maximize milk expression and comfort by reducing breast compression
  • Easy Cleaning & Assembly: Collection cups contain only three parts and are dishwasher-safe.
  • Transparent Design: For easy nipple alignment and to see if milk is flowing.
  • USB-rechargeable¹: Built-in battery for convenient pumping wherever you are.
  • Smart: Connectivity to the Medela Family™ app allows you to create a personalized profile tailored to your needs
  • 2-Phase Expression™ Technology: Mimics baby’s natural sucking rhythm – faster at first to stimulate milk flow, then slower to express milk for efficient and comfortable pumping
Mum with carrying baby and grabbing a snack while using Freestyle hands-free electric pump
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Medela takes pumping to a new level with the Freestyle Hands-free breast pump. The anatomically shaped collection cups fit seamlessly in most nursing bras and have been designed for assembly in just three simple steps. The combination of 105° angled breast shields and 2-Phase Expression® technology provides a superior hands-free experience with Medela’s Freestyle Hands-free breast pump.

(1) Freestyle Hands-free Breast Pump (motor unit)
(1) tubing
(2) cups
(2) membranes

(2) 24mm hands-free cup breast shields
(2) 21mm hands-free cup breast shields
(1) power adaptor and USB-C charging cable
(1) instructions for use

  • Package Dimensions: 248 x 128 x 219 mm
  • Unit weight
    • Full pump system 445g
    • Cups (x2) 177g
    • Pump 0.59lbs 268g
  • USB-C chargeable
  • Power input: 100-240V
  • Batteries 1 non-removable Lithium Ion Battery Included


  • Global warranty

Assembling the Freestyle Hands-free Breast Pump

Cleaning Your Freestyle™ Hands-free Breast Pump

Wearing Your Freestyle Hands-free Collection Cups

Using the Freestyle Hands-free Breast Pump

Expressing with Your Freestyle™ Hands free Breast Pump

Finishing Your Pumping Session & Storing Milk

Is double pumping more effective?

Medela researchers found that double pumping obtains 18% more milk on average, compared to single pumping³.

Can I store milk in the collection cups between pump sessions?

No. It is not recommended to store expressed breast milk within the cups. When a mom has finished pumping, any breast milk expressed should be poured into a milk-safe storage container. 

Do you have to be sitting or can you be more active?

The Freestyle™ Hands-free breast pump features in-bra collection cups for multi-tasking and comes with an internal rechargeable battery, so you don’t have to be plugged into a wall while using. Whether you choose to pump while sitting, walking around or tending to your baby, Freestyle™ Hands-free allows you both options. However, the cups are not designed to be used while bending completely or during intense exercise as there is an opening (pouring spout) at the top of the cups through which milk could spill out.

Do you have control of suction in stimulation and expression?

Freestyle™ Hands-free is designed with Medela’s research-based 2-Phase™ Expression technology. In both stimulation and expression phases, mom can choose up to 9 levels of vacuum.

Do you need WiFi to use Freestyle™ Hands-free?

No, you do not need to be connected to WiFi to use your Freestyle™ Hands-free breast pump. But without WiFi connectivity, app functionality may be limited.  

When finished pumping, how can I drain the milk from the tunnel into the cups?

To finish your pumping session, lean forward and ensure all milk from the nipple tunnel enters the collection cups while your pump is still running. Once there is no more milk in the tunnel, stop the pump by pressing the start/pause button.

When cups are full can you empty them and then keep pumping?

Yes! When the cups are full, mom can pause the pumping by pressing the play/pause button on the display, pour the expressed milk into a breast milk-safe collection bottle or storage bag and continue her pumping session. Freestyle™ Hands-free collection cups hold 150ml / 5oz of breastmilk each.

How can I clean and dry the tubing?

The pump features a closed system so milk cannot get into the tube when used as instructed. Do not clean or rinse the inside of the tubing under any circumstances. The exterior of the tubing can be wiped down with a damp cloth if dirty.

Do I need a special bra to be able to use the hands-free collection cups?

A special bra is not required when using the Freestyle™ Hands-free collection cups. The cups are designed to fit into most nursing bras.

What is the weight of the hands-free collection cups?

The hands-free collection cups weigh 76g.

How much milk do the hands-free collection cups hold?

The hands-free collection cups hold 150ml / 5oz of breast milk in each cup.

Should I connect the app for every session?

While it is recommended to connect to the app to accurately track your session progress, it is not necessary to connect for every session. If you are unable to connect, the next time you do connect, your breast pump will sync and automatically transfer the offline pumping session data to the app. With this feature, you can feel confident knowing that anytime you use your Freestyle™ Hands-free breast pump, your data is saved and can always be transferred to your app.

What is the size of the pump?

  • The pump weighs 9.63 oz.  
  • Height: 1.81"
  • Width: 2.64"
  • Length: 5.67"

How long does the battery last and does it need the original charger?

Freestyle™ Hands-free comes with a built-in, rechargeable⁴ battery for convenient pumping anywhere you are. Your breast pump can be used on an average for eight 15-minute sessions which gives you about 2 hours of battery life between charges.

Is the Freestyle™ Hands-free breast pump easy to clean?

With only 3 parts to clean, Freestyle™ Hands-free has been designed to make cleaning easy so you can spend time on more important things. Additionally, all parts are dishwasher-safe.

I overproduce, does it shut off when the cups are full?

No, Freestyle™ Hands-free does not shut off automatically when the collection containers are full. However, because of the collection cups’ transparent design and side scale indicator, it’s easy for a mom to monitor how much she has collected during that session and pause pumping if the cups are full.

Can I return Freestyle™ Hands-free if I change my mind?

Freestyle™ Hands-free is a single-user device. For hygiene and safety reasons, it can only be used by one person. This means that once the tamper seal is broken, you will not be able to return it to us or a retailer unless it is faulty. If you received a faulty or malfunctioning device, please contact the Medela customer service team to see if you are eligible for a warranty replacement.

How often do I need to clean the Hands-free collection cups?

Sanitize before first use and once daily, and wash before first use and after each use. Always allow all parts to completely dry on a clean towel.

Further useful products

¹Only use the power adapter and cable that comes with the breast pump

²PersonalFit Flex™ parts sold separately, not included with Freestyle™ Hands-free

³Prime DK et al. Breastfeed Med. 2012; 7(6):442-447

Only use the power adapter and cable that comes with the breast pump