Freemie makes two different yet similar concealable hands-free milk collection cup sets – Freemie Original Cups for Medela pumps (open system) and Freemie Next Generation Cups for Spectra, Ameda and more (closed system).
Basically, our Original Freemie Cups (open system) do not have a barrier inside them. Original Freemie Cups were made mainly for use with Medela open system compatible pumps. We later added special connection kits so users could use this cup set with other closed system compatible pumps.
Here’s how the Freemie Cup parts look side by side:
Our Next Generation Freemie Cups (closed system) are compatible with a wide array of pumps, especially the mobile, wearable and re-chargeable Liberty and Independence Pumps. Next Generation Cups use barriers inside the cups. This ingenious barrier is “tongue-shaped” and is crucial to proper use of the system.
Freemie Next Generation Cup Barrier Parts
IMPORTANT: Always check the barriers before and after each pump session to ensure there is no damage. This part may need to be replaced if use is heavy. Always replace this part if it is damaged.
WARNING: DO NOT use Original Freemie Cups (open system) with the Freemie portable Liberty and Independence Pumps. Original Cups do not have (internal) cup barriers to protect the pump.