Friday, August 15, 2014

Breast Pump Giveaway


The Ameda Purely Yours Double Electric Breast Pump will become my little life saver
after baby comes AND the  best part of all is that I get to give one away to one lucky reader!!

This Purely Yours CarryAll tote includes:

(1) Purely Yours Breast Pump 
(1) Dual HygieniKit Milk Collection System (without BPA and DEHP)
(1) Microfiber CarryAll Tote shoulder bag
(1) Cool‘N Carry Milk Storage Tote with 3 cooling elements
(1) Milk storage guidelines card
(6) 4 oz./120mL milk collection bottles with lock-tight sealing lids
(1) Instructions for use

This breast pump is super light weight and also has speed and suction controls to fit your needs!

I don't know about you other moms out there,
but breastfeeding never came easy for me!
My supply was far from great and I only lasted 4 months until I gave up.
I am determined to try different methods to get my supply going from the
beginning and make it last much longer than it did with Lexi!!
There are BIG benefits in it for baby and me!

If you are planning on breast feeding, you will most definitely need a pump
How else will you relieve engorgement? or stimulate a weak supply?
If you are pregnant or about to become pregnant in the future..
this giveaway is JUST FOR YOU!!

Also the pump is currently available at Target if you have United Health Care,
see more details here: http://www.ameda.com/special-events/target-uhc

Learn more about Ameda




In other breastfeeding news:
Starting in 2013, the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare)
requires health insurance providers to cover pumps,
lactation consulting and other related equipment at no cost.
However, many plans are only covering manual pumps or specific kinds and prices.
Bottom line, call your insurance company to find out for sure.
Other useful Breastfeeding Tips: http://www.lucieslist.com/breastfeeding/

58 comments:

  1. I would love this for my next baby due in January!

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  2. I totally need this pump!

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  3. I need this for my baby girl Camila and I.

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  4. Breast feeding is hard, if your nipples get chapped and bloody (ouch!) let it sir dry for a day and you'll be able to BF the next day. You heal quickly!

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  5. So I don't really have any breastfeeding advice because I'm weeks away from my first time! But my goal is 6 months minimum, and mostly to make it through the first couple of weeks even if they are tough.

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  6. We are getting excited for our first! but I've heard it can be pretty tough but doable if you are determined!

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  7. No Advice yet as I am currently pregnant with my first! But this would be fantastic! I plan to breastfeed and can not wait to meet our little one. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  8. This would be great to win. I am 26 weeks prego and found out our little girl has a cleft lip and palate so no breastfeeding this time. Going to try exclusively pumping.

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  9. My best advice is not to give up on a bad day!

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  10. Would love this! My baby girl is due Nov 22nd!

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  11. Ooo I don't have any advice because I've never breastfed but I'm going need needs LOTS of advice here in a few weeks! I've heard if you can stick it out for the first 4-6 weeks, it gets easier!

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  12. I'm expecting on Christmas day and could definitely use this!

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  13. What an awesome giveaway! love your blog and your little family! Congrats on the new addition, we are hoping for our own!

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  14. Congrats on little girl number 2! I have 3 girls and a baby boy and nursing my girls was exceptionally easy while my son was ... a bit harder than I expected, especially since he was my last. I definitely understood what woman meant when they said they wanted to just quit because it was so painful (he had an aggressive latch, to say the least) but it got MUCH better after the first 2 weeks. My advice, even though everyone has different experiences, is to allow yourself to receive help. Also, a dear friend of mine and a LLL director in my area gave me the best advice ever when I had my first daughter (and was painfully engorged and she couldn't eat) ... she told me to take a bath with her. It relaxed us both so much and softened the breast enough for her to be able to latch and eat. She even fell asleep on me in the tub. Not only did it help her eat and the pain to lessen for me, but it was a sweet memory I cherish. Annnnd, sorry for the novel.

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  15. Haven't tried it yet. ;) Baby Girl will be here in October. But the best advice I've been given is to not give up. :)

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  16. I found that the more I pump or nurse, the more I produce. I didn't get effected much by how much I ate or anything else though. So I just made sure I was taking every chance I got to nurse or pump.

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  17. Yikes! I don't have a breast feeding tip, as I'm expecting my first this September, & I'm hoping for a smooth process too :)

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  19. The best piece of advice I can give you is to go but yourself a My Breastfriend pillow. Is the name dumb? Yes. Is it like a magical breast feeding pillow sent down from heaven that will make the whole process infinitely easier on both of you? YES. Seriously though, We had some struggles when we got started and as soon as I got that pillow (that was recommend to me by several lactation consultants), our game changed and everything just clicked! It's amazing :-)

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  20. My only tip is too not stress out over it too much, do what works for you. Stressing will only decrease milk production so take it easy and realize everything will be ok!

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  21. Was only able to breast feed for two months last time, hopefully with a better pump and more information I can get to a yr with my second!

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  22. I have a recipe from pinterest for 'lactation cookies' that I use to increase my milk production

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  23. Early skin to skin bonding and breast feeding within the first hour after delivery have shown improved outcomes in breast feeding. This practice is performed at World Health Organization Baby Friendly designated facilities. If you are delivering at a non Baby Friendly facility, then you can always include these practices in your birth plan.

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  24. I share this advice to every mom who's new to breastfeeding because no one told me how to with my first baby: to break an improper latch, stick your (clean) pinky finger in the corner of their mouth.

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  25. Cindy B (on rc/fb) ~ DON'T GIVE UP! And prepare... find people while you're pregnant (before you're pregnant even) who have nursed, who will support you, find out if there is a lactation consultant (what her fees are, how to get in touch... etc).

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  26. you can do it! sometimes its hard and they hurt and you want to give up! but DON'T give it one more day one more try..its the best thing you can do for you and your baby!

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  27. I'm pregnant with my first (due in 3 weeks! Eeek! :)) Best advice I've had is to not give up, seek help if needed, get one of those awesome pillows, and take care of myself emotionally and physically.

    -Emilie Melton

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  28. With my daughter breast feeding was terrible and I felt like a failure all the time! I didn't even realize for almost 2 weeks that I was barely feeding her at all! It was one of the hardest things I ever did and I didn't last very long either. With my son it also started really hard, I had to stop for 2 weeks in the beginning because I was in the hospital on strong medication, but it was determined and thanks to some very supportive nurses who helped hook me up to a breast pump I was able to keep my milk supply and eventually get over the "hump" of how hard breast feeding is! My advice is don't be afraid to ask for help! And remember you are NOT a failure, breast feeding IS natural, but that doesn't mean it COMES naturally to anyone. Both mom and baby have to learn how to do it together!
    I would love to win this for baby number 3!!!!

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  29. No tips from me since I haven't had my baby yet…due in December!! Hoping it goes well though!

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  30. Hydration hydration drinking water is the best for feeding!!!

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  31. I've only been breastfeeding for a few weeks now so all I know is to try and relax and don't rush or stress. Also, I started using nipple butter right away and that seemed to help. This is much needed for this momma returning to work soon

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  32. I'm pregnant with my first right now, so I don't have any good advice. But I know I definitely want to breastfeed, and will definitely need a good pump, especially since I will have to go back to finish a few college courses about a month after this little guy is born

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  33. Congrats on baby 2!! My advice for breastfeeding is to just stick with it, it's hard at first but gets easier. Having a pump will definitely help!!!

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  34. No matter what, just stick with it! It will get easier!

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  35. I do not have any advice for you unfortunately! I am about to have my first and I am looking forward to following you for tips and advice!!

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  36. Stick with it for 6 months and then it becomes so much easier!

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  37. Don't give up if you have flat nipples! I used a shield for months before becoming an EP.

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  38. Would love to win this! Currently pregnant with my first and hoping to breastfeed!!

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  39. Would love to win! Breastfeeding has been a long hard road and a good pump would help!

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  40. My advice is to surround yourself with those who will help and support you all the way!

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  41. Just relax and do what is best for mom and baby

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  42. Ooo this is just what I need... Will be getting back to work soon and can't bear the thought of leaving my young man behind... At least I can make sure he gets his milk!!

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  43. This would be so wonderful to have! I'm having my first baby in January and need all the help and advice I can get.

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  44. Take a breastfeeding class and go to a breastfeeding support group *before* baby comes--babies know how to breastfeed instinctively, but moms are meant to learn by watching others do it.

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  45. Oh thisa would be SO amazing with our little luv on the way! My best advice is just to do whatever is right for you & if you choose to breast feed your baby pumps are SO uber helpful!

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  46. I don't have any advice yet. I am pumping to try and breastfeed when I adopt my second child next month. I was not able to even attempt it with my first adoption.

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  47. I would say, drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and produce milk!

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  48. I would say, pump while baby is napping so you can nap and someone else can feed the baby.

    Doris

    mamansmart@yahoo(dot)com

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  49. Educate yourself because many hospitals don't have truly knowledgeable staff.

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  50. Remember to be PATIENT. It's a learning experience for both mom and baby!

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  51. It is hard at first, but so worth it. My daughter is 7 1/2 months and has never had formula. I recommend purchasing a book published by le leche league, and looking into meetings in your area. See if the hospital your delivering at has a lactation consultant because it is helpful to have one on hand if you have any questions or concerns. Babies r us has a variety of soothing gel pads for your bra. Those things feel amazing in the beginning and help with soreness and tenderness. Just remember, breastfeeding is natural, but it does not come naturally. You and baby will learn together, and each day it gets easier and easier. It takes commitment, but being able to nourish your baby and bond with her is such a blessing and is totally worth all the work involved. You will do great, I know it!

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  52. A great pump and would love to have the accessories with it too!

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  53. My best breast feeding advice is to stick with it. It does get easier. Make sure your baby has a proper later to make it more comfortable.

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  54. I'm actually a new mom to- be so I have no advice, but I have heard great things about this pump from friends who are mothers!

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