Having had two NICU babies, I’ve had a love hate relationship with pumping. With Quincy, I pumped the entire time she was in the NICU – 5 weeks and 1 day and then for several months afterwards, I was also breastfeeding at the same time. For many moms, pumping and breastfeeding go hand in hand. Now that I’m expecting my 3rd child in just about two weeks, I know I’m going to be pumping again.
Why I think breastfeeding is important.
My two NICU babies are now a healthy preschooler and toddler. I’ve seen one ear infection per kiddo in 5 years. They actually got them at about the same time, so it was probably the result of a wicked cold that was going around. I’d like to give breastfeeding some credit, a lot of credit. Being able to provide my children with that natural antibioties that breastfeeding provides is a huge deal to me. A good pump means that I am still able to provide my baby with breast milk and go out to dinner, get a haircut or go to a doctor’s appointment. And whether my kids got it from my breastfeeding or pumping, I know I was giving them the best possibile nutrition that I could.
Choosing the right breast pump.
Let’s face it, pumping is hard work. So why make it harder? Philips AVENT sent me their new Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump to use after 3.0’s arrival. I obviously haven’t used it yet, so here is some great information from Philips AVENT about their Comfort Pump:
· The Comfort Pump has a unique design, which allows women to sit back, making pumping more comfortable. Moms have told us when they’re comfortable, they are more relaxed, and that allows them to produce more milk.
· The Comfort Pump is the only breast pump that allows women to pump in a reclined position, eliminating the need to lean forward, which often results in discomfort and back pain.
· Developed with lactation consultants, The Comfort Pump features a massage cushion and soft petal to help stimulate flow. This design allows mothers to breastfeed longer.
· To help meet mom’s needs no matter where they are, the Comfort Pump has few small parts, which makes pumping more discreet if you’re on the go. It comes with the redesigned Natural Bottle, enabling women to easily combine breast and bottle feeding.
· The Comfort Pump is available in several models – manual and electric, single and double – at major retailers. Price ranges from $44.99 (Comfort Manual Pump) to $274.99 (Comfort Electric Pump, double).
Stay tuned later next month (or probably in April. let’s be honest, I’ll be a crazy mom with 3 kids) for my full review on the new pump!
I’m a Philips AVENT Mom!
I’m so excited to announce that I’m a Philips AVENT Mom for 2013. I am a huge supporter of both breastfeeding and pumping moms and I can’t think of better company to work with to share this support! Be sure to keep an eye out for great articles, reviews, Twitter Parties and more! You can follow the #AVENTmoms hashtag on Twitter too!
This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Philips AVENTmoms. Regardless, all experiences and opinions are my own.