Pumping For Freedom
Breastfeeding is never easy, but a good breast pump makes it that much better. Throughout the last three years I’ve breastfed both kids, both from breast and bottle. Having a pump at home has been my saviour, through two infants, mastitis and postpartum depression. It has given me some small freedom when I needed it most.
When you breastfeed you can sometimes feel locked to your wee baby. You can’t go anywhere without your baby if they only breastfeed.
I remember the first time I had Edward in childcare for a day. Both kids were booked in for the day, I was volunteering at the Military Family Resource Centre for the morning and opted to leave both kids for the entire day. The morning was alright because I snuck in to feed Edward a couple of times. For the afternoon I’d been pumping for a couple days to build up a supply to leave with childcare for him. It was very difficult to leave but I managed.
And what did I do with my glorious child free freedom? I had a nice long nap, did a load of laundry and had a hot shower. The shower and laundry were of course necessary because while napping I leaked through my clothing and bedding. Once I staunched the spray I grabbed my pump and started to restock my supply for my next foray into freedom (hoping my next would be a little drier than my last attempt, sadly it was not…).
Although I’m officially finished my breastfeeding experience I am so glad I got a chance to try the Philips Avent Double Electric Comfort Breast Pump. It may be a bit of a mouthful to say but it is so worth it!
It’s compact and very lightweight, it’s also easy to use and discreet. It even comes with a very inconspicuous little bag that holds all you need to pump for those mom’s on the go, take it to the park or office and pump at your leisure. The unique design also lets you comfortably sit upright to pump, no more leaning forward, feed your baby and protect your back!
I’ve used four different pumps over the last few years (especially while we were in the hospital with feeding problems) and this one is by far the most comfortable I have used! The innovative massaging petals set into the soft breast cushion mimic your child’s natural sucking motion to help stimulate your letdown and milk flow.
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Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Philips Avent and I received Compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.