Finding the Best Breast Pump + Enter to WIN!

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Memory lane…time is a thief.  I love reminiscing about when Connor was a baby and I sometimes think about another baby.  I dunno…think is the key word.  I’m no spring chicken anymore!

I was working full time when Connor was a baby and only had a couple of months maternity leave.  I enjoyed every second!  I remember coming home from the hospital and trying to breastfeed and it was one of the hardest thing I’ve been through.

I decided early on to strictly pump…and I kept that up for the next 14 months.  I absolutely loved breastfeeding and pumping was a lifesaver to me, especially as a full-time working mom.  It’s so important to find the best breastfeeding pump.

I honestly don’t know what I would have done without my breast pump.

This was what I carried with me every day:

By the time I went back to work I had a good amount of milk built up.  It took a couple of months for it to fully come in, but if you can just stick with it for the first month I PROMISE you’ll get over the hump!

It was worth every single second and I am so thankful I was able to give Connor the best I could. 🙂  I’m not here to knock you if you can’t breastfeed, because I know a lot of Mom’s can’t.  This is my personal experience and one that I treasure.  I also miss the calorie burn that breastfeeding gave me too! LOL!

You can read more about my story HERE.

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23 thoughts on “Finding the Best Breast Pump + Enter to WIN!

  1. Breastfeeding can be a challenge sometimes, but don’t give up! You’ll get the hang of it. I would suggest on getting a boppy, it helps so much to support the baby while feeding!

  2. I had to stop breastfeeding my son because I had appendicitis and my milk was not safe to drink because of all the antibiotics I was on. It was so sad to pump milk and have to dump it down the drain.

  3. I have no tips because my daughter wouldn’t take to breastfeeding but I believe that breastfeeding is the best thing a mother can feed her child.

  4. I breastfed my sons for a little over a year each. My tip is to keep at it, it is hard at first, but well worth it.

  5. I breastfed my twins for a little bit but had my struggles with it. My best advice is to never give up and have patience!

  6. don’t give up; sometimes it just doesn’t happen!

    but when it does, it is important to take good care of yourself in terms of diet and hygiene because (as many say) what you eat (nutrient-wise), the baby eats!

  7. I was very fortunate because my daughter was a great breastfeeder! The big advice I give to moms I know though is that weaning can actually cause way more emotions than even being pregnant! I really struggled with anxiety and depression at way more while weaning at 18 months than right after my pregnancy and it caught me off guard!

  8. I was not able to breastfeed. I would suggest talking to your doctor about an issues you may have about breastfeeding first to make sure that is a good option for you.

  9. My story is that it didn’t work out for me either time. My tip is to expect anything because each experience is different.

  10. Keep trying off and on for latching. The little one may not latch first, second, third, or twentieth time but they will if your are persistent.

  11. My advice is to stick with it through the first month. It gets easier after four weeks. Also, if you can’t, don’t beat yourself up about it because there are perks to formula feeding as well!

  12. I nused my children and it was wonderful the bonding you get is awesome. My tip for new mom’s don’t stress give it a day of trying and always switch sides. My daughter nurses her children as well.

  13. My son is going to turn two next month and he is still breastfeeding! My best advice is in the beginning, it gets easier.

  14. I had mastitis and had to stop the breastfeeding completely. My best advice would be to be patient and to always ask for help. Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing giveaway.

  15. I nursed my 3 youngest children and wish I had my eldest. I had a lot of trouble learning. Fenugreek helps a ton to increase milk supply!

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