There are many reasons that you may want to use a breastpump, besides the obvious reason that you are returning to work. A breastpump will allow you to express breastmilk to store for other occasions like:
~When you need to be away from baby over-night or for an extended period of time during the day.
~When you need to take certain medications that you don't want to share with baby through your breastmilk.
~ It also allows dad and other members of the family the opportunity to feed baby and enjoy that special bonding process that happens when feeding baby, while still giving breastmilk to the baby.
~ Pumping your breastmilk can aid in maintaining your milk supply.
~ When you need to give a little extra to baby when she is extra hungry between feedings and your supply is low -like when baby is getting ready for a growth spurt and seems hungrier than ever and wants to nurse more than usual.
For all of these reasons, as well as many more that you will discover, a quality breastpump is worth it's weight in gold. I have known many women who have opted for an inexpensive (ie: cheap) breastpump, thinking there is no real difference in pumps. Then they come in to my store in a panic because their cheap pump just died on them at a most inopportune time...as if any time would be appropriate to have your pump fail. I don't even sale low-quality breastpumps in my store for this very reason. So it is important to think of your breastpump as an investment. You don't want to have it fail when you need it most. Imagine if it failed right after you got to work. You are going to need to pump at least twice in your work day in order to have enough milk to feed your baby the next day. Or what if it failed the day that you have a tooth pulled or some other minor surgery and need to express your milk while taking medications that will pass through to baby.
That's why so many moms rely on Medela for a quality made, safe for baby, reliable for mom breast pump. Medela has established themselves as the #1 breastpump recommended by breastfeeding moms. Medela is committed to always doing what is best for moms and babies. The most popular breastpump model of that we sell in our store is the Medela Pump In Style® Advanced Breastpump.
Features and Benefits of the Medela Pump In Style® Advanced Breastpump:
- Daily use · double pump · electric
- Adjustable speed/vacuum dial lets mom choose her most comfortable setting.
- Removable PVC-free cooler bag with contoured ice pack keeps milk cool for up to 12 hours.
- Battery pack lets mom pump anywhere, anytime. (Optional 9V vehicle lighter adapter available).
- More milk in less time with 2-Phase Expression® technology when pumping at Maximum Comfort Vacuum™.
- Everything included in an attractive PVC-free microfiber bag for fast and easy pumping.
- Helpful storage pockets for organization.
- Convenient integrated work surface for mom.
- Double pumping kit includes PersonalFit™ breastshields.
- IMPORTANT: This product is a single user item. Use by more than one user may pose a health risk, performance questions, and voids the warranty.
- All parts that come into contact with breastmilk are BPA-free.
- Convenient shoulder bag design
- Battery pack (8AA batteries not included)
- Removable cooler carrier
- 4 - 5 oz breastmilk bottles, lids & travel cap
- Wide base slow-flow nipple
- 2 - 24 mm PersonalFit™ breastshields
- 2 valves
- 4 membranes
- Contoured ice pack
- Breastfeeding Information Guide
Phase 1: Stimulation phase is fast and light to start the milk flowing.
Phase 2: Slower and with more vacuum to express more milk gently and efficiently.
Phase 2: Slower and with more vacuum to express more milk gently and efficiently.
WIN A MEDELA PUMP IN STYLE® ADVANCED BREASTPUMP!The Medela company has generously provided us with one Pump In Style® Advanced Shoulder Bag Breastpump with a retail value of $279.99, that will be given to one of our Very Lucky Readers. The Pump In Style® Advanced Breastpump bag comes complete with everything you will need to pump on-the-go. If you would like to Win this Prize, here is what you need to do:
Mandatory Entry: You must subscribe to our blog posts via email, using the link in the upper right column under "Connect & Socialize". Your subscription must be activated so please be sure to check your email after signing up to complete your subscription activation with Feedburner. Inactive subscriptions, or invalid email addresses will VOID this mandatory entry and make any additional entries invalid. [Post a comment below to say that you have subscribed via email. Include your email address in your entry so that we can verify you entry. To prevent your email address from being picked up by spam bots, please type it as follows: "anna AT thebabystoreplus DOT com"]
Extra Entries: [You may do any, all, or none of the following for extra entries in this giveaway. Post each entry in a separate comment or you will not get credit for them. If an entry is worth more than one entry, post each separately and add "entry #1, #2, etc. All entries will be verified once we pick a winner, so be very sure that you have completed each entry fully. If you say that you are a follower on twitter and we don't find you on our follow list, your entry will be voided and we will pick another winner.]
1 Entry: Become a Public Follower of this Blog with Google Friend Connect (GFC).
3 Entries: Grab our Cute Blog Button (in the left column) and post it on your blog or website. Include in your comment, the url where it is posted. It should be located in a prominent place where it can be found quickly...if I have to search for more than a few moments to find it, I will not approve your entries.
3 Entries: Grab our "Breastfeeding is Best for All Babies" Event Button (in the left column under our blog button) and post it on your blog or website. Include in your comment, the url where it is posted. It should be located in a prominent place where it can be found quickly...if I have to search for more than a few moments to find it, I will not approve your entries.
1 Entry: Follow @BabyStorePlus on Twitter! Include your twitter ID in your comment.
1 Entry: Tweet about this event. You must include: WIN a Medela Pump In Style Breastpump @BabyStorePlus "Breastfeeding is Best for All Babies" Celebration! http://ht.ly/2y4H7 #bfing #bfcafe in the tweet. You may tweet up to Twice Daily, but please space them out at least 4 hours or the second one will not count. You must post your entry right away after tweeting...commenting that you tweeted earlier today, is not acceptable, tweets are not retro-active. You must include a permalink to your tweet. [Permalink how-to: after tweeting, click on the time under your tweet. This will open a new page with just your tweet. Copy the URL in the browser window...this is a permalink.]
1 Entry: If you are a fan of ours on Facebook, post a comment on our Wall to tell me why you would like to Win a Medela Pump In Style® Breastpump. Include your Facebook name in your entry comment.
2 Entries: Visit our Online Store and tell me 2 products that you like. *Note, We carry ALL Medela Breastpumps in our store...if you need a breastpump that is not listed on our website, call us at 970-565-2116 and we will process your order over the phone.
10 Entries: Make a purchase on our Website during this event. Include your first name and Order # in your comment. 5 more Bonus Entries if your purchase includes ANY Breastfeeding products.
5 Entries: Blog about this event between Sept 1st & 30th. In addition to your blog post comments about the event, you must also include our Event Button, our Store Button, (found near bottom of the right column), and a link back to this post.
3 Entries: If you blogged about our "Breastfeeding is Best for All Babies" Celebration, Prior to September 1st, you get three additional entries in this giveaway. Post each entry separately, include the URL to the blog post about this event.
1 Entry: Enter any of our other "Breastfeeding is Best for All Babies" giveaways. There will be several of them with each new Breastfeeding Product or Informational post throughout September.
1 Entry Daily: Vote for us! You can vote for us once each day at "Top Mommy Blogs" and "I am a Top Mommy Blogger" (buttons/links to voting sites found in right column). In your entry comment, please include your email address and which one you Voted in. Post each vote separately.
This giveaway will close on September 30, 2010 at Midnight (MST-Colorado time). We will use Random.org to pick one winner. If the winning comment is valid, we will email the winner at the email address provided in their comments. The winner will have 72 hours to reply to our Winning Announcement email. If we do not receive a reply within this time period we will select an alternate winner. This giveaway is limited to and will only be shipped to an address within the USA.
Look for more Breastfeeding related articles and giveaways throughout the Month of September during our "Breastfeeding is Best for All Babies" Celebration! Each new article will include a way to get extra entries in this giveaway as well as other Great Giveaways! Next post will be part of our own "2 Phase technology", with a "Share & Blog Hop Giveaway" where mama's can share their own experiences, learn from others, and join a Blog Hop for entries to win even More Prizes!
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