New Year New Gear Giveaway! Pumping Essentials

Breastfeeding, Washable Nursing Pads

NewYearNewGear Pumping Essentials

Today’s giveaway theme is ‘Pumping Essentials’ with tons of awesome items for pumping moms. We’ll be giving away prizes to 7 winners – totaling $672 in value!  Enter and share to win today!

Bamboobies Nipple Balm: New mothers often suffer from sore and cracked nipples in the first few weeks.  Protect yourself and your newborn with a non-toxic, organic nipple balm. Made of 100% organic oils and healing herbs – All ingredients are safe for ingestion by your breastfeeding baby. Value $13

Coupon Code: NYNG30

30% off, good toward any products on our site . Limit one per customer. Can not be combined with any other sale item. EXPIRES 1/19/14

Simple Wishes Signature Hands Free Pumping Bra: This innovative bra gives moms the valuable gift of time by freeing up their hands for other tasks or allowing them to simply relax while using their breastpump. The patented design is adjustable in size, using high quality Velcro, to sustain a perfect fit over time as a nursing mother’s size changes. Straps and 2” Zip In Center Panel included to help achieve the perfect fit! Value $34

Pumping Essentials: ( has generously donated  a Medela breast pump and backpack. Only Medela uses a research-based, 2-Phase Expression(R) technology that simulates babies’ actual nursing pattern. This sporty, compact backpack holds Medela’s hospital-grade, double breast pump, plus everything you’ll need for quick, comfortable pumping. Includes AC adapter, or use with 8 “AA” batteries (sold separately). Value $250

Joovy Boob PPSU Gift Set: The most innovative baby bottle on the market. The Joovy Boob Baby Bottle Gift Set includes everything you’ll need. Perfect for bottle fed or babies who transition from bottle to breast and breast to bottle. State-of-the-art design from the nipple, CleanFlow Vent, ergonomic PPSU bottle. Includes 5 and 9 ounce bottles, breast pump adapter, sealing caps and bottle brushes. Easy to use, clean and reassemble. Value $130

Pumpin’ Pal Necessity Kit: All the accessories a mom needs to pump comfortably with their pump. Angled Supershields in all 3 sizes, a mesh parts bag, a handsfree pumpng necklace and a Guide to Pumping. Value $43

Juno Blu Esalen Tote: Tote for a Breast Pump in Multi Snake. The Esalen Tote’s sleek design is ideal for going to work, the park or on a play-date. Value $185

Milk It Kit: Back to Work Survival Kit for Breastfeeding Moms. Included in the Kit: 2-sided Door Hanger, 2 Folded Desk Signs, 1 Pump Bag Tag, 32 Milk Labels, 3 Milk It Stickers. Value $17

Coupon Code: bamboobies

20% off, good toward any products on Milk It Kit’s site Limit one per customer. Can not be combined with any other sale item. EXPIRES 1/19/14











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28 Responses to “New Year New Gear Giveaway! Pumping Essentials”

  1. Jutta Pearce 2014/01/14 at 10:31 am #

    Talk to a lactation consultant. It is very difficult, but with support, you can do anything!

  2. Erin T 2014/01/14 at 10:47 am #

    It takes time and support is very important, never be afraid to reach out for help for any question is not to small!

  3. Miranda 2014/01/14 at 10:47 am #

    Stick it out, it’s so worth it! Use Bamboobies Nursing pads, they are the best!

  4. Tiffany Holtzinger 2014/01/14 at 10:50 am #

    Try and pump when you’re relaxed. If you ever seek breastfeeding support, check out The Leaky B@@b and a lactation consultant. Use Bamboobies! And remember you’re giving that baby the very best that you can… also remember if it isn’t working out (EBF) that it doesn’t have to be all or nothing. You got this Mamas!!

  5. joanna garcia 2014/01/14 at 11:40 am #

    Invest in bamboobies! best thing ever and Simple Wishes Signature Hands Free Pumping Bra! Buy nursing bras at walmart and target still good as expensive ones, do not buy breast pump w/o checking first if your insurance covers for it! ask the lactation consultant in the hospital with assistance if having any problems and simple wishes is the best milk bags out there for the milk! I have tried a bunch and breastfed for 4+ years! buy a lot of nursing tanks if you SAH and have patience most of the time you think your baby is constantly hungry but in reality they just want to be held by you (the smell and person they have known their whole lives inside the womb!) DRINK LOTS OF WATER!!!!

  6. Jessica O 2014/01/14 at 11:42 am #

    Don’t just listen to one person’s advice, it may be wrong! Don’t give up, the first couple weeks are hard but it is so worth it!

  7. Jennifer 2014/01/14 at 11:45 am #

    patience!! its a learning process for both of you and dont be afraid to ask for help!

  8. lisa gonzalez 2014/01/14 at 12:01 pm #

    Im actually pumpmung right now hopng t get at least 1/2 oz befote my lunch break is over. I would say dont give up. EVERY DROP COUNTS!

  9. Miranda Welle 2014/01/14 at 12:44 pm #

    Nurse on demand! Don’t make baby wait. :) This will keep your supply up. If you plan to pump, I suggest starting from day one. If you wait for your supply to regulate, you will constantly be feeling like your body is not making enough. By pumping immediately, your body is being told to make a little extra so baby can eat and you can pump.

    RELAX! :) Find a friend who is supportive and can lend an ear and advice if needed.

  10. Devon F 2014/01/14 at 1:46 pm #

    Don’t give up! So many will get frustrated & give up early on but it does get easier! :)

  11. courtney k 2014/01/14 at 3:26 pm #

    if you can make it through the first 2 weeks you can make it the whole time!

  12. Audra-Lee 2014/01/14 at 3:46 pm #

    Drink TONS of water to help with supply.

  13. Emily Cargile 2014/01/14 at 4:39 pm #

    Don’t give up! It is sometimes really hard in the beginning but it DOES get better and it is so worth it!

  14. jenn mcclearn 2014/01/14 at 4:43 pm #

    I wish I knew that newborns ate ALL the time, I actually tried to put my oldest on a nursing schedule what a disaster poor baby

  15. Jenni L. 2014/01/14 at 5:03 pm #

    Make sure the shields on your pump fit.

  16. Katie F 2014/01/14 at 5:17 pm #

    Reach out for help and support so you’re not alone. My biggest breastfeeding supporter is/was my husband!

  17. Claire Rheinheimer 2014/01/14 at 6:14 pm #

    Definitely talk to a great lactation consultant! They have advice and tips that are invaluable. Also read books, it’s so helpful. Stay well hydrated and remember that what you eat/drink, baby is also eating/drinking. I personally prefer to feed on demand, when baby is hungry. Most of all, know that you will be sore at first. This is normal and goes away with time. If it doesn’t go away something is wrong and you need to speak to a lactation consultant. Have lots and lots of patience!

  18. Cindy B 2014/01/14 at 7:09 pm #

    Pump, nurse often especially at first. Gather as much support and other moms who have nursed around you while you’re pregnant so you can utilize these as resources afterward. Sometimes it comes easy, sometimes it doesn’t but with perseverance you can and will do it.

  19. Renee smith 2014/01/14 at 9:51 pm #

    I would tell them that they probably are going to experience some pain when first breastfeeding, but to stick it out because it gets better. I didn’t know anyone who breastfed their baby when I had my first. I read as much as I could about the subject to educate myself.

  20. samyra 2014/01/14 at 9:55 pm #

    Meet with lactation consultant as often as possible. Pump the breast baby finished on after the feed for at least five minutes. It builds your stash and supply. Have a pro breastfeeding OB and Peds as well as a pro nursing bestie to cheer you on & help when needed

  21. Christi 2014/01/15 at 4:05 am #

    Drink tons of water. Pump for a bottle per day after baby is 4-6 weeks if you will have to return to work, but try to pump to store one per day too. It’ll increase supply and build your freezer stock. You get the most milk over night and first thing in the morning.

  22. Stephanie Martinez 2014/01/15 at 4:46 am #

    That the amount you pump isn’t linked to the amount you make. And everyone responds to different pumps differently

  23. Cheyenne P 2014/01/15 at 4:57 am #

    Best advice I can give (and always do) is get in touch with a lactation consultant asap…ignore the nurses and call/schedule an appointment. I’ve heard horror stories of women who lost interest in breast feeding due to the frustration of having too many strangers telling them they’re doing it wrong and show them a different method than they had been shown a few hours before…or even worse, have the stranger grab them (without permission) in an effort to show them the “proper method.” Save yourself the worry, politely refuse their help and ask to talk to a lactation specialist.

  24. Caitlin Chapman 2014/01/15 at 5:36 am #

    Get support!!! As a now la leche league leader like my mom was, I am advocating for better support!

  25. Connie G 2014/01/15 at 6:01 am #

    1) It is ok to tell the nurses No. With each shift change at the hospital, a new nurse would come and try to reposition me so my baby would nurse. I was so sick of being touched and having my breasts put in all sorts of strange positions. 2) Bring a nursing cover along.
    3) You will leak from the other side you aren’t nursing from. Have a thick nursing pad ready or collect the excess.
    4) If it hurts, baby is probably in the wrong position.
    5) when you start nursing, you will feel your uterus contracting, this will be excruciating, maybe even worse than labor, but that’s GOOD! And you know that you’re doing it right. (I wish someone had told me that).
    6) This may sound scary but is totally doable. Consider going drug free during labor (no morphine, no nothing). Baby will be more alert and have an easier time latching on. And, you’ll remember your first moments together too. Whatever meds/drugs you take during labor, baby gets too.
    7) Bamboobies are the best!! I LOVE how thin and discrete they are. :)
    8) you can do it!!! Don’t give up! But if for some reason you can’t breast feed, don’t beat yourself up as a mom. Sometimes things don’t work out as you’d like, or even planned; but it’s ok. Your babe ultimately needs you as their mommy. Best of luck to you. :)

  26. Adrianna Simms 2014/01/15 at 8:23 am #

    Look at pictures if your baby or play a game on your phone while pumping anything to keep your mind off of it

  27. Haley 2014/01/15 at 8:46 am #

    Just stick with it. Like any new thing you learn it takes time to be comfortable with it and for your little one to figure it out. But it is so worth it in the end.

  28. Erica Bradley 2014/01/15 at 9:21 am #

    Drink LOTS of water and have a good support system to turn to when you have questions.

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