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

  1. Taelor Brittain 2014/01/14 at 10:02 am #

    All of these items are on my “must have” list before baby is born in April! I would kill for any of these things!

  2. kristen visser 2014/01/14 at 10:06 am #

    dont give up!!! if you are having difficulty with it at first just keep trying cause sometimes it does take baby a bit to get comfortable and used to it. If not try talking to a specialist or taking breast feeding classes.

  3. Marta K 2014/01/14 at 10:08 am #

    I would say that it’s not easy for everyone and that’s ok. If you are struggling seek help from a midwife, lactation consultant or clinic. You are not a failure as a mom! But if you persevere it can be great!

  4. Anna 2014/01/14 at 10:11 am #

    I don’t have any advice for BF moms yet, as I am pregnant with my first. Looking forward to learning all I can and EBFing as long as my LO will drink!

  5. Vy 2014/01/14 at 10:11 am #

    My best advice is to pump every 2-3 hours. I know that’s hard (impossible) to do with some jobs, but all the oatmeal in the world won’t help if you are going too long in between pumping sessions.

  6. LM 2014/01/14 at 10:11 am #

    Don’t stress too much or worry about everyone’s advice :)

  7. Stephanie B. 2014/01/14 at 10:19 am #

    I due with my first baby in two and half weeks, so I don’t have any advice to give, but I will take any that I can get!

  8. Megan Katz 2014/01/14 at 10:20 am #

    Drink lots of water and eat oatmeal it really helps boost your supply.

  9. Christina S 2014/01/14 at 10:25 am #

    I would tell new moms to not stress out about it all. It can be stressful, but it’s worth it. I exclusively pumped with my now 2.5 year old for 6 months. It was tiring, but worth it. I’ve been ebf with my little one for over 2 months now. My advice is just make sure have a drink, a snack, phone/kindle/tablet, and the remote before sitting down with nursling. :-)

  10. Nicole M 2014/01/14 at 10:26 am #

    I’d probably say don’t give up if you’re having a hard time. I breastfed for 4 months and stopped and wish I didn’t. I learned from my first so with this baby I’m not gonna stop, I’ll keep going :) Hope this helped!

  11. 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!

  12. addison kat 2014/01/14 at 10:36 am #

    I would say to not give up and to ask if you need help. It’s not as easy and natural for some moms and sometimes a little help is all that’s needed to get over the initial difficulties.

  13. Amy Lewis 2014/01/14 at 10:36 am #

    My advice would be to just do what comes naturally. Take it day by day…no need to set a goal because your most likely going to exceed it and once you do it doesn’t mean you NEED or SHOULD wean your LO do what feels best for you and YOUR baby. Mommy knows best! Don’t dare let anyone else make you feel or think differently. My little guy and I are going on 18 months with no end in sight and found out New Years we now have another one on the way! Looks like this mommy will be tandem breast feeding which is just fine with me. Breast is best and the best is what I WILL provide for my babies…no matter what. :)

  14. 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!

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

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

  16. 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!!

  17. Kristen Dant 2014/01/14 at 11:17 am #

    The first 1-2 months are the most difficult, but after you get over that hump, it is (mostly) smooth sailing and the best bonding and snuggles. I also wish someone had recommended reusable nursing pads the first go-around. They are so much more comfortable and cost-effective. I invested in some for #2 and will never go back to disposables.

  18. Colbee H 2014/01/14 at 11:33 am #

    Don’t get frustrated. Breast feeding is a learning experience for both mommy and baby. It does get easier.

  19. 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!!!!

  20. 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!

  21. Ashley 2014/01/14 at 11:44 am #

    Join a support group and take it one day at a time!

  22. 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!

  23. Megan M 2014/01/14 at 11:49 am #

    Find and connect with your local La Leche League group, preferably while still pregnant. Experienced moms and leaders can help you to know what to expect after birth, support you right after birth and even visit you at the hospital/birthing inn or at home.

  24. Amanda 2014/01/14 at 11:54 am #

    It is definitely a learning process! With my first I only nursed for 2 months, with my second, I nursed for nearly 2 years. The biggest thing, is to surround yourself with people who will SUPPORT you, and know that you are doing what is best for your baby!

  25. Maranda 2014/01/14 at 11:58 am #

    Don’t give up.

  26. 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!

  27. Genavie Hess 2014/01/14 at 12:25 pm #

    People think they can breastfeed no problem and that it’s the easiest thing in the world to do…it’s really not! I had issues with supply (I’ve got PCOS and had a cesarean at 37 weeks for preeclampsia) and then with latching for which I had to use a nipple shield (and still do despite the fact that my little girl is 7 months old now). I had to have help with latching from my step-dad despite everything the lactation consultant at my pediatrician’s office did (my dad was a NICU nurse for years and helped untold amounts of women with breastfeeding) and let me tell you, that was awkward enough but should tell you how desperate I was at that point.

    But despite all that trouble and the annoying continued use of the nipple shields, my baby has been pretty much 100% breastfed since she’s been a month old (told you I had issues with supply right?) And I wouldn’t have it any other way. Just keep trying, don’t feel bad or think your body is failing you and if you absolutely can’t breastfeed…it’s O.K.

    I had to try a million and one things to actually be successful with breastfeeding (and now pumping at work– am an ICU Nurse and work 12hr shifts) and if that last one hadn’t helped, I’d have had a formula fed baby. I’m glad I stuck with it but it wasn’t easy, I shed a lot of tears, thought I was inadequate and freaked my dad out but it was worth it.

  28. Erin Morris 2014/01/14 at 12:33 pm #

    consult a lactation consultant early on and it gets easier! and the days when it seems really hard, it is worth it!

  29. 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.

    • Katy Bowler 2014/01/14 at 8:22 pm #

      My advice for pumping is to give it time and keep at it. It can take a while for your body to respond to the pump, so persistence and patience are key!

  30. Regina Wright 2014/01/14 at 12:54 pm #

    It’s never easy at first, but it gets better and is so beneficial! Don’t get discouraged!

  31. Teresa Honores 2014/01/14 at 12:55 pm #

    Drink lots of water and when pumping have a picture of your baby and think of your baby and be relaxed!

  32. Storm Wilson 2014/01/14 at 12:55 pm #

    It takes time … don’t give up too early. Don’t be afraid to speak to a lactation consultant. Enjoy the special moments with your lo

  33. Lisa P 2014/01/14 at 12:59 pm #

    I would of liked to known more about local breastfeeding groups.Also if you can’t breastfeed…you can still pump!

  34. Alicia G. 2014/01/14 at 1:15 pm #

    Listen to your baby and your body! Doctors sometimes don’t know what they’re talking about…
    Don’t be pressured to feed formula, especially in the very early days.

  35. 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! :)

  36. Evey 2014/01/14 at 1:48 pm #

    My advice is don’t give up on it although it might be a nightmare at first! I wish I knew how much bonding it would cause between me and my child- I would have been more invested into considering it before she was born!

  37. kaydi lynn 2014/01/14 at 1:51 pm #

    if you have to pump at work to take the time to do it and dont give up!

  38. Naomi 2014/01/14 at 2:41 pm #

    Don’t give up. it get easier and you will make more milk if you keep at it!

  39. Andrea 2014/01/14 at 2:48 pm #

    Breastfeeding can be one of the hardest things you’ve ever done. It can take so much effort, practice, time, and energy. But you aren’t alone! If you’re struggling, find a lactation consultant or attend a La Leche League meeting. Try everything you can. It does get better and even enjoyable! I had a rough start and lots of struggles, but now I love the bonding time with my little guy!

  40. 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!

  41. Nina 2014/01/14 at 3:33 pm #

    It hurts a lot at first but the pain goes away in a week or so.

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

    Drink TONS of water to help with supply.

  43. shelby white 2014/01/14 at 3:50 pm #

    Everyone said that breastfeeding hurts, so I didn’t do it with my first, wish I was better informed on the topic then, this time around there is no question.

  44. Kristin Wolke 2014/01/14 at 4:03 pm #

    Support, support, support. Lactation consultants, groups, etc help immensely with questions or just to vent :).

  45. Alexis Cuffy 2014/01/14 at 4:27 pm #

    Stick with it! Remember who you’re doing it for and it helps :) It was difficult in the beginning, but eventually you’ll find your groove and it is a wonderful bonding experience.

  46. RachelK 2014/01/14 at 4:27 pm #

    RESEARCH! Gather all of the information you can BEFORE baby’s arrival! With my first I didn’t do enough research. I thought I wasn’t producing enough milk only to find out now that I’m pregnant with number 2 that my milk hadn’t come in yet.

  47. Alison 2014/01/14 at 4:32 pm #

    When exclusively pumping, you must pump at least 8x a day for the first 12 weeks! You really run the risk of losing supply greatly by not pumping enough during those first 12 very crucial weeks!

  48. Melissa decroteau 2014/01/14 at 4:32 pm #

    I was told by many LCs that it was my fault i was in so much pain. Holding him the wrong way, not helping him latch right, etc. He had an upper lip tie which i had no idea about. They didnt even check. So if youre in a lot of pain check for these things yourself! Simple fix!

  49. emily myers 2014/01/14 at 4:34 pm #

    Don’t stress too much about nursing. Trust your body to know what to do, and if there are issues contact a lactation consultant. Enjoy the time with your baby.

  50. Corrin M 2014/01/14 at 4:35 pm #

    I’m new to this, but the lactation consultants through the hospital have been amazing and encouraging and so supportive. I have to supplement but milk supply is still coming in and don’t feel defeated. It’s for the health of your beautiful baby! Also I have been told to drink lots of water!

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