Monday, July 28, 2008

Lucky For You I'm Impatient!


I know I've hinted around about it but I just can't wait anymore! In a few days the World Breastfeeding Awareness Week will begin (August 1-7) and I have the most exciting giveaway for it! Bailey Medical has graciously donated one of their Deluxe Nurture III Breast Pump for my latest giveaway! "The Nurture III is the only small pump approved by the FDA for multiple users, so after you're finished with it, you'll be able to pass it along to a friend! It is safe for multiple women to use the same Nurture III Breast Pump motor, provided that each woman has her own collection set. Our Double Collection Kits contain everything needed for single or double pumping with the Nurture III except the motor."

I also love, love, love this company because they are small! They believe that "breastfeeding is an important step towards healthier children and a better society" and by purchasing a pump from Bailey Medical you are not only buying a great product but putting money into the pockets of real people with names and faces that you can see on their website! This is so different than purchasing a more popular brand of pump that goes towards big business. Plus Bailey Medical offers discounts to people with a limited income. How many companies do you know of that do that?

I'm guessing that right about now you would like details on how to win? It is simple. Just comment on why you have chosen to breastfeed or a tip that you may have on breastfeeding (I'm new to it so any advice I can get is greatly appreciated!) to get one entry into my randomly chosen raffle.

To get a second entry blog about the giveaway and comment a second time with a link to your blog. I told you it was simple.

Now for a few rules. You MUST live in the U.S. or Canada, you must have a blog or leave your email address so I can let you now if you win and the winner must send me their home address within 2 days of winning or a new winner will be selected. Any questions feel free to ask.

Good luck to everyone! All entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. eastern August 7, 2008.

115 comments:

Danielle said...

FUN! My tip is to have agood support network for those really trying time!

Dana said...

that's a great giveaway.... I'd love to win it for my cousin!! Count me in - I think breastfeeding is super important, especially for a mother/child bond!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Breastfeeding is one of the main things I look forward to with my babies. It's always been a wonderful experience for me. I love it, they love it... ahhh.

And even going on my 4th baby and nursing MANY years, I've never owned a breast pump!!

Steph

Future Mom (Heather) said...

i would love to win this so i could breastfeed in the future. i think there are many benefits especially that it is free, ready to go when the baby is (don't have to mix/heat anything) and it is good for mother/child bonding & obviously it's the best meal for your baby.

i have been on the fence about this for a long time going from absolutely not...to maybe...to hopefully yes if everything works out!!

although breastmilk is free, i have heard a good pump can cost hundreds of dollars so it would be great to get one for free! thanks for offering this great contest.

Jamie said...

I'm having my 1st baby in October. You always hear "breast is the best" so I'm going to give it a try! jamiemrgn90@gmail.com

Sarah said...

I LOVE breastfeeding for so many reasons! I love that I do NOT have to make a bottle, and make sure it is warm enough (and not too warm). I love being able to nurse anywhere, without the hassle of bottles and formula. But, it is nice to have a pump to store milk for the times you can't be there to nurse your baby, or if someone else wants to feed the baby.

Nursing tip: Buy a nursing cover, like Hooter Hiders/Bebe au lait. I just wrote about them on my site!

Thanks for this great giveaway and review! I would be happy to win!

sharvey(AT)connections-etc(DOT)net

Buki Family said...

i wish i had heard of them sooner! my favorite part of breastfeeding is that you don't have to mix formula or warm up bottles in the middle of the night. just bring my son into bed with me and get some extra zzz's while on the job. :)

Melissa said...

I don't have a baby yet... but my husband has been insistant that I breastfeed (and I agree with him!) since it's so good for the baby. Of course I work full time so that will be a challenge which is exactly why I need this! jeepcutie82 at msn dot com

cmartin0055 said...

I did not breastfeed, but my sister is determined to breatfeed her newborn, this would be great for her.
Breast feeding is great for the baby, and its development.

cmartin0055(at)aol(dot)com

ziggy789 said...

My tip is to keep trying. I ended up pumping exclusively with my now 2 1/2 year old son b/c I wanted him to get breast milk. I am now pregnant with my second child and will DEFINITELY try harder this time around. (I tried hard the first time, just could have tried harder now that I look back on it).. Great Giveaway.. would love to have it

PS said...

I breastfeed because it just seemed like the right thing to do. My son and daughter both latched on within moment of being born and it was just amazing.

Tuesday Girl said...

I breastfeed because I know it is the best for my baby. I love it and so does he!

gkstratos said...

My best is to use the support that is offered to you and above all.... be patient.
gkstratos@yahoo.com

lace said...

With this being World Breastfeeding Awareness week, I am learning all sorts of great things about breastfeeding that has definitely made it my number 1 priority.

tip: Make sure to get some lanolin. Works great for diaper rash as well as sore nipples.

Ames said...

I don't really have any tips yet since I'm only 6 months pregnant, but I have heard that even if it's HARD at the beginning, that sticking with it is so worth it!

mverno said...

keep enough on hand (bottled) for grandma

Kevin said...

My advice is to have a really comfy, peaceful feeding place, with a supportive chair, lamp, little table, and glass of water. I had a little CD player, too, to play soft music. Great giveaway -- thanks!

kkmartin said...

I think the most important thing to have when breastfeeding is an understandinh fried/family member! It can be tough at times and it always heps to have someone to talk to!

JennyG said...

I will choose to breastfeed because heard it strengthens the baby's immunity. I will have to pump though because I will be back to teaching class this fall. Looking into pumps and this one looks really nice.

royaldixie said...

A tip----DON'T GIVE UP! It is hard and exhausting at times but BFing is sooo worth it in the end! I would not trade my nursing days for anything. I would love to use this with baby #2!!! THANK YOU!!!

newmommyin08@yahoo.com

Deb said...

My advice would be to relax as much as possible and trust yourself and your child....I chose to breast feed because I know that it provides the best for my child.

agordon10 said...

I didn;t for my first two and have watched benefits in my family memebrs that I feel I denied my first two.

Annie said...

I did it for almost a selfish reason because I loved the time with my children!!

But, I did it for their health and well being!

Awesome giveaway!

nancyrobster@gmail.com

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

Great giveaway! I have never owned a breast pump, and with being pregnant with my 5th this would be great to win.

Please include me in your drawing.
Thanks
~Amy

Jenni said...

My tip is honestly to get a good pump! I didn't with my first and going back to work made it that much harder to continue on. I hope to make it longer with my next little one coming next Spring!

jennismith21 at gmail dot com

Gwen said...

My best advice is to experiment and find the most comfortable position for you and your baby. For me that meant I needed my nursing pillow and the football hold for the longest time. I was so happy when I was actually able to side nurse.

We will see what works for number 2.

gwenfloyd at gmail dot com

lrbodine said...

I breastfeed because I lost my mother 3 years ago to breast cancer and she did not breast feed. Breastfeeding decreases your chances of the disease so I'm doing it for myself and my kids.

Alice H said...

I'm expecting in September and am choosing to breast feed because it seems (from my reading) to be really important for the baby's health. I'm enjoying reading the other comments too - thanks for the great blog and great giveaway! afdr3d@umkc.edu

gillian said...

I'm breastfed my first and am choosing to breastfeed again with baby #2 due in December for the health benefits not only for the baby but for myself as well as the financial benefits.

gratefulsoul at hotmail.com

Blenda said...

My daughter is pregant, and I am so glad she has chosen to breast-feed. I tried and my body did not agree. There is nothing better than looking down at that precious angel in your arms and them looking back into your eyes. My it is a bond that is so strong, and what a feeling as a women knowing that you are giving life to your child. I would love to give this gift to her because she feels as strong about this as I did.

Ginnie said...

Thank you for the most generous contest. I can tell you that I chose to breastfeed 2 of my three premature children. The first one I was told not to pump because my daughter was not expected to survive.
My tip would be to listen to your heart and if you wish to breastfeed to do all you can to allow it to happen and to relax as much as you can.

Cool Crafty Mom said...

I chose to breastfeed for many reasons. Breast milk is free, easy and can be done anywhere, great connection with the baby, and the baby is healthier. It helps a lot with allergies too for the baby. I need a new breastpump for when I have my next baby too, my old one doesn't work all that well.

bv said...
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bv said...

I am due with my second one in three weeks and would love to win this. I did not own one with my first one.
I breast fed my first one for 18 months and I loved it! I would not say it was easy. I had a couple of problems in the beginning including an inverted nipple and it took a lot of perseverance and patience. Once the two of us go used to each other tho it was wonderful. I also totally enjoyed not having to wash bottles all the time. Tho this time around I would like to get the baby used to the bottle too.

I would say keep at it, the first month is usually the worst. Long sleepless nights coupled with maybe bleeding and pain but it keeps getting better and soon it will be second nature. I was actually sad to stop but I had to, she was already too old for the breast.

Thanks for the fabulous giveaway.
Bhav
bvbabybv at gmail.com

Cynthia said...

i wanted that special physical connection with my baby...and it worked, i feel. thanks for the giveaway!

sped1202 said...

I will be giving birth in the next 5 weeks and have chosen to breastfeed because it is the best thing for my baby girl.

winwood said...

Breastfeeding makes for wonderful bonding. I would love to win this for my daughter who will be giving birth to my first grandchild in abut 7 weeks.

Lori said...

I never got to breastfeed my first child, I had flat, dimpled nipples and the doctor and lactation consultant said to just pump. We couldn't afford to buy one, so we rented for two months. Then we were done.

With my son I was told the same thing, so I pumped and it took three months but finally after all that time I got my son to latch on. It's so wonderful to have him there and feel like I am helping him! No matter what: JUST KEEP AT IT!!!

lkziegler (at) gmail (dot) com

oneinamil23 said...

Breastfeeding is the most amazing thing on the planet! I breastfed my first child until he was 2 and I loved every minute of it! I got some crazy looks because he was so big but I continued on because I knew it was best for both of us!

autumn398 (at) yahoo.com

lmuk77 said...

I really wanted to breastfeed my son to build up a great bond with him, but had problems and pumping really helped out. I want to do the same with my next baby and having the option to pump is really great

sunshine said...

I would love to win this... We are expecting our first child together and I really, REALLY want to breastfeed...
Thanks for the contest!

sunshine3237 at gmail.com

Laureljeana said...

I would love to win this pump as I believe breast is best and truly want to try my best to give baby the best start! I am delivering this Saturday! Thanks for the opportunity!

Kari said...

Breast is best!!! I nursed my last baby for 2 years and my other for almost a year. I loved it! My sister is due in Jan. and is planning on breastfeeding so I'd love to give this pump to her as she is a working mom and plans on pumping. My tip would be to keep at it! So many moms say "I didn't make enough milk.." hogwash..you just need to nurse more, more more and build your supply!! My babies ate every hour at first and it's a little bit intimidating to a tired mama but it does get easier!

itwasn'tme said...

really the support network is needed..but also when they go down for a nap- you do it too- things and chores will wait- rest

and another big thing---you are feeding your child - so when people snicker and snear just ignore the ignorant out there..you are providing for your child, let them (the jerks) fall off a cliff

Dianna_Ball said...

Breastfeeding - what a riot. I wasn't sure I'd even last 6 months, but here it is 16 months and still going strong. She doesn't appear to have any desire to stop, so.....on I'll go.

My tip would be to just HANG IN THERE. It was really painful and difficult for me for many months (at least 3) but eventually my body gave in and it became as effortless and comfortable as I'd wanted it to be. I could have (easily) given up, but am so glad I didn't as we've now had months of happiness.

Nicole said...

Breastfeeding, I believe, is so much healthier for baby, and it encourages the mother/child bond. Great giveawayy!

Christy said...

The nutrional benefits alone are a great reason to give breastfeeding a try. We are expecting our 3rd child in December and I am going to give it a try. I would love to win this pump since I will probably be going to work after the baby is born. I have never had a pump and would love to have one. Thanks for the great contest. ecghick@yahoo.com

Nikki said...

I chose to breastfeed because I heard it was great for weightloss!

Kris said...

I love breastfeeding. My tip is to always listen to your child. Most BF babies develop their own schedule, and its not always a every 3 hour schedule. But they know best.

EJW said...

My only tip is to take it one day at a time. Don't put a lot of pressure on yourself, and be proud of every day that you do it! It's a wonderful gift to your child.

clynsg said...

This would be for my granddaughter, who I know is planning to breastfeed. I have many tips I would like to give her, but will have to be careful, or will just get the 'eyeroll'. I suspect that, like her mother, she will decide after the baby is born that both I and her mother are more knowledgeable about breastfeeding (and baby care in general) than she gave us credit for!

Melissa said...

Yay what an awesome giveaway:)I can't wait to breast feed!

Stacey said...

I chose to breastfeed my daughter because I know how much healthier it is. I also know how much cheaper it is :) I also breastfed my son, and will breastfeed any future children. It just makes more sense ;)

As far as a tip... just be stubborn. Don't give up when it gets hard. Both in the beginning when you think you are going to die because your nipples hurt so bad, and when your baby decides to strike. You can do it!!

Cassie said...

My tip is to not rely too much on LLL. Instead, contact the lactation consultants at the local hospital.

laura said...

Yay! I would love this - we're due in January with our first. I am a bit nervous about breastfeeding, but I'm definitely planning on it for the first year. Main reason, breast fed babies have a lower illness rate. The mothers milk can pass antibodies on to the baby, which I think they are not able to produce yet. Thanks for a great giveaway!!
laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

~Kathrine~ said...

Breastfeeding is the one something you can never get back with your child once it is over. I am all for breastfeeding till your child weans themselves as they know when they are ready. Its a powerful bond between mother and child and shows a mothers selfless love and endurance. Its the best thing a mom can do for her children!

~Kathrine~ said...

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sugarbooger74 said...

This is an AWESOME giveaway!!! I chose to breastfeed my children for their health, and the plus is that I save money on formula! My best tip is to RELAX! Ignore the dishes, laundry, phone, door, and every other distraction for the next thirty minutes, devote your time to your child. These moments go by so quickly, take a deep breath and enjoy the time you have to bond between you and your child!

mmalavec said...

I chose to breastfeed my son, and will breastfeed my daughter who is due anyday now (due date August 15) because of all the health benefits for both mother and child.

Breastpumping tip: Stick pump parts in ziplock bag and stick in fridge after each use. Wash at the end of the day.

Maria-mmalavec@med.umich.edu

mogrill said...

I chose to Breastfeed because it was the very best for my little girl. She was 3 months premature and she needed every little boost she could get! I plan on doing the same with the little one that is due October 1st.

Emily said...

I stayed home to nurse my first, but this time I will need to work. I am about to start shopping for a pump, but a free premium one would be much, much nicer to have.

bliss319 said...

great giveaway. I would love to win this. My best advice is RELAX! you and your baby need to be relaxed

kristilb19 said...

I am choosing to breast feed because I didn't with my first son and we were constantly switching his formula because he couldn't hold it down, this way is so much healthier!!!

kristilb19@yahoo.com

Allie said...

Awesome giveaway! I plan to breastfeed (expecting) because it's healthy and natural for the baby, it's free, and it helps bond with the baby! :)

tammylulu said...
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tammylulu said...

This is a great prize. A good pump is invaluable.

My tip:
Drink tons of water while breastfeeding. I noticed that my milk supply decreased when I did not drink enough water.

sherri419 said...

I am not at the breastfeeding point yet (still trying to conceive), but my BF is getting ready to give birth to my goddaughter and is going to breastfeed. She did with her first and the only think I can remember her saying is to make sure you pump on time so that you will have good production. She really needs this. She rented some montrostiy the last time.

sherri419 at gmail dot com

shiloh said...

Try, try and try again. Not easy but a rewarding choice for mom and baby.

T. said...

Breastfeeding is the best source of food for my baby. I just had a baby and she is 3 weeks old today, and this would help me immensely! Thanks!

Tricia said...

I'm currently breastfeeding my third baby and my biggest advise would be just to stay at - it might be rough at the onset but it is so tremendously worth it. I really miss it when they wean!

naynays1 said...

Continue vitamins and drink healthy fluids such as water, 100 % juices to help increase milk flow. Tanks for a great giveaway.

queenoftheclick said...

It's important because it allows your baby to get better nourished and it's also a way for mom and baby to bond.

queenoftheclick said...

I posted a link about your giveaway on my blog.

http://queenoftheclick.com/?page_id=191

Simone said...

No advice as of yet as we haven't had our little one, but we have committed to breastfeeding simply for the health benefits. I also plan on donating to our local milk bank, so this would be great! Thanks!

Hetal said...

Drink more water and eat dry or fresh coconut(shredded)...

melissad.williams said...

Breastfeeding is the best way I can imagine to bond with your baby, plus it keeps them healthier and smarter! What's not to love?

When it comes to breastfeeding in public, which is a major hurdle for many women, my advice is to get yourself a Hooter Hider (or some other nursing cover with boning in the neck so you can see the baby) and just do it! You'll be amazed how few people will actually realize what you're doing, and the sooner you nurse in public, the sooner you'll get comfortable with it and start to see it as no big deal. With my first, I stayed locked up in the house for 2 months, and freaked out about having to nurse before leaving the house, and nursing in public ended up being way more difficult because of it. Just do it, it's really not as big a deal as you may make it out to be in your head.

kagey10 said...

I have a friend who is having a baby soon and she is going to try and imo succeed with breastfeeding but I would like to win this to help her. I know how important it is, but also not pressuring the mother is important too.

Sheila said...

My tip is the get a good sling. Slings are ideal for breastfeeders, it allows you to be handsfree while still breastfeeding your nursling and to multi-task with nursing and tending to chores around the house. It also keeps you hands free to nurse an infant while keeping up with a toddler. It also allows you to have a discreet place to nurse when you are in public. I can walk down the middle of the mall and nurse my baby and with my sling, nobody is the wiser :)

Rachel C. said...

I haven't breastfed yet, but I would definitely love to in the future! We've suffered with pregnancy loss and infertility for the past year, but just two weeks ago I had surgery to deal with all my problems. I'm hoping to breatfeed someday soon!! But since this pump can be shared, I would pass it along to a freind until I would need to use it. Thanks so much!

myshadow28(at)aol(dot)com

LBSGONE said...

Even if it hurts, keep on going. The pain will fade in a few days and it's totally worth it to be able to give your baby something no one else can.
cherylfrancisco@hotmail.com

Sherry R said...

Join La Leache League or your local hospital's breastfeeding support group!

Uniquely Yours said...

Nursing is the best! It's great for the baby and the mommy! All mothers should at least try. I had a hard time getting started it took me about four months to really GET IT! Thanks! for the opportunity! Make sure you stop by and enter for a personalized Princess Bracelet.
http://uniquelyyoursbyshay.wordpress.com

Erica C. said...

I think it'll just improve the bond with baby :)

kdkdkd said...

I am currently breast feeding my baby as I have my children before him. It is the healthiest option for him and the easiest for me. I love the bond that breast feeding forms, there is nothing else like it in the world. Fabulous contest, I desperately need a new pump.

kywildcats_10 said...

I guess the best advice I can give is don't give up. Sometimes it just takes a little time for you and the little one to get used to it. But keep trying its best for the baby. I breastfed my 3 daughters and this is for my oldest who is expecting.

supermax said...

best for my baby

missreneer said...

Not only is breastfeeding healthy but it creates a special bond between mother and baby. When I gave birth 6 weeks ago I had to stay in the hospital for 2 weeks due to complications but my son was home. I pumped using the hospitals pump but would love one of my own. Thanks for the great contest and Good Luck Everyone!

Heather G said...

My sister needs this. She's breast feeding twins. I admire her dedication.

Mrs. Csirke said...

I plan to breastfeed because its so much healthier for both mom and baby (but especially baby). I can't say that I am not nervous though!

Reiza said...

I know you said either or, but I'll do both. I hope you don't mind.

I breastfed because I never considered anything else.

I fought to breastfeed because my daughters were born premature and I couldn't even touch them, but I could pump for them. I felt so helpless. They were our babies, but we couldn't do anything for them. They relied on doctors and nurses to keep them alive. We were their parents and we couldn't do anything for them. I knew my milk was exactly what they needed, so pumping for them really helped me feel like a mom. It was the only thing I could do for them. Later, I fought to get them both to the breast exclusively and they thrived on my milk. It helped keep them alive despite some scary medical stuff.

My biggest tip is to find a support group. For me, that was La Leche League. I found a wonderful group of women who helped me out SO much. Unfortunately, I didn't start going to meetings until my daughters were close to a year old. I could have prevented so many problems with the wealth of information those ladies have. When I had my son, though, I had no bfing problems, but I still relied on my LLL friends. They watched the bigger kids when an emergency came up. I didn't cook for more than a week after the baby was born because my LLL friends brought me food.

I wish I had that kind of support the first time around. I wish all moms had that kind of support. It really does make a world of difference.

AmberRose95 said...

The best tip I have is to relax. If you're not relaxed, it will not be a good experience for you or the baby. Thank you for the contest!

Bakersdozen said...

I have successfully breastfed a large brood of kids and m currently breastfeeding now. I would say my best tip is not to give up if you have problems at first. There are so many resources such as the LaLeche League that can provide the support and encouragement you need.

Suzie G. said...

Congrats on your new addition! I'm currently nursing my 5 month old son and my 2.5 year old daughter. My daughter only nurses once a night and I've been trying to let her self wean and it hasn't worked like I thought it would so I've been nudging her along.

My best advice is to go with the flow. If baby wants to nurse earlier than usual, go for it. There's no need to worry about not making enough milk. Even knowing that with my daughter and telling all my friend's that when they had their babies, when my son was in the hospital last month I didn't get to nurse him for 4 days! When he finally started he seemed really unsatisfied and I felt so empty. It was really tempting to just make him a bottle but I kept rying to remind myself that I could get my supply up. After about a week of feeling empty and nursing him every half hour, we made it through bottle free and now he's back to his three-four hour stretches. Of course that's not always practical if you're a working mommy, but I share my story to offer encouragement that just because you don't feel full doesn't mean you'll never produce enough milk for your baby. The wonders of mother nature!

Feed the moose said...

Breastfeeding is a way of loving your baby. You are providing the best possible nutrients for a baby's health. You are also giving the baby time with you, and saving money which helps your own stress level!

Brooke said...

I chose to breastfeed my kids because, aside from ALL the physical benefits, I like how portable and endless the food supply is.

I have a pumping tip for you, though. Keep a constant supply of baby mags on hand. They're like porn for your boobs and you get let downs much more easily.

Samantha said...

I decided to breastfeed my baby because it is the natural thing to do. It's wonderful that there is reliable formula for unusual situations where breastfeeding doesn't work out, but it's obvious that breastfeeding is best. Thanks for the opportunity!

dolls123 said...

The World Health Organization and many other experts encourage women to breastfeed for as long as possible, one year or even longer, because human milk provides the best nutrition and protection against infections. (Breastfeeding Guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics) The AAP also recommends that infants consume breast milk exclusively for the first six months of life, thereafter combining breast milk with slowly introduced solid foods through the end of the first year.


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Erin said...

I really enjoyed breastfeeding my first baby and am looking forward to doing it again with the newest addition to our family, arriving this fall. Not only is it a great bonding experience but the number of calories you burn really helps shed those extra baby pounds!

Jodi said...

I would love to win this for my niece who is due soon, and will be breastfeeding. Unfortunalty I didn't breastfeed, but I regret it now. I know that a mothers' milk is the best for baby, and the bonding experience I am sure is something unique.

purehrt555(AT)yahoo(DOT)com.

Gianna said...

I'm going to breastfeed because it's best. I'm going to have a whole new bf experience in the next few weeks.. I will be learning how to bf twins!

klp1965 said...

i chose it because it is a beautiful bonding between you and your child :)

twistinggooch said...

Get the hands free bra with this so you can blog while pumping :)

anny32 said...

i breastfed my son until he was 3. i also pumped. i had to do it at work. need a quiet electric pump...

vcrowley said...

Great giveaway! This would be so cool to win!! My tip is to stick with it and be patient. It can be really painful and hard at first, but if you give it time and have a good support network, it will work out and be an amazing experience.

goodwitchglinda said...

Awesome giveaway! I decided to because of the benefits to baby and mom. I'm sure it isn't easy, but I think it is worth any trouble.

Barbara said...

Like so many others have already said, the best tip is to be patient. Although breastfeeding IS natural and women have been doing it since the dawn of time...sometimes it can take a few days or even weeks to get it worked out for you and your baby. Don't give up.

shana804 said...

My tip is to pump so daddy can feed too and get that close bond with baby as well.

lilyk said...

I would love to win this breast pump for my friend who wants to breastfeed because she feels it's healthier for her baby.

lsl_53 said...

My son is two weeks old TODAY!! I've decided to breastfeed because its cheaper, and of course healthier!! I haven't started pumping yet but I've read this would certainly help increase my milk supply!! Thanks for the chance to WIN!!

joannaonthelake said...

I have a 4 month old and I never gave it a second thought, breast feeding for sure! Being a new mother is the greatest joy you can have in life, and I want to experience all the greatest that is has to offer, and give my daughter all the love I possibly can! What greater love and bonding is there between a mother and her baby than breast feeding! The baby makes an instant connection with you and it is the most precious time I spend with her! It is natural and healthy for the baby, it is easy - no bottles to deal with at all hours of the day and nigh, and no heating or cleanup to deal with! I really would love this breast pump as we are having more children as soon as possible!
joannaonthelake[at]gmail.com

Lauriemetcalf said...

Breastfeeding is so important for both you and your child and only you can provide this.Awesome contest.I hope I win!

SECAVEN said...

breastfeeding is very important to babies. bonding with the mother, extra nutrients and anti - bodies from mothers milk. just a better alternative, in my opinion, than buying formula. lots cheaper too!

Rockin' Mama said...

My best advice is to seek help early if needed. I saw a lactation consultant who I attribute to my success. 13 months and we're still nursing! I'd love this for my friend who is having her first in Sept.

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Jenna said...

Oh how incredible this would be. I B/Fed first baby and didn't get to do it as long as I wish I could have! I want to breastfeed baby #2 as long as I can as I know it helps increase immunity etc.

Emilie said...

I would love to win this for my pregnant sister. I currently am nursing my second child and I can't imagine doing it any other way. My big advice is if you plan to still work full time and pump, like I do, get ahead when you are still on maternity leave. Starting pumping extra when your milk comes in. For me anyway, the pump isn't nearly as effective and it has been a lifesaver to have a freezer full!