Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Philips Avent and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one. ~Mother Teresa #LoveIsInTheDetails @Avent_US Click To Tweet
If you’ve followed our feeding journey, you know that I’ve been donating breast milk since Addie was born. Most recently, to my friend’s daughter Ella. When I started to pump, it was due to an excess of breast milk, but then my doula and friend was diagnosed with cancer while she was pregnant. Knowing her journey would be long and unsure, she asked me if I had extra milk for her.
Though Erica did not beat her cancer, her sweet Ella is strong and beautiful… she is her mama. And I, her milk mama. I could not be more thankful for help as I’ve taken this journey, one I never thought I’d be on. One I could not imagine.
The biggest help to me has been a good breast pump… of which I’ve used a few. Finding one that gives me great comfort as well as functionality is key- especially because we’re always on the go!
Because Millie doesn’t actually drink my pumped milk, she’s apt to not let me sit and take a moment to pump, but the Avent Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump has thought of everything to make any time I do have to pump, more than possible; it’s comfortable.
The unique design allows me to sit totally upright- no more leaning forward to pump. If you’ve used some other pumps, you’ll know what a great feature this is!
The flanges are so comfortable, featuring innovative massaging petals- which are soft and totally cushion the breast. The pump mimics a baby’s natural sucking, which helps stimulate letdown and milk flow!
Tip: Looking for other helpful ways to assist with let down?
Try being around your child laughing or crying- as long as it’s not stressing you out.
Drink a nice warm beverage.
Listen to relaxing music or read a book.
The Avent Double Electric Breast pump comes with everything you need to pump, store and serve your liquid gold- and fits together easily and quickly for efficient pump usage- every time. A really unique feature: the guards that come with the pump. I love them because they offer options. Me? I love options. Use the guards to cover the flanges to keep them from dripping, when I can’t clean my pump right away, but they’re also ideal for keeping them clean and sterile before your next use. Seriously… who doesn’t love multi-functional pieces?
The compact Avent Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump is so lightweight and comes with a sleek black tote, making both travel and storage easy and pretty. I think you get it… the love is truly in the details with this breast pump.
My journey with Camille has been one I always dreamed of; late night cuddles and early morning milky breath. Breast feeding has been both a blessing and dream, though not every mother is afforded the opportunity, and I think you’ve probably read that about my story, as well: Addie and I had a pretty terrible nursing relationship, and I ended up pumping for well over a year. From on-lookers to other mothers commenting breast is best to me as if I’d never read a single parenting article broke my heart.
What is best: a fed baby. A happy, fed baby. #LoveIsInTheDetails @Avent_US Click To Tweet
The beginning of my mothering journey was hard, as it is for so many, but it taught me that we all deserve love and respect for our choices. It taught me that we can never know another woman’s story. It taught me that there is no single right way to parent.
Your story is not just what everyone sees, but the moments that make it whole. Let’s walk through this crazy journey of parenthood together.
Are you ready to experience the comfort of the Avent Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump?
— Chelley Martinka (@martinkadelux) February 21, 2016
Then this giveaway is for you! Be the winner of 1 new breast pump- 20 are available, so make sure you share the opportunity with your friends, too! Don’t forget to share some parenting wisdom with me… please! I always want to learn more!