Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Must Have for New Moms!

As you may know from my previous post,  breastfeeding and maintaining milk supply is a lot of work. Some people think you just put the baby there and wala the baby can get milk any time. It doesn't work that way at all. You need to build up supply by breastfeeding and pumping 24/7. Going back to work makes the task even harder because you no longer have a baby that will remind you that it is feeding time.  Instead, you have to find time to pump and schedule it around meetings. The Medela Freestyle pump helped me a lot to achieve this. This pump may be $330-$350, but it is so worth it!   If there are any first time moms out there who haven't gotten a pump get this one!  It is expensive, but I already broke even just after 3 months of pumping.

Below is a list of why I love this pump:

  • Its weight.  It is ONLY 1 lb (No need to carry around a heavy bag with you. This one is so light.)
  • Rechargeable and also has an AC adaptor (Bigplus! No need for an outlet if you don't have access to one.   This makes this pump totally portable.  The battery lasts one whole day for me. That's 6 sessions ~20 minutes long)
  • Dual pump (cuts down pumping time)
  • Has digital display, memory, timer, and backlight (you can keep track of how long you've pumped in the middle of the night when it is pitch black)

No comments:

Post a Comment