Late night post, because really… When the kids are asleep that’s when it’s free range (not to mention quiet time) to get things done.
The word busy is pretty much synonymous with mamas. Who doesn’t hit the ground running every morning; juggle multiple tasks through the day, all while taking care of your babe, your family, work and yourself on top. One thing that I have had by my side since baby #1 was my Medela’s Freestyle Double Electric Breast Pump. How can a breast pump alleviate the busy-ness from day to day, well let me tell you.
- Built In Battery Means You Can Take it on the Go: The battery is built-in and rechargeable so you can literally use it anywhere, trust me, I’ve not only used it at home while curling my hair, or doing the dishes, but have pumped in the car while driving to a meeting (crazy, but it works).
- 2-Phase Expression Technology: Have you ever noticed that your babe suckles for the first minute or two after latching on, then after they suckle your milk lets down and your babe is guzzling away. Well the Medela Freestyle mimics just that. Even after I’ve fed my babe, I use my Freestyle to bag and freeze more milk. (Not to mention it helps maintain + grow milk supply, my freezer is packed with bags of frozen milk).
- Double Pumping: I originally started with Medela’s Swing Single Pump, which worked amazingly, but as I was sitting there for 20 – 30 minutes at a time I thought to myself, there must be a quicker way to do this. That’s when I discovered the game changer, the Medela Freestyle Double Electric Pump (insert smiley face emoji). I wear a hands-free bandeau meant to hold the pumps, and I was off to the races.
Now onto baby #3, and Medela is still my go to. Life definitely has gotten busier having more kids, but I still get to enjoy some me time (and even sleep) thanks to my awesome hubby, family and Medela’s Calma Bottle. I honestly was a little hesitant at first, I’ve always heard about babies who are too young having a bottle too early and then suffering from “nipple confusion”, but that wasn’t the case at all with the Calma bottle. All 3 babes were able to easily transition back and forth from mama to bottle, all filled with the stored frozen breast milk.
But in all seriousness, breastfeeding baby, especially the first time around was intense. I didn’t realize how often it happened, how uncomfortable (errrr, painful it was) for the first couple of weeks, breastpads, nursing bras, and more… but thank goodness for my mama friends who had kids before me. Who would answer my middle of the night calls (and cries) and tell me that it was all normal; to cold compress the “engorge-ness”, or to pump, pump, pump and freeze for later. And now my middle of the night “calls” go to MyMedela App… thank goodness for this app, because I was starting to feel bad for waking up my friends in the middle of the night.
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