I can’t believe how quickly this pregnancy has gone by. In just about a month we will be saying hello to our newest addition. When baby #2 does arrive I plan to breastfeed, just as I did with Keira.
Since Keira was born at 29 weeks gestation, for the first month of her life she was only able to “eat” through a nasogastric tube. So I expressed, with a pump, every two hours. Eventually we were able to start breastfeeding but still we needed the pump because for a preemie like Keira, nursing is very taxing and we were unable to nurse at every meal until she hit term. A she got older she didn’t actually need the bottle for “lazy” feeds anymore, but I sure did! Pumping and bottle feeding remained a part of our lives until she was about a year old. Breastfeeding is hard work for mommy, and sometimes we need a break. It’s also nice for Daddy to have a little bonding time with baby as well.
This time around, I plan to pump and bottle feed in conjunction with nursing for that very reason and I am excited to try the Philips AVENT Manual Breast Pump this time around. I do have a heavy duty double electric breast pump which worked great for at home use, but I found it cumbersome to travel with. It is not the sort of item you can just tuck away in your purse. I’m excited to get using the manual breast pump because it is the type of item you can tuck away in a diaper bag and use away from home as needed.
Philips AVENT claims that the Manual Breast Pump is the first product ever designed to stimulate milk flow in a way that closely mimics the suckling action of a baby. They also say that their manual breast pump has not only been clinically proven to be as effective as a hospital-grade electric pump – it was rated significantly more comfortable and pleasant to use.
Product features include:
More comfortable pumping position due to unique design that gently stimulates natural let-down and milk flow
Soft massage cushion with warm feel
Easy to combine breast and bottle feeding
Easy to use, store, and transport
Compact lightweight design
I am most looking forward to being able to sit in a comfortable position to pump. No more leaning forward to make sure all the milk is captured in the bottle and not spilled, no more back pain! If you have breastfed before then you know that the more comfortable and relaxed you are, the more milk you will be able to express, and the faster you will achieve let-down.
Philips AVENT has a large product range for babies including products for breastfeeding, bottle feeding, toddler feeding, baby monitors and newborn gifts. They truly are a leader in baby products and I am proud to be an AVENT mom!
Suggested Retail Price: $59.99
Available at: Babies R Us, Sears, Loblaw, Target, Walmart, London Drugs, Baby Specialty
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Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!