I was devastated when my tiny, four-weeks-early baby could not latch on to my humongous breasts (well, the nipple, not the entire breast). At twenty years old, I was quite impressed with my determination to breastfeed my son. I could have easily thrown in the towel and kissed the whole commitment thing in the butt.
But I kept trying.
Eventually, it worked and breastfeeding became the most precious time I was able to spend with Kaden.
I did come with a price, though. I rented a hospital grade pump from a local lactation center for some ridiculous amount. It helped me to express milk from my super engorged breasts and to prepare bottles for my little guy. This way, I was able to get in a few hours at work and allow others to feed him. Pumping wasn't always the greatest, but it was a life-saver for me.
I'm going to do the same with this baby as well. This time, I'll be using the Lansinoh® Affinity Pro™ Double Electric Breast Pump.
“The debut of the Affinity Pro is a huge step forward in breast pump technology, and we have already received tremendous positive feedback from moms who have tried it and were able to get a better, more comfortable and positive pumping experience,” said Kevin Vyse-Peacock, CEO of Lansinoh. “Ideally, mom and baby are together for nursing, but in our society, moms are returning to work after having their children. These breastfeeding moms need a high-quality pump to ensure that their breastfeeding journey is not unnecessarily interrupted.”
Obviously I have not been able to test this breast pump out. I am patiently waiting for baby to arrive. Hopefully, we will have a success story to share. My last pregnancy proved that I was a milk-making machine. I had no problem expressing milk at all. At one point, I thought I was a cow. I'm hoping the same situation occurs this time around (minus the cow comparison).
This revolutionary new compact, light weight pump is the most advanced breast pump ever created for moms and the first breast pump to offer moms three pumping levels, helping them maximize milk flow, increase comfort and enhance overall breastfeeding success. The Affinity Pro brings the effectiveness of a premium pump to more moms with an affordable suggested retail price of $129.99.A lot of breastfeeding mothers choose to breastfeed exclusively. Others, don't really have a choice but to pump. Whatever the case, decide what is best for you. I pump because I want to include Ian and other family members in the feeding process (and could use some extra help) and I may have an emergency that requires me to be away from the baby.
- Three customizable pumping styles allow you to maximize milk production and comfort
- Adjustable cycle and suction allows for ultimate customization and comfort
- Hygienically designed to guarantee that no milk backs up in tubing
- LCD screen with timer helps you keep track of time
- Compact, lightweight base is portable
- Includes carry tote for on-the-go convenience
- Compatible with any hands-free bra for multi-tasking
- ComfortFit™ Flanges ensure a comfortable, proper fit
- Bottle holders prevent spills and protect precious milk
- Large flanges and other accessories available through lansinohstore.com
- BPA free
I am still quite fascinated with the whole miracle of being able to supply my child with milk from my body. It is amazing. I always say that you have to be a believer in some higher power after witnessing something so miraculous as this.
If you have never considered breastfeeding, I would highly recommend giving it a shot. I'm not one for judging women who choose not to, I just think we all should experience this process at least once. It can't hurt.
Maybe I can persuade to breastfeed by offering you a wonderful giveaway.
ABOUT LANSINOH LABORATORIES INC.
Founded by a breastfeeding mom, Lansinoh has been committed to helping new moms succeed in breastfeeding for more than 25 years. Famous for its award-winning cornerstone product, HPA® Lanolin, today Lansinoh is the market leader in breastfeeding accessories and premium toddler mealtime and baby toiletries products that help moms, families and babies live a healthy life. Lansinoh is committed to continuing to drive innovation and maintaining the highest quality standards in the industry. The Lansinoh family of brands, which are available in more than 25,000 retail stores nationwide, include Lansinoh breastfeeding accessories, Lansinoh mOmma bottle feeding systems, mOmma toddler mealtime products and Earth Friendly Baby skincare. For more information, please visit www.lansinoh.com and http://www.oncloudmom.com, like us on Facebook at LansinohUSA and mOmmaUS, and follow us on Twitter at @LansinohUSA and @mOmmaUS.
I was sent product to facilitate my review. The opinions and views are my own.