Breastfeeding is one of my favorite memories of having babies. When I was pregnant with Jackson, I decided that I would give breastfeeding a try but not worry about it if I had a hard time. I was not breastfed as a baby and neither was my Mom (back then my Gaga have her corn syrup and evaporated milk!), so I knew that a baby would be just fine with whatever I chose to feed him or her. However, I always thought that a relationship a mom has with her baby while breastfeeding was something very special (not to mention the health benefits for both Mom & baby).
After a very rough delivery with Jackson, I believe the universe blessed us with a smooth breastfeeding experience. Besides some mild soreness and anxiety about weight gain (in Jackson, not me), our nursing experience was easy. One worry that I had about breastfeeding was leaving my baby. How would he eat? Would he take milk from a bottle? What would I use to pump the milk? As a new Mom, I was very anxious about all things related to feedings. I bought an electric double breast pump and used it to build up a milk stash for Jackson to have when I left him. The pump I used got the job done, but it was huge and sometimes I felt like I needed a wheelbarrow to transport my “big black bag housing a pump” around.
I had Jackson a few years too early to use a Lansinoh Affinity Pro Double Electric Breast Pump but I would have loved to use this! First of all, it’s very compact and comes in a sleek bag that looks like it could be a stylish purse. Secondly, you know how I love technology, right? This pump has a LCD timer that allows you to manage your time effectively, which would have eliminated me watching the clock like a hawk to see how long I had pumped. Besides the cute carrying tote and timer, there are many more cool features:
- ComfortFit Flanges
- Maximum Hygiene Design: guarantees no milk back-up
- Adjustable Settings: customize the perfect suction and rhythm for you
- Bottle Stands: to prevent spills of your precious “liquid gold”
- Compact, Light Base: easy to carry with you and hassle-free
- AC Adapter/Battery: takes 6 AA batteries so if you aren’t near an outlet you won’t have to stand in the open at a public restroom during a wedding (I may or may not have done this)
- For long-term, daily use at home or away
- Compatible with any hands-free bra (this is awesome)
One lucky Baby Gators Den reader is going to win an Affinity Pro of their own, thanks to Lansinoh, but if you can’t wait to have your own, check Lansinoh out and purchase your own for only $129.99:
Thank you & Good Luck!!!
*I received the product in order to facilitate the review, however all opinions are my own.