April 13, 2016

Earth Day + Medela Freestyle Deluxe Breastpump Giveaway!!

As most of you already know, mine and Leighton’s nursing (and pumping) journey came to an end a few months ago at 14 months.  It seemed like such a long journey that was such a big part of her life, but when I look back at it now, it seems like it began and ended in just the blink of an eye.  I will always cherish those moments where time slowed down and it was just she and I together though.  You can read my first post at Memphis Moms Blog about breastfeeding here.
With Earth Day just right around the corner, it is the perfect time to donate an old electric breastpump that you might have and no longer need.  Since I stopped pumping at work a few months ago, I’ve decided to go ahead and recycle my pump with Medela Recycles.  Medela covers the shipping costs to recycle your old electric breastpump that you no longer use (Medela does not reuse parts for manufacturing) through their recycling program.  All you have to do is fill out a few lines of information on their site, and you will be able to print out a shipping form to recycle your pump.  It’s that easy.  = )
I used my Medela Pump in Style Advance pump occasionally, but my favorite pump that I used every single day was my Medela Freestyle Deluxe pump.  Pumping was not fun for me.  It was nonstop work, but it was so nice knowing that I was doing something so good for my baby while I was at work or was traveling out of town.  The freestyle deluxe pump definitely made it a little easier though.  It is completely hands free and runs off a rechargeable battery.  I could walk around the house and make the bed, do dishes or laundry or anything else while pumping.  I would pump every single day on my drive to and from work too.  I just used it along with my handsfree bra, and it made all the difference in the world.  I even used the Medela car charger to charge up my freestyle while I was traveling out of town. 
I’m so excited to be teaming up with Medela today to give away a Freestyle Deluxe Pump.  To enter, just use the rafflecopter widget below.  What was your favorite breastfeeding moment?  My favorite moments were those when she would look up and smile at me while nursing.  I will never forget those pretty eyes and that smile and knowing that in all the world, she only needed and wanted me at that very moment.  With her busy toddler life, I now see how special those moments were.  They forced me to just slow down and only focus on what mattered in that moment. 
Want to learn more about Medela and other mother’s experiences with Medela?  You can check out their videos here.
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99 thoughts on “Earth Day + Medela Freestyle Deluxe Breastpump Giveaway!!”

  1. I am having my second Baby on Friday! I would love the hands free pump! It would especially be useful when I return to work because I am in and out of my car all day! I work in Home Health as a Physical Therapist.

  2. Being able to nurse at all is my favorite part. After having Raegan be unable to nurse because of her cleft palate I was devastated. When Hudson took to nursing so naturally I cried tears of joy. I finally got to nurse my baby.

  3. My favorite nursing moment is when my baby would rub on my face or chest while I nursed. I thought it was so sweet because they felt so loved and comforted in that moment that they loved on me back. (I've breastfed 3 babies and a 4th is on the way.)

  4. I had a breast reduction in 2011 so my favorite part about breastfeeding is being able to breastfeed. Also love how my body makes antibodies for my little one when he is sick and we are nursing I love to pump to have my freezer stash while I'm at work to get my baby all the effects of breastfeeding

  5. I am due on May 16 with my first baby. We've been praying to have breastmilk and to have enough to feed him hopefully for more than a year. I'm excited to breastfeed because of the connection between the mom and the child which I believe is priceless.

  6. My little one still can't figure out a bottle. I come home everyday on my lunch break and feed her. It has made going back to work bearable, and we are still able to connect and snuggle during the day. I love our time!

  7. Just the satisfaction of giving my baby all she needed to get those nutrients to grow! I LOVED breastfeeding my baby! I was the best! Sad i could only do it for 3 months. I was lucky I had a friend that let me borrow a Medela pump and I'm due in July and I still don't have a pump! This would be the best to win! Thank you so so much for the chance.

  8. I think my favorite breastfeeding moment was when it all finally clicked! We went three months with a breast shield and I was losing my mind. Went to an LC who suggested getting LO's lip tie clipped. We made the appointment, and he was nursing like a champ minutes after the procedure! The relief I felt knowing I would never have to use that shield again with the satisfaction of being able to calm my baby down after a painful procedure made me feel wonderful and so glad I stuck it out!

  9. My son was never able to latch correctly so I've been exclusively pumping since he was 5 weeks old. However, he was born premature and seeing him chunk up from 4lbs 14oz to over 20lbs now in 8 short months is truly amazing. We haven't had to supplement with formula since bringing him home from the hospital and I'm thankful for that every day. I'd love to have another breast pump because I have put mine through the ringer and I'd like to keep pumping well past a year.

  10. My absolute favorite thing about nursing is knowing that my son knows I'm there for him and always will be. I don't feel like a food source to him. He is awesome in every way seeing him look up at me or him twiddling with my hair or rubbing my face melts my heart! Congratulations on your breastfeeding journey! I'm so excited to see how long mine will last 🙂

  11. My favorite story is my brother and his wife are college students. Even though he has a early shift at work he will bring the baby to her when it wakes up so she can get the most rest for the day. It has strengthened their relationship even more. ♡

  12. She comes to me for comfort. She scared herself when she fell the other day and when I hugged her she twisted around with her mouth open trying to get nursies. I laughed. I cried. I made it all better. I am so excited that I can do something about a scared and upset crying baby. Because it's the saddest thing in the world.

  13. I love that I get my baby boy back as soon as he is hungry regardless of which family member is holding him. Sometimes you can miss your baby when he is in the same room because the family has been holding him all day long.

  14. I exclusively pump for 13 months so my favorite memory was probably watching my husband feed the baby. We had so many moments of snuggles it was so heartwarming to watch him experience that bond! Can't wait to do it for our next! ????????

  15. I love the bondi we share through nursing. And those "dreaded" late night feedings are my favorite! My 3 month old is always super snuggly and happy. Who could be upset waking up to a crying baby who instantly smiles as soon as he sees you ????

  16. I nursed my first baby (my daughter Henley – now 2) until she was 13 months old. I'm on month 3 with my newest little one (Everly). I absolutely love the bond that it creates between us. I also love looking at their little fat rolls knowing that I, solely, am responsible for nourishing them. It's such a big responsibility and makes me so proud!

  17. Baby #2 is due to arrive any day now (April 27) so the two of us haven't started our journey just yet, but I have been talking about it a lot with big sister and that has been fun and funny! I want nursing and pumping and breasts in general to be natural and something that shouldn't be taboo for my girls. My big girl is excited to be able to snuggle with me even while baby is eating and I can't wait for that also.

  18. The best part of breastfeeding my son is the struggles that we have had. I have undergone two surgeries recently back to back in the last 2 months. My supply has suffered quite a bit, but I am still able to give him some here and there. I am amazed that I am still producing some breast milk still. I had the same surgery after my daughter was born and that led to my milk drying up completely. I saw this give away and I almost lost my marbles! This is the kind of portability that I have needed! I want to increase my low milk supply and EBF again. With all the doctors appointments and dressing changes, and all the time I spend away from my son, this would be a god send! Lol I know that was lengthy, but my answer is my breastfeeding struggles. And that somehow I am still producing something, no matter how small that amount is.

  19. I am a 1st time expecting mom of a baby girl due on 05/14/2016. I am looking forward to the bonding with my baby, skin to skin, gazing in her eyes & watching her smile 🙂 I looking forward breastfeeding my baby for the awesome bonding experience and the GOLD LIQUID MILK for baby. As I am a stay at home mom therefore my husband works to make that possible! I would like to pump so that he can feel that bonding and gaze into her eyes and share the same moments that I will be sharing with her.

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