My Love Affair with My Breast Pump
Recently, I gave birth to our fourth baby. She was a complete surprise, but a true blessing to our family. Long before that, we thought we were done, and gave all our baby items away. In total, nearly seven years of my life was spent nursing my wonderful children, and one thing I know without a doubt is my breast pump saved my sanity!
No, seriously! I have a love affair with my breast pump, because it symbolizes a little bit of freedom from nursing, and a way to give my husband a chance to feed our precious little bundle.
Owning a breast pump means I can get out and go shopping on my own. It means my hubby and I can still have a date once in a while . . . yes after four kids we still like to date each other it helps keep us from drowning in pools of laundry and toys piled high.
It also works great for when you have those pesky little clogged ducts and need a bit of extra help when your baby is not on its game. Owning a breast pump is one of the best baby gear items I can recommend if you are a nursing mother.
If you are looking for a breast pump Diapers.com is a great place to start. They have a vast selection of breast pumps and accessories to choose from. Also thanks to the Affordable Care Act, you can purchase your breast pump from Diapers.com and obtain a refund for the pump you chose through your insurance.
If you are not sure which pump is right for you or if you are an expectant mama looking for a new pump, check out this helpful PDF full of helpful tips on breast feeding and pumping.
Pump Milk for Babies in Need
Another great way to use your breast pump is to pump extra milk to give to milk banks. There are many babies out there whose mamas might not be able to produce enough or have health issues preventing them from nursing. Many mothers like this still want their babies to have breast milk.
Whatever the reason you choose to pump milk for a baby, and whatever breast pump you choose to get from Diapers.com know your boobs will thank you when they are about to burst.
Have breast pumps saved your sanity also? Let me know in the comments below!