Category Archives: Breastfeeding

On Weaning: Mothering Without the Breast

My son went to bed tonight with a headache. I know he’s really not feeling well because he fell asleep on the floor with his head resting on the pad we use to change his sister’s diapers. He didn’t have dinner or a popsicle. (He never skips a popsicle.)

He woke up briefly a few minutes ago. I can’t say I’m sorry, because I got to hear his little voice, know that he’s OK, and coax him back to sleep...without breastfeeding. Continue reading

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The First Years® Breastflow® Memory Pump – On Sale at Target Now!

In honor of National Breastfeeding Month, I’d like to share some info I was given about a great breastpump that is on sale at Target now – The First Years® Breastflow® Memory Pump.  For the sake of disclosure, I will clarify that I have not used this particular pump, but I think the data storage feature could be really beneficial to lots of moms who have trouble pumping.

Read on for details!

The First Years Breastflow Memory Pump

The First Years® Breastflow® Memory Pump is designed to make breastfeeding more comfortable and efficient. It features an easy-to-use digital touch screen that automatically tracks and stores data for up to 10 sessions, automatically recording important information including the date and time, suction and speed. For a complete profile, mom can enter milk volume for each session. Plus, the unique handle allows double pumping with one hand. Breastflow Memory Pump comes with a custom designed tote bag, plus a cooler bag with removable ice pack, two 5oz. Breastflow bottles with storage lids, 2 sizes of Flexi-fit™ breast shields and a rechargeable battery pack for ultimate portability. MSRP: $179.99, now available in Target stores nationwide and on Target.com.   

 TFY Memory Pump now on sale at Target

From Aug. 18 to Aug. 24, all The First Years products – including the new Breastflow Memory Pump – will be on sale for 10% off on Target.com

WIN IT!

From now through Sept. 1st, Enter to win a The First Years Breastflow Memory Pump on Facebook!

Facebook Sweepstakes

Signature*Disclosure: I was not compensated in any way for this post.

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MommyCon Philly 2013: A Recap

Are you following me yet on Instagram?

If so, you probably saw a few pics from MommyCon last Sunday. If not, well head over there and do it now! (I’m wendykate99 and I’ll follow you back!)

So, MommyCon. How fun, right? There really was no question that I’d love the event. Babywearing, cloth diapering, my online idols all in one place. It was even pretty close to me – just a few hours away in Philly. Easy day trip.

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And I didn’t have to go alone! For a minute I thought it would just be me and my baby girl making the trek to Philly, but then Emily from Mama Days got her hands on a ticket and we picked her up on the way. I’m so glad because I think it was much more fun as a trio! Continue reading

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My Underwire Revelation {Bella Materna Nursing Bra Review ~ Ends 6/10}

After 3 years of searching, I finally found a comfortable nursing bra I love! I wrote (and raved) about it, and much like when I had my first child, I doubted that I could ever love another bra so completely! But, like any mom of multiple kids knows, when another one comes along your heart grows big enough to accommodate them all! And that’s exactly what happened when I found the Bella Materna Basic T-shirt Nursing Bra with underwire. 

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Hygeia Breast Pumps: The Mom-Friendly, Eco-Friendly Choice

Well folks, I return to work in less than 2 weeks. I can hardly believe my baby girl is creeping up on 3 months old, and my maternity leave is coming to a close. And you know what that means: it’s time to break out the breast pump. Am I happy about it? Honestly, no. But I am happy to introduce you to a new friend and the sponsor of this exciting (and pretty intense!) “tandem nursing work-away-from-home mom” leg of my breastfeeding journey: Hygeia!

We all know that breastfeeding is eco-friendly, right? It’s 100% natural, and requires no manufacturing, packaging or transport. But for many of us, breastfeeding requires the use of a breast pump, and that’s where we’re faced with another opportunity to make an eco-friendly choice. After some research, that choice brought me to my new pump, the EnJoy™ LBI Breast Pump with Deluxe Tote Set. Continue reading

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