Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Medela Freestyle Breast Pump

Well this is my first blog. This is something I have wanted to start doing for a while so now I have a good reason to up's my chances of winning a Medela Freestyle Breast Pump- something I very badly want but can not really afford. I have spent a considerable amount of time investigating this breast pump, and day-dreaming about owning one and how much easier it would make my life. I currently use a Medela Pump in Style that my aunt gave aunt that has 4 children, this pump has been through 3 of them, 2 being twins. So not surprisingly my pump has been acting up and I think it's time for a new one. I pump once a day at work, and it is such a hassle carrying that giant pump around with me. I am also a full time student, and school starts up this week so I will need to go back to pumping 3 times a day, morning noon and night-literally.
I was looking up reviews for the pump, and while most are great, the one thing that seems to come up as bad in a lot of reviews is the hands-free system that comes with the pump, a cotraption of sorts that you hook on to your nursing bra. Right now I just use an old sports bra with x's cut in it where my nipples are, and it works great. So I'm not too concerned about that, what I like is how small the pump is and how it has a timer and clock on it. I hate when I start pumping only to realize I don't have any way of telling time or knowing how long I've pumped, so I have to stop, un-hook myself and go get my cell phone. Well while browsing for reviews I came across a great one on a great site-
The woman who runs this site travels all around the world with her children and gives tips and insights on travelling with kids. It is a very informative site. Check it out! I really liked her review of the Freestyle pump, especially since she compared it to the Pump in Style Advance, which I also was considering getting since the one I have is very old, not an 'advance'. It isn't much more to just go for the Freestyle though so that is what I hope to get. I am trying to save money for it but it hasn't been easy lately. I just can't wait until I am done with school, then I'll be making a lot more money! By that time though I won't be breastfeeding anymore, at least not until my next baby, and I don't plan on having anymore babies for at least 4 years.
I did find a Medela Freestyle for only $309 here

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