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{Evenflo Feeding} : Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump

dsc_0509*This is a sponsored post by Evenflo Feeding. All opinions are my own.

A girl and her breast pump go together like peanut butter and jelly! When your a breastfeeding mama on the go, who needs to pump, its important to find the right one. With so many options available it can be hard to know what to look for.

Luckily this isn’t my first rodeo. 

That is not to say I am an expert. Far from it. The truth is breastfeeding is hard! Real hard! So I am always trying to read and watch as much as I can. When I was pregnant with my second daughter, I happened upon a Facebook Live Q & A Breastfeeding session with TheBabyGuyNYC (Jamie) and Shari Criso.

Knowledge is power!

I gained some helpful insight into the world of breastfeeding just from that first session. Especially as it pertained to pumping. Jamie and Shari were discussing the Evenflo Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump. Immediately I was impressed by some of the features. So, I was pleased to learn I would have the opportunity to review one.

Evenflo Advanced Double Electric Pump : My favorite features…

1. Battery Operated

The Evenflo Breast Pump arrived just a few days before our week of road trips. So, with the busyness of packing, I opted to open the pump after our trips. Mistake. What I didn’t realize at the time was that the Evenflo pump has the ability to run on batteries. This would have saved me the headache of trying to figure out how and when I was going to be able to pump. During our trips I was at the mercy of the outlet. Bringing a pump with battery capabilities would have allowed me the freedom to pump whenever, wherever I needed.

2.  Bottle Holders

The pump unit has two cut outs to hold the bottles. This may seem insignificant, but trust me when I say it’s not. I don’t know how many times I have lost that precious liquid gold I worked so hard to pump because the bottles tipped over while I was attempting to unhook everything. Evenflo makes it so easy! Once I finish pumping they go right in the bottle holders!

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3. Flanges

My midwife explained the use of flanges and how they might make my pumping journey more successful this time.  Breast pumps are not a one size fits all. Using the correct size flanges while pumping can maximize the amount of milk extracted from the breast, while making it a more comfortable experience. Evenflo created this pump with nursing mothers in mind, as they include two sets of flanges with their pump.

4. Closed Pump

Evenflo is a closed pump. A closed pump means there is a barrier between the pumps motor and milk. Thus decreasing the risk of mold and bacteria within your pump, making it more hygiene friendly.

5. Suction and Speed 

Before using the Evenflo pump, I was only able to adjust both settings using one dial. Evenflo makes it better. While pumping I am able to control the speed and suction separately, customizing my pump experience each time.

6. Free Breastfeeding Class

Included with your pump is the option to watch two videos – “Simply Breastfeeding” and “Breast Pumps and Briefcases.” As a mom, the more I can learn the better. So, I find it wonderful that Evenflo has included some helpful videos to make the process easier.

What features do you look for in a breast pump?

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4 Tips To Make Life With A Newborn Easier

The newborn stage is hard work! In the weeks since bringing our second daughter home, we are amazed at just how much we have forgotten in a few short years. Extra laundry due to all the blow outs,  the constant bottle cleaning, and then add a toddler to the mix. It can seem pretty chaotic at times.

Luckily, there are some things we haven’t forgotten that can make life with a newborn a little easier.

  1. Assurance Underpads

Say what!? This may sound like an odd item to purchase for a newborn, but I can assure you they are total worth it! Every time our daughter would have an accident while changing her, the pads would protect the changing pad and cover. This cut down on the amount of laundry we had to do. We always kept one on our oldest daughters changing pad until we potty trained her. I always keep a few in the diaper bag as well. Even though most diaper bags come with a changing pad it never hurts to have a disposable underpad on hand. Especially when you are out and about and your little one needs a change, only to find the changing area isn’t the cleanest. Laying down a larger disposable underpad is much easier then using your changing pad that will need washed immediately. 

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2.  Wet Wipe Container = Dirt Diaper Pail

We lived in a tiny two bedroom apartment until our oldest daughter was almost two. So we had to be selective on what items to put in the nursery. With limited space, a large garbage can or diaper genie was out of the question. So, I took the top off an empty wet wipe container and placed it on the dresser, next to the changing pad and WALA! We had a dirty diaper container. Granted it only held a few diapers before needing to be emptied, but it was totally worth not having dirty diapers laying everywhere while I changed her!

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3.  Motherhood Maternity

This may sound odd, but make sure you purchase at least one item from here at the beginning of every pregnancy. Why? Well, a few reasons. First, I am fairly certain thats how Enfamil gets your information. So make sure you give Motherhood all your information(I usually give a junk email), including your due date. Don’t have one close by? No, problem! Make a purchase online. Even if your budget is super tight like mine, shop the clearance/sale rack for one useful item. Trust me, its worth it! Once your about 32 weeks along Enfamil sends you two small sample cans of formula and 4 ready to go powder sticks. They also send you $5 coupons for their cans of formula throughout the first year. Even if you plan to breast feed, its nice to have these on hand in case you need to supplement. If you don’t end up using them hopefully you can pass them to a friend.

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Secondly, in the box you also receive this nice little booklet that not only talks about formula, but also touches upon baby’s first year milestones. Although I feel the booklet I received with my oldest daughter went a little more in-depth on the milestones then my current one, its still nice to have.

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Finally, you receive a nice little gift the first time you shop their with each pregnancy. It’s usually coupons to different store and either a bottle or pacifier.

4.  Prescription Breast Pump

This is awesome! I didn’t learn about this until I was getting ready to leave the hospital. Ask your midwife/doctor to write you a prescription for a breast pump and take it to your medical supply store. Check with your insurance first to see how much they will cover. With my oldest we had to pay $50, which wasn’t bad at all considering how much they are at full price. With our second child we have a different insurance company and have yet to see a bill.

What are some of your favorite mommy hacks to make life with a newborn easier?