Baby Products

I’m a first time mom and the idea was to give breast feeding a shot, as we are told it’s best for baby and mommy and it’s a heck of a lot cheaper than formula! All true, but no one really prepares you for the process and all that is involved. You will probably need a breast pump and going to purchase one can be overwhelming considering you’ve never used one before. My first encounter with a breast pump was in the hospital and it was a dual Medela machine, cumbersome, loud and intimidating.

I had already purchased a pump to have on hand in case I needed it, I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on a pump in case I didn’t need it or like it. So I went with a single Avent electric/manual pump. It was a very reasonable price ($80), easy to assemble, easy to use both manually and electronically and simple to clean. I liked the single pump as I figured my baby can only feed from one side at a time it makes sense that the machine do the same as you don’t want to over stimulate your breasts and begin over producing milk. Did that, it’s pretty painful if you are engorged all the time.

I also recommend the rest of the Avent line, bottles, sterilizers and milk storage containers. They all work with the pump as well so you can pump and feed, or pump and store right into the container, really convenient. I never had an issue with bottles leaking and i like that the nipples are geared to the age/stage of your baby.

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