Pumping Made Easy With Lansinoh **Giveaway**

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Breastfeeding the second time around is definitely harder than the first time. When I gave birth to my daughter over three years ago, I was fully prepared for the whole nursing experience. I thoroughly did my research. There were a few hiccups along the way, but the experience was an overall success. After giving birth to my son last July, I was met with a few more challenges. But, being able to pump has been a key factor in making nursing possible both times.

When you’re a first time mom of one, all of your attention is given to one child. However dividing time between a preschooler and an infant is a whole other ball game. My life is a constant juggling act, and nursing is no different.

I dealt with cracked and sore nipples – not to mention many sleepless nights with Princess. Round the clock nursing sessions became a normal routine, and it’s been the same with Baby O.

Chafed nipples are no longer an issue, but I’m still nursing 24/7 it seems. I’m usually breastfeeding during the night, when my son wakes up in the morning, before I drop him off at day care, and when I get home from work. Despite my busy schedule, I’ve found ways to make sure my baby gets the nutrition he needs. If for some reason I’m unable to nurse Baby O, I pump and store milk in the refrigerator. I even have a stash in freezer just in case my supply runs low.

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Other moms have asked me how I do it all. Sometimes I wonder that myself. But in all honesty, finding a routine and sticking to it has helped me tremendously.

Pumping has become an integral part of my breastfeeding experience. Since returning back to work from maternity leave, Baby O has been going to daycare. I normally pump about four times a day. The breast pump that I’ve had for the past three and a half years has held up pretty well. However, it almost went dead not too long ago. It seemed like the motor was about to give out, which made me realize the importance of having multiple pumps. Through the Affordable Care Act, I was able to get a free electric pump, which I’ve been using as a back up.

I recently received a third one, the Lansinoh Signature Pro Double Electric Breast Pump, and it has quickly become one of my favorites.

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With a hectic schedule, the timer displayed on the LCD screen helps me to stay on track. The adjustable modes make pumping comfortable. I also noticed I’m able to express more milk than the other pumps I’ve used. Even though it doesn’t come with a cooler, it does include a tote bag. I love that it’s light-weight and easy to carry around. I also have the option of being able to pump one breast at a time – talk about convenience!

When I’m pressed for time and need to pump, the Lansinoh Simple Wishes Hands-Free Pumping Bra comes in handy, and offers a comfy fit. I’m able to multi-task easily. Most days I’m applying makeup while pumping.

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Courtesy Lansinoh

I’m able to pump directly into the Lansinoh bottles, attach the collar and sealing disk, and store in the fridge for later. Sometimes I’ll attach the NaturalWave Nipple for Baby O to drink from when I’m at work.

It took a while for him to get accustomed to it though. Switching to the fast flow nipple has alleviated the problem. The Natural Wave nipple allows for the same sucking actions a baby learns while breastfeeding, which lessens the chances of nipple confusion and gas.

Despite a crazy schedule, my second nursing experience has turned out pretty ok so far. I can’t believe Baby O is already seven-months-old! Hopefully, we’ll make it two years again.

In the spirit of nursing and pumping, Lansinoh will be giving away a Signature Pro Double Electric Breast Pump (~$149), Lansinoh Simple Wishes Hands-Free Pumping Bra (~$35), and a Lansinoh bottle with NaturalWave Nipple (~$17) to one of my readers. Be sure to follow the instructions below to enter, and stay tuned to more Lansinoh product reviews. In the meantime, check out this Lansinoh video for more pumping info.

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A special thanks to Lansinoh for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

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  1. Taylor K says:

    Being able to breast feed your baby is a great gift!

  2. Lici L says:

    I would love to win because I am going to be a first time mom (love saying that) and I am a HUGE supporter of the necessity and importance of breast milk. I love the functions of this product also for both mother and child.

  3. Breastfeeding! Pumping! I did it all… my freezer was STOCKED! Pumping’s huge when u go back to work! Made it to one year with my first (went to work) 2 years with my second (didn’t work)!

  4. NaShara says:

    We are trying to conceive baby number 2 and a new breast pump would be a great blessing. We have one from our first time around, but it been over 2 years now and my hubby put it in the attic! Who know how it will be once we actually need it again.

  5. I really appreciate your review! I’ll be new to electric pumping for baby #2 as I only used a manual pump occasionally with #1 but I’m determined to be more mobile with nursing this time around. This Lansinoh pump is waiting in the wings ready to go. Nia is quite interested in it already and I explained to her what it was and she started sharing in public that we have a breast pump!
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  6. Yay! You’ll love it. I use mine everyday at home and use the madela for work.

  7. Debbie says:

    I’m expecting baby # 2 in a few weeks. A new pump would really be helpful.

  8. Meaghan says:

    I would love to have a back up pump when my baby comes in July. Last time, I exclusively pumped for ten months.

  9. Tannis W says:

    I’m expecting for April 1st and would like to have a breast pump to be be prepared in case we need to do some pumping or bottle feeding.

  10. I have a girlfriend who is pregnant with her first. I would love for her to try this pump.

  11. Very helpful review. I would like to win because I just had my first baby 10 days ago and an electric pump would come in handy. I am also a user of Lansinoh products and have not been disappointed thus far (milk storage bags, breast pads, manual breast pump)

  12. I’m the mom of a toddler and I’m expecting my second baby in a couple of months. I nursed my 1st child until he was 18 months and tried at least two pumps that didn’t give good results. Eventually I stopped using the pumps altogether. With this new baby on the way I want to try to pump again because it will go a long way in helping me to nurse my baby while still being able to care for my toddler. The Lansinoh pump sounds like it is just what I need. I am a stay at home mom and we are on a tight budget so winning this giveaway would be a blessing!

  13. Em Ma says:

    I’d like to win because my first little one os on the way and I don’t have a pump yet. I also love the features of this pump – I’d love to win!

  14. lisa gonzalez says:

    I have been pumping for 7 months mostly manually or by hand because my ameda has lost all suction. I really need help before i give myself arthritis. Lol

  15. Our babies were both born in July :). Now that you are back to work, how do you go about sending your son off to daycare with his milk? I have yet to send my little one to daycare because I feel like a daycare provider/teacher will feel like defrosting and warming up expressed milk will be too high maintenance :/.

    Anyhow, I would love to win this pump because I would love to get my exclusively breastfed daughter accustomed to drinking pumped milk. I definitely need to start a BM stash for when she eventually starts daycare.

  16. Stephanie, have you introduced the bottle yet? The daycare has to fulfill your request. I would send frozen milk. I’d defrost it first. Just remember that once you defrost the milk, it must be consumer within 24hours or else it has to be thrown out. Good luck!!

  17. I would love to have another pump for the second one due in 10 days!!! I pumped for over a year with the first and would love to have a back up pump as well just in case!

  18. Sarah Brooks says:

    My pump is on its way out and I’m excited to try something new. I needed to formula feed my first and now I’m able to breastfeed my second, but I have to pump and feed for part of her meals to give her what she needs.

  19. Kimmy Ripley says:

    I would love to give this to my friend who is pregnant and plans on breastfeeding.

  20. Suzanne L says:

    would love to try out a different brand.

  21. Brittney House says:

    My sister is a new mom and I would love to win this for her so my niece could use it.

  22. Melissa says:

    Breastfeeding is a natural and healthy way to feed a child. I’m due in August with my 2nd and do not have the money for a new breast pump because I gave my first one to my sister to use.

  23. These blogs aren’t just a smack of truth in your face, but information that even the best of, most experienced of, and/or even the longest living of us need to know. In this generation, we have got babies having babies eveu

  24. michelle says:

    First time mom excited about breastfeeding!

  25. Aspen Garcia says:

    I loved breastfeeding my first child, but the pump I had was a pain to use. This system seems so much easier, I would love to try it!

  26. Natalie says:

    I used a Medella with my first two, but I am interested this time around to review some of the other pumps on the market. I’m also trying to figure out how to get my pump through the ACA. Do you have to wait until after the birth to get one?

  27. Danielle says:

    With my first son I used a hand me down double electric Medela pump. I had to give that back though, and now we’re trying for our second child. I would really love to win this Lansinoh pump, I loved breastfeeding my son and I know I love it the next time around too

  28. Lisa V. says:

    My daughter is expecting soon, and she would love to have this.

  29. Jennifer says:

    Reading this makes me feel better about the fact that I will have to go back to work. This is the exact pump I decided to try too!

  30. Yvette says:

    I would love to win because I really want to stay committed to breast feeding this time around. I wasn’t able to breast feed my first son for a long time because he didn’t latch on correctly and I also didn’t produce enough milk for him but I now know it was due to mistakes I made that I could have prevented only if I knew about them. Also the breast pump will help me with my commitment as I go to back to work and school in September. Thanks

  31. Camille E says:

    I love the Lansinoh breastmilk storage bags, but hadn’t heard about their pump. Really helpful to hear your review on it!

  32. Jasmine J says:

    I’m uber excited about the breast pump! Thank you for the review (I know nothing about them!), and for the tip about receiving a free one without having to complete all the paperwork. This is such a blessing!

  33. Jasmine J says:

    P.s. I’d like to win because I plan to pump. Buying baby things is super expensive!

  34. Daniel M says:

    for my sis who’s due soon

  35. Lissette Chambers says:

    Had the luxury of being home with my first but a little nervous about breast feeding #2. See I struggled with breast feeding but I was home all day and never really pumped however with #2 I plan to go to work around 6weeks maybe a month after birth. This makes me nervous I might not be able to breast feed. Most of my friends swear by their Madela pumps but I’m glad to hear your review on Lansinoh. My fingers and toes are crossed that I’m able to win because I’m definitely going to need a pump this time. Thanks lady!!!

  36. Jonathan Brigden says:

    My girlfriend and I are pregnant and she definitely plans to pump due to her busy life.

  37. Katie McLean says:

    I’m expecting my third child due in August. I pumped for both my boys but my old pump has broken down. So I need a new one for baby #3!

  38. Michaela Lawrence Jeffery says:

    I want to win because I’ll start this breastfeeding journey in the fall with the birth of my first child and from what I’ve read of this product, it’ll make this new journey a lot more manageable.

  39. RICHARD HICKS says:

    Would like to win for my sisterinlaw who has a new baby!

  40. Laurie Emerson says:

    I would love to win as the one I have now is awful. It is painful to use and since I have to go back to work part time having the perfect breast pump would make it so much easier.

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