If you are pregnant or looking for a gift for someone who is, you might want to consider breastfeeding supplies. They are 15% off at Well.ca this week.
I would have to say I’m a bit of a breastfeeding “expert”, having nursed three children for a total of almost eight years. I never realized how much I would love it and how important it would be to me before I started. I knew I wanted to do it but I really persevered through a lot of pain and difficulty and then it was smooth sailing. You really don’t need too much to breastfeed, and that is the amazing perk of it – you mostly have what you need. But, you might want to pump or have issues and there are certain supplies you’ll want on hand when baby is born.
Ameda is a great name in nursing supplies and it is the type of pump I used. Pumping was not my favourite to be honest, so I wanted something very easy and fast. I know some women who are pumping champs and can let down 4oz of milk in five minutes. I wasn’t so lucky, but I did like that my pump was easy to use, was electric and easy to clean.
I used exactly this Ameda Purely Yours double electric breast pump. I loved that you could pump both at the same time and how hygienic it is. It also has three types of power adapters so you can pump literally anywhere, including your vehicle! Was $199.99, now $169.99.
If you want the best pump you can find, take a look at the Ameda Purely Yours Ultra double electric breast pump. The reviews are amazing and it comes with a faux leather tote bag, which is very handy. Was $329.99, now $280.49.
If your nipples are getting sore and cracked, Lanolin is the answer. Not only do you get a 1oz tube, you also get a bonus .25oz tube, which is great for storing in the diaper bag. Was $14.99, now $12.74.
Shipping is free once you spend over $25.
Photo credit: Sandy Kirchlechner
(Expiry: 26th January 2014)