As most of you already know, mine and Leighton's nursing (and pumping) journey came to an end a few months ago at 14 months. It seemed like such a long journey that was such a big part of her life, but when I look back at it now, it seems like it began and ended in just the blink of an eye. I will always cherish those moments where time slowed down and it was just she and I together though. You can read my first post at Memphis Moms Blog about breastfeeding here.
With Earth Day just right around the corner, it is the perfect time to donate an old electric breastpump that you might have and no longer need. Since I stopped pumping at work a few months ago, I've decided to go ahead and recycle my pump with Medela Recycles. Medela covers the shipping costs to recycle your old electric breastpump that you no longer use (Medela does not reuse parts for manufacturing) through their recycling program. All you have to do is fill out a few lines of information on their site, and you will be able to print out a shipping form to recycle your pump. It's that easy. = )
I used my Medela Pump in Style Advance pump occasionally, but my favorite pump that I used every single day was my Medela Freestyle Deluxe pump. Pumping was not fun for me. It was nonstop work, but it was so nice knowing that I was doing something so good for my baby while I was at work or was traveling out of town. The freestyle deluxe pump definitely made it a little easier though. It is completely hands free and runs off a rechargeable battery. I could walk around the house and make the bed, do dishes or laundry or anything else while pumping. I would pump every single day on my drive to and from work too. I just used it along with my handsfree bra, and it made all the difference in the world. I even used the Medela car charger to charge up my freestyle while I was traveling out of town.
I'm so excited to be teaming up with Medela today to give away a Freestyle Deluxe Pump. To enter, just use the rafflecopter widget below. What was your favorite breastfeeding moment? My favorite moments were those when she would look up and smile at me while nursing. I will never forget those pretty eyes and that smile and knowing that in all the world, she only needed and wanted me at that very moment. With her busy toddler life, I now see how special those moments were. They forced me to just slow down and only focus on what mattered in that moment.
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