Nursing + Pumping with Baby #2 / a Phillips Avent Double Breast Pump Giveaway

The second time around pretty much everything about my breastfeeding story has been different.

With Brooks, it was a real struggle, ESPECIALLY in the beginning. I was in pain, it was uncomfortable and it physically and emotionally drained me. Not sure if the majority of that was being a first time new mom or what – but that’s the truth.

With Graham, nursing has been second nature. So easy, enjoyable and fun. Not sure if that goes with the territory of baby #2 having to be more flexible, the fact that I just came off nursing my first baby pretty recently or everything with Graham is a better fit – but that’s also the truth.

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I’m so glad I’ve been able to nurse both my boys – Brooks for 14 months and with Graham we are still going strong {and starting solids too!} but it’s been a blessing and has created a special bond with both of my littles.

In terms of pumping -> with Brooks I started at about the 4-6 week mark {can’t remember exactly when} but I pumped a bottle for Charles to give Brooks at night so I could go to bed early and get a bit of a longer stretch of sleep. It worked out nicely because I would go to bed around 7/8 after a feeding session, B would go to bed for a few hours and Charles would feed him when he woke up around 11 before they both went to bed. Worked out great for us and I’m thankful I was able to catch  up on a little sleep during that period.

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With Graham I started pumping around 4 months when he started sleeping through the night <insert mom high five here!> Pumping requires time <to do it, clean + prep parts> and that’s not something I always have in the morning with both the boys – which is why I put off pumping for so long. BUT since Graham is consistently sleeping 12+ hours, when I wake up in the mornings I’m pretty much about to burst from both sides! So I usually go down, change G, feed him and then pump the opposite side. I’ve been getting 5-6 oz. from this for my freezer stash which has been awesome because I’ve been able to build up a nice sized milk supply for when Charles and I head out on a little spring break trip soon!

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My new pumping sessions started up around the time that I was able to try out the new Philips Avent Double Electric Comfort Breast Pump! It was pretty amazing timing because the pump I used with Brooks 2+ years ago was able to kick the bucket! I love it when that happens because I seriously needed a new one.

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This pump is awesome because it’s such a great size – it’s so much more compact than what I was previous using. This little carrier bag comes with it and holds everything perfectly – it’s going to be awesome + easy to take this on our upcoming trip when we are away from the babes for a few days!

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Check out the size of the pump – fits into my hands! So compact and lightweight too!

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I think aside from the size of it all, my second favorite thing about this pump is the massage cushion that goes around the tube – so comfortable during pumping. The Innovative massaging petals in the soft breast cushion mimic baby’s natural sucking to help stimulate letdown and milk flow – it really works and totally makes sense!

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The Philips Avent Double Electric Comfort Breast Pump is also different because it has a unique design that allows you to sit upright and express milk more comfortably. It eliminates the need to lean forward which results in discomfort – I hate having to do that, so this has been awesome!

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Best of all enter to win a Phillips Avent Double Breast Pump! You will be entered to win 1 of 20! Giveaway is open to CAN & US (No Quebec, Alaska or Hawaii) Good Luck!

Philips Avent Double Breast Pump

“Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Philips Avent and I received Compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”

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31 Comments

  • Reply LK February 21, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    My little one due in April

  • Reply Liz M. February 21, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    This would be awesome–just had my 3rd a few weeks ago and my pump is on its last legs!

  • Reply Ali C February 21, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    I would give it to my best friend who is expecting her first child.

  • Reply Laura February 22, 2016 at 2:35 am

    For me!

  • Reply Patty O February 22, 2016 at 7:15 am

    So glad you found a pump that works for you and is comfortable. If I win I would give it to the church for the unwed expecting mothers collection.

  • Reply Ashley @ Running Bun February 22, 2016 at 9:04 am

    Myself!!

  • Reply Catherine February 22, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    Myself! 🙂

  • Reply Melissa M February 22, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    I’m due in Sept so I would keep it.

  • Reply Jen February 22, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Myself!

  • Reply Jen February 22, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    An extra one for work!

  • Reply Krista K February 22, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Use it for myself!

  • Reply chickie brewer February 22, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    I want to win this for a women at church.. She has been trying f many years to get regnant.

  • Reply Tyneisha February 22, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    I would love to keep this and use it with my 5 month old. My 4 year old lost my pump and I have NO idea where it is!

  • Reply Michelle February 22, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    I’m headed back to work after #2 in a month, I hated the pump I had with my first so I would be thrilled to get to use this one!

  • Reply Elana February 22, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    I would use for my 6 month old baby girl – that cushion sounds amazing!

  • Reply Jennifer D February 22, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    My little one due this summer!

  • Reply Donna Marie February 22, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    If I win I will keep this for our little one we are expecting 7/5.

  • Reply Kimberly M. February 23, 2016 at 12:02 am

    I would give it to my daughter in law who is breast feeding.

  • Reply Meredith P. February 23, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    I would use it myself, as I’m expecting my first in June!

  • Reply Carrie Barron February 23, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    I would probably keep it for myself as I’m due in August. Thanks!

  • Reply Stacey Roberson February 23, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    I am expecting a little girl next month, so I would keep for myself.

  • Reply Jen Y February 23, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    just had my second so i will be using it for myself

  • Reply Stephanie o'day February 24, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    I will use for my first! And then I’ll share for my best friend who will be trying for her 2nd soon!

  • Reply Caroline B February 24, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    For my little one due in September!

  • Reply laura b February 25, 2016 at 10:24 am

    I will save this for baby #2!

  • Reply Alex February 26, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Me! 🙂

  • Reply Stefanie G March 11, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    I would use it for myself!

  • Reply laura b March 18, 2016 at 10:41 am

    I will save this for my 2nd!

  • Reply Laura V March 18, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    I most likely will use it with our first. Thank you for the opportunity, and crossing fingers hoping the little one one comes soon too!.

  • Reply Chandra O'Connor March 26, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Id give it to my daughter

  • Reply Karla d June 5, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Myself

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