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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

**CLOSED** Medela Pump in Style Advanced Breast Pump Giveaway (Valued $299)


We're going to keep this giveaway really simple, because everyone knows I'm a huge supporter of breastfeeding and Medela pumps! I was so thrilled when Medela sent me a $299 breast pump and accessories to give away! Yes, for FREE! From them, to me, to you!

From my own breastfeeding experience, I know life is so much easier with a great breast pump! I've teamed up with Medela to make pumping on the go a lot easier for you and/or a friend. Wouldn't this be an awesome gift to give or have?  YES! 






Congratultions Christy I. from Topeka, Kansas! You've won the Medela Pump in Style Advanced Breast Pump Giveaway!


Sincere thanks for everyone who entered this great giveaway! - Sojourner

Here's how to enter this amazing giveaway: 

1. "Like" Support Table for Two on Facebook 

2.  "Like" Sojourner Marable Grimmett on Facebook

3. "Like" Married with Two Boys on Facebook

4. "Like" this post! Tell your friends you entered this great giveaway!

5. Please watch this video below and comment on this post! Don't forget to leave your email address. You may enter this giveaway as many times as you wish!




** CLOSED** Deadline to enter Friday, November  16, 2012 at 9 p.m. 

About Medela Breastfeeding U.S.
Medela provides the most technologically advanced, superior-quality breastpumps and breastfeeding accessories to nursing mothers around the world. A longtime champion of breastfeeding, Medela is the only company to develop products based on research by the world’s leading lactation experts. As a result, Medela’s breastpumps are the number one choice of healthcare professionals and healthcare facilities worldwide, including 80 percent of U.S. hospitals.

Medela has developed an extensive line of products to meet the diverse needs of nursing mothers. These products include hospital-grade, double and single electric and manual breastpumps; breastfeeding accessories such as pump cleaning products, breast care products and specialty feeding devices; and maternity and nursing intimate apparel.




 


59 comments:

Carlotta N. Davis said...

Thanks for starting this movement and sponsoring this giveaway..hope it spreads across the country! cnd904@gmail.com

Atleyecatcher said...

What an awesome giveaway! Breastfeeding moms definitely appreciate this!
atleyecatcher@gmail.com

Dominique Rene said...

I love this pump we rented one from the hospital for my newborrn and now I want my very own before he goes to daycare.

Anonymous said...

I'm due Nov. 7th and look forward to the new journey of motherhood with my baby girl. This pump will be so helpful, especially when I return to work. I'm fortunate to have access to lactation rooms at work and appreciate and support your efforts to establish them at the airport.

Atira R. (atirakei@gmail.com)

Anonymous said...

Hey Sojourner, I love what you are doing to help spread awareness about the importance of breastfeeding and the need for the society as a whole to support it as a norm! My sister is due in Februay and a medela breast pump would be an awesome gift for her. I nurse my little one until she was two, and my pump was my bestfriend :)! I too am in Atlanta, let me know if you are looking for any assisstance with this movement.
Khadeeja
kabduljabbar81@gmail.com

Domestic Diva said...

This would be fantastic to use with my soon-coming little one. It looks great!

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Jordan Sanders said...

Yay for boob juice!!!! jyensley @ gmail.com

Sojourner Marable Grimmett said...
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Christy isttc said...
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Christy isttc said...

Thanks for such a great giveaway! I liked all 3 pages and this post. I also told some friends about the giveaway. This would be fantastic. I will be trying to find a job soon and would love to have a pump for my 7 week old when I do.

Christy isttc said...

Didn't mean to post twice, sorry!

Nicole-Lynn said...

This is amazing, great video! That’s wonderful you were able to establish a lactation room at your job!

Seasidesmitten@aol.com

Nicole-Lynn said...

I think it's wonderful the airport seems open to the idea of having lactation rooms. You're right.. a bathroom is no place for mother's to nurse their babies or pump.

Seasidesmitten@aol.com

Leilani said...

What you're doing is great! My first baby is due in a month and I would love to own a breast pump so my hubby can feed the baby if I need a little time to myself. lecoverly at hotmail dot com.

Nicole-Lynn said...

Hopefully airports all over the US (and beyond!) will have lactation rooms for nursing mothers. Your comment about eating a cheese burger in the bathroom is funny, but you're absolutely right... no mom wants to nurse in a bathroom. Not sanitary at all. Thanks for spreading awareness on this issue and hopefully the Atlanta airport and other airports will catch on and offer this!

Seasidesmitten@aol.com

Nicole-Lynn said...

Signs and maps are a great idea too! That way people are aware of this service!

Seasidesmitten@aol.com

Nicole-Lynn said...

I can see why some women might be ashamed or not feel comfortable breast feeding in public. This would offer them privacy and a quiet place to nurse or pump. Lactation rooms in airports would be very beneficial for nursing mothers.

*I liked all FB pages (nicole b.)

Seasidesmitten@aol.com

~BernettaStyle~ said...

Breast feeding is so important and I wish more mommies would consider it as a first option for their child. I am thankful to YOU for this giveaway!! It would be a blessing for me for sure! I sure plan to breastfeed but also work, this would work great!

bernettastyle@gmail.com

Christy isttc said...

I didn't breastfeed my first son very long due to supply issues after going back to work. I never felt comfortable pumping at work. Everyone could hear the pump and eventually stopped completely at 6 months. I am currently staying home with my boys now - second son is 7 weeks old. I do plan to go back to work soon and hope it is easier this time around!

Christy isttc said...

I think it is fantastic that your work established a lactation room. How awesome is that? Good job to you for getting that set up!

Christy isttc said...

I would be offended if someone told me to feed my child in a restroom. I don't know anyone willing to eat in a restroom and I will not feed my child there.

Christy isttc said...

I hope the airport decides to make a lactation room. Congrats to you for bringing it up to them.

Christy isttc said...

Thank you Medela and Sojourner for such a great giveaway. A pump is a lifesaver for working moms and I would love to have a Medela pump.

christykaygeis@yahoo.com - hope its ok to put my e-mail on just one of the posts!

Christy isttc said...

Breastfeeding is an amazing experience and it is great to see someone so passionate about it and making it easier for moms. Thank you!!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Women should feel comfortable enough to breastfeed anywhere, especially in airports when they're traveling!

Seasidesmitten@aol.com

Nicole-Lynn said...

I'm expecting, I know this pump will come in handy when I'm back at work and need to pump. My work has some empty offices with locks on the doors for privacy, so I'm comforted knowing that I am able to pump or feed my baby if needed in private! :)

Seasidesmitten@aol.com

Nicole-Lynn said...

I think it's so inspirational and empowering that you've expressed a great interest in getting some lactation rooms at the airport! I know moms everywhere are so happy you have the courage to speak up! :)

Seasidesmitten@aol.com

Christy isttc said...

Your bio is very impressive! You have such a great passion for what you do.

Christy isttc said...

Congrats also for co-founding Table for Two. That's an amazing thing! I really hope you get the lactation room in the airport in Atlanta.

Christy isttc said...

I love that you call yourself a "stay-at-work" mom. It's great to see someone who is a great mom and successful in the work place.

Christy isttc said...

Hopefully one day breastfeeding will be the norm and we will have lactation rooms everywhere.

Christy isttc said...

In my community I have only seen one person breastfeeding. I don't think it is common at all to breastfeed where I am from. I sometimes feel a little uncomfortable when breastfeeding my son but I know it is what is best for him. No one is going to make me feel guilty for feeding my son the best.

Christy isttc said...

I hope one day everyone can get along on the breastfeeding issue. Moms who breastfeed should respect those who formula feed and vice-versa. I do believe people should be educated about it, though. I have to supplement my son with formula and when I read stuff online bashing formula feeding moms it makes me feel really guilty. I have tried my best to increase my supply but I just don't make enough. I am not going to let my son go hungry because I want him to be strictly breastfed. Did I want him to be exclusively breastfed? Yes - But I don't think I should feel guilty or having to give him a bottle or two a day.

Christy isttc said...

I used to work at a hospital and they actually had a lactation room set up. I wasn't nursing then, of course, but it was nice to see a lactation room somewhere!

Christy isttc said...

I really think that there should be more education on breastfeeding. I think most people just don't really know the benefits to mom and baby.

Christy isttc said...

I don't think anyone in my immediate family has breastfed their kids. Most of my family seemed shocked that I was going to do it.

Christy isttc said...

Medela seems like an amazing company. I have heard only great things about their products and their customer service.

Christy isttc said...

I have been trying to increase my milk supply. I don't know why I have so many issues...but I do! I nurse him a lot and always before I supplement formula. I only give formula if he still seems hungry after nursing. I have also tried fenugreek but it made my baby gassy, so I can't take that. I am taking domperidon and it seems to of helped a little but not too much. Do you (or anyone else) have any other suggestions?

Christy isttc said...

I don't know how you do everything you do, but congrats to you! You run this blog, work, volunteer and speak at events and raise 2 boys! I feel like I can't keep up just taking care of my 2 boys.

Christy isttc said...

I thought I would share some of the benefits on breastfeeding that I have found on the internet or heard about. Benefits for baby include:
-most nutritious food for your baby
-provides for security and bonding
-reduces the risk of obesity, allergies and helps the babies immune system

Christy isttc said...

I thought I would share some of the benefits on breastfeeding that I have found on the internet or heard about. Benefits for mom include:
-do not need to prepare and clean bottles!
-helps with weight loss - breastfeeding burns about 500 calories a day!
-breastfed babies are healthier so moms/dads miss less work because of their child being sick
-close bond with baby
-decreases risk of some diseases such a breast cancer and ovarian cancer

Christy isttc said...

Breastfeeding can decrease the chances of your baby getting ear infections, GI infections, SIDS, allergies and respiratory illness.

Christy isttc said...

Nice fact to know as well - Medela has lactation consultants that can help you with any questions or concerns you have.

Christy isttc said...

Under Obamacare breast pumps are supposed to be covered by insurance companies! What a great thing to be covered.

Christy isttc said...

Pumping after feeding your baby is supposed to be a good way to increase milk supply. A lot of suggestions I have read is to pump within 10 minutes of feeding your baby. And then pump for about 5-15 minutes. This should signal your body to make more milk. If I win this pump I would try this for sure!

Christy isttc said...

I am glad us breastfeeding moms have an advocate like you!

christykaygeis@yahoo.com - again hoping its ok I didn't post this on all comments!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Breast feeding is very important and I think this post and voicing your opinion on lactation rooms has really started a movement. It's wonderful women have you to support their decision to breastfeed in private in such public places like an airport! Great job! :)

Nicole-Lynn said...

You're a wonderful public speaker and very inspiring! Thanks for all of your passion and dedication to this!

Christy isttc said...

Another benefit breast milk has that formula doesn't is antibodies. They help keep babies from getting sick!

christykaygeis@yahoo.com

Christy isttc said...

Another fact - your breast size has nothing to do with how much milk you will produce.

Christy isttc said...

Nursing mothers are protected by US law. Some states offer jury exemption for breastfeeding mothers!

Christy isttc said...

Your baby can smell the scent of your breast milk. All you need to do is hold your baby near your chest and if they are hungry they will turn their head and root if hungry.

Christy isttc said...

Some galactagogues (something than increases milk supply) are oatmeal, blessed thistle, fenugreek, brewers yeast, alfalfa, and prescription medications such as Reglan or Domperidone.

Christy isttc said...

Storage guidelines for breastmilk from Medela:
room temp 4-6 hours
cooler with 3 frozen ice packs 24 hours
fridge 3-8 days
freezer 6-12 months
thawed breast milk - use withing 24 hours

Christy isttc said...

Another fact I didn't know before I started breastfeeding: Each nipple has 15-20 openings to release milk.

Christy isttc said...

Almost three-quarters of moms produce more milk with their right breast

Christy isttc said...

Most women with breast implants can still breastfeed.

Christy isttc said...

Breast fed baby poop doesn't stink as much as a formula fed babies.

Christy isttc said...

You can save approximately $1700 by breast feeding because you don't have to buy formula.

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