Motif Medical Breast Pumps Giveaway

Win TWO Motif Electric Breast Pumps!
Sponsored By Motif Medical
Hosted By: Mommy’s Playbook
Co-Hosted by: Deliciously Savvy

Breastfeeding is such a personal journey. And however you choose to feed your baby is up to you. My breastfeeding journey would have been so much easier if I had a decent pump to help me through it. That's why I'm so excited to share this giveaway with all of you!

ENTER TO WIN two popular Motif breast pumps from Motif Medical! The approximate prize value for this event is $350! Learn more about this fabulous prize package, then enter on the easy giveaway form below! Good luck to all who enter!

Kaylaa Bags - Stylish Bags for Breastfeeding Moms + Giveaway

If you're a working mom who is breastfeeding and pumping at work, and you struggle with bringing too many bags with you for your pumping needs, and the ugly "briefcases" just don't cut it.

Kaylaa Bags - Stylish Bags for Breastfeeding Moms

Kaylaa Breast Pump Bags are the perfect solution to bring all of your pumping necessities, plus laptop, purse, and everything else you may need, in just ONE single bag, effortlessly. And on top of that, everyone will envy how fashionable you are with your stylish bag, without even knowing it's a pump bag.

Mom Life Fashion with Udderly Hot Mama

I received complimentary products to provide this review. All opinions are my own.

Mom Life Fashion. Yoga Pants. Leggings. And Nursing Tops. Enough Said.
But you can still make mom life fashionable if you buy stylish leggings and nursing tops. I was recently introduced to Udderly Hot Mama Nursing and Pumping Wear. I was sent the Whimsical Wrap Nursing Top in Navy to review. Not only is this top SUPER cute, but it is VERY soft as well.

A Pumping Mama's Best Friend: "Intel-A-Temp" Digital Bottle Warmer &Sterilizer

I received this product at a discount to provide an honest review. All opinions are my own.
I was never very good at pumping. I think it was pump, specifically my nipple shields, but that is another story all together. But when I did need to pump, the number one thing I hated (besides actually pumping) was warming up the bottles for baby.

So when I was asked to review the "Intel-A-Temp" Digital Bottle Warmer & Sterilizer, I thought this would be a great product to share with my awesome Power Pumping sister-in-law. She just started a job and has been relying on others to care for her two year old and six month old daughters. Her six month old is exclusively fed breast milk, whether pumped or from the tap. But she does eat a little home made baby food as well. With Maxx Elite's "Intel-A-Temp" Bottle and Sterilizer, you can quickly heat different size bottles and baby food jars quickly and evenly. This is perfect for her and the different care givers in her life.

Introducing BeliBea the Innovative Nursing Bra

I received complimentary products to provide this review. All opinions are my own.
 Ever hear of a nursing bra that allows you the convenience to take a conference call, check email and provide your baby with what he or she needs while you’re pumping? With BeliBea bras, now you can have it.

BeliBea is a new innovative maternity bra line designed by mothers for mothers, developed to help women focus on the joy of their new babies by making nursing more comfortable and less stressful. The line combines the best of traditional maternity bras with an improved feminine shape and custom fit for better comfort.

How To Be A Power Pumper {yoomi Bottle Review}

I received product to facilitate this review, all opinions are 100% my own.

How to be a Power Pumper

I was never a good pumper and I honestly blame my pump. But with the recent arrival of my sister-in-law's baby, she already has a freezer full of breastmilk! So I thought I would ask for some her tips, with the help of Pinterest to help make a useful list for those who want to bottle feed as well as share my opinion of an awesome bottle.

Power Pumping can increase your supply in about 2 days!

Your goal is to pump for 20 minutes, then take a 20 minute break (go about your normal life) then another 20 minute pump session, then 20 minute break. Attempt to repeat this for two days. Of course, you will likely have to stop for a few hours here and there throughout the day. But try to resume whenever possible. You will be simulating your baby going through a growth spurt. Continue pumping for 5 minutes after milk stops flowing to elicit second let down.

Make sure to drink plenty of water, also make sure you are consuming enough calories. Eat non instant oatmeal daily. Eat breastfeeding cookies. ;) It's okay if baby nurses off a breast that isn't full, they will be getting more "hind milk". Their suction will pull more milk out than a pump will. Your breast are never truly empty.

"Dry Pumping" (pumping with nothing coming out) is okay, because an empty breast when being stimulated will tell your body that baby is extra hungry. And a full breast tells your body, to make less milk. Try not to let your breast fill up, remember to empty them by either nursing your precious little one, pumping, or hand expressing!

Extra Tips: Rubbing your breast (above and below - imagine milking a cow, hey we're all mammals) toward your nipple will help push out any milk that is hiding deep in your milk ducts. Milk production is highest between 1 and 5 am, so try to either pump or pump after nursing then. Go through insurance provider, thanks to new legislation, and get a high quality, double electric pump. Rent hospital grade if you can. Pump after you shower, pump after you nurse, use heat packs.

Some supplements that can help boost milk supply:
More Milk Plus (alcohol free)
Mother's Milk Tea
Blessed Thistle
Brewer's Yeast
Prescriptions: Raglan or Domperidone

Okay first of all the yoomi bottle is cool by itself because the nipple is disigned to easily transition baby easily between breast and bottle. The other reason the yoomi is so cool is because when you are out in public, you no longer have to scramble to find warm water, or worry about how 'safe' the water is, you don't need to be bothered with worrying how to warm up your breastmilk, or leaving it off ice when you didn't need it and half to worry about it spoiling. No more! yoomi has this awesome warmer that easily fits into the top so you can warm baby's milk to the perfect temperature in a matter of seconds.

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I love that Yoomi was created by a mom and dad just looking for a better solution with warming up bottles on the go.

Do you have any tips for pumping mamas? What do you think of the Yoomi bottle?

Supply Boosting, Milk Making Cookie Recipe

These cookies are so YUMMY! I got them from - Peaceful Parenting.

Major Milk Makin' Cookies
Recipe by Kathleen Major
Detailed recipe with photos found here

1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1 3/4 c. oats
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3/4 c. almond butter or peanut butter
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 c. flax
3 T brewer's yeast (I bought the wrong kind but you need this to help with supply)
1/3 c. water
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
2 c. (12oz) chocolate chips (I used white chocolate)
1 c. chopped nuts of your choice (I used Macadamia)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a bowl.
In a large bowl, beat almond butter, butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, brewer's yeast, flax and water until creamy.
Mix in eggs.
Gradually beat in flour mixture.
Mix in nuts and chocolate chips.
Add oats slowly, mixing along the way.

Place balls of dough onto greased baking sheets or baking stones.
Press down each ball lightly with a fork.
Bake 12 minutes.