You know that list of things you learn once you’re a parent, the things that no one tells you about and you discover on your own? Breastfeeding is hard should be on that list. Someone should tell you that the first time around you’re probably going to have a breakdown in the BabiesRUs parking lot because it’s closed and all you need are nipple shields.
They should also mention that it gets easier. You find your jam.
Until those cluster feeding days.
The point? Breastfeeding is hard. You need to find your support. You need people in your life that encourage you, that provide you with support to feed the baby, and are just as upset with you when expressed breastmilk is dropped on the floor. You need to find the products that work for you; the nursing bras, the pillows and the pump and accessories that are going to allow you to get out for a date night, and refresh.
The Philips AVENT Breastfeeding Support Set provides you with a single electric comfort breast pump, 10 reusable milk storage cups, Philips AVENT Natural feeding bottle with accessories and a variety of breast pads to help provide comfort and convenience while breastfeeding.
Whether you’re having your first child, or your third child, if you plan to breastfeed – a breast pump is a must-have for us. The first time around, we spent ten times the amount of the cost to buy a set like this, renting from a pharmacy – only to use it a handful of times over the eighteen months that we procrastinated returning it. The second time around, we used a manual breastpump, because the use was infrequent enough for it to be just fine. Next time, with two kids when plan to have a third, we’ll need something more efficient (and convenient) and the one stop shop that comes in the Philips AVENT Breastfeeding Support Set is our choice.
After passing the kit along to a friend, I asked if she used everything in the kit. The milk cups and pump were most used and the versatile cups were a life-saver for hungry babies. The only thing in the kit that she didn’t use frequently was the bra clip to determine which side to nurse on, as she was tracking that with an app. “The thermal gel pads need to make their way on to your ‘preparing for baby’ list”, she said. “I’m giving them to every new mom I know planning to breastfeed”.
You can find the Philips AVENT Breastfeeding Support Set at Babies R Us ($199.99)