Saturday, January 3, 2015

New Year, New Boob, New Mama Gear $850+ Prize Package!

With each New Year comes...New Year resolutions! A Fresh Start! A healthier diet, a new exercise routine, better financial planning, more family time. Well, let's not forget two very hard working girls all nursing Mamas know! That's right! Mamas Tatas! 

Breastfeeding Mamas, Breastfeeding Pumping Mamas, Breastfeeding combo Mamas, Donating Milkie Match Mamas, Lactation Inducing Adoptive Mamas, Surrogate Mamas pumping for babies, Wet Nurse Mamas, Fierce Formula Feeding Mamas...
and other Breastfeeding Mamas I've forgotten!

In honor of all hard working mamas, Jeanette from Mamas Bananas Adventures and myself, here at Ramblings of Mama wanted to share some of our favorite breastfeeding supplies. As any nursing mother knows, there's not always roses, rainbows and butterflies when it comes to nursing. There's days that I know I just hate nursing. But we put together this package in hopes that you are able to get through those rough days with just a little bit of a smile.

It's a New Year and a new opportunity to give those girls a fresh start! What better way then with some amazing products designed for breastfeeding Mamas? Here are some fantastic sponsors.

    1. Sarah Wells Maddy Breast Pump Bag
With many insurance companies covering the cost of a breast pump, it's often one item left off of many baby registries. I know personally with Nugget, I purchased a Medela for $279, and with my twins, my insurance covered an Ameda Purely Yours! I ended up renting a hospital grade Medela and am reviewing a Spectra S2, which is a hospital grade pump, better than the symphony, for the price of a mid-grade pump. But it's worth 5 times the price I paid. One thing about the Spectra, my go-to breast pump, is that it doesn't come with a pump bag for carrying things back and forth. With insurance oftentimes covering pumps these days, what is there left to get a breastfeeding/pumping Mom? A stylish pumping bag!! The Sarah Wells "Maddy" Breast Pump Bag is the perfect gift!
     If you've ever seen a standard breast pump bag, you know the black one that comes with many brands...then you know it's not the most fashionable item to tote around. My insurance provided Ameda pump didn't come with one at all. That's where these fantastic bags come in! Not only are they more fashionable, but they offer pump designed compartments and style. Any pumping Mom would be proud to carry it to work, on outings and anywhere a breastfeeding/pumping Mom needs to go! Seriously, have you seen them?
    For this giveaway, Sarah Wells is providing one winner The Maddy Bag. This bag measures 13" long, 8" wide and 11" tall. The handles are a 11.5" from bag to handle top. The Maddy Bag is made from animal friendly manmade materials that can be wiped clean with a damp cloth or small amount of dish soap for the bag exterior. Easy right? Even better this amazing line of bags is carried by Amazon! Easy ordering, gifting and shipping. A good quality pump bag is a must have for a mama with their pump, especially that amazing Spectra pump. 

     2. Nursing Cover from Cover My Heart 

The breastfeeding scarves offered by Cover My Heart are both multifunctional and fashionable. They can be used for nursing and or pumping! If you saw someone wearing one, it would look like a fantastic accessory to their outfit...and this line definitely doesn't look like your typical nursing cover. In addition to being fashionable, it helps keep the diaper bag lighter because Mom can wear it all the time! No need to dig through the diaper bag. Nurse on the go, pump at your desk at a room full of people while getting paperwork done, in the car, or wear it because it's beautiful!
Made of lightweight polyester chiffon fabric it's airy and breathable to keep Mom and baby comfortable with whatever level of coverage keeps you feeling confident. It boasts a generous neckline, so you can see baby through the top, and 12 different ways to wear. Move over heavy cotton nursing covers, personalizable fashionable breastfeeding cover my heart covers are here!

3. Nursing Bra Express; Night Time Bra and Nursing Pads

Nursing Bra Express is one stop shopping for an amazing selection of nursing bras and breastfeeding products. They offer a huge line of nursing bras and everything from comfortable sleep bras to lacy sexy underwire nursing bras and even have a discount section that has bras for sale under $10!
Over 4 years ago when I first started shopping for nursing bras I felt a loss for pretty and colorful bras. The work horses I bought from Target were better options then the ones that looked exactly like them from Motherhood...I wish I knew about Nursing Bra Express! Take measurements, order from home, and get the best prices on an absolutely gigantic selection of nursing bras and breastfeeding accessories.

4. Fair Haven Health' Milkies Breast Milk and Food Trays 

If you're a breastfeeding Mom then you have probably heard of Milkies. They are well known for their amazing wearable item that is worn on the breast and collects milk that would otherwise leak out onto your bra, pads, or baby. 
Did you know that the company's parent name is Fair Haven Health and that they offer a HUGE selection of fertility, breastfeeding, pregnancy and baby items? Yes! Amazing list of products. A new addition to their collection are the fantastic food trays pictured below. Not only can you store pumped or expressed milk and easily melt it down for feeding without the use of plastic bags, but they also make baby food trays. Mix baby's favorite foods with Mama milk for nutritious and easy to digest foods! Read my instructions for making baby's first food and give the best to baby! (21.95 ea)

5. Purple Unicorn Clothing Store

Purple Unicorn Clothing Store is a reputable and high quality handmade shop from whom I personally know the owner! We met at a La Leche League event and I was thrilled to see the line of fitted diapers and clothing she makes. We own 5 of her hybrid fitted cloth diapers, 2 Maxaloones and I am very proud to have them in our stash! Read my full review of here in my WAHM spotlight. You can long for and admire this 2T shirt she hand made especially for this event with breastfeeding fabric! Join her BST and Chat group to try and snag some custom slots see newest fabrics and get the latest on hyena cart stockings!


6. Paper Vs Glue; Handmade Vintage Deco Box

     As a nursing and pumping Mom, I often wonder where I'm going to store all the little parts and supplies that I need for breastfeeding. In particular...those little rubber valves that come with my Medela and Ameda pump! I was thrilled to find Paper Vs Glue and these one of a kind vintage cigar boxes (not used) designed by a wonderful artist. Not only is Samantha an amazing artist, but she is educating the public on a disorder that has been part of her life; Bischets Disease and Dyskinesia. Her makeup is outstanding, her art work stunning, and please follow her social media accounts for amazing photos of her pug crochet creations from Hook Vs Yarn

7. Little Sunshines (Nursing Necklace and Nipple Crochet Hat)

Little Sunshines creates such adorable teething necklaces, crochet hats, and bandana bibs. Her hats are one of a kind and she imagines many of the patterns! Truly an artist.
A teething necklace is something I wish I had with my first baby! We purchased our first teething necklace from Little Sunshines and I have been so happy with it! If you sift through my blog and instagram photos you'll see it in many of the pictures. For those of you who babywear and deal with a hair-pulling baby a necklace is a great way to reduce hair pulling and keep baby happy.  
Little Sunshines is a shop operating out of Dallas PA and like me the Mom has 3 beautiful baby boys! You know I'm all about supporting small women owned businesses and WAHMs! 

8. Baby Birdy Bum Starter Set
(3 diapers, 3 inserts, 1 Wetbag)

Baby Birdy Bum cloth diapers are some of Jeanette's favorite cloth diapers! A OS diaper that still fits my boys after I have to put my other OS diapers away! Read Jeanette's Baby Birdy Bum Cloth Diaper Review and check them out. 
Bamboo insert, bamboo fleece lined and lots size adjustments. See that 3rd extra snap on the arm? Yes, no diaper wings will be folding in on these! I'm also thrilled that although some of our baby birdy bums are over a year old...they still look great. The PUL is in great condition, the color still vibrant and I reach them before many other brands. 

9. The Spoiled Mama ($25 Giftcard)

The Spoiled Mama is a shop featuring many pre pregnancy, post pregnancy and breastfeeding organic pregnancy products! Some items you may want to spend the $25 gift card on include stretch marks lotion, pregnancy lotion, tummy butter, pregnancy creams, organic breastfeeding products, breastfeeding tea, items to increase breast milk supply and production, nipple cream and nipple butter, breastfeeding cream and a laundry list of skin care products! Make sure to visit their shop to see the gigantic line of products!  

10. Nuzzle Hug ($58.99 Value)

The nuzzleHUG is a product designed to provide either cool or warm comfort to a woman's breasts. 
In can be placed in the microwave or freezer and temperature therapy and used to provide relief from engorgement, clogged ducts, mastitis, encourage let down, maintain open ducts, promote blood flow to the breasts which may help prepare for pumping. It comes in two sizes, small or large, has an adjustable neck length and is offered in several colors. In addition to breast related benefits, this can also be used to soothe other parts of the body including the neck and abdominal area after c-section. The way I use this is to heat my breasts prior to pumping, and then I put it on my shoulders to help me relax while I'm pumping. Check out my full NuzzleHUG review here on Ramblings of Mama. 

11. Toosha's Diapers ($25 Value)

Toosha's Diapers are one of my favorite Work at Home Mom (WAHM) Brands! Her AI2s fit my babies both before and after other OS brands! They come with a fold down row (FDR) of snaps, allowing them to fit small babies, and are also generously sized to expand to fit larger babies! Both versatile and well made, these diapers can be custom made to any print you like and are also available in her Etsy shop in regular stockings. If you see one, get it! They do sell out fast!!

12. Simple Wishes Handsfree Bras 

Simple Wishes Hands free Bras are a must-have for nursing/pumping Mamas! I wish someone had gifted me one with Nugget, or told me about this product!
Those early days of pumping that I had so much difficulty, having this would have been a breeze! I dreaded pumping until I learned how to pump hands free. I even went so far as to make a hands free pumping shirt out of a bra-cami tank top... But with this bra I pump and do paperwork, eat my lunch at work, and pump in the car! They really work and if you haven't added one to your breastfeeding arsenal then you need to! Simple Wishes offers 3 different bras ranging from $29 to $59, with their latest bra being the B3 you see photographed in the lower left below with the Mom nursing on one side and pumping on the other. While their other products zipper, this functions as both a standard nursing bra and a pumping bra. Great right?! 

13. Ameda Purely Yours Pump Sponsored by Ramblings of Mama

The Ameda Purely Yours Pump is the exact same pump I received from my Health Insurance for the twins. It's a great pump for a part time pumping mama, someone who pumps 1-2 times a day while working. It's a pretty decent pump for occasional pumping.
Make your pumping experience comfortable and convenient with the Ameda Purely Yours Double Electric Breast Pump. The pump is designed with a CustomFit Flange system that helps ensure an accurate fit for comfortable use and better milk flow. Dual adjustability lets you control the speed and suction, choosing from 32 different options to make sure you find the most comfortable and efficient setting. Your breast milk will stay fresh and free from bacteria, mold and viruses thanks to the Proven Airlock Protection that features a solid barrier to prevent airflow between the expressed milk and the pump tubing. Take your expressed milk on the go using the Cool 'N Carry storage tote, which features three freezer packs to help keep the milk cool and fresh. CustomFit Flange System allows for an accurate fit and great milk flow Dual adjustability offers fully independent settings for speed and suction Dual HygieniKit milk collection system with Proven Airlock Protection protects against bacteria, mold and viruses

One Lucky Reader wins the
ENTIRE Prize Package
worth over $850+ ARV

  1. Sarah Wells Breast Pump Bags Maddy Bag ($149 ARV)
  2. Cover My Heart Stylish Nursing Covers Nursing Cover ($29.95 ARV)
  3. Nursing Bra Express Night time bra and pads ($18.87 ARV)
  4. Fair Haven Health Milk and Baby Food Freezer Trays ($44 ARV)
  5. Purple Unicorn Clothing Store Breastfeeding Print 2T Shirt ($30 ARV)
  6. Paper Vs Glue  Choice of Deco Collage Box ($40 ARV)
  7. Little Sunshines Nipple Hat and Nursing Necklace ($40 ARV)
  8. Baby Birdy Bum Cloth Diapers Three Cloth Diapers with Inserts and Wetbag ($65 ARV
  9. The Spoiled Mama $25 Gift Code 
  10. NuzzleHUG ($58.99 ARV
  11. Toosha's Diapers ($25 ARV)
  12. Simple Wishes Bra of Choice ($30-60 ARV)
  13. Ameda Purely Yours Sp By: Ramblings of Mama  ($249 ARV)

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    1. Oh I hope I win...just found out we are expecting baby #3....only 8 years later....eeekkkkk!!!!! I need EVERYTHING!!!!

    2. What a wonderful giveaway idea!!

    3. great giveaway! hoping to win since I'm expecting my first and have no supplies at all yet :) (just as an fyi @parentingwriter 's twitter was disabled when I tried to follow them!)


    Thanks a bunch for your comment love!