I am a pumpin’ mama. I have to pump those first few days to relieve engorgement. I know… supply and demand…but I HAVE to, its painful and I basically drown my poor babies because I am so full. And I figure one day, I won’t be making as much milk so might as well stock up now 😉 It’s also nice to have some milk stored away for date nights.
Now that engorgement has subsided, I typically pump in the morning after Tristan’s first feeding in order to build up a stash before I go back to work in August. Yup, I work part-time, so I knew I was going to need a pump again. My first pump was a Medela so I knew I wanted another one. I am currently using the Sonata by Medela. It’s SUPER light weight which is awesome since I will be on-the-go once school starts in the fall. And it’s quiet…like quiet as a mouse quiet. Another HUGE plus is the parts can be washed in the dish washer. AMAZING! Alright, another cool feature… Bluetooth. Say whaaat! You can connect your pump to the MyMedela app. Fancy! The app is legit. It’s free and designed to help mamas meet their breast milk feeding goals by tracking nursing/pumping sessions, as well as baby’s growth. There are helpful videos and informative articles and even 24/7 access to a board certified lactation consultant!
I highly, HIGHLY recommend the Sonata! You can qualify for a breast pump through insurance by completing Aeroflow’s qualification form [here]. You will be contacted via phone or email by a Breastpump Specialist who handles everything from contacting your doctor to verifying benefits with your insurance provider. It’s a pretty simple process!
Post in partnership with Aeroflow Breastpumps. All opinions are my own. These products are truly things we love and would purchase.