I received a lovely bag of goodies from Medela, So many handy and fantastic bottles and breast feeding accessories that truly are great for any mom to have, There is also a great GIVEAWAY worth R650 at the bottom of this post where you can WIN a set for yourself! I will be breast feeding but I will still need bottles and a breast pump to express milk for times I will be away from baby or when I want my husband to take a turn at feeding her, I find it important for him to also get in on the bonding of feeding time.
Medela makes some of the best breast pumps, bottles and nursing accessories available! The Medela breast pumps are technologically advanced and come in a few different options so that there is something for every mom’s needs. This is my second child so I know how important it is to have a good quality set of bottles and and a good breast pump, with my first baby I had a breast pump that just was not doing what it should and I struggled for hours trying to get milk out. I remember being frustrated and with sore nipples and a crying baby it was hell. I vowed that this time I would make sure that I got a better setup so I didn’t have to struggle.
The Medela Items that I received are perfect for a starter pack and to get you going when your baby is born. The 250ml bottles are great, with handy screw on lids and they fit with the Medela pump so that you can express milk and neatly store them keeping the milk in them clean and preventing spilling of your milk (I have had milk leak out of a bottle in a bag before). I also received the Medela Calma teat with a smaller 150ml bottle. The Medela Calma teat is specially designed and researched to allow the baby to feed in the same way the baby would feed from the breast so that it is a smooth and not confusing transition from breast to bottle for newborn babies. This helps ease the baby into drinking and also prevents nipple confusion (this is when the baby gets confused when being introduced to the bottle too young and it can cause problems with feeding from the mothers nipple)
With the pack I received handy Medela quick clean microwave sterilizer bags, these are like a serious life saver! You just put in a little bit of water and throw in the items you need sterilized and you are all sorted. Each bag can be used 20 times!! They even have a little chart at the back where you can tick off how many times you have used them! When you are sitting with a newborn baby and feeling sleep deprived then handy things like this can seem like they are the best thing in the world it is so helpful.
Last Items I wanna talk about are the Medela disposable breast pads and the Medela purelan 100 nipple cream. These are essential items for breast feeding mothers. Disposable breast pads you will use every day If you are breast feeding and keeping them on hand is best because there is nothing worse than walking in a shop and your milk is leaking through your T-shirt. The Medela purelan 100 nipple cream is probably the best thing on earth when you have sore nipples, I wish I had discovered it earlier with my first child because I struggled for a long time with sore bleeding nipples and nothing worked except the purelan 100 and it did its job so so well! It is really a life saving item to own. You can also use it towards the end of pregnancy to massage onto nipples to hydrate and prepare them for breast feeding. It is a thick concentrated cream so you only use a tiny amount on each nipple. It is seriously like gold!
Now here is the amazing giveaway you are waiting for! you can WIN a medela starter set for your self worth R650! consisting of:
Quick clean Bags
Disposable Bra pads
Set of 2 bottles (bottles come without teats)
Pure lan nipple cream
Just follow the easy rafflecoper entry methods and Comment bellow and tell me why you want to win this set.
- This Giveaway will run from now till 28th June
- The winner will randomly be chosen by the Rafflecopter app and announced on social media once the giveaway is finished.
- The prize is sponsored and provided by Medela SA.
- Open to South African residents only